What it is: Startup Grind is entrepreneurship program underwritten by Google with over 350 local chapters worldwide. The event seeks to bring members of the regional Jeddah startup ecosystem under one roof and on a regular basis to learn, inspire and connect. Please bring your business cards to network with other attendees - Light food and beverages provided.
Who is invited: We invite all Jeddah-region startups, software programmers, creatives, investors, consultants and related professional services (law, accounting, human resources, etc.) to attend.
Featured Special Guest
Kiran Narayanan is about to graduate with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). His PhD focusses on numerical algorithms and scientific computing for hydrodynamics. He is founder & CEO of UnitX, a Saudi startup that offers end-to-end, vertically integrated products and services for high performance computing.
UnitX team consists of highly skilled engineers and scientists with strong technical backgrounds in applied mathematics and high performance computing. UnitX, along with international strategic partners, strives to provide the most advanced engineering services, computing skills, and engineering tools to the local industries in Saudi Arabia.
Founder & CEO
Kiran Narayanan is about to graduate with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from KAUST.
Kiran Narayanan is about to graduate with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from KAUST. His PhD focusses on numerical algorithms and scientific computing for hydrodynamics. He is a recipient of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Cornell University, the Wiley Certificate of Leadership, and was a Leader of Tomorrow at the St. Gallen Symposium, Switzerland. During his work at KAUST, he also was a research affiliate with the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and a tutor with the Saudi chapter of the Research Science Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), prior to which he was a project engineer with an oil and gas engineering firm in Houston, Texas. He obtained the gold medal in the Bachelors program in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras in 2004. Kiran is an avid traveller and a fitness enthusiast, and a key driver of the team.
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