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The 9 Top Accelerators and Incubators from Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Saudi Arabia startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 9 best accelerators and incubators in Saudi Arabia.


9 Accelerators and Incubators in Saudi Arabia

1) KAUST Innovation Fund

1) KAUST Innovation Fund

The KAUST Innovation Fund is a venture financing organization that focuses on early-stage firms and startups.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Thuwal
  • Started in: 2010
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 86

You can find their website here.

2) Business Incubators and Accelerators Company(BIAC Incubators)

2) Business Incubators and Accelerators Company(BIAC Incubators)

BIAC Incubators specializes in business incubator setup, operation, maintenance, and administration.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Riyadh
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

3) Taqadam

3) Taqadam

TAQADAM is a business accelerator that provides mentorship, zero-equity finance, and training to entrepreneurs in the MENA area.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Thuwal
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of investments: 3
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 30

You can find their website here.

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4) SURE International Technology

4) SURE International Technology

SURE International Technology is a corporation that specializes in IT and software development.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Riyadh
  • Started in: 2004
  • Industries: Angel Investment, Information Technology, Predictive Analytics, Software, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

5) Riyadh Valley Company

5) Riyadh Valley Company

Riyadh Valley Company is a Saudi Arabian venture capital organization that provides early-stage and growth-stage enterprises with incubation services.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Riyadh
  • Started in: 2010
  • Industries: Financial Services
  • Number of investments: 6

You can find their website here.

6) Falak Business Hub

6) Falak Business Hub

An accelerator, incubator, coworking space, and angel investment business rolled into one.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Riyadh
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Adwa Aldakheel
  • Industries: 3D Technology, Content, E-Commerce, Edutainment, FinTech, Home Services, Information Technology, SaaS, Software
  • Number of investments: 3
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

7) Nomow Incubator

7) Nomow Incubator

Nomow is a seed investment program that nurtures and invests in innovative entrepreneurs with innovative concepts.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Riyadh
  • Industries: Incubators
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

8) Startups House

8) Startups House

Startups House is a company incubator and accelerator established in Saudi Arabia.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Jeddah
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Bader Altheibany, Bahar AlHarbi, Fouad Basyyoni
  • Industries: Coworking, Incubators
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

9) TAQADAM

9) TAQADAM

TAQADAM is a business accelerator that provides mentorship, zero-equity finance, and training to entrepreneurs in the MENA area.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Thuwal
  • Started in: 2016
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 30

You can find their website here.

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