HEC Paris in Qatar and Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) hosted an interactive panel session on 'Unlocking the Potential of Innovation with Venture Investments'. The event was held at HEC Paris in Qatar's state-of-the-art Doha campus in Msheireb Downtown to coincide with the staging of the Qatar Economic Forum.
The session provided valuable insights into the world of venture investments and its role in driving innovation and growth. Around 40 of Qatar's most relevant entrepreneurship stakeholders including HEC Paris and QSTP alumni, participants and aspiring entrepreneurs attended the event.
HEC Paris in Qatar Dean, Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan, stated: "We are thrilled to collaborate with QSTP in organizing this insightful event. Investment plays a crucial role in driving economic diversification as it empowers businesses with the vital capital and resources needed to grow, innovate, and venture into new markets." The panel session began with a progress update by Senior Research Fellow of Entrepreneurship at HEC Paris in Qatar, and executive committee member of the QSTP board of directors Dr. Allan Villegas-Mateos on the 'Observatory of Entrepreneurship and Innovation' being established by HEC Paris in Qatar with the support of Qatar Foundation, and ecosystem stakeholders.
"The Observatory is aimed at galvanizing Qatar's innovation community to collaborate, share data and support each other's work. We are currently building a governing board for 'The Observatory', identifying its founding members, and leveraging stakeholders as ecosystem partners," explained Dr. Villegas-Mateos.
The event concluded with a networking session, allowing attendees to connect and establish valuable relationships.
Participants absorbed the valuable insights of the expert panelists and demonstrated a keen interest in exploring opportunities for their own professional and societal advancement. We are confident that the panel discussion has inspired and empowered attendees to drive positive change and contribute to the growth of Qatar's innovation ecosystem.", commented Mohammad Zebian, Program Manager - Acceleration from QSTP.
HEC Paris in Qatar is committed to making a positive impact on economic transformation within the GCC by developing socially aware business talent, managers and leaders who can meet future societal and environmental challenges. Ranked #1 in the world for Executive Education by the Financial Times, HEC Paris offers in Qatar a wide range of world-class executive education programs, including an Executive MBA, a Specialized master's degree, the Advanced Management Program, the Healthcare Management &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Policy program, in addition to Custom Programs for companies and organizations.