Named after the Arabic word for Innovation, IbTECHar provides students and teachers with the technical tools and expertise they need to bring their ideas to life.
Now in the execution stage, their startup aims to speed up the learning process, by empowering teachers, students, and entrepreneurs with 3D printing training and equipment to build their own prototypes.
The company provides 3D printers, laser cutting machines, milling machines, and any other components clients need to realize their design, says the firm’s Founding Partner and CEO Nayef Mohammed Al Ibrahim.
For the last two years, IbTECHar has been growing under the Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) umbrella, receiving infrastructure, office space, mentoring, and introductions to angel investors and banks, such as the Qatar Development Bank.
“We are at the mature stage where we can attract seed investment,” he says, adding that such funds would help fuel their growth, marketing strategy, and further develop their products and services. “In the past, people who wanted to do hardware or manufacturing, it took them a long time to reach the final product,” he explains.
“But with these types of user-friendly [3D printing] products today, you can just think of whatever you like and start making that.”
“So the cycle of learning and growing, and validating your assumption is much faster. And in today’s world, that means you are gaining time and money.”