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Rahaf Alrashidi

TAQADAM Accelerator| Portfolio Lead | Business Development I Startups | Innovation

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It's been an incredible 4 years at KAUST Innovation. Here's a snapshot of what it's like to work at KAUST Innovation for 4 years:Starting in events and logistics, I transitioned to become a business analyst, delved into business development, and finally found my passion in building strong communities and relationships with partners and startups in our portfolio. The journey continues to evolve, driven by personal choices and a commitment to learning and growth, both for ourselves and the businesses we support.Since I love data and numbers, here's part of my journey in numbers:- Graduated 4 cohorts with the TAQADAM accelerator- Supported 229 startups and over 400 founders- Managed over 30 mentors- Networked with more than 60 investors- Organized 50+ events that connected startups and investors- Established numerous partnershipsBeyond the numbers, the journey has been filled with memorable experiences:- Cultivated new friendships worldwide.- Celebrated remarkable achievements by founders: new products, fundraising, and partnerships.- Witnessed impactful collaborations between investors and founders.In the end...Remember, the power to shape your path lies in your hands.Enjoy your journey, be kind, listen to the stories around you, and always look for new things to explore and learn.

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Daria Sidorova

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Amazing progress ❤️🔥

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Osama Shawky 🚀🦄

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Keep motivating and inspiring 🙏🏽

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Eyad Katib

business developer @ AFAQ Health education | Investments | 1st saudi Formula Engineer | X Innovator @ KAUST | Algorithms | NLP | Start-ups | KPIs | OKRs | Governance | TQM | Always a learner

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Very inspiring 👏🏼

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Keep it up! 👏

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Riyadh Abdullah

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Keep it up 👏🏼👏🏼

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Keep going Rahaf, keep empowering rising leaders 🤍✨️

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Keep it up Rahaf Alrashidi 👏👏👏

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