As reported by Gulf Times, the Entrepreneurship Zone will part of Qitcom 2017, Qatar’s biggest digital event taking place from March 6 to 8 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). Around 300 entrepreneurs will participate in the ‘Entrepreneurship Zone’ activities, with more than 50 local, regional, and international startups showcasing their products and services.

One of the events, CodeCamp, is a first-of-its-kind hackathon in Qatar and a brand new addition to Qitcom. Taking place from March 3 to 4, teams of young students and coders will work together to develop creative technological solutions to a specific problem in four subject matter areas set by CodeCamp’s partners: digital transformation (Microsoft), smart travel (Qatar Airways), e-health (Ooredoo), and assistive technology (Mada). After 48 hours of coding, a judging panel will shortlist the best three teams from each subject to go to the Innovation Theatre for a final pitch where four winners will be announced.

Separate to ‘Pitch-Win-Succeed’, the Innovation Theatre will also feature ‘Make the Deal’ startup-investor matchmaking that connects high-impact technology startups with local, regional, and international investors.

‘Make the Deal’ is a special track within Qitcom 2017 that provides 18 startups with an amazing opportunity to meet with investors, network, and grow their business.

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In the ‘Startups Hub’, 20 local, five regional, and 10 international leading startups are showcasing their businesses to fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and visitors in a dedicated exhibition space. The businesses have been selected based on a number of criteria including innovation, technology, and their business model.

For more information, visit http://www.gulf-times.com/story/534262/Qitcom-to-be-launch-pad-for-Qatar-s-digital-industry

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