Young, ambitious and talented, Emon Shakoor is a technologically – driven, socially – responsible and female – focused advocate in Saudi Arabia. She graduated from University of California San Diego with a degree in Cognitive Science, became one of the youngest researchers at her alma mater at 21, presented her neuroscience research at the prestigious Society for Neuroscience in 2015, then became the CEO and founder of two of Saudi’s most innovative tech start ups at 25. Emon was also the youngest member to be invited to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos (2018) and is an accomplished Tedx speaker.
Possessing a sense of maturity and vision well beyond her age, Emon has delivered an outstanding contribution to the Middle East: she has launched Saudi Arabia’s first technology accelerator specifically designed for female Saudi techpreneurs, Blossom. The visionary hub serves to develop an empowering community for Saudi entrepreneurs by providing them with an invaluable network, resources, knowledge and access to funding.