The Forward Accelerator by AstroLabs is a unique opportunity for Saudi-founded tech startups to take their ventures to the next level in a comprehensive five-month program, fully subsidized for the highest potential entrepreneurs.
The accelerator is the culmination of a successful two-year capability development campaign by AstroLabs to build the digital and entrepreneurial skills of over 2000 Saudis. Our goal, supported by our core partners, is to help develop the next wave of scalable startups in Saudi, and this accelerator brings together all of our resources to realize this objective.
AstroLabs is a regional tech capability building organization with a specialized academy and network of coworking spaces. We have been running tech training programs across the Kingdom since 2013 (see some of the startups we supported below). This unique program will take place at AstroLabs Riyadh, the first international incubator licensed in Saudi Arabia, already becoming a vibrant hub of entrepreneurial activity in Saudi.
During the Forward Accelerator program, accepted startups will benefit from international best practices coupled with hands-on local and regional expertise from top entrepreneurs and expert mentors.
The 5-month program kicks off with an intensive bootcamp in Riyadh followed by a period of remote mentorship and implementation of 2 months before all participating startups come back to Riyadh for the 3-month core program in Q4 2019. See the program schedule below for further details.
To qualify, you must: