Funds $ 0 per founder
Takes 0% equity
Funds 20 startups per year
Markets Agriculture Biotech Design Energy Hardware +22
Invests in Middle East
What is New Ventures Accelerator?

New Ventures Accelerator is the Startup Accelerator Program run by the KAUST New Ventures Group Entrepreneurship Center. The Accelerator runs twice a year and targets teams with ideas in STEM areas creating Research & Science Based Startups and Novel Technologies. The accelerator accepts other limited number of startups creating Social Impact and Internet & Mobile Communication Startups.

Who is the New Ventures Accelerator for?

New Ventures Accelerator is designed for individuals and teams who have an idea and want to give time & effort to nourish that idea to understand if there is a potential application, a big enough market and a business value for the idea. With mentorship from experienced staff and entrepreneurs, we will provide bootcamps, assistance, experience and training and some tools to the teams to accelerate the ideas towards execution stage. We prefer to work with teams instead of individuals and so we try to bring participants togeth...
What is New Ventures Accelerator?

New Ventures Accelerator is the Startup Accelerator Program run by the KAUST New Ventures Group Entrepreneurship Center. The Accelerator runs twice a year and targets teams with ideas in STEM areas creating Research & Science Based Startups and Novel Technologies. The accelerator accepts other limited number of startups creating Social Impact and Internet & Mobile Communication Startups.

Who is the New Ventures Accelerator for?

New Ventures Accelerator is designed for individuals and teams who have an idea and want to give time & effort to nourish that idea to understand if there is a potential application, a big enough market and a business value for the idea. With mentorship from experienced staff and entrepreneurs, we will provide bootcamps, assistance, experience and training and some tools to the teams to accelerate the ideas towards execution stage. We prefer to work with teams instead of individuals and so we try to bring participants together to form functioning teams. New Ventures Accelerator is open for applications to teams within KAUST and also limited number of outside KAUST teams.

How is the New Ventures Acceleration Structured?
The New Ventures Accelerator serves entrepreneurs in different stages of their development. The program accepts individuals and teams having less experience but also already established startups with products to add mentorship and help with fund raising (if needed).

APPLICATION (and selection)
The teams and individuals can come with various ideas. We know that we don’t know everything. But we are experienced enough to give guidance on certain aspects of every idea and most importantly we know people who may be experts in the field where the idea is coming around. So the application period is more like a small survey for us to seperate the “wannabepreneurs” who are not serious and dedicated to create a startup, or whose idea is not suitable for our mandate and focus.
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Ozan Sonmez
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Ozan Sonmez Experienced startup mentor, accelerator manager and angel investor. Speaker, trainer, mentor, and judge for Global Startup Competitions.

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