Badir launches first business accelerator to support Hajj and Umrah sector

King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), represented by the Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators, has launched the first business accelerator specialized in supporting and developing the works of entrepreneurs and projects participating in the recently-held Hajj Hackathon, it said in a statement on Monday.


Post the Hajj Hackathon, organized by the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, KACST launched the “Haramain Technology Accelerator” in collaboration with a number of strategic partners. These include the “Doyof Alrahman Program”, and the Small & Medium Enterprises General Authority “Monsha’at”.


The accelerator program, which commenced on Sunday in Jeddah, will last for three months, providing a number of advisory services, most notably investment, training, follow-up, workshops, along with continuous guidance for developing entrepreneurial innovations, and transforming them into existing projects within 90 working days.