The importance of the community for internet startups & the web industry in Qatar

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November 07, 2010

The importance of the community for internet startups & the web industry in Qatar

A lightning talk given at a Doha Tweetups meetup back in 2010.

Topics covered:
- Why there isn't a vibrant startup scene in Doha
- What makes up an entrepreneurial environment
- Why we need a strong tech community

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Balal Khan

November 07, 2010
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  1. 1.

    The importance of the community for internet startups & the

    web industry Balal Khan web designer / developer / e-marketer
  2. 3.

    Why stop there? Why not try and solve problems for

    thousands or millions of people?
  3. 4.

    There isn’t a huge startup scene here Is it because

    people don’t have any good ideas?
  4. 5.

    The reality is that lots of people have an idea

    for a startup So why do only a few get executed?
  5. 7.

    What basic components make up an entrepreneurial environment Excellent education

    system Government support A strong vibrant community
  6. 8.

    How do we build the community? Small, focused, engaging events

    Mentors who provider leadership Make it open and easy to join
  7. 9.

    The community can help We should tackle smaller problems Increase

    excitement and exposure Give advice or connect you Better chance of finding a partner
  8. 10.

    Why do we need a strong community? Raises standards Will

    grow the size of the industry Make Doha a leader in the region
  9. 11.

    You’re invited to a ‘Web, Mobile & Startups’ meet-up Sign

    up at refreshqatar.com Saturday, 4 Dec : 10.30am VCUQatar building, Education City