EEL Acceleration Program

KFUPM Entrepreneurship Institute is proud to offer the ‘Entrepreneurial Emerging Leaders (EEL) Accelerator Program' for all KFUPM Students, Faculty and Entrepreneurs. The program is an ideal opportunity for those who aspire to be entrepreneurs and/or would like to learn more about Entrepreneurship and Startups.

EEL Class Details

The EEL Program will have 9 modules namely, Act-Build-Learn, Create Entrepreneurs, Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship, Business Structure, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Entrepreneurial Accounting, Entrepreneurial Finance, Business Plan, and Entrepreneurial Leadership Workshop. For more details about each, click below

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Program Timings

  • Week 1-6: EEL Classes every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Week 6: KoG Funding Round
  • Week 7 - 10: Dedicated for Mentoring (Guidance from experts)
  • Week 11 - 13: Preparation of Business Plan Final Pitching
  • Week 13 - 14: Funding and Demo Day Preparation

  • Program Benefits

  • Receive extensive mentoring from business experts.
  • Access to EI Incubator Space.
  • Funding Opportunities.
  • Develop Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
  • Develop your Business Plan.
  • Help to protect your Business Idea.
  • Get a certificate from EI upon completing the program.

  • Seminars

    The EEL Acceleration Program also includes seminars by business experts on the relevant topics related to entrepreneurship. The goal of these seminars is to enable the participants learn directly from people who have practical experience in the field related to the topic of the seminar.
    1. Mockup app/web development
    2. IP & Commercialization
    3. Product Development
    4. Business Ethics
    5. Accounting for non-accountant
    6. Marketing Plans
    7. Financial Plans
    8. Preparing Investable Pitch
    9. How to conduct Feasibility Study

    Funding Opportunities

    Keys of Goodness Grant
    This grant is to enable teams to develop prototypes / minimum-viable-products (MVP) to demonstrate their idea to investors

    Proof of Concept Fund
    This grant is given to enable teams to develop a proof-of-concept for their ideas.

    DTVC Fund
    This grant is given to teams that have tech-based ideas and have already developed an MVP for their business idea

    Commercialization Fund
    This grant is given to tech-based ideas only that have high commercialization potential to be implemented in the industry.


    The Mentoring Program objective is to facilitate for entrepreneurs a network of highly skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable mentors to help them in their entrepreneurial endeavors. For our network of mentors, please click below:

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    Incubator Services

    The incubator provides various services such as the Physical space, AWS Services, Labs, Networking Space, Legal services, and Business Coaching. For various services provided by the incubator, please click below:

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