You can be on Entrepreneur’s cover!

LEAP Launches Its Quarterly Magazine, LEAP Forward, An Exploration Of The Global Tech Landscape Through The Lens Of Saudi Arabia LEAP, the global tech event that has been running annually in Saudi Arabia since 2022, has published the first edition of its new quarterly magazine, LEAP Forward.

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

LEAP, the global tech event that has been running annually in Saudi Arabia since 2022, has published the first edition of its new quarterly magazine, LEAP Forward.

Billed as a publication that "brings the spirit of LEAP into deep-dive reads," LEAP Forward can be read and downloaded for free on its official website here.

As "an exploration of the global tech landscape through the lens of Saudi Arabia," the first edition of LEAP Forward has a comprehensive mix of news stories, narrative features, and thought-provoking interviews and contributions with individuals and institutions across the tech arena in the Kingdom and beyond.

While this issue's cover story focuses on Saudi Arabia's efforts to enable trailblazing transport modes and services unlike any seen elsewhere in the world, the magazine also features a variety of stories that run the gamut from how the Kingdom is leaving no stone unturned to realize its ambition of becoming a global tech hub, to how its venture capital ecosystem is leaping ahead of its peers in the MENA region.

Image courtesy LEAP Forward.

Among the names and brands featured in this edition of LEAP Forward include Fahad Al Anazi, General Manager of IBM Saudi Arabia, Dr. Saeeda Jaffar, Visa's Senior Vice President and Group Country Manager for GCC, Hattan Ahmed, Head of Entrepreneurship at KAUST, Abdulla Alhammadi, Regional Business Lead for Snap Inc., Zainab Alamin, Vice President of Digital Transformation and Sustainability at Microsoft, Gaurav Biswas, founder and CEO, Trukker, Asrar Damdam, co-founder and CEO, Uvera, and several others.

LEAP Forward is the newest initiative to come out of LEAP, the Riyadh-based technology event powered by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in conjunction with Tahaluf, a strategic joint venture co-owned by the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) and Informa PLC, the world's largest tradeshow organizer. Saudi Arabia's Events Investment Fund also recently announced the acquisition of a stake in Tahaluf.

LEAP's debut edition in Riyadh in February 2022 attracted over 100,000 visitors. In 2023, LEAP welcomed over 172,000 attendees from 185 countries, making it the world's most-attended tech event. The third edition of this groundbreaking event will be held on March 4-7, 2024, at Riyadh.

Read and download LEAP Forward for yourself by clicking here.

Related: LEAP 2023 Announces KSA Tech Investments Of US$580 Million To Add To The $9 Billion Announced At The Event's Launch

Side Hustle

This Dad Started a Side Hustle to Save for His Daughter's College Fund — Then It Earned $1 Million and Caught Apple's Attention

In 2015, Greg Kerr, now owner of Alchemy Merch, was working as musician when he noticed a lucrative opportunity.

Thought Leaders

5 Success Tips for the Serial Entrepreneur Entering a New Industry

Before you do things your own way, be certain you understand why people in the business do it their way.

Business News

This One Word Is a Giveaway That You Used ChatGPT to Write an Email, According to an Expert

"Delve" has increased its presence in written work since ChatGPT entered the scene.

Side Hustle

This Insurance Agent Started a Side Hustle Inspired By Nostalgia for His Home State — Now It Earns Nearly $40,000 a Month

After moving to New York City, Danny Trejo started a business to stay in touch with his roots — literally.

News and Trends

64 Students Graduate From The First Edition Of The Samsung Innovation Campus In Qatar

Delivered through a blended learning and self-paced format, the program took learners through the fundamentals of AI with the help of expert instructors.


Follow The Leader: Ronaldo Mouchawar, Founder And CEO, Souq

Ronaldo Mouchawar still thinks of Souq, the mammoth enterprise that it is today, as a startup.