Turning students, researchers, and innovators... into successful entrepreneurs

Business Gateway in cooperation with our development partner, Qatar Development Bank is designed as a pre-incubation hub, aimed at encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship. It will work with its partners to serve the university community to accelerate bringing innovative research, and promising ideas to the marketplace, as well as assisting all entrepreneurial students, faculty, staff and alumni tap into the "innovation ecosystem."   

Business Gateway is a knowledge space that exists to inspire and cultivate professional entrepreneurship among the university community from its diverse faculties. Our core objective is to support businesses to start, grow and scale into sustainable enterprises.  

How to participate in Business Gateway?

Business Gateway is for all CNA-Q students, faculty, staff and alumni who are interested in starting their own business. Stay tuned and participate for the upcoming workshops for more information on the Business Gateway Competition.

In order to gain access to the pre-incubation hub, potential participants need to complete a draft business plan and successfully present their business case to a selection panel. The possible entrepreneur also needs to justify the market potential for their proposed business idea and produce samples of the product or service to be offered. 

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Ideation                                         Sep 15 , 11.30am - 1:00pm

Business Model Canvas             Sep 29, 11.30am - 1:00pm 

Marketing                                     Oct 20, 11.30am - 1.00pm

Finance                                        Nov 3rd, 11.30am - 1.00pm

Pitch Your Marketing Idea         Nov 24, 11.30am - 1.00pm

Mentoring                                    Jan 19, 11.30am - 1.00pm

Judging - Competition                          1st & 2nd  Feb,
                                                                11.30am - 1.00pm