SEC­OND BATCH GEARS UP FOR LEAN STARTUP CRASH COURSE

For the sec­ond time within a year, Qatar Business In­cu­ba­tion Cen­tre pre­pares to put a new group of young men and women through a gru­el­ing and en­rich­ing 10-week pro­gramme that would serve as a foun­da­tion to their en­tre­pre­neur­ial pur­suits.

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‘Wave 2' con­sists of 55 par­tic­i­pants from 34 startups who have been se­lected based on the strength of their business ideas. The Au­tumn edi­tion of the Lean Startup Pro­gramme seeks to pro­vide en­trepreneurs with a “real hands-on learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of how to suc­cess­fully start a company”. The teams will start by test­ing the mar­ket vi­a­bil­ity of their prod­uct or ser­vice by talk­ing to cus­tomers, part­ners and com­peti­tors, un­like con­ven­tional ap­proaches where the en­trepreneurs start de­vel­op­ing a pro­to­type even be­fore this cru­cial ex­er­cise. At the end of the pro­gramme, en­trepreneurs will have their business ideas val­i­dated with cus­tomers, de­velop a pro­to­type that cus­tomers need, and fin­ish by pitch­ing their new startup busi­nesses to judges and po­ten­tial in­vestors.

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