SAVOUR: EVERYTHING FOOD.
We've launched in Kuwait & MENA!
Savour is the Middle East’s first accelerator focused on the food vertical: everything from ag-tech to food distribution, consumer apps, goods and services. As such we named it, Savour: Everything Food.
Working together, Savour and Creative Startups bring MENA a world-class accelerator and experienced food executive team to support startups through:
➤ Mentorship: Access and workshops with food industry thought and business leaders
➤ Investment: Up to $50,000KD for 15-20% equity stake
➤ Network: Access to a network of leading food companies, investors and press
➤ Curriculum: Based on years of learnings from Creative Startups Accelerator
➤ Co-working Space: Collaborative co-working with like-minded entrepreneurs
Applications: April 2 - August 5, 2017
Course: October 1 - November 16
Deep Dive: November 26 - 30
Learn about the 2017 Creative Startups accelerator, including what will be taught, who you will network with and how to apply.
MEET THE KUWAIT TEAM
Messilah Ventures was founded in 2016. Based in the food capital of the GCC, Kuwait, Messilah Ventures invests in local food startups and incubates them through the first leg of their growth journey.
Rashid Sultan is the founder and partner of Messilah Ventures. Previously, Rashid led the turnaround of both Wendy’s Middle East and Costa Coffee Kuwait for Alghanim Industries. Prior to that Rashid held several roles at The Sultan Center, including running their portfolio of convenience stores and being responsible for their expansion into new territories and formats.
Rashid started his career in New York, in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs. Rashid holds an MBA from London Business School, where he concentrated his studies on the need for Venture Capital in the GCC, and received his undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Chicago.
“We decided to partner with Creative Startups for three reasons – their curriculum, their mission, and most importantly their team. By focusing on one of Kuwait’s exportable competitive advantages – food – Messilah Ventures hopes to enrich the startup ecosystem in the Gulf by assisting startups to face everyday challenges with confidence and move successfully onto the next stage of business growth.”
- Rashid Sultan