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Author of the widely successful Startup Idea Discovery book (Arabic book) (had an Agreement with Saudi Aramco to print 1million copies of it).

Passionate about entrepreneurship and creating social impact. Helped educate tens of thousands in the areas of entrepreneurship & scientific research through my online learning platforms.

⭐️ My Entrepreneurial efforts

  • Mntrni: A mentoring platform connecting entrepreneurs with mentors to facilitate the exchange of knowledge & expertise. The platform is in it's beta testing stage with a good public reception and a growing number of mentors requesting to join. Already delivered +90000 mentoring minutes.
  • An educational website (+10000 registered members) teaching the basics of entrepreneurship and sharing great lessons and experiences through video courses, resources, and articles.
  • MVP.City: An online SaaS solution to help individuals validate their ideas quickly based on accurate data.
  • A scientific research education platform (+25000 registered members and half a million social followers) helping early researchers in understanding the basics of scientific research. The platform is aiming to monazite by offering subscription access to a wide range of online video courses.

Notable Committees/Memberships

  • Executive Committee Member, representing Saudi private sector (2023), NextEra initiative, National Technology Development Program (NTDP), Saudi Arabia.
  • Steering Committee Member (2022-2023), NEOM's Food Accelerator, Saudi Arabia.

Public Speaking (Notable Highlights)

I've had the pleasure & honour to speak at some excellent innovation & entrepreneurship related events including:

  • Nauatech Hackathon (2023): Participated as a VIP speaker and a judge.
  • Misk Spark (2021, 2022): Participating in key discussions in the Misk Spark entrepreneurship program.
  • MITEF KAEC (2020):Delivered a talk on Startup Growth.
  • LeanCamp London (March, 2014): As the first Saudi to share my experience at such an important international event, I talked about, how it started, its huge impact, and its future direction.
  • LeapStartup, London (2013): Workshop on startups and the Lean Startup Methodology as part of the IESummer program in the UK.

Work History




Mntrni is a mentoring platform connecting entrepreneurs with quality startup mentors. Mntrni delivered over 18000 mentoring minutes for FREE and continue to evolve and deliver value.

JUNE 2017JUNE 2019

Fund Advisor

WJ Ventures (Wadi Jeddah Company Investment Fund)

WJ Ventures is a startup investment fund looking to invest in startups that have validated their business model (MVP) and can show potential for growth. I helped evaluate +50 pitches since the establishment of the fund. 

Sep 2016Apr 2018

General Manager of the Creativity & Entrepreneurship Center

King Abdulaziz University

Responsibilities include running awareness programs and events to spread the culture of innovation & entrepreneurship within the university.

Jan 2016Jan 2017

Consultant to the Vice President of Business and Knowledge Creativity

King Abdulaziz University

To help run innovation & entrepreneurship initiatives and programs in the university.


VP of Quality & IT, Co-Founder

Entrepreneurship Excellence Center (UK)

Designed & delivered innovation & entrepreneurship programs for Saudi clients/universities while working with leading organisations:

- Top Startup Accelerators/Incubators: YC, 500Startups, TechStars, SeedCamp.

- Leading Universities: Stanford (US), Berkeley (US), Oxford (UK), Cambridge (UK), Warwick (UK), and more.

- Global Companies: Google, Intel, Samsung, and more.

Feb 2014Feb 2015

Member of the Consulting Committee for Bin Ladin's Chair for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Umm AlQura University

I was invited by UQU to be a member of the consulting committee which include members from the university top management as well as entrepreneurs from different fields.

Sep 2009Present

Founder (Formerly DrHariri Research Blog) is an online education startup aiming to educate and spread the awareness of scientific research in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by publishing online interactive courses, articles, and resources through it's online platform. With over half a million following the Facebook page alone and thousands of registrations since the beta launch, strives to change the shape of education in the MENA region for the better in the next two years. Courses and resources are in Arabic.

Feb 2015Feb 2016

Deputy General Manager of the Quality Management Administration

King Abdulaziz University

We oversee the development of proper quality assurance and quality management & improvement systems and approaches within the university while working as consultants with all the departments within the university.

Jan 2012Jan 2014


Pitch 2 Mentor Social Initiative

Mentoring entrepreneurs in the MENA in areas related to IT, Social Media Marketing, and idea testing/validation.

Sep 20072013

Quality & I.T Consultant

Quality & Excellence Consultant

QEConsultant is one of the leading expertise firm in Saudi Arabia in the Quality Management area. Through them, I work with various public and private organizations as a consultant.

Sep 20022013

Web Designer


I've started working on and designing websites a long time ago while working with staff members within King Abdulaziz University and other clients.


Jan 2010Jan 2014

PhD in Engineering (Diffusion of Innovation)

University of Warwick

I've done my PhD at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), one of the leading research groups around the world with strong ties with the business world (Jaguar, Range Rover, Tata, Formula one). The University of Warwick is one of the top UK universities, consistently being ranked as one of the top 5 or top 10 universities in the UK.

My thesis discussed the topic of innovation diffusion with an application/validation of an adoption model within the UK higher education sector.

Jan 2008Jan 2009

MSc in Business Excellence (Engineering)

University of Warwick

Subjects studied included Six Sigma, EFQM, Leadership, Project Management, e-Business, e-CRM. The final dissertation was a study on the implementation of Six Sigma in Saudi Arabian Organizations. I got distinction on the dissertation for its quality.

Sep 2004Sep 2007

BSc (Management Information Systems)

Business Administration

BSc in Management Information Systems from the Business Administration school at King Abdulaziz University.