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

Lebanese Founder Embodies the Spirit of Silicon Valley Innovation with Life-Saving Sensor Technology

What if 80 percent of car accidents could be completely avoided with a single piece of technology? Lebanese-born entrepreneur Louay Eldada is making that outlook a reality with Quanergy Systems, recently securing $30M in Series A financing to accelerate its growth. Using LiDAR technology, Quanergy develops and markets smart sensing solutions for real-time 3D mapping [...]

Arab Women Rising

Only ten percent of internet entrepreneurs worldwide are women, but would you have guessed that number is two to three times higher when solely examining the MENA region? In a powerful panel of women leaders of the Middle East led by Ahead of the Curve Founder Dina Sherif, its no surprise the region is surpassing [...]

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 [...]

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