Our goal is to connect entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists in Saudi Arabia. We aim to encourage entrepreneurship in the Kingdom, educate people about how to start an ICT-related business, and teach people how to find financing to grow their startups. Our community is officially sponsored as an initiative of SAGIA and the National Competitiveness Center (NCC).
In order to accomplish this goal, we are doing the following:
Networking Events – We are hosting a variety of networking events on a frequent basis in the Kingdom to bring entrepreneurs, investors, and other interesting people into the same room. These events will provide a mix of education; presentations by influential entrepreneurs; and networking opportunities.
We will also have an internet portal designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, angels, and venture capitalists through a variety of ways:
Educational Materials – The site features a variety of materials and resources with information about how to startup a successful business, how to effectively present your ideas, and how to get funding.
Business Plan Competition – In the second half of 2009, we will be launching a business plan competition for entrepreneurs with ideas for ICT-related businesses in Saudi.
Finance Connection – We will provide a place for entrepreneurs to securely submit their business plans to registered venture capitalists and investors, and for venture capitalists to evaluate those business plans and provide financing to a select few.
Stay tuned for the announcements of events coming. Additionally, we appreciate your input, ideas, and feedback!
Thank you again for your interest, and hope to see you at our next event!