KACST to receive applications for training boot camp in Riyadh, Al-Qassim

Nawaf Al-Sahhaf, CEO of the Badir program.
Updated 13 March 2018
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KACST to receive applications for training boot camp in Riyadh, Al-Qassim

King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), represented by the Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators, has announced that it will start receiving applications from candidates for its training boot camp, which will be held in Riyadh and Al-Qassim in mid-April.
The boot camp aims to accelerate the growth of startups, assist in attracting funding, and develop a culture of entrepreneurship among youth.
The training boot camp, which will last for five days in each region, will include lectures, training programs, workshops and special sessions on topics related to the creation of new tech companies, how to effectively present ideas to investors, finance and business models that include examples of leading companies at the regional level.
For a project to be successful, it should be able to present an executable solution to problems in society. The idea must be innovative and unique and should meet the market demand. It should be sustainable and scalable, with great opportunity for growth and expansion.
Nawaf Al-Sahhaf, CEO of the Badir program, said that since its establishment, the training boot camp has been a platform to support Saudi entrepreneurs in establishing new and innovative tech companies through the skills and tools they acquire in the camp. He said the focus is on various aspects of the business world, in particular the establishment of Information and communication technology companies.
Participants will be guided and educated on how companies are created and their financial affairs, as well as work plans, strategies and creating the appropriate team for new projects.
Al-Sahhaf said that successful projects will gain access to investments in the early stages of the project. The Badir program will also help these projects obtain additional investments through a large network of local and regional investors.


Al-Futtaim ACE hosts Eid celebration

Updated 18 June 2018
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Al-Futtaim ACE hosts Eid celebration

Al-Futtaim ACE in Dubai celebrated Eid with 25-75 percent off its 25,000 product lines available both in-store and online. Customers enjoyed exciting deals on a range of home, DIY, outdoor and garden products as well as on electronic goods.
A number of in-store activities, such as a henna artist, balloons, cotton candy, pop corn and face painting for kids, kept everyone entertained. The Al-Futtaim ACE Eid Extravaganza ran from June 14-17.
Customers also took advantage of the recently launched “Price Match Protection,” which matches prices of branded products available at Al-Futtaim ACE to prices for the exact same make, model and specifications of products in the market, including at online retailers.
Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer over 33,000 great products of world-class brands such as WILKO, Karcher, Black & Decker, Makita, Clark + Kensington, Weber, Gardena and Leisuregrow.