500 Startups is partnering with Misk Innovation to launch an accelerator program that will begin on January 27, 2019. Our team of growth hackers, investors, and mentors will be coming to MENA for 16 weeks to impart knowledge on 15-20 hand-selected startups.
Misk Innovation and 500 Startups will together help accelerate innovation and entrepreneurism by bringing Silicon Valley growth techniques to a batch of young MENA-based companies, helping them scale and fundraise.
The Misk 500 MENA Accelerator will be open to MENA-based pre-seed and seed technology startups.
Injaz Saudi Arabia is a member of Junior Achievements Worldwide, the largest non-profit organisation specifically designed to focus on young people in school and their first year at university. Private sector volunteers provide hands-on programmes on the realities of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and workforce readiness.
The Centennial Fund is considered an institutional work pursuant of the Saudi Arabian Kingdom ambitions and aspiration to support the youth to start their small and medium-sized projects ,and to be the supporting front for entrepreneurs and pioneers amidst the new economic trends that encourages business initiatives of small investors .p>
The idea for creating the Centennial Fund first emerged at a time when there was scarceness of programs supporting youth project to decrease the unemployment and develop the local economy . And since then , a specialized committee started studying the idea through looking into projects supporting the youth in other countries . The Youth Business International ( YBI), a program based in the united kingdom that has proved successful after its application in almost 40 countries , was chosen by the committee .
The International License for Entrepreneurship (ILFEN) is a professional certificate to be awarded to those candidates who pass the required test. The knowledge acquired will prepare any ILFEN graduate with the intellectual capability to begin a small entrepreneurial project
We offer training and mentorship to entrepreneurs both on and off campus, from scientists and students looking to spin out their inventions into new companies, to Saudi business owners interested in adopting an entrepreneurial approach to business growth.
Starting a business requires more than just good ideas. It takes careful planning and foresight, market knowledge, funding and ongoing support. KAUST helps entrepreneurs at all stages of the process, from ideation to launch to funding and beyond. We also help inventors protect and commercialize their inventions. KAUST is particularly interested in supporting new ventures that are aligned with the university’s research activities and that will have local or regional impacts and create jobs.
Small Business Support is one of the most important programmes offered by Bab Rizq Jameel. Since it was launched in 2004 the Small Business Programme has provided support for more than 25,000 small projects of all kinds
Young people who have good ideas but lack finance can benefit from this programme. Bab Rizq Jameel offers them interest-free loans starting from SR 6,500 upto SR 200,000, with a repayment period that can reach 5 years
Intilaaqah is a member of Shell LiveWIRE international Social Investment Programme (https://www.shell-livewire.com) in KSA, that focuses on developing SMEs, supporting entrepreneurships, empowering women and developing Saudi youth leadership and skills.
Dulani Business Center has been functioning since May 2016 as a noble and empowering initiative under the aegis of the Saudi Development Bank. Dulani is the first integrated business services center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the Middle East.
We provide non-financial support to small and mid-sized businesses which includes training, counselling, consulting, and networking. Our valuable support programs focus on enhancing the capabilities of the organization as a whole.
Wa’ed established its own business incubator, StartUp Lab, to provide incubation support for early-stage businesses. StartUp Lab is a space designed to house startup companies and provide them with a range of services such as training and mentorship in addition to office space and amenities.
Wa’ed offers workshops in several disciplines designed to provide the know-how and necessary skill-set sought out by early stage startups, entrepreneurs, and those with potential ideas. These workshops include Business Plan formulation, Pitching, Ideation, and Business Model Canvas.
Funding offerings include debt funding in the form of non-collateral loans, venture capital funding offering minority equity partnerships, and non-repayable micro-funding “Seed Fund” for incubated startups. Whether you’re an established business owner seeking to expand or an aspiring entrepreneur seeking to grow, at Wa’ed you’ll find a funding program catered to your business