In Saudi Arabia, there is no shortage of people with vibrant ideas and a determination to pursue them. King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) is home to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem with the Kingdom’s highest concentration of deep...

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Originally written for KAUST News by Lulwah Shalhoub A year ago, a team of four KAUST master’s degree students joined efforts to build a startup that aims to serve the dairy industry in Saudi Arabia. Co-founders Suhaib Amer, Faisal Alhindi, Hamzah AlAhmadi and...

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KAUST startups have had a run of success in the Kingdom’s recent entrepreneurship competitions. Leading the way was KAUST startup Sadeem, a wireless sensor system for flood monitoring. After winning Best Global Startup and taking home $100,000 in prize money at...

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What defines an entrepreneur? Esteban Canepa, co-founder of Sadeem, asked an audience of startup hopefuls at the TAQADAM bootcamp. They are innovators from 18 universities across Saudi Arabia, a mix of STEAM startups working in fintech, education, AI, e-commerce, renewable...

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