Code Hero

Digital Entrepreneurship Center

Your idea could be
the next breakthrough

Who We Are?

In CODE we seek to capitalize on the growing pace of the Saudi digital economy, and we will do that through expediting and leading the development of digital knowledge, empowering local talents and enabling digital entrepreneurship in all its startup phases. If you are still exploring the possibilities of your vision, we want to be part of the process moving forward, if you have already outlined the underlying concepts for the idea, we are interested. Early stage? Perfect. Seed stage? Even better. Growth stage? Buckle up, Unicorn statue is our next stop. From the start we want to be clear about one thing and one thing only; we are here to help you make the next digital breakthrough. If you have the vision, the talent, the commitment to pursue ambitious, bold and daring ideas, then we want you to be part of our community, we need you in our ecosystem, you are the reason CODE exists!

Our Goals
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Enable entrepreneurial culture
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Increase adoption of new technologies
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Increase digital economy’s contribution to GDP
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Empower women’s participation
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Steer digital investment opportunities
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Creating new job opportunities and localizing technology
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Tech Champions

Tech Champions is an accelerator and business incubator targeting innovative entrepreneurs by providing them with the necessary tools and support in the technical, administrative and financial aspects through the Ministry's distinguished partners from the private and semi-governmental sectors.

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Techstars

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announces the opening of registration for The Riyadh Techstars Accelerator, which will be based in the capital, Riyadh. The 3-month accelerator will include ten selected startups and help them expand their various businesses and partnerships.

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Game Changers

The Ministry of Communications and Information TechnologyDigiPen USA, and Advanced Initiative are now recruiting KSA citizens and residents for the Game Changers Program. Based in Riyadh, the Game Changers Program aims to help Saudis with a strong entrepreneurial spirit to launch indie game companies.

Our Ecosystem

Our ecosystem is built specifically to meet the needs and expectations of digital startups. With CODE, you will find like-minded entrepreneurs who are working in similar or related fields, have an abundance mindset, and are willing to share their experience and knowledge.

Entrepreneurs

CODE has a wide and diverse community of entrepreneurs in its network, all are eager and ambitious to help make the next technological breakthrough.

Entrepreneur
Mentors

One of our goals at CODE is to lead the development of local talents, and what better way to do that through providing our entrepreneurs access to the best mentors out there?

Mentor
Investors

Every entrepreneurial venture needs access to the right type of funding, and even more so with digital entrepreneurship. Join CODE if you are an investor in the digital economy.

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People reached
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Startups within CODE network
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Ecosystem partners
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Programs
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Innovation labs

Our Programs

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May, 2021 - February, 2022
  • Accelerator
The Riyadh Techstars Accelerator is focused on startups building and growing their businesses in the Middle East and North Africa.
TechChamps
April, 2021 - November, 2021
  • Accelerator
  • Incubator
Tech Champions is an accelerator and business incubator targeting innovative entrepreneurs by providing them with the necessary tools and support in the technical, administrative and financial aspects through the Ministry's distinguished partners from the private and semi-governmental sectors.
Gamechangers
Jan, 2021 - August, 2022
  • Bootcamp
  • Incubator
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, DigiPen USA, and Advanced Initiative are now recruiting KSA citizens and residents for the Game Changers Program.
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CODE is where pioneers get together and build

Be part of our community today, JOIN CODE!

jaleesa
"A beautiful experience and it was the first of its kind, I got to know the field of entrepreneurship in it at the beginning of every project that needs support or a push forward and this can be achieved through technology pioneers, it is worth the experience"

Ebtisam Bukhush

Jaleesa - Founder
chilllearn
"I advise other startups in the Tech Champions program, who are admitted to the program receive all possible types of support from the Ministry as financial, logistical, technical, and many other support. In addition to a very useful media appearance for the startup."

Muhannad Aljaser

Chill Learn - Founder
mawaidy
"It was an exceptional experience, in which it gave us many important workshops that helped to develop the project. Grateful for this valuable opportunity."

Muhammed Alhimali

Mawaidy - Founder
dentistplus
"What we found in the Tech Champions program was completely different in terms of providing full support for projects, including advisory services, guidance, continuous follow-up and direct linking with decision-makers in various sectors, companies, and investors, in addition to intensive bootcamps"

Essam Alshaikh

Dentist Plus - Founder
AlhanoufAlsuwailem
"A very enriching experience, we benefited greatly in terms of preparing to work and understanding the market. There were hidden aspects to us but because of Allah then the program, a complete perception of them was built. The program is wonderful and enables the enthusiasts to achieve their dream. To be honest, we had no idea how to convert the product into a start-up, but with the program and the delivery of requirements, many stages were shortened. Thank you from the heart for your hard work! "

Alhanouf Abdulrahman Alsuwailem

Siren for AML Solutions - Founder
AyaHabeeb
"A beautiful experience in every sense of the word, we learned many lessons related to marketing and innovation and we are happy with the progress. God willing, Minha will be the change and the hope for every ambitious student to build his future. Also, it will be a wheel for youth development in line with the vision of our kingdom. And as a message to every young man who has ideas, we are living In an era that believes in your abilities. Work on your ideas and make them a reality that contributes to building your homelands. "

Aya Habeeb

Minha - Founder
SultanSulaiman
"It gave me courage and imagination of the stages that I may face during my project, the relationships and experiences of previous entrepreneurs, and the ability to continue without stopping. Also, God willing, I will attract the first investors and partners to be with us. "

Sultan Sulaiman Albalwi

Retan Dream Up - Founder
NawwafAlabra
"A very special experience, I would like to thank the organizers of the program and for giving us the opportunity to participate. "

Nawaf Ahmed Alabra

e-Procure - Founder
Ahmed
"The network of friends, mentors, and advisors that we have gained through the Tech Champions incubator provided us with incredible advice and support. "

Ahmed

Rymotely - Founder
MetaibAljuaid
"An enriching and guiding experience for aspiring all the entrepreneurs. "

Metaib Aljuaid

MuseumX - Founder
fawaz
"After joining Tech Champions Program, we were able to turn just an idea into an integrated team and a prototype that we can take to the market and test the product."

Fawaz Aljohani

Dayaan - Founder
amjad
"A very wonderful experience, communication and guidance from the mentors and experts, and an amazing organization. Thank you for your efforts to provide such opportunities to us to prove our capabilities. I invite everyone who has an idea to solve a problem to take the initiative to register in the program."

Amjad Altukhaim

Behob - Founder
hessa
"It was a rich experience. The program was very wonderful and enlightened our insight in many aspects. It also helped us to meet many of creative people who enriched the experience with a lot of development and giving."

Hessa Almuhraj

Behob - Founder
ghazi
"Exciting experience, exhilarating stage, and productive arrangements. And from here our promising national platform has been launched."

Ghazi Alomari

Tamkeen platform - Founder
eyad
" A wonderful experience with all its details and we are grateful for this amazing opportunity that helped us to communicate with entrepreneurs, investors and technical companies, and the support, resources, services and consultancy provided by this program to develop the Hammam platform."

Dr. Eyad Buhulaiga

Hemam Platform - Founder
basel
"More than wonderful, it varied between the accumulated experiences, the good presentation and preparation, the cooperation of the work team and the organizers, and enriching discussions and meetings. In short, everything is beautiful."

Eng. Basel Abdullah Alfawzan

Endowment Organizations Growth Strategy - Founder
bayan
"An enriching experience that opened up more opportunities to develop our startup. "

Bayan Abdulrahman Aljafri

Oqsosa - Founder

Startup Journey

The startup journey is ideally how a startup would progress through our ecosystem, a startup can join from the moment of its inception and continue its journey till it reaches Unicorn status, or it can join CODE at any moment in its progression, in order to receive the support and guidance it needs, whether it was through our network of other entrepreneurs and startups, CODE mentors, or CODE investors, or even through the use of our labs and innovative centers. Our goal is to ensure you and your team's growth and your company’s growth.

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Idea Stage
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It is typically when the founder or founders are still outlining their vision and trying to bring it to life through modeling and planning. 

Early Stage
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The early stages of a startup is where all the excitement happens, this is when the planning is done and implementation has taken place.

Seed Stage
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First sign of success an entrepreneur sees, after blazing through the early stage, the founder comes out with more insight on the product.

Growth Stage
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If you reach this stage you are already a seasoned entrepreneur, and we want to be part of your journey to 1 Billion and more.

Latest News

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May 18, 2021
In partnership with Raed Ventures Investment Fund (RVIF), the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced the start of registration in “Riyadh Techstars Accelerator” specialized in technology accelerators. Techstars Accelerator will be based in capital Riyadh for four months, to provide...

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AVA

A company that provides fully cashless vending machine solutions with the expertise and experience to help you create and expand your revenue automatically. We offer a unique blend of consulting, technical and marketing skills to augment our creative design capabilities to create a robust vending machine system.

موعدي | Mawidy

An application to book medical / contact medicine appointments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we seek to facilitate access to medical services and raise community health awareness

أرتال | Artal

An advanced system that supports face recognition, has been designed using the latest technical materials using machine learning techniques and artificial intelligence.

تاقت | TAGit

An entertainment app that allows users to participate in and share challenges with each other, whether with friends, family, teams, and for entertainment events.

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