Program Associate (MENA) Jobs in Riyadh at 500 Global

Title: Program Associate (MENA)

Company: 500 Global

Location: Riyadh


Our Mission

We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

Who We Are

500 Global is a venture capital firm that invests early in founders building fast-growing technology companies. We focus on markets where technology, innovation, and capital can unlock long-term value and drive economic growth. We work closely with key stakeholders and advise governments and corporations on how best to support entrepreneurial ecosystems so startups can thrive.

500 Global has backed over 6,000 founders representing more than 2,500 companies operating in 77 countries. Our portfolio includes 41 companies valued at over $1 billion and 125 companies valued at over $100 million. Our 140+ plus team members are located in more than 15 countries and bring experience as entrepreneurs, investors, and operators from some of the world’s leading technology companies.

Start Date

We are looking for someone to start Early March or prior.

What We Need

We are looking for an amazing Program Associate to join our MENA team, based out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Who you are

You share our passion for uplifting people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. You understand a founder’s journey and thrive in entrepreneurial, creative, fast-paced environments. You bring with you superb organizational and project management skills, keen attention to details, and a strong ability to navigate and build relationships.

What You Will Do

This role will be key to a successful initiative which includes various types of programs and events. You will be responsible for supporting the team in ensuring the successful execution of all the activities run, creating a positive experience for all participants.

Responsibilities can range from program coordination to logistical support, and community engagement activities. You will be responsible for performing administrative duties, support for events and sessions. You will be expected to be available at all program stages and virtual/physical event times scheduled for the duration of the program, including weekends, if any. You will be interacting with founders, mentors, and other program stakeholders on a daily basis. Experience with program management, as well as familiarity with project management is preferred.

Key Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

Participate in weekly syncs with the accelerator team

Conduct outreach and help to recruit startups for the program

Answer applicants’ questions in Arabic and English, and questions that require local knowledge

Coordinate and manage Office Hours between the mentors and the founders/startups

Help plan and execute social events for the batch

Coordinate and oversee daily management for programs

Source and coordinate local industry speakers and investors to guest speak for the accelerator, per the Head of Accelerator request

Send weekly batch emails (updates; housekeeping; next week’s events; new mentors; various deadlines, etc.)

Update internal documents and tools for regular reporting and visibility

Assist in prep for Demo Days, working with the startups, partners and vendors as needed

Assist in delivery of the Demo Days, ensuring everything and everyone are managed accordingly

Support the Head of Accelerator and wider team in all aspects of the program


Must haves

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Be one of the most organize…

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