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Qatar-Based TESS Payments Selected for Visa Everywhere Initiative Finals

Qatar-Based TESS Payments Selected for Visa Everywhere Initiative Finals

Doha, Qatar – TESS Payments, a Qatar-based fintech startup, has been selected as a finalist in the CEMEA Regional Finals of the Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI). The prestigious competition will take place on July 23 at 1:30 p.m. Gulf Standard...

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Fintech Evolution in Qatar: Digital Wallets to AI Solutions

Fintech Evolution in Qatar: Digital Wallets to AI Solutions

Qatar is undergoing a fintech revolution with startups at the forefront, reshaping the financial landscape with innovative solutions. These startups are driving financial inclusion, enhancing customer experiences, and challenging traditional institutions. Key innovations include Apple Pay integration, empowerment of underserved communities, and the adoption of AI and ML for fraud prevention. Emerging trends such as one-click payments, loyalty programs, and buy now, pay later services are transforming the way financial services are delivered. As Qatar embraces digital innovation, fintech startups are poised to play a pivotal role in economic growth and customer satisfaction.

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PayLater’s First Transaction: A New Era for Qatari Shoppers

PayLater’s First Transaction: A New Era for Qatari Shoppers

The Future of Shopping in Qatar with PayLater

The successful launch of PayLater, Qatar's pioneering Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service, which completed its first transaction. This innovative service allows customers to make purchases and pay in four interest-free installments, providing a flexible and convenient payment solution.

As part of the initial rollout, PayLater is now available to 100 beta testers who can enjoy installment payments at ten top stores across Doha, both online and in-store. This exclusive beta phase will help refine the service and ensure the best possible experience for all users.

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Blockchain Startups in Qatar: Overcoming Hurdles and Seizing Opportunities

Blockchain Startups in Qatar: Overcoming Hurdles and Seizing Opportunities

Doha, Qatar - has witnessed a surge of interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency startups, with several companies emerging with innovative solutions aimed at transforming various sectors. However, many of these startups have struggled to gain traction and secure funding,...

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Ready for Web Summit Qatar 2025? Discover What's Next and Get Your Discounted Tickets Today!

Ready for Web Summit Qatar 2025? Discover What's Next and Get Your Discounted Tickets Today!

Doha, Qatar - July 9, 2024 - The global tech community is abuzz with excitement as pre-registration for the highly anticipated Web Summit Qatar 2025 is now open. Interested participants are encouraged to visit the official Web Summit Qatar website...

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QSTP Introduces "Spring Nest" for Emerging Tech Teams

QSTP Introduces "Spring Nest" for Emerging Tech Teams

Unleash Innovation with QSTP's "Spring Nest" Program!

Are you a budding tech innovator in Qatar with a groundbreaking idea? Look no further! Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) proudly presents "Spring Nest," a unique initiative designed to support emerging tech teams at the critical early stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

Why Join Spring Nest?

  • Free Coworking Space: Enjoy three months of free access to QSTP's state-of-the-art Innovation Centre.
  • Expert Mentorship: Receive guidance from experienced mentors to refine your startup ideas and business models.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow innovators and industry experts to foster collaboration and shared growth.
  • Startup Registration Support: Get financial and logistical assistance to officially register your startup with Qatar's Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Promotional Exposure: Amplify your startup's visibility through QSTP's extensive media channels.
  • Exclusive Events: Participate in networking events and engage with QSTP's vibrant innovation community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a team in the early stages of tech innovation.
  • Include at least one technical expert.
  • Ready to launch a startup but not yet established.
  • Based in Qatar.
  • Demonstrate customer interest or traction for your innovative solution.
  • Committed to engaging with QSTP's mentorship and resources.

Transform Your Vision into Reality

Spring Nest is more than just a program—it's a transformative experience designed to turn visionary ideas into tangible realities. Join us and be part of Qatar’s thriving innovation ecosystem.

Apply Now!

Aspiring tech innovators who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. Visit QSTP's official website for more information and take the first step towards transforming your ideas into successful ventures.

About QSTP

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) is dedicated to fostering innovation and technological development. Our Innovation Centre is a renowned hub for creativity, providing the perfect launchpad for the next wave of tech entrepreneurs.

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Qatar Slashes Rents by 90% to Stimulate Economic Growth

Qatar Slashes Rents by 90% to Stimulate Economic Growth

Doha, Qatar - In a major move to stimulate economic growth, Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality has significantly reduced rental rates for lands in the Industrial Zone designated for commercial and industrial activities. Under Ministerial Decision No. 123 of 2024, decreed...

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When and How Qatari Startups Should Expand Their Teams

When and How Qatari Startups Should Expand Their Teams

When and How Qatari Startups Should Expand Their Teams

Doha, Qatar – The startup ecosystem in Qatar is rapidly evolving, filled with innovative ideas and ambitious entrepreneurs. As the market grows more competitive, one of the critical decisions facing startup founders is when to expand their team. This guide delves into the reasons behind hiring delays, the consequences of not hiring, and key indicators that it's time to bring in new talent. By exploring strategic hiring practices and showcasing success stories like Snoonu, this article provides essential insights for maintaining momentum and achieving long-term success in the dynamic Qatari startup landscape. Discover how to navigate the challenges of hiring and build a resilient team that can propel your startup to new heights.

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Business Fees in Qatar Reduced by 90%

Business Fees in Qatar Reduced by 90%

Qatar's Bold Move: Service Fees Slashed by 90%

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Qatar has announced a groundbreaking reduction in service fees by up to 90% across various sectors. This initiative is set to boost economic activity, attract investments, and make it significantly easier to do business in Qatar. From commercial registration to industrial project approvals, the reduced fees are poised to lower financial barriers and foster a more business-friendly environment. Discover how these changes can benefit your business and enhance the ease of operations in Qatar.

For more detailed insights, read the full article.'

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