Third edition of Misk 500 Accelerator Program launched

Updated 30 November 2019

Third edition of Misk 500 Accelerator Program launched

  • It includes a series of workshops and training sessions

RIYADH: The Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz (Misk) announced the launching of the third edition of Misk 500 Accelerator Program to serve and support promising businesses in the MENA region as part of its efforts to support entrepreneurship.
Misk 500 is organized in partnership with “500 Startups,” an early-stage venture fund that includes the best capital firms to stimulate the emerging businesses sector and empower entrepreneurs.
The accelerator presents an integrated support program for entrepreneurs under the supervision of a group of international mentors and experts.
It includes a series of workshops and training sessions, during which experts will closely work with participants to identify the strong points and elements of success of their projects, develop them and strengthen them so they can overcome the difficulties and obstacles they might face in their early stages.
All projects participating in Misk 500 will receive SR187,000 ($50,000) as long as they meet the necessary conditions such as having a qualified team to manage the projects and having a product in technology or a related field ready to be introduced to the market.


Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, president of Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid University

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Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, president of Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid University

  • Al-Solamy was promoted in 2009 to be a professor at Tabuk, returning to King Abdul Aziz University in 2010
  • Al-Solamy received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from King Abdul Aziz University in 1992

Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy has been the president of King Khalid University in Abha since 2016.

He recently honored doctors who had won awards at an event organized by the university’s College of Dentistry.

The ceremony was held in the presence of Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, the dean of the College of Dentistry, and Dr. Nasser Al-Ahmari, who is president of the Committee of Doctors of Excellence at the college.

The awards were in acknowledgment of the doctors’ achievements based on the evaluation of the college’s scientific research committee and the faculty members who were supervising the research.

Al-Solamy received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from King Abdul Aziz University in 1992. 

He obtained a differential geometry doctorate in 1998 from a UK institution.

He started his career in 1992 as a teaching assistant in the mathematics department at King Abdul Aziz University, staying in this role until 1994. He was later assigned as an assistant professor in the same department until 2005 before he was promoted to become an associate professor in the same department.

In 2006, Al-Solamy was made a visiting associate professor at Jazan University, and he was an associate professor between 2007 and 2009 at the University of Tabuk.

Al-Solamy was promoted in 2009 to be a professor at Tabuk, returning to King Abdul Aziz University in 2010.