Techstars Announces Inaugural Founder Catalyst Al Ahsa Cohort

Nov 15, 2023

We're back with further exciting updates from Saudi Arabia. This time from the nascent entrepreneurial ecosystem and aspiring media hub in the Kingdom - Al Ahsa.

In line with Techstars' mission to make innovation accessible to anyone, anywhere, we are thrilled to introduce the first cohort of the Techstars Founder Catalyst Al Ahsa program, in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Saudi National Bank (SNB).

Our inaugural cohort features 20 startups, from Saudi Arabia and the broader EMEA region, driven to make a dent in the entertainment, content creation, social media, publishing, adtech, and martech industry.

Over the next weeks, these early-stage founders will dive headfirst into the local ecosystem, benefiting from mentorship, training, and access to Techstars' vast global network of investors, entrepreneurs, and experts. The startups will also get the chance to showcase their products and pitch to potential investors and partners at our Demo Day event in Al Ahsa, set for January 17, 2024.

We can't wait to see the progress these founders will make in the months to come, and we highly recommend you to check them out.

Here are the startups that make up the Techstars Founder Catalyst Al Ahsa cohort, listed alphabetically:

Aurora Media Group

A new media streaming company.


Platform compiling short and independent films.


A technology platform on mobiles that offers the sale of tickets for events.


Kharja is a social media mobile app that facilitates friends' gatherings and outings.

Mush Social

A social media platform that rewards its users for their activity.


All-in-one multi-channel conversational commerce platform, enabling e-commerce to convert enquiries received on social media to sales.


An AI powered analytical application designed for advertising and marketing purposes that help to improve the quality of the Ads content over the social media to achieve better results with higher conversion rate.


Presence is a solution that helps online communities come together and grow offline engagement.

Rest Hero

Provides social media Commerce solutions for business owners and home-based businesses to sell on Social Media directly.

Platform that helps marketers plan, execute and measure advertising campaigns.


B2C Auction live video commerce application.


Spinet offers a solution that streamlines online presence by aggregating contacts into digital cards for seamless sharing and networking, while also addressing the challenge of business card distribution without tracking or centralized data.


Social media app specialized in rating, ranking and reviews for everything.


The fastest and easiest way to launch an advertising campaign.


Tourific revolutionizes travel experiences with immersive audio-guided tours curated by local experts, accessible right from smartphones. Travelers enjoy authentic narratives at their own pace, ensuring a personal touch.


UniToni is an innovative platform that revolutionizes university life by connecting students, enhancing engagement, and simplifying administrative processes.


Matching attendees for effective event connections.


A messaging app designed to get you off your phone.


Ygii is revolutionizing the gifting landscape. We simplify collaborative wish-list creation, making gift-giving intuitive & meaningful. Say goodbye to unwanted gifts, hello to thoughtful connections.


Zero-Code is revolutionizing Web3 innovation with our no-code platform. We empower businesses to easily create, launch, and scale Web3 projects without coding. By eliminating the technical barrier, we're unlocking the potential of decentralized technology.