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Program overview

 

In its second batch, a qualified cohort of 20 startups will participate in the Misk Accelerator program powered by Plug and Play Middle East, a 12-week non-equity program providing local, regional, and international startups with all the mentorship, resources and tools aimed at accelerating their growth and expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

The accelerator is aimed at seed-stage tech startups operating or expanding into the Saudi market, to put them on a rapid growth path through an intensive training program offering a hybrid experience (physical and virtual), which includes a number of training modules, including market study, product development, talent development, business strategy, business development, finance, marketing, and more.

 

Here is more on what you can expect:

 

• Virtual Cohort Workspace:

The cohort startups will have 24/7 access to a dynamic and versatile virtual workspace to enable their teamwork and connectivity to the accelerator program and support team.

 

• Orientation Day & Intake Interviews:

To best understand your needs and objectives for the program so that we can better tailor the experience for you.

 

• Group Workshops/Training Sessions:

You will be trained by exceptional tech leaders and coaches who are experts in areas essential for your startups journey. This includes: design-thinking & product development; team & talent development; business & finance strategy; business development, growth hacking and marketing etc.


• Ongoing Mentorship & Dealflows:

You will be matched with a mentor that will be well suited to provide you with helpful guidance to support your growth. Where possible and suitable, we will help set up meetings with potential end-users of your technology (particularly if B2B) and/or potential suitable investors on an ad-hoc basis.


• Weekly Progress Review:

A member of the Plug and Play team will help you to track and plan your progress systematically every week.


• Cohort & Community Events:

We will periodically host social and professional gatherings for the whole cohorts and the wider KSA tech ecosystem to help motivate and enable your startup’s potential.


• Demo Day:

This will be the conclusion of the program where each startup will be presenting the solution and tractions throughout the program to a select audience of investors, end-users and other key movers and shakers with the KSA and wider MENA tech ecosystem.

 

Key Dates:

January 2, 2022 - Application Open

January 30, 2022 - Application Close

February 6, 2022 - Bootcamp

March 3, 2022 - Sessions Kickoff

June 2, 2022- Demo Day

Starting Date

3rd March 2022

Program highlights

World Class Acceleration Program
Access to world-class mentors and experts
Access to VCs, Misk network, and Plug & Play network
Post-graduation support and advisory
Zero equity
Misk Entrepreneur Alumni status

Application criteria

To be eligible to apply to the Misk Accelerator program, your startup must be:

  • Early-stage, and tech-enabled.
  • Operating or eager to operate in KSA.
  • Having 2+ team members (including founders).

Frequently asked questions

Misk and Plug and Play will provide a word class team of mentors best suited for the participating startups.

By filling out the application form available on the website

The program will be offered in a hybrid model in which some parts will be virtual and other parts will require physical attendance.

The Misk accelerator will not take equity from the startups.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (virtual and physical)

Contact Us if you still have any questions

Application Process

  • Sign up

    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile

  • Apply

    Select this program and click the apply button

  • Evaluation

    We will review your application criteria and decide if this program is right for you.

  • Application confirmation

    Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their program enrollment. We will also share more program-specific information and details about your participation.

Applications closed

Skills you will gain:

Entrepreneurship Business development Innovation & Creativity Grit and Adaptability

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About our partner(s)

Plug And Play

Plug And Play is a leading innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, with a presence in more than 35 locations across five continents. Plug and Play offer corporate innovation programs, accelerator programs and has an in-house VC that supports in driving innovation across multiple industries.

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