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A qualified cohort of 20 startups will participate in the accelerator program, which will last 12 weeks. The program will provide continuous training and mentoring by experienced industry experts (internal or external)., venturing experts, as well as intensive training on professional presentations, strategic reasoning, market, product, and business structure designing, among several other training modules.
This virtual accelerator will include virtual and in-person elements and it will provide a networking environment to exchange knowledge/experience and know-how with your cohort, other startups, investors, end-users and mentors.

 

 

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.

 

 

Important Dates

 

 

Program Starts: 26/9/2021

 

Program Ends:  20/12/2021

 

 

Starting Date

26th September 2021

Program highlights

World Class Acceleration Program
Access to worlclass mentors, EIRs.
Access to VCs local and global.
Post graduation support and advisory

Application criteria

Startups simply need to complete the short application below so that we can understand more about your startups business, traction, goals and aspirations.
To be eligible to apply:

 

● Your startup should be operating, or eager to operate, in KSA


● You have at least 3 members of staff


● Are early-stage, technology-enabled company

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 first batch from Sept to December 2021 will be Virtual for startups. 

The Misk accelerator will not take equity from the startups.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Virtual)

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 is the world's largest early stage investor, accelerator, and corporate innovation platform with global headquarters in Sunnyvale, California in the Silicon Valley.

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