Amal Dokhan serves as a Partner for 500 Global leading Sanabil 500 MENA Seed Accelerator fund which invests in seed companies either through the program or directly. The fund invests tickets that ranges between 100K to 400K along with the support throughout the program that covers mentorship, connecting to a global networks, access to regional markets, support in legal and commercial registration and introductions to investors and possible business parters with access to alumni connections as well.
Amal is also an angel investor that has 14 startups in her personal portfolio, Amal was one of the early entrepreneurial ecosystem builders in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region working with early stage companies and founders from ideation to access to market through organizing forums like MITEF and others.
She also worked in designing corporate innovation projects and worked with many organizations towards building entrepreneurial cultures such as dow Chemicals, zain telco, Nestle, Nissan Infiniti and many more while consulting in the MENA region, South Africa and the U.S. Prior to joining 500 Global, Dokhan was the CEO of GEN Global Entrepreneurship Network one of KAUFFMAN foundation programs leading the SAUDI Chapter and promoting Angel Investing and she also served as the Managing Director of Babson Global Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. She was also the Manager of Learning and Design at the Entrepreneurship Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology where she co-designed and led the TAQADAM accelerator program and corporate innovation programs. Prior to that she co-founded a tech startup in UAE and worked with many media buying agencies.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Amal holds a BA in Education management and a Masters degree in Strategic marketing from Wollongong Univeristy. Amal have done multiple executive diplomas and certification programs including a certificate in Innovation, Entreprenurship and Technology from MIT SLOAN and completed the REAP program a two year program in MIT sloan. She also attended the corporate innovation program at the design school in Stanford and completed a summer course of startup law with UC Berkeley.