The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) recently unveiled the Innovation Theatre for the upcoming Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019). The Innovation Theatre will witness the best start up presentations, keynote speakers and discussions about the latest smart solutions driving global digitisation.
The Innovation Theatre will be located at the heart of the Entrepreneurship Zone within the MOTC Zone, where audiences will listen and learn from up-and-coming and established entrepreneurs.
Apart from innovation theatre, the entrepreneurship zone includes four more programmes: IdeaCamp, CodeCamp, Make the Deal and Start up Hub, where selected start ups and winners from each of the programmes will present their final pitches to a panel of judges at the innovation theatre.
The first day will be a combination of keynotes, panels and IdeaCamp and CodeCamp pitch sessions, and winner announcements; the second day will focus on IdeaCamp; the third day will include Make the Deal pitches; while the last day will witness a special pitch session, followed by the Start up Hub awards ceremony.
More than 30 keynote and panel speakers will be discussing Safe, Smart Cities, the Future of Service Delivery, Emerging Technologies and Future Landscapes, Breaking Barriers: Lessons from Women Entrepreneurs, Megatrends and the Three Things that Truly Matter for Investors.
While the Innovation Theatre will primarily attract, promote and exhibit talented digital entrepreneurs, it also expects families and students to attend the sessions and act as a platform to share innovative ideas, experiences and success stories. Prior to the final pitch, participants will be mentored by global experts to transform concepts into scalable business ideas.
Each team and start-up will be given the opportunity to pitch their business idea or solution to a panel of judges. Some of the awards include incubation offers, projects, awards and funding.
QITCOM 2019 is dedicated to expediting the development of safe, smart cities in Qatar. For updates, registration details and more information about the event, visit qitcom.qa.