It started with nearly 561 startups, each vying for a spot in the 2020 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator. Now, one year — and a global pandemic — later, the final 37 startups hit the (virtual) stage as part of the fourth TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Showcase.
Since 2016, a global entrepreneurship hub and a future-focused bank have come together in support of game-changing progress. The secret to success? Find a good partner — one that believes in your vision and wants to make it happen as much you do.
No matter how hard 2020 pushed, these founders pushed right back. Now, on March 10, the world will get a sneak peek at TAQADAM’s latest graduates — 37 innovative startups ready to change the world — and the way we live, eat, share, and connect.
KAUST has welcomed Natufia, a leading startup tech company, to Saudi Arabia. The Estonia-founded company has developed the world’s first smart indoor kitchen garden — providing technology to harvest herbs, leafy greens and vegetables at home.
37 graduates from the 2020 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator cohort will stand on (virtual) stage on March 10 and share their big ideas with the world. The goal? To be one of 11 teams to walk away with their share of more than 4,000,000 SR in funding.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced educational institutions to rethink what it means to teach. Professor Dr Lama Hakem shares how KAUST Innovation adapted and what we learned along the way.
Improving food security is a goal of admirably ambitious proportions, but KAUST startup Red Sea Farms has already demonstrated its proprietary technology can go a long way to achieving it.
2020 was undoubtedly a disruptive year for startups around the world. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, some startups continued to grow and thrive. In Saudi Arabia, in particular, there are many examples of entrepreneurs innovating to solve problems, better our world and promote sustainability.
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges that required us to shift and grow collectively. As we look to the year behind us, we can see through our achievements that KAUST and our startups have not just adapted but, rather, excelled through our dynamic and innovative approach.
Conscious investing is attempting to redress the balance by placing values at the forefront of investment decisions. Importantly, it doesn’t mean return on investment (ROI) is no longer a factor, simply that it isn’t the only factor, with the outcome being more funds allocated to ventures that seek to make a positive impact on the world.