Who We Are


Wa’ed, Aramco’s entrepreneurship arm, was established in 2011 to ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. By combining deep sector knowledge and a collaborative dynamic team, Wa’ed harnesses potential business ideas and cultivates an atmosphere that empowers a new generation of entrepreneurs in the Kingdom.

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What We Offer


Funding offerings include debt funding in the form of non-collateral loans, venture capital funding offering minority equity partnerships, and non-repayable micro-funding “Seed Fund” for incubated startups. Whether you’re an established business owner seeking to expand or an aspiring entrepreneur seeking to grow, at Wa’ed you’ll find a funding program catered to your business needs.

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Wa’ed established its own business incubator, StartUp Lab, to provide incubation support for early-stage businesses. StartUp Lab is a space designed to house startup companies and provide them with a range of services such as training and mentorship in addition to office space and amenities.

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Wa’ed offers workshops in several disciplines designed to provide the know-how and necessary skill-set sought out by early stage startups, entrepreneurs, and those with potential ideas. These workshops include Business Plan formulation, Pitching, Ideation, and Business Model Canvas.

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Our Success Stories