Doha, Qatar – 5 November 2019: Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the World Incubation Summit 2019 opens this week to all entrepreneurs and innovators around the world, at the Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar. Above 250 business incubators, accelerators, program managers, experts from innovation companies and government innovation agencies, from over 40 countries are looking forward to innovative collaborations.
“The hosting of this global event by the State of Qatar is a strong testimony to the distinguished global position that the country has gained in business incubation and acceleration. Different businesses from all over the world have come together to share innovation-related experiences in the areas of entrepreneurship, incubation and business acceleration,” said Mr. Abdulaziz Nasser Al-Khalifa, speaking on the occasion of the summit.
“I would like to thank Qatar Development Bank for their instrumental support in bringing this event to Qatar. My personal goal is always to build bridges and bring the world together, which is what thrills me about the outcome of the Summit today,” said Ali Amin, CEO and Co-Founder, UBI Global.
The Summit will include workshops, discussions and innovative activities designed to enhance knowledge in building innovative ecosystems across a local and global platform, through individuals who have excelled in their respective fields.
The event is also set to announce the top-ranked incubation programs as identified and assessed by UBI Global’s World Benchmark Study 2019-2020. These rankings select, assess, and accept programs that come from over 70 countries in six geographic regions.
UBI Global was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2013. Their goal is to aid business incubators and accelerators to improve their programs, become more attractive to startups, and increase their overall efficiency— and ultimately, their ability to attract investment.
Qatar Development Bank offers financial and advisory services to develop and empower Qatari entrepreneurs and innovators to contribute to the diversification of the Qatari economy, through successful small and medium enterprises that can compete in global markets.