About Forward

Forward KSA is a two-year project developed by AstroLabs with the aim to provide opportunities for entrepreneurial growth for women, youth and entrepreneurs across KSA.

We are passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and its benefits to the Saudi economy and we do this by enabling startups with high quality training, highlighting the areas of support that is available to those who wish to start or grow a business and galvanising support where we see a demand and by connecting startups to the right channels.


Startup Bootcamp


Sunday – Tuesday
April 15-17, 2018

Startup Support and Selection

Enabling KSA's leading entrepreneurs to grow their business

Forward KSA aims to to select, support and train thousands of entrepreneurs at the early stage who are ready and on the cusp to grow their businesses.

We offer inspiration, resources and guidance to help entrepreneurs scale their businesses, while also sharing the expertise and passion of KSA’s leading startups to unleash entrepreneurship across the kingdom.

Talent Creation

Digital skills for a digital future

We will provide a series of trainings in core digital skills to support and develop the capability of local talent which can the be plugged into a wide array of startups and organisations.

Startup Acceleration

Empowering leading startups to scale

The top 20 startups identified over the course of 2018 and 2019 will be supported with an acceleration program to improve their scalability potential, investability of their business, strength of their team, and tangible traction to help them become high-growth startups.

Our next event

Startup Bootcamp in Jeddah

Program Schedule

Forward KSA will run monthly workshops and courses throughout 2018-2019. Learn more by clicking on one of the programs below!

Forward Dammam

Forward Jeddah

Forward Riyadh

Our Speakers

We're practitioners with a passion for quality practical learning