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February 2016

Campus Event: How to pitch to VCs

02/08/16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
KAUST Entrepreneurship Center, Building 23, 2nd floor
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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To ensure you understand how business development and commercialization work in the real world, it helps to learn from practitioners — what we sometimes call a “pracademic” approach. Our New Ventures School was established with this idea in mind. The…

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Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Dr. John Kymissis on Displays for the Future of Augmented Reality

02/15/16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia + Google Map

Augmented reality (AR) is when a view of a real-world environment is enhanced by computer-generated sensory inputs such as sound, video, graphics and/or GPS data. Listen to Dr. John Kymissis from Columbia University and learn how three AR-related companies have…

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March 2016

KAUST Startup Accelerator Showcase

03/10/16 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia + Google Map

Members of the KAUST community are welcome to attend the KAUST Accelerator Showcase on March 10, 2016. Attend and listen to pitches from a variety of startups and learn how they have benefited from KAUST’s accelerator programs and its startup ecosystem.…

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June 2016

9/10ths Startup Accelerator Showcase

06/05/16 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
KAUST Conference Centre, Building 19, Level 3, Hall 2 Thuwal Saudi Arabia + Google Map

KAUST Entrepreneurship Center invites members of the KAUST community to attend the 9/10ths Startup Accelerator Showcase taking place on June 5, 2016. Attendees can listen to startups pitching from a variety of sectors and learn how they have benefited from…

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September 2016

Attending: Slush Singapore 2016

09/20/16 - 09/21/16
Resorts World Convention Centre at Sentosa, Resorts World Convention Centre 39 Artillery Ave 099958 Singapore + Google Map

Slush is a student-driven non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes towards entrepreneurship. In 2015, Slush was held in Tokyo and Beijing for the first time. In 2016, Slush is spreading even further to Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.

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October 2016

REVelate 2016

10/23/16 - 10/25/16

REVelate is a series of organizational training offerings, that is a key part of the KAUST Innovation Academy. These programs include specially designed offerings for students, university staff and faculty, corporates, SME’s and nonprofits including government. These offerings are often…

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Global Grad Show 2016

10/24/16 - 10/30/16
Dubai Design District

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Global Grad Show is a globally unique exhibition of innovation, inventions, and technology that will transform our future taking place in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) each year during Dubai Design Week. Since launching in 2015, the show has grown to…

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Entrepreneurship Center Speaker Series: Charlie Lewis

10/24/16 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia + Google Map

Entrepreneurship Center Speaker Series: Charlie Lewis, senior vice president of Venture Development at Arizona State University Ground floor room, Museum and Conference Center (bldg. 19) "The ASU 'New American University' Model: Driving Economic Impact Through Entrepreneurship" The Entrepreneurship Center is proud…

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November 2016

Application Deadline: TAQADAM University Startup Accelerator

KAUST Entrepreneurship Center, Building 23, 2nd floor
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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The New Ventures Accelerator is designed for individuals and teams who have a business idea, want to develop it, and understand its full potential application in the marketplace. It runs by KAUST Entrepreneurship Center twice a year and serves entrepreneurs in…

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Where Science and Industry Engage: Knowledge Exchange in Research Ecosystem

11/23/16 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Between Building 4 & 5

KAUST, Saudi Arabia
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Tom Blundell will be sharing his experience of basic research in academia and its translation into a small company. He will also describe the exciting developments in the platform technology of fragment-based drug discovery that eventually led to the sale of Astex Pharmaceuticals to Otsuka for $886 million.

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December 2016

TAQADAM University Accelerator Program Bootcamp

12/03/16 - 12/04/16
KAUST Conference Centre, Building 19, Level 3, Hall 2 Thuwal Saudi Arabia + Google Map

TAQADAM is a multi-university startup accelerator program delivered by KAUST to the kingdom with sponsorship from SABB bank. The program equips entrepreneurs with the tools and support required to successfully launch a technology based company through mentoring, marketing, ideation, fundraising…

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March 2017

Your Future: Corporate, Startup or Consulting?

03/19/17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Innovation Cluster 2, Building 23, 2nd floor

Roundtable exploring finance, startups and consulting. Learn where your passions lie. Invited Speakers:  Brian Hayes Financial Services and Innovation John Eager Management Consulting Jim Kelly Entrepreneurship KAUST Innovation and Economic Development & Professional Development team at the Entrepreneurship Center in…

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May 2017

TAQADAM Startup Showcase 2017

05/11/17 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Bulding 19, Level 3, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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KAUST Innovation invites you to attend the first TAQADAM Showcase where you will hear stories from ten passionate startup founders participating in the TAQADAM University Accelerator Program.   The showcase presents an excellent opportunity for the startups to present their…

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September 2017

BIBAN 2017 – Stop by the KAUST Booth!

09/17/17 - 09/20/17

Over 40,000 investors, entrepreneurs, innovators and start-up companies are expected to attend this year’s BIBAN Conference in Riyadh September 17th-20th.  The 4-day summit aims to raise community awareness about the importance of innovation and creativity for entrepreneurship.  The conference is…

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November 2017

Attending (Speaking): MISK


Gordon McConnell, Entrepreneurship Director, to monitor "Innovation & The Future of Work" deep dive at MISK on November 16th Misk Global Forum is the flagship global platform of the Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation established by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to…

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April 2018

From Cell to Cellestia: Building a Successful BioTech Startup

04/29/18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

BESE & Entrepreneurship Center Lecture present: From Cell to Cellestia: Building a Successful BioTech Startup By Dr. Rajwinder Lehal, co-founder Cellestia Biotech Sunday, April 29 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lecture hall between Ibn Al-Haytham and Ibn Sina buildings (bldgs. 2…

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November 2018

TAQADAM Lunch & Learn

11/22/18 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Have a startup idea? KAUST Entrepreneurship Center are hosting a TAQADAM Lunch & Learn. Meet the mentors of the TAQADAM Startup Accelerator and learn more about the program and the application process. Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:30…

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December 2018

Arabnet 2018 in Riyadh

12/12/18 - 12/13/18

Join KAUST at Arabnet 2018. Our investors from the Innovation Fund will be scouting the room for new startups and the Entrepreneurship team will be mentoring and training teams for the Ideathon and Startup Pitch Battle. Stop by the startup exhibit to…

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February 2019

[Application Deadline] PostUp: KAUST Postdoc Innovation Program

February 10 - February 23

PostUP Applications Close February 23! PostUP is a certificate program designed by the KAUST Entrepreneurship Center to empower KAUST Postdocs with an innovation and commercialization mindset. Over the course of 10-weeks, participants will learn how to translate scientifically complex challenges…

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July 2019

Start!Up Germany Pitch Night

July 9 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
BMW Showroom, Jeddah Jeddah,

Start!Up Germany is a startup competition which the winners of each region will have the opportunity to explore some of Germany’s most promising hotspots for both startups and “old economy”. Startups will get a grasp of current developments in the market…

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