The work that TechWadi does is very important because they build bridges to make entrepreneurs in the Middle East benefit from the resources in Silicon Valley.
Founder & CEO of SilkRoad Images, whose acceleration culminated in her acceptance to 500Startups.
With the help of Google for Entrepreneurs and the Skoll Foundation, in 2014 we accelerated the three winners of the MIT Arab Startup Competition on the ground here in Silicon Valley. The results of our community-driven mentorship proved stunning and we look forward to expanding the program in the coming year. Each high-impact entrepreneur engages with a custom tailored team of high-impact mentors for weeks prior to their four-week sprint in Silicon Valley. Mentors and staff work to provide the most tailored and detailed program possible, filtering through noise and maximizing the value of the journey in Silicon Valley.
Aside from custom tailored mentorship, participating companies benefit from:
Welcome Event: As a soft-landing for our companies, an introductory event featuring our general membership welcomes them to our Silicon Valley community, easing cultural and professional barriers
Weekly Dinners: Working with our partners, our highest-profile speakers join participating companies for an intimate weekly dinner and discussion, building links and opening doors prior to Demo Day
Office Hours: TechWadi staff members and mentor-core hold regular office hours to check in on company milestones and support by making introductions and plugging companies into the rest of the powerful Silicon Valley ecosystem
Demo Day: Companies present to top investors at demo days including potentially the F50 Demo Day. F50 is a private co-investment platform working with a global community of investors and the largest startup and developer communities in Silicon Valley. Participating companies will pitch to an unrivaled group of international investors at the world-famous Moscone Center. Participants in the first F50 Demo Day raised a staggering $10M+.
Cloud Services: With the help of Google for Entrepreneurs, qualified companies can receive Google Cloud Services for up to $100,000 or one year of use.