Tech Champions 2021

Our Programs

Incubator
Accelerator
Tech Champions

From an idea to a working MVP

Virtual

April, 25th 2021 - November, 21st 2021

Registration deadline was on 25th April. 

about
Targeting Innovative Entrepreneurs

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.

Targeted Sectors
culture
Culture

In collaboration with the Ministry of Culture

This sector targets the following challenges:

  • Museum System 2.0
  • Innovations of cultural heritage
  • Future Libraries
  • Digitalization meets culture
sport
Sport

In collaboration with the Ministry of Sports

This sector targets the following challenges:

  • The digital cheerleader experience
  • Sports performance techniques
  • Sports stadium management innovations
  • Sport is for everyone
awqaf
Awqaf

In collaboration with the General Authority for Awqaf

This sector targets the following challenges:

  • Technology to generate a social impact
  • Using technology to increase public awareness
  • Innovative paths for the General Authority of Endowments
  • Digital transformation in endowments
finance
Financial Techniques

In collaboration with Fintech Saudi

This sector targets the following challenges:

  • Technology in responsible investment services
  • Smart financial tools for projects and small enterprises
  • Digitize the insurance sector
  • Improving the retail banking experience
Program Tracks
accelerator
Accelerator

For the projects in the growth stage


12 Nominated Startups

Accelerator Stage
 

This track provides: 

Awards and Prizes

3 Months of Training 

Previous customers or prepaid returns required

incubator
Incubator

For the projects in the idea stage.


320 Nominated Ideas          32 Selected Ideas 

Pre-incubator Stage               Incubator Stage
 

This track provides: 

Awards and Prizes

3 Months of Training 

No previous customers or prepaid returns required

Program Sessions
Champion session
Tech Champions Introductory Session

Discover the features of the Tech Champions paths and get to know the parties responsible for the program.

400
Beneficiaries
300
Projects
40
Partners
Incubator Journey
01

25th April 2021

Registration Deadline
02

6th June - 6th July 2021

Pre-incubator

The stage of incubating new projects

03

15th August - 20 November 2021

Incubator

The stage of new ideas development

04

December 2021

Final Ceremony
Accelerator Journey
01

25th April 2021

Registration Deadline
02

20 June - 1st July 2021

Bootcamp
03

4th July - 30th September 2021

Accelerator

The stage of startup development

04

December 2021

Final Ceremony
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Create Your Own Path In The World of Technology

Application deadline: April 25, 2021

FAQs

Successful implementation of your idea will ensure that it will not be stolen.

The Tech Champions program does not have your idea.
However, it should be noted that no idea can be protected in and of itself.

The partnerships between the Tech Champions program and public entities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are what distinguishes the program from others. The program draws on its vast experience to help startups grow and develop solutions that benefit key sectors in the Kingdom.

Yes, the program is online.

Yes. In the program's second version, it focuses on the following sectors:

Culture, Sports, Awqaf, and Financial Technologies.

Partners

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Founding

SDB

Strategic

vision
Awqaf
culture
Fintech
jawdatalhayat
sport
tahawol

Government

cyber
mawhiba
monshaat
PNU
sportsforall

Investment

GAN
Manafa
nama
OQAL
RAED
aramco
scopeer

Experience

aymanlowyer
devoteam
EY
halaWalla
KPMG
portas
PURESPORTS
SEDCO
SMELAW
UXBERT
Wissam

Perks

aws
babrezq
IBM
momkn
ORACLE
twiliostartups
unifonic
youxel

Communication

Arabnet
saudiecosystem
enterprise forum
namaa
saudisportfederation
startupsgrind
Wadimakkah

Media

entrepreneur

Executive

seedstars
creativeHQ