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Texas A&M at Qatar alumni secure incubation at IdeaCamp 2020

Published Feb 08, 2021

Fatima Al Janahi and Amera Jama, Class of 2020 graduates of Texas A&M University at Qatar, recently secured incubation for their start-up — Tailory — with the Ministry of Transport and Communication’s Digital Incubation Center.

Tailory is an online platform that allows customers to connect with tailors through an app from the comfort and convenience of their homes.

A total of 150 tech-based ideas applied to DIC’s fourth edition of IdeaCamp, which included training, mentoring and rehearsal sessions over six weeks. Only 40 ideas were invited to pitch and of those, 25 were chosen to be incubated with DIC for the next two years.

“Even though we are engineers by profession and study, studying at Texas A&M at Qatar helped us pursue entrepreneurship too,” Al Janahi said. “Engineering helped us develop our problem-solving, critical-thinking and communication skills. All of this has had a positive impact on Tailory.”

Jama added, “We are currently working with developers to create a prototype. By the end of 2021, we are hoping to launch and improve virtual tailoring services across Qatar.”

Tailory also won the Best Company of the Year award in INJAZ Qatar’s Mubadara 2020