Startup accelerators

Across our footprint, we are passionate about powering innovation and supporting entrepreneurs in all stages of growth and development.

Startup Accelerator

Empowering the future of innovation

We support a range of initiatives focused on driving innovation and value creation as well as encouraging entrepreneurial youths and supporting the growth of startups across our global footprint.


  • tStart: has supported 20 start-ups and enabled Ooredoo Algeria’s Training Institute to provide training to 6,000 students at 15 universities and business schools.
  • iStart: supports a range of initiatives, including Algeria’s first mobile app store, “The GeekFtour” developer summit, and developer training.
  • Oobarmijoo: Which in Arabic means “I develop”, supports mobile app development under the label "Made in Algeria” and has had more than 5,000 participants.


  • IWIC: Indosat runs one of Indonesia's most prominent and oldest tech competitions and hackathons, IWIC, which has produced more than 2,000 apps over the years.
  • Ideabox: Ideabox, an incubator for early stage digital companies, now in its third year of operation has seen two of its graduates valued at over US$1million.
  • SB ISAT:In partnership with Softbank, Indosat and Ooredoo operate the SB ISAT Fund which invests to help startups progress through growth stage to mature stage development.


Ooredoo’s Start-up Factory, is an end-to-end incubator and support program for young developers looking to create ICT-related start-ups.

The start-Up factory has partnered with Qatar’s Friendship Fund for funding of the program and supporting the startups with seed funding.


Ooredoo and the Applied Innovation Institute launched the Arab Mobile App Challenge in 2013 to encourage young people across the region to develop innovative apps. In 2014 the initiative welcomed nearly 700 regional teams from 14 Arab countries and at the finals held during Mobile World Congress 2015 the global prize was awarded to a Tunisian team for their educational gaming app designed to teach children about their environmental responsibilities.