QDB and M7 launch fashion and design incubator

21/03/21

M7, the epicentre for design, innovation and entrepreneurship, recently launched Scale7, a fashion and design incubator, in collaboration and cooperation with Qatar Development Bank (QDB).

The innovation hub for creative start-ups and scale-ups is located in Msheireb Downtown in the heart of Doha and is part of Qatar Museums (QM). It regularly hosts fashion and design events, initiatives and activities. It provides a dedicated incubation space, a café, the “fab lab” learning area, a number of exhibition spaces and a concept store.

Scale7 will develop the ecosystem of the creative industry with artists, designers, tailors and many others. The plans of Scale7 include a ten week training program on how to launch and grow businesses and projects from initial idea to start-up and scale-up. It will be complemented by seminars and webinars or workshops on business management.

Prominent mentors from the country will support Qatari entrepreneurs and founders of start-ups, scale-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

In addition, the program will link Scale7 innovators with potential investors, partners, sponsors as well as clients and customers in the country. Another aspiration is to extend the communication, coordination, collaboration and cooperation between designers inside and outside the country.

Number 7 represents the principles of the program which are to inspire, equip, validate, empower, accelerate, connect and promote. It intends to attract a wider community through exhibitions, performances, films, programs and discussions open to the public.

Scale7 will build on the success of the Lean Fashion Program (LFP) which was launched by the Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC). The program saw several Qatari entrepreneurs participate in the accelerator in Milan, Italy.

QDB has co-founded a number of incubators (including QBIC, Qatar SportsTech and Qatar FinTech Hub) and the partnership with M7 will contribute to the advancement of the spirit of creativity and the diversification of the economy in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Please click on the link and reach out to learn more about Qatar Development Bank, M7 and Scale7 as well as other initiatives of the most relevant stakeholders in the State of Qatar and Business Start Up Qatar.

Other News

BSUQ News 132 - Thumb

Qatar attracts most FDI in ME and meets key partners

The Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA) revealed that Qatar attracted 71% of all Middle East investment in the second quarter of this year.

The report provides ...

Read more
BSUQ News 131- Thumb

More interest in social entrepreneurship in Qatar

Qatar is seeing an increase in social entrepreneurs dedicated to developing solutions to community based problems.

At a recent event, representatives of key stakeholders in the community of Qatari businessmen...

Read more
BSUQ News 130 - Thumb

Mega-solar power plants in Qatar for sustainability

Qatar Energy Renewable Solutions recently awarded a gigantic solar energy power plant contract to South Korea’s Samsung C&T.

The QAR 2.3 billion (USD 630 million) Engineering, Procurement and Construction...

Read more
BSUQ News 129 - Thumb

Qatar to build the most sustainable food supply chain

In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, Qatar has revealed its ambition to build a sustainable food supply chain. This project is also inspired by the government’s goal...

Read more
BSUQ News 128 - Thumb

Launch of labour re-employment platform in Qatar

Qatar Chamber(QC) has successfully launched its revised labour re-employment platform targeting the private sector.

The digital platform is administered in collaboration and cooperation with the [Ministry...

Read more
BSUQ News 127 - Thumb

Investors confident in Qatar’s non-energy sectors

Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) data indicates the non-energy private sectors rapid growth according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey.

The rates of expansion in total activity, new...

Read more
BSUQ News 126 - Thumb

SMEs are key contributors to Qatar’s economy

The State of Qatar`s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) represent 97% of registered private sector companies and contribute 16% to non-oil gross domestic product (GDP).

“The Report: Qatar 2022”...

Read more
BSUQ News 125 - Thumb

Qatar continues to grow and maintains trade surplus

Qatar`s real economic growth rate has grown by 2.5% based on constant prices according to figures released by the Planning & Statistics Authority (PSA).

The real economic growth rate is based on preliminary...

Read more

Page Break