KAUST Paves the Way for New Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Center hosts graduation ceremony for participants of New Ventures Accelerator

A fresh batch of innovative ideas is emerging in the Kingdom thanks to theEntrepreneurship Center at KAUST. On February 18, KAUST honored the first graduating class from its New Ventures Accelerator startup program.

The program is an evolution of the three-month-long VentureLab, which helped develop some of KAUST’s first startups. The New Ventures Accelerator, in contrast, is nearly six months long and is mentor-led by a cadre of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. Participants have been hard at work since September 2014, meeting weekly with Entrepreneurship Center staff and mentors to fast-track their business ideas.

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