|Location||Upcoming Cycle||Final Deadline||Start Date||End Date|
|Cairo||Cairo – Cycle 10||Nov 15, 2017||Jan 01, 2018||Apr 15, 2018||Apply Now|
|Jeddah||Jeddah – Cycle 9||Aug 15, 2017||Oct 15, 2017||Jan 31, 2018||Apply Now|
|Abu Dhabi||AD – Cycle 4||Nov 15, 2017||Jan 01, 2018||Mar 31, 2018||Apply Now|
|Beirut||Beirut – Cycle 1||Jun 15, 2017||Sep 04, 2017||Dec 16, 2017||Apply Now|
|Tunis||Tunis – Cycle 2||Jan 15, 2018||May 15, 2018|
Ahmed Boshnak, an entrepreneur at heart with over 13 years of professional experience in strategy consulting, venture capital, and financial services experience. He is currently a Partner at Cornerstone, a company focused on providing strategy consulting and growth capital to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Ahmed is also a Partner for a private angel investors group identifying early stage investment opportunities in Silicon Valley.
Prior to Cornerstone, Ahmed worked with Bain & Company a top tier strategy consulting firm, where he advised clients in the both the private and public sector on strategy development, performance improvement, and organization governance. While at Bain, Ahmed industry focus covered financial services, family institutions, and private equity due diligence.
Ahmed was part of Dreamit Ventures, an early stage VC accelerator fund, during its second cycle in Philadelphia. He advised startups on growth strategy, business monetization, and fund raising.
Ahmed also worked for The Saudi Investment Bank as a Relationship Manager in the corporate banking division providing working capital and project finance funding to an array of businesses. He has started his banking career with Samba Financial Group as Assistant Manager in the retail banking group where he led initiatives to automate and optimize processes within the customer service and operations divisions.
A Saudi national, Ahmed holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, with concentration in finance and entrepreneurial management. He earned a bachelor degree with first honors in Electrical Engineering with concentration in Electronics and Communication from King Abdulaziz University. A recipient of HRHs Prince Abdulmajeed and HRH Prince Majed Bin Abdulaziz awards for his academic achievements.