Qatar has 1 city in the top 1000 and is one of Middle East’s best countries for setting up a startup.
Since 2023, Qatar lost 4 spots in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 90th worldwide.
Qatar is one of the world’s richest countries due to large oil and gas reserves, but should prepare for a period when oil will not be able to sustain its economy. According to the Qatar National Vision 2030, the government is making efforts to expand the economy and make it more flexible and competitive. In spite of the Qatar diplomatic crisis (2017-2021), the local tech ecosystem has remained relatively unscathed with several promising startups, such as Snoonu which raised the highest Seed investment to date and At-Home-Doc which raised the highest Series A investment. The eventful 2022 World Cup also brought Qatar to the attention of the world and creates a branding opportunity for the country and its startup ecosystem.
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The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Qatar has in each of the parameters that are part of StartupBlink's ranking algorithm. There are five tables, corresponding to the three subscores, the subscore analysis and industry ana...
Qatar is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Qatar’s startup scene is best represented in Software & Data, Fintech, and in and Healthtech.
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