Program Format
Hybrid
Program Type
Instructor-paced
Program Start/End Date
03 Mar - 06 Jun 2024
Language
English
Enrollment Status
Applications close
Applications open
05 Dec 2023
Applications close
31 Jan 2024
Program Format
Hybrid
Program Type
Instructor-paced
Program Start/End Date
03 Mar - 06 Jun 2024
Language
English
Program Details

The Misk Accelerator was founded in 2019 with the goal of enabling and supporting early-stage tech startups locally and worldwide that seek to have Saudi Arabia, the largest market in the MENA region, as their platform to operate and grow.  

Since 2019, the Misk Accelerator has supported 153 startups across 8 cohorts. In its 9th cohort, a qualified batch of 20 startups will participate in the 12-week hybrid (in-person and virtual) program providing startups with all the mentorship, resources, and tools aimed at accelerating their growth and expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Program Elements
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1-to-1 Coaching Sessions

These sessions are designed to customize your Misk Accelerator experience by having hands-on detailed sessions around core elements.

Such as Finance, Pitch Decks, Go To Market Strategies and anything else in between. The sessions are led by experts that have been through your journey and know exactly how to support your growth and are carried out regularly throughout the program.
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Focus Weeks

These in-person weeks are meticulously crafted to equip startups with the essential tools and guidance vital for excelling in diverse aspects of their entrepreneurial journey.

Beyond fostering valuable networking opportunities with fellow founders and stakeholders, these weeks feature a series of workshops, masterclasses, immersive experiences, and networking opportunities.
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MasterClasses & Workshops

These sessions are led by industry leaders and entrepreneurship experts to share their knowledge and insights through tailored content followed by Q&A to address your particular challenges.

Additionally, these sessions foster knowledge exchange amongst the teams to build out a community and learn from each other's experience.
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Misk Accelerator Investor Night

This key event revolves around founders presenting their business ideas to a distinguished group of venture capitalists and angel investors, followed by curated 1:1 introductions to maximize the potential of investment.

These personalized 1:1 meeting are designed to maximize the potential for investment by fostering deeper conversations, allowing founders to delve into intricate details, address investor inquiries, and establish rapport.
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Demo Day

The grand finale! The flagship Misk Accelerator Demo Day is one of the premier events in the KSA innovation calendar - expect senior stakeholders to attend that are eager to learn more about YOUR game-changing solution.

For participating startups, Demo Day isn't merely a presentation opportunity; it's a chance to gain visibility, credibility, and validation for their solutions. The exposure garnered during this event often leads to increased interest from investors, strategic alliances, media coverage, and heightened market recognition—all of which play a pivotal role in catapulting these startups toward sustained growth and success within the innovation landscape of Saudi Arabia and beyond.
Program Highlights
Zero equity
Access to local and global network of founders, investors, communities, and more
Business development and funding opportunities
Access to shared office space
Tailored support services and IT perks
Post-program support
Program Achievements
153
Accelerated startups
92%
Of startups recommend the program
3430
Jobs created by startups
2.28
Billions collective startups’ valuation
Program Requirnments

We are looking for startups that meet the following criteria:

  • Tech startups
  • Early-stage with early traction
  • Operating or looking to scale in KSA
Application Process
  1. Sign up
    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile.
  2. Apply
    Select the Misk Accelerator program and apply.
  3. Evaluation
    The Misk Accelerator team will review your application based on eligibility criteria and interviews.
  4. Application confirmation
    All applicants will receive an email confirming or rejecting their program enrollment.
Frequently Asked Questions

The program is 3-months long.

No, there are no fees for participating in the program.

The program offers a hybrid experience of in-person and virtual sessions. The physical parts will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The program covers full accommodation expenses and partial flights expenses for the physical weeks.

No, the program is open for all nationalities residing in Saudi or any country around the world.

The program is zero equity and in return does not offer funding.

We expect founders to commit fully to the program and to working full-time on their startup.

The program is designed for founders. However, team members are allowed to participate in some of the program’s sessions and activities.

Given the diversity of the participants, mentors, and speakers, most of the program sessions are conducted in English; thus, a strong verbal and written English language skills are required.

Yes, if you have applied before and have not gotten in, we strongly encourage you to apply again. Having made progress since your last application is a strong signal to us.

Startups are not allowed to be enrolled in another accelerator during the program.

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