Qatari start-ups make their presence felt at WEF meeting in China
September 26 2018 01:12 AM
Al-Jaida with officials of Qatari start-ups at the WEF’s 12th Annual Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China.

Qatari start-ups made their presence felt at the World Economic Forum (WEF), thanks to the efforts of the Qatar Financial Center (QFC).
QFC Authority chief executive Yousuf Mohamed al-Jaida led a delegation of Qatari start-ups at the WEF’s 12th Annual Meeting of New Champions (AMNC), held from September 18 to 20 in Tianjin, China.
The entrepreneurs who took part include Mohamed al-Saad from Akly, a new food delivery app aimed at providing healthy menu options tailored to users; Khalid al-Ali from Senseta, a world-leading data analytics and intelligence firm; and Majed Lababidi from Droobi Health, a mobile app that helps diabetes patients improve their health; as well as offering healthcare providers real-time collaboration and decision making tools.
The AMNC is the foremost global summit on innovation, science and technology, promoting entrepreneurship in the global public interest. Established in 2007, the meeting convenes the next generation of fast-growing enterprises shaping the future of business and society, and leaders from major multinationals, government, media, academia and civil society.
“Qatar and the QFC are committed to developing a self-sufficient, robust economy, which is aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030. A central aspect of this self-sufficiency is entrepreneurship, and we are making great progress towards developing the entrepreneurial landscape in Doha,” al-Jaida said.
The QFC has made great strides in creating programmes and initiatives aimed at developing the local workforce with the necessary skills and experience to further contribute to and support in the transition towards a knowledge-based, self-sufficient, and robust economy, he said, highlighting the establishment of the Qatar Financial and Business Academy, an entity fully committed to developing the business and finance skillset of Qatar’s youth.

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