MITEF KSA to mentor entrepreneurs in Riyadh

A workshop held by MITEF encourages male and female entrepreneurs to interact, discuss and participate in programs and competitions that would enrich the entrepreneurship environment in Saudi Arabia.
Updated 25 November 2019

MITEF KSA to mentor entrepreneurs in Riyadh

Within Riyadh Season, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Saudi Arabia is preparing to launch a special event for entrepreneurs from Nov. 27 to 30 at the Riyadh Front Mall, and from Dec. 8 to 20 at the Riyadh Boulevard. 

The objective is to create an interactive platform to connect innovative entrepreneurs with top industry experts to coach and help them launch and develop their projects, and to foster the entrepreneurship culture in Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Tasamy, which will provide insights and mentorship for social enterprise ventures. 

MITEF aims to attract male and female entrepreneurs, university students and anyone interested in entrepreneurship in the Kingdom. It encourages them to interact, discuss and participate in programs and competitions that would enrich the entrepreneurship environment in Saudi Arabia. 

The event has three zones: The Dream zone for young entrepreneurs who need mentoring and coaching to translate their ideas into real projects; the Start zone for sharing successful startup stories; and the Inspire zone focusing on successful startups that aim to effect a substantial positive impact in society.

“By holding this event, MITEF Saudi Arabia aims to support Saudi youth to develop their ideas into real projects that help drive economic progress, promote the entrepreneurship culture, and inspire innovation across all business sectors within Saudi Arabia in line with Vision 2030. We cordially invite and welcome all entrepreneurs and stakeholders to participate in this week-long event at the Riyadh Front Mall and the Riyadh Boulevard to share ideas and discuss potential projects and opportunities. So, don’t miss it,” said Bayan Abdullah Algamdi, head of entrepreneurship programs at MITEF Saudi.

MITEF, part of MIT Enterprise Forum global network, in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel, an initiative of Community Jameel, has announced its fourth annual edition of the Saudi Startup Competition. Registration is open for all Saudi and non-Saudi entrepreneurs from all age-groups and business sectors on the official website of the competition and will continue until Dec. 21. The nine winning teams will be invited to participate in the 13th edition of MITEF Arab Startup Competition and awarded cash prizes totaling more than SR325,000 ($86,660).

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Saudi Arabia is part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. MITEF aims to inform, connect, and coach Saudi entrepreneurs — enabling them to transform ideas into world-changing companies.

Founded in 2015, MITEF aims to celebrate and support all potential startups and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom through the startups competition.


Saudia Private Aviation best luxury jet service in KSA

Updated 10 August 2020

Saudia Private Aviation best luxury jet service in KSA

Saudia Private Aviation (SPA), a leader in the region’s air transportation sector, has been named this year’s winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of “Best Luxury Private Jet Service in Saudi Arabia.”

The burgeoning segment of business jet operations in the Middle East has gone through significant positive changes during the past few years. Evolving customer demands are driving the development of high-standard aircraft and improvement in customer service.

“We are honored to be recognized by the respected Luxury Lifestyle Awards experts. This is an important indication that the development strategy we have chosen, allows us to meet the challenges of the growing market and the high demands for private aviation,” said Osama Alahdal, general manager commercial affairs, SPA.

SPA was founded in 2009 as the private division of Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier and one of the most popular commercial airlines worldwide, Saudi Arabian Airlines. It is a top-tier international luxury flight services and ground-handling provider headquartered in Jeddah. Its more than 75 years of experience in air transportation on a global scale allows the company to guarantee the highest levels of services in the field of air travel.

SPA has the largest private aviation terminal (FBO) in Saudi Arabia, located in Jeddah, in addition to lounges in the major cities of the Kingdom — Riyadh, Dammam and Madinah. It will also be present in the upcoming luxury real estate megaproject, NEOM.

The company’s discerning clientele includes members of the royal family, VIPs, executives, wealthy individuals, celebrities, and business leaders from around the world.

“Each client of Saudia Private Aviation can rest assured that they will be provided with the highest standards of unrivaled privacy, meticulous attention to detail, flawless luxury, and safety. All services are tailored to exceed the esteemed customers’ expectations,” a statement said.

The SPA experience begins the moment a client chooses their destination, as the SPA team thrives to assure every client a safe, punctual, and exclusive experience. The integrated services offered by SPA include ground handling, aircraft charter, aircraft management and private aviation consultancy. The company also configures the cabin according to the client’s needs. SPA’s fleet comprises aircraft with a capacity of up to 400 passengers.

“By setting new standards in private aviation, aircraft charter services, logistical support, and flight support services, SPA is making a significant contribution to the realization of Saudi Vision 2030,” the statement said.

Luxury Lifestyle Awards select, recognize, celebrate and promote the best luxury goods and services all over the world.