The Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC), owned by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), has announced the launch of its latest specialised programme – the Lean Fashion Programme, a first-of-its-kind in Qatar, during the opening ceremony of the Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition, which is running until April 30.
The Lean Fashion Programme is designed to equip aspiring designers and entrepreneurs with a holistic understanding of conducting business in the fashion industry, which can help transform their ideas into Qatari fashion brands. 
The new programme also comprises of an acceleration phase that is delivered in Milan, Italy. To deliver the best content possible, an agreement was signed between QBIC and the Fashion Technology Accelerator (FTA), represented by its CEO, Giusy Cannone - a Milan-based hub dedicated to helping fashion startups. 
Entrepreneurs who take part in the programme will learn how to grow their business alongside experts from the fashion industry, where they will also be provided with the opportunity to meet with suppliers, distributors, and potential partners who are based in Milan.
QBIC general manager Hamad bin Dashin al-Qahtani said, “As QBIC strives to expand entrepreneurial fields, we continuously want to provide entrepreneurs with the best possible opportunities to develop their ideas. 
“The Lean Fashion Programme will be partly delivered in the fashion capital of the world to ensure maximum impact and development, and we’re looking forward to working closely with FTA Milan.”
In addition to the launch of Lean Fashion Programme, QBIC recently launched several other specialised programmes, including the Lean Coach Programme and the Lean Manufacturing Programme. 
The creation of more tailored services that are now offered by QBIC is part of the continued commitment to the nation’s economic diversification efforts, while simultaneously catering to the evolving ideas and needs of local entrepreneurs who want to set up their own business.
Aspiring designers and entrepreneurs who wish to establish and grow their fashion brands can now register for the first wave of the Lean Fashion Programme by visiting, which also offers information about QBIC and its newest programmes.
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