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MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Saudi Arabia is part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. We inform, connect, and coach Saudi entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies.

Founded in 2015 with the goal of promoting and enriching the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Saudi Arabia, we aim to celebrate and support all potential startups and entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia through our annual competition.

The MITEF Saudi startup competition focuses on attracting high potential social, business startups and ideas in all fields and industries. Participating in this competition will give you local and international exposure and recognition through MIT Enterprise Forum Global, as well as through MIT Technology Review, a media company wholly owned by MIT. The winners of the MITEF Saudi Arabia Competition will be invited to participate in the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition.

Our Mission

To inform, connect, and coach local entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. We are a global network of local organizations, inspired by MIT, and open to the world.


Our Vision

To build a better world by accelerating the creation and growth of world-class business and social enterprises.


MIT Enterprise Forum Global

The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) is a global organization of dedicated professionals with local chapters, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through MIT Technology Review. The forum is open to all participants of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • MITEF is a non-profit organization, headquartered with MIT Technology Review in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and with chapters worldwide
  • MITEF and its chapters are led by dedicated staff and volunteers who share a passion for making a difference and achieving global outcomes through tailored local and regional programs

MITEF has chapters in major markets in the U.S. and a growing number outside of the U.S., including many in emerging markets.

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