‘Bedaya Friends’ programme holds series of workshops to develop local startups
September 29 2019 08:39 PM
Participants of the workshop series under the ‘Bedaya Friends’ programme listening to one of the sub
Participants of the workshop series under the ‘Bedaya Friends’ programme listening to one of the subject experts.


The Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Centre), a joint initiative of Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, has concluded a series of workshops for startup projects to help them evaluate and develop their businesses.

The month-long series, held under the ‘Bedaya Friends’ programme, featured certified and accredited coaches who highlighted various topics that helped entrepreneurs develop their businesses and transform them into larger projects, as well as ensure their success and sustainability.

The first workshop began by evaluating each participant’s projects and recommendation for future development. Another workshop was held to illustrate the best techniques for photographing products using mobile phones.

Similarly, two other workshops tackled the procedures for establishing a business, while another focused on the country’s labour laws and rules governing the relation between owners and employees.

Furthermore, the workshops had specialised session on topics, such as social media usage for startups marketing, business model canvas legal aspects, accounting and financials for small businesses.

After the workshop series, all participants received a Bedaya membership card, which will provide them the necessary support later by giving them priority to participate in bazaars and events organised by Bedaya Centre. In addition, the membership will grant them discounts when they will participate in all paid programmes and workshops organised by the centre.

Bedaya Centre general manager Reem al-Suwaidi said, “Through the Bedaya Friends programme, we have been successful in seeking the expertise of certified, accredited, and professional coaches and trainers to enrich and enhance the capabilities of the centre’s members from startups and entrepreneurs.

“The training workshop series was aimed at providing the educational tools to help the startups and entrepreneurs to come up with a clear vision about the needed requirements to ensure the success of their diverse projects.”

She added, “During the workshops, we assessed the participants’ projects and presented a recommendation for their development, which will cement the presence of SMEs in the local market due to its positive and pivotal role in strengthening the economic wheel of the state and supplying the national market’s needs.”

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