In May 2022, the Saudi council of ministers approved the country’s new fintech strategy as a new pillar
of the Saudi Vision 2030 Financial Sector Development Program. This represented a key milestone in the
advancement of the fintech industry in the Kingdom. The digital era has been epitomized by a strong
sense of collaboration and partnership. Having a grasp on how this culture can promote growth is key
for startup founders to achieve scale.

Key Learning Outcomes:
Founders will leave this session with a better understanding of how to incorporate themselves into the
startup ecosystem’s culture and leverage the opportunities within it to build strong partnerships with
corporates. There will be an active discussion on the various nodes within the ecosystem that includes
incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, educational institutions, government, corporates, banks
and founder networks, and how founders can interact and leverage these various entities to support
their growth.


  • Christina Andreassen, Director of Programs – AstroLabs
  • Lujain Alburghuthi , People Experience, Culture, Sustainability Lead KSA –  Chalhoub Group
  • Tarek Bolbol , General Manager – Raff Publishing (Subsidiary of SRMG)

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