Who is TechWadi?


TechWadi is the leading non-profit organization building bridges between Silicon Valley and the Arab world. From its beginnings as the community of top Arab American technology professionals in Silicon Valley, TechWadi has evolved into a powerful platform for collaboration – with members and events spanning across the world. In Silicon Valley, TechWadi brings together technology [...]



TechWadi holds regular conferences focused on technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. We have organized large entrepreneurship Forums and mentorship delegations across the world, uniting hundreds of leading technology professionals and galvanizing the community to help jump-start entrepreneurship throughout the MENA region. Please see below for news on upcoming events from TechWadi as well as other organizations [...]

News and Updates

HM King Abdullah of Jordan in Silicon Valley

In the presence of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, University of California, Berkeley invites you to Innovative Jordan. Our get together will focus on entrepreneurship and technology ecosystems in the Middle East, and include an address by His Majesty and panel discussions with key tech [...]

SF Networking Reception at Galvanize

Join us at Galvanize SF, from 6-9pm on May 19th for a networking reception featuring leading TechWadi startups and TechWadi100 Members. We will be joined by a select group of high-caliber executives from the Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC), interested in learning about the Silicon Valley entrepreneurship ecosystem and learning about the Angel investing landscape.


The Fifth Annual TechWadi Forum, June 2014

The entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Middle East has evolved beautifully in the last five years; so has the quality and impact of startups and entrepreneurs. Last year in particular was seminal. Incubators and accelerators tripled capacity, venture capital and angel funds quadrupled, and funds raised by high impact entrepreneurs exceeded $500 million – or 2.5 [...]


AMENDS Delegates at Stanford

For the third year running we are thrilled to partner with AMENDS, a student initiative at Stanford that enables promising youth change agents from across MENA and United States to learn from each other, advance their work, and share their ideas and experiences with the world.  Each year the delegates gather at Stanford for a few [...]


NYU Abu Dhabi 3rd Annual Hackathon for Social Good

Posted by TechWadi100 Member Rania Hadi, Outreach Manager Google MENA Many desire to have an impact on the world and create positive change, but few actually create tangible products to drive that change. On Feb 14-16, hundreds of students from all over the world were able to do just that, at the NYU Abu Dhabi 3rd [...]


Wharton MENA Conference 2014

The organizing committee for Wharton’s Middle East and North Africa Conference is proud to announce its third conference. We are honored to have such an exceptional line-up of keynotes and speakers from various countries in the region including Egypt, Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and the United States. The conference will focus on [...]

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