Entrepreneurship in KSA

Saudi Arabia's TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Program Opens Applications For Its 2022 Cohort

Local, regional, and international startups can apply for the Saudi Arabia-based TAQADAM Startup Accelerator until May 21, 2022.

Saudi Arabia Has The Potential For Incubating A New Breed Of Entrepreneurs

With its age-old culture of welcoming people, and drawing upon its abundant resources, Saudi Arabia may be poised for incubating a new type of entrepreneurship. 

Here's How Jeddah-Based Startup NOMADD Is Enabling A Mass-Scale Desert Solar Industry In Saudi Arabia

NOMADD was created with an aim to develop technology that can ensure solar generators can technically and commercially thrive in harsh desert-like terrains.

Onward And Upward: Monsha'at Governor H.E. Saleh bin Ibrahim Al-Rasheed On The Rising Trend Of Entrepreneurship In Saudi Arabia

"Monsha'at strives to diversify the funding sources for enterprises, support the initiatives within the venture capital sector, and develop policies and standards for funding small and medium projects."

Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2022 In Riyadh Sees Almost US$8 Billion In Investments Announced On Its Second Day

"GEC 2022 marks the entrepreneurial rise of the Middle East, and of Saudi Arabia's potential as an innovation hub for the region," said H.E. Saleh Ibrahim Alrasheed, Governor of Monsha'at.

11 Startups Win Grants Worth US$100,000 Each At The 2022 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Showcase

The event, which was powered by both KAUST and SABB, was attended by an in-person audience of investors, business leaders, and other entrepreneurs.

Meet Three Of The Startups Presenting At The TAQADAM Accelerator Showcase 2022

Held as a live hybrid event on March 10, 2022, 10 startups will be vying for the US$100,000 cash prize up for grabs, as well as a $100,000 prize for an 11th startup selected by the online and in-person audience.

TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Showcase 2022 Set To Reward 11 Startups With US$100,000 In Funds On March 10, 2022

58 founders from 23 startups will showcase what they've been working on during the program to an audience of investors, business leaders and other entrepreneurs.

KAUST's Ideation Challenge Sees Students Present Solutions To Tackle Issues Related To Water, Aviation, And The Hajj Experience

The participating students, from over 18 universities across Saudi Arabia, were also recent graduates of KAUST's latest online course Entrepreneurship Adventures.

Eight Things Founders Wish They Were Told Before They Ventured Into Entrepreneurship In The MENA Region

Insights from some of the key speakers during the first edition of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology's open online course, Entrepreneurship Adventures.

KAUST Joins Saudi Venture Capital and Private Equity Association To Further Support Deep-Tech Startups

As the first university to become a member of the Saudi Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCPEA), KAUST will ensure that its KAUST Innovation Ventures plays a greater role in the country's deep-tech ecosystem. 

How Saudi Arabia's TAQADAM Is Powering A New Cohort Of Global Founders

With this year's bootcamp now wrapped, our latest TAQADAM cohort will now reimagine and reignite their work before diving into the accelerator program.