Who will be our next hero? Applications are open now for TAQADAM Accelerator

“…heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it…” – George R.R. Martin

Entrepreneurs are visionaries, dreamers — they are heroes. They develop concepts, plan, and visions for a better world, putting in the extra effort and taking the risk to make those dreams a reality, something few do and at which even fewer succeed. But yet they push ahead because they are heroes, determined to make a difference. 

And every hero needs a sidekick. That’s where TAQADAM comes in. 

TAQADAM, the sidekick to the next generation of heroes

In partnership with Saudi British Bank (SABB), each year we welcome a new cohort of founders into the TAQADAM Startup Accelerator. Since our first cohort seven years ago, we’ve helped founders push the boundaries of what’s possible, giving them the funds, tools, and hands-on resources to define and refine their companies — and bring their game-changing businesses to market. We’ve been the sidekick to help them be the heroes that change our world for the better.

TAQADAM is the sidekick that helps promising startups reach new heights. We are the MENA region’s leading startup accelerator and have helped more than 130 startups to scale and transform into our next generation of business heroes. Apply to our program by May 21, 2022 for the opportunity to receive:

  • Up to $140,000 in funding
  • An opportunity to learn from mentors and industry leaders 
  • Access to workshops and co-working spaces in Saudi Arabia 
  • A chance to pitch your startup to investors on the global stage 

Who should apply to TAQADAM?

Now entering our sixth year, we encourage startups from all stages and any sector to apply for the 2022 Cohort. Last year’s cohort included 37 startups and 100 founders representing game-changing innovations spanning fintech, health tech, sustainability and more.

This year, we will accept up to 60 high potential startups into the initial accelerator program, with selected participants being eligible to pitch to a global judging panel of potential investors at the TAQADAM showcase in 2023. And while TAQADAM is based at KAUST in Saudi Arabia, international teams with an eye on expanding into the MENA region can also apply.

Ambitious startups and founders are encouraged to apply now, because with TAQADAM by your side, anything is possible. We are actively accepting applications for our next cohort of startup heroes. The deadline for applications is May 21, 2022. 

Apply today and be a part of our next generation of heroes.