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With support from TAQADAM, a female founder grows her passion for fashion
Posted on October 6, 2021 by KAUST Innovation Shahad Geoffrey has been on a unique entrepreneurial journey since she was a child. “My father is a tech entrepreneur, so I’ve always been...
TAQADAM Tales: Fintech Startup Boonus Is Aiming To Dominate The Loyalty Program Market In Saudi Arabia
Launched in July 2020, Boonus is a fintech company that specializes in providing loyalty and rewards programs by enabling retailers and merchants to curate their own loyalty solutions. By Aalia Mehreen...
TAQADAM Tales: Saudi Arabia-Based Vetwork Is On A Mission To Make Pets Healthier (And The Lives Of Their Owners Easier)
Built as a platform that provides in-home as well as online services for people with pets, Vetwork was launched in early 2019, and is now looking to further its services...
TAQADAM Tales: Saudi Arabia-Based Miqyas Has Its Sights Set On Providing Online Sizing Options For Fashion E-Commerce Retailers
Built as a software as a service (SaaS) platform, Miqyas helps online fashion retailers precisely measure clothing sizes for customers.  By Aalia Mehreen Ahmed September 23, 2021Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Since its...
TAQADAM Tales: How UnitX Plans To Capture The Computer Vision Market For Safety And Surveillance
TAQADAM was particularly helpful in kickstarting UnitX, especially when it comes to the emotional support to the founding team. By Aalia Mehreen Ahmed September 20, 2021 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own....
TAQADAM Tales: Rehla Car Aims To Solve Saudi Arabia’s Intercity Travelling Woes
By providing ride-sharing, ride-hailing, parcel delivery, booking in advance, and tourism trips all in one platform, the startup is aiming to become the next super app of the region.By Aalia Mehreen...
TAQADAM Tales: Biotech Startup Wayakit Is Creating Organic, Non-Toxic Products That Will Help Make Travel Safer
The female scientists and founders duo behind Wayakit explain how the COVID-19 crisis led to a business pivot, which ultimately opened doors to new sectors such as the aviation industry.By Aalia...
When everything stopped, these TAQADAM startups kept moving forward
Posted on August 5, 2021 by KAUST Innovation Even a global pandemic couldn’t keep these diverse ventures from growing, accelerating and excelling. While much of the world slowed down during the pandemic,...
Saudi Drone Startup Firnas Aero To Cut Down Time And Resources Required To Inspect Airport Runways
KSA entrepreneur Tariq Nasraldeen, founder and Chief Executive Aviator of Firnas Aero, to elevate the drone industry by exploring an untapped avenue- the use of drones on airport runways. By Pamella...
Creativity Crystallizes: TAQADAM, Powered By KAUST And SABB, Invites Applications For Its Fall 2021 Cohort
For those who apply by April 18. 2021, the TAQADAM bootcamp will start in August 2021, followed by the actual accelerator program running through March 2022.By Tamara Pupic April 14, 2021Opinions expressed...
Firnas Aero Continues to Accelerate its Growth — and Success
TAQADAM Startup Accelerator graduate Firnas Aero is an innovative DaaS startup (drone-as-a-service) designed to spot delay-causing debris on airport runways. Today, they’re a thriving business based out of KAUST’s Research Technology Park...
These TAQADAM Startups are Changing the Way We Shop, Study, and Stay Well
Launching a startup can be tough and many aspiring entrepreneurs have questions about where to start. To shed some light on the startup journey, we’re sharing stories and insights from...
Calling All Entrepreneurs! Apply Now for the 2021 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator
For the fifth year in a row, we’re inviting entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia and beyond to apply for the TAQADAM Startup Accelerator. One of MENA’s top accelerators, TAQADAM helps startups...
Having Announced Its 2020 Winners, KAUST and SABB Now Welcome Applications For Its 2021 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Program
TAQADAM, a Saudi Arabia-based startup accelerator program that aims to develop high-potential startups, has announced its 2020 winners and opened applications for its 2021 cohort. By Entrepreneur Middle East Staff March 15,...
This year’s TAQADAM Startup Showcase Winners
Posted on March 10, 2021 by KAUST Innovation It started with nearly 561 startups, each vying for a spot in the 2020 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator. Now, one year — and a global pandemic —...