Entrepreneurship Awards 2023


Awards 2023

About the Award

The Qatar Entrepreneurship Awards is a national platform that recognizes and celebrates excellence and innovation in the field of ICT/Digital in Qatar & the wider region. It serves as an initiative to promote entrepreneurship & support the growth of digital startups in the country. Qatar University (QU), the Center for Entrepreneurship & Organizational Excellence (CEOE), at the College of Business and Economics hosted the Award in partnership with regional consulting and technology firm HyperThink Systems. The QEA awards ceremony aims to recognize the growing startup ecosystem in Qatar and the prominent local entrepreneurs and promising startups in the country. The awards are important to encourage more innovation and to realize the potential of entrepreneurs in Qatar.

Award Categories

of the year

Startup of the year

of the year

Fintech Startup
of the year

Deep-Tech startup
of the year (Regional).

Social Entrepreneur
of the year

Startup of the year

Women Entrepreneur
of the year

Startup of the year.

Green-Tech startup
of the year (Regional)

Entrepreneurship Case Study.


Past Winners

Rasha Al Suliti

Best Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
Experienced Business Development Management with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, and Risk Management. Strong business development professional with a QF Leadership Development Program focused on Organizational Leadership from University of Oxford – Said Business School.

Hamad Al Hajri

Best Entrepreneur of the Year
Snoonu is the fastest shopping & delivery app in Qatar consisting of restaurants, grocery stores, retail shops, and more.


Best Health-tech of the Year
Droobi LLC was created from a simple idea to integrate technology, healthcare professionals, data analytics, and the science of behavior change to help people with diabetes manage their disease more effectively. Droobi LLC designs bilingual (Arabic & English) digital health therapeutics solutions for the prevention and management of chronic diseases prevalent in the MENA region. With a focus on conditions that primarily rely on behavioral modifications such as diabetes and obesity.


Best Delivery/E-Commerce of the Year
BigTrader is an Online B2B platform in Qatar. We provide an Online platform serving as a marketplace for connecting suppliers and buyers in Qatar for selling and promoting their products.

Evergreen Organic

Best Social/Sustainable Entrepreneur of the Year. / Evergreen
Evergreen Organics. Evergreen. EG. Organics. It doesn’t matter what you call us, we’re still in the same place that we were when we first opened our doors in 2016. We are Qatar’s first and only completely plant-based café. One hundred, quadruple, percent vegan—something we are super proud of. Every day we wake up and make fresh, delicious, and nutritious food in our kitchens in Qatar that goes near and far, even beyond our borders, into homes, offices, schools, and even airplane cabins, making a healthy lifestyle desirable without compromise. Our cafes are safe places for the conscious community.


Best Fintech of the Year
SkipCash is an innovative Mobile Payment App, and you get to save while you shop for any services and products in Qatar! All you need to do is tap, or scan to pay! SkipCash is a Free Mobile Payment App that allows payments to be made digitally by using their smart devices in Qatar in a secure, convenient, and user-friendly mode of payment for both the consumers and the merchant. The SkipCash App eliminates cash, Physical cards, and Point-Of-Sale (POS) devices and enables users to accept transactions electronically and securely through NFC and QR codes.

2022 Awards
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Press and Media



Qatar University (QU) represented by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Organizational Excellence (CEOE), College of Business & Economics, and HyperThink Systems are thrilled to announce the launch of the second edition of the prestigious Entrepreneurship Award for Innovation and Excellence in Startups.


The Center for Entrepreneurship at Qatar University (QU) is hosting the 1st Edition of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Awards on the 17th of May 2022 in partnership with regional consulting and technology firm HyperThink Systems.



As part of the 5th Conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED 2022) activities, on behalf of Qatar University (QU), the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the College of Business and Economics hosted the first edition of Qatar Entrepreneurship Awards (QEA) 



The QEA awards ceremony aims to recognise the growing startup ecosystem in Qatar and the prominent local entrepreneurs and promising startups in the country. The awards are important to encourage more innovation and to realise the potential of entrepreneurs in Qatar.


The eligibility criteria vary for each award category. Some categories are open to Qatari-founded companies, while others are open regionally or exclusively to Qatar University faculty and students. Please refer to the specific category details for eligibility requirements.
To submit your application, visit the “…..” section on our website. Follow the instructions provided to complete and submit your application for the desired award category.
Yes, your company can apply for multiple award categories if it meets the eligibility criteria. However, please note that a company cannot win in more than one category.
A panel of judges will review the applications and select top 3-5 finalists for each category based on specific criteria. Finalists will be notified by email and invited to present their business in front of the judges. Winners will be selected based on the judges’ evaluation.

Location: “To be determined”
Date: 28th November, 2023

Your application should highlight achievements and milestones that demonstrate your company’s innovation, impact, growth, and contribution to the field of ICT/Digital. Specifics may vary based on the award category.
Yes, international startups that meet the regional eligibility criteria are welcome to apply for the relevant award categories.
Unfortunately, once an application is submitted, you cannot make changes. Please ensure that all information is accurate and complete before submitting.
Yes, the Qatar Entrepreneurship Award celebrates excellence and innovation across various sectors, including but not limited to ICT/Digital. Review the award categories to find the best fit for your startup.
We encourage you to apply for the category that best aligns with your business. Make sure to highlight how your startup contributes to that category, even if it’s not directly related.
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