Emon Shakoor

Mena Regional Ambassador

Emon Shakoor is a Saudi neuroscience researcher turned technology entrepreneur and startup catalyst. She has mentored hundreds of startup companies and has worked to help them raise millions in seed stage funding. Emon has also been appointed the Saudi ambassador for Women Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO). Emon has been recognized as one of nine Saudi women who has made an impact on the world as she is the pioneer of women entrepreneurship in KSA.

She is currently the CEO & Founder of Blossom Accelerator, Saudi Arabia’s first tech-inclusion and female focused accelerator.

Prior to her career in Entrepreneurship and Acceleration, Emon obtained her bachelors in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego and was a neuroscience researcher at the University of California, San Diego investigating the role of mirror neurons in social cognition. She also worked at PAREXEL where she led and managed hundreds of clinical drug trials across North America.