Misk concludes 2nd accelerator program

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Closing ceremonies of the Misk 500 Accelerator program. (Supplied)
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Misk 500 Accelerator participants join a souvenir photo session at the close of the program. (supplied)
Updated 05 December 2019

Misk concludes 2nd accelerator program

  • Misk has launched several programs to encourage Saudis to hone their talents and contribute to the economy of the Kingdom

RIYADH: The initiatives center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk) concluded the second edition of its Misk 500 Accelerator on Tuesday.

The accelerator was organized by the Misk Innovation Initiative to encourage startups, empower entrepreneurs, and to serve and support promising businesses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It included a three-month integrated support program for entrepreneurs, supervised by a group of mentors and international experts, with a series of workshops and training sessions, under which people discovered the strengths and weaknesses in their projects.

All those who joined the program will receive SR187,000 ($50,000), provided that their project met the preconditions of having a qualified team and a product in the field of technology or other related area ready to market. The Misk Innovation Initiative aims to raise the level of professional qualification and skills for young people, enabling them to create successful projects.

Misk has launched several programs to encourage Saudis to hone their talents and contribute to the economy of the Kingdom. One of those initiatives was launched on Tuesday in partnership with the Qiddiya Investment Co. The program will run for 28 weeks, and will provide trainees with an opportunity to work alongside senior team members in many fields, preparing them for large-scale uplift projects. 


Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

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Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

Dr. Kholood Mohamed has become the first woman in the Kingdom to head Tabuk’s regional council, with the Saudi interior minister approving her appointment as the body’s secretary-general.
Al-Khamis called on Tabuk Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan on Monday and the prince congratulated her on her new position, emphasizing the role of Saudi women in government agencies.
She is an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry and supervisor of the chemistry department at the University of Tabuk.
She joined the university in 2010 as a teaching assistant in the science faculty, later becoming a lecturer and then being promoted to associate professor.
She did her doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Howard University in the US in 2018. She obtained her master’s degree from King Saud University in Riyadh and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tabuk.
Al-Khamis is a member of several scientific bodies such as the Supreme Committee of Prince Fahd bin Sultan Award for Scientific Excellence, American Chemical Society, and the Committee for the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity.
She has presented many research studies during her career, and participated locally and abroad in specialist activities in the science field.