Start Your Company

We are proud to introduce one of our flagship programs called the “Lean Startup Program”, which is an 11-week journey that provides real-world, hands-on learning experiences on how to startup a company.

Accelerate Company

Program per year


Weeks Duration

29 Sep 2024

Next LSP Wave


Selected for Incubation since 2014

Program Verticals

Program Description

Lean Startup Program (LSP)

The Lean Startup Program (LSP), one of QBIC’s flagship programs, is an 11-week entrepreneurial journey that provides real world, hands-on learning experiences on how to start a company. The main objective of the LSP is to work toward achieving Problem solution-fit and a deeper customer feedback on suggestive revenue models and channel fit through a series of experimentations.

Assessment Criteria
Are you addressing a significant problem with a global market?
How unique is your solution against existing alternatives?
Do you have grit & motivation to drive change in the market?
Does your team have the skills & industry expertise to explore and execute?
Are you looking to raise investment at the end of the program?

At the end of the program, the participants will prepare and present a pitch to the Selection Committee for a chance to raise

QAR 250,000

Investment and entry into our 1-year incubation program.

You will learn how to:
  • Deploy marketing experiments to validate your business model
  • Identify customer segments and discover their needs
  • Acquire early adopters
  • Increase your investment readiness
  • Pitch your startup for pre-seed investment

Program Structure & Sessions

Week 1

- Business Modelling
- Customer Discovery

Week 2

- Business Model / Customer Segmentation
- Empathy / Discovery Plan

Week 3

- Value Proposition
- Validation Sprint

Week 4

- Prototyping / MVP
- Revenue Model
- Channels

Week 5

- Cost Analysis
- Validation Sprint
- Analytics

Week 6

- Customer Relationships
- Segmentation and Sizing

Week 7

- Mini Selection Day
- Legal for Startups

Week 8

- Financials

Week 9

- Competition
- Funding
- Pitching

Week 10

- Pitch Review
- Due Diligence

Week 11

- Dry-Run
- Selection Day
- Onboarding incubated startups