Coach the Next
Qatari Success Story

QBIC’s Lean Coach Program – the first of its kind in Qatar – is specifically designed to develop the next generation of certified startup coaches & equip them with skill sets that allow them to help transform promising startups into successful businesses.

A new wave of select candidates will gain a thorough understanding of the startup journey and the key technical & personal developmental needs at each stage of growth, starting with the Problem Solution Fit stage.

Program Structure

The Lean Coach Program is designed to have a mix of technical and practical knowledge areas. The format of the Lean Coach Program is as follows:

  • Seminars / Workshops: Participants will be introduced to lean startup topics in a seminar format along with the startups. The topics covered throughout the program include business modelling, customer segmentation and discovery, prototyping, validation, market sizing, fundraising, & pitching.
  • Coaching / Shadow Coaching: Participants will shadow coach the startups along with QBIC lead coaches for the first 6 weeks of the program. Week 7 onwards, the participants will be required to lead the coaching sessions.

Key Dates (Program starts on 28 Aug 2022)

Considerations for Applications:

In order to apply for this program, the ideal candidate must:

  • Be Qatari or a resident of Qatar
  • Have at least 7 years of working experience within the business world or academia domain
  • Have deep knowledge in at least one business or technical area
  • Be willing to commit to coaching startups recurrently, starting from January 2022
  • Have the passion to support local entrepreneurs
  • Possess good knowledge of the Qatari market & international markets as well
Selection Criteria For Commissioning:
  • Attend at least 90% of the program
  • Engage with startups and provide relevant feedback during the program
  • Be able to commit to coaching for 1 year at a 2 hour frequency / startup / month

Why Join This Program

  • Earn your QBIC startup coach certification upon successfully completing the program
  • Earn a 1-year, paid contract – starting January 2023 – by coaching up to 2 startups recurrently

The application for Wave 4 of the Lean Coach Program has been closed, please check back later to apply for next year’s wave of the program.