Alanoud Faisal

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Alanoud Faisal   BSc. Eng.

Alanoud is Co-Founder & COO of, a global digital platform that bridges the gap between ecosystems, connecting startups with brands, mentors, and investors. The platform is complimented by extensive on the ground delivery supported by local ecosystem partners. She also established 9over10, an entrepreneurial venture that sold its seed-to-early stage venture capital fund and is now developing an educational platform about entrepreneurship eco-systems. She sits on a few regional and global advisory boards of companies such as Sportscode, and not-for-profits such as Real Medicine Foundation.

Formerly a member of the National Satellite Technology Center (NSTC) team at King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST), Alanoud was the first Saudi female engineer to hold such a role. A publicly noted project was the SaudiSat 4 project, a Saudi technology demonstration satellite that launched and is a joint NASA Ames and KACST experiment.

Alanoud’s career began as an intern at General Electric (GE) working as a member of the Saudi-Africa Synergy Strategy Project team, and as a systems engineer intern at Cisco. She is a graduate of Saudi’s first class of female engineers, earning a BSc. Eng. from Saudi Arabia’s first women’s university, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Alanoud is a Founding Member of Makeen, a not-for-profit Saudi business incubator for women, and a Global Ambassador for 10KSA, a world record breaking holistic health awareness and education initiative in Saudi Arabia.

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