We are hosting Tariq Alturkestani (Saee.sa)

Dec 30, 2019, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Tariq Alturkestani, of Taif, is Technical Co-Founder of Saee, a "last mile company" with offices with six cities across Saudi Arabia. In 2016, along with his partner Eihab Nassier, Tariq co-founded Kasper Cab, a platform company providing transportation to working females in Jeddah. In 2017, the founders pivoted and created Saee. The company recently raised $2 million (USD) in Series A funding.

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About this event

Tariq Alturkestani, of Taif, is Technical Co-Founder of Saee, a "last mile company" with offices with six cities across Saudi Arabia. Tariq is pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal Valley. Under the supervision of his advisor, Professor David Keyes, Tariq’s dissertation research focuses on overlapping IO and compute in large-scale scientific computation. He has been representing KAUST via collaborative research, most notably in early 2018 at Saudi Aramco, in 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and a year earlier at IBM Research in Austin, Texas.

Tariq’s journey with KAUST began immediately upon graduating from high school in Jeddah in June 2008. He is part of the first KAUST Gifted Students Program (KGSP) group, a group of 24 Saudi students hand picked by KAUST to pursue their bachelor's degrees in top universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Tariq joined the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in 2009. In 2013, he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. He then joined KAUST and received a Master's degree in Computer Science in December 2014. He is still continuing his research at KAUST and is expecting to receive his Ph.D. degree in late 2019.

In summer 2016, along with his partner Eihab Nassier, Tariq co-founded Kasper Cab, a platform company that thrived to provide secure, reliable and affordable transportation for working female in Jeddah. Later in 2017, the founders decided to replace Kasper Cab with Saee and pivot to e-commerce last mile delivery. The company recently raised $2 million (USD) in Series A funding.

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Speaker

  • Tariq Alturkestani

    Saee

    Co-Founder

When

When

Monday, December 30, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC

Agenda

4:00 PMBadge Pickup / Eat & Socialize
4:20 PMBreak for Prayer
4:35 PMFireside Chat with Tariq
5:30 PMQ&A
5:45 PMGroup Photo and Networking
7:00 PMEnd of Event

Organizers

  • Aaron (AQ) Johnson

    Startup Grind Jeddah

    Chapter Director

  • Abdulrazaq Alharbi

    Co-Director

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