Saudi Arabia, Google for Startups to support 100 Technology initiatives

Saudi Arabia, Google for Startups to support 100 Technology initiatives

Riyadh, The Gulf Observer: Google for Startups and Saudi Arabia’s technology destination The Garage Disrupt supported more than 100 emerging technology companies worldwide annually.

The partnership ensures The Garage and its initiatives join a network of the best startup accelerators programs in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

It aims to implement 4 business accelerators annually to enable 100 digital and technology startups to open in Saudi Arabia.

This comes in accordance with the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to develop the digital economy and enhance the role of The Garage.

Communications and Information Technology Minister Abdullah bin Amer Al Sawaha said that this partnership is an additional confirmation of Saudi Arabia’s position as a regional hub for technology and innovation with a volume exceeding $40 billion and a pivotal center for attracting talent and digital innovation, SPA reported.

The partnership is part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to empower male and female entrepreneurs to continue regional leadership through innovative digital solutions and applications.

The partnership also focuses on the Garage’s business accelerator program known as (Garage Plus) as the Garage team aspires to build an accelerator program that competes with global accelerators, provided by Google for Startups by providing a vast base of science, knowledge, and best practices reached through its previous programs and cooperation with the best business accelerators programs around the world.

“Since we announced the Garage project, we have been striving to provide the best for the community of entrepreneurs, and our partnership with Google for Startups represents the best step to achieve this as it guarantees our startups access to world-leading trainers and mentors in their fields, in addition to enhancing their development through Google’s support services and we look forward to the outcome of this partnership and the graduation of the first batch of this partnership.” King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology President Dr. Mounir El Desouki said.