3 Qatar institutions unite to help entrepreneurs
The program, known as "Ma’an” ("Together"), is dedicated to developing entrepreneurs’ visions, lending mentoring and financial support, and facilitating business training as well as technical support.
Working out of Doha, and prioritizing sustainability in Qatar’s economic development, the three entities will provide logistical, financial and consulting services. Leaders from all three emphasized their collective focus on providing up-and-coming businesses with the proper foundation for concept development, marketing and the fostering of professional relationships.
Qatar University President Hassan Al Derham said that Ma’an represents a model of cooperation between universities and financial institutions, in alignment with the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, Qatar Development Bank’s CEO, concurred, commending the work of both QU and Qatar Chamber.
Qatar Chamber’s Abdul Rahman Abdul Jaleel AbdulGhani, who serves as chairman of Ma’an’s board of trustees, added that the movement originated in the private sector and will facilitate a growing relationship between private businesses and the national economy — based on cooperation and knowledge sharing — to empower new businesses to compete on a global level.