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Our Story

We are a leading innovation and venture development firm, founded in 2007 and recognized globally for our expertise and influence in corporate innovation. Our extensive network spans 12 strategically positioned offices worldwide, strategically positioned in key tech hubs, including London, Copenhagen, Dubai, Singapore, and New York. This strategic footprint underscores our commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors across the globe.

In 2010, Rainmaking founded
Startupbootcamp, with a core mission to support the region’s most ambitious entrepreneurs through all stages of growth. Today, Startupbootcamp is considered one of the world’s most active industry-focused startup accelerators – rated a top-5 accelerator worldwide.

Our Mission

To drive innovation and foster growth in the MENA region by empowering governments and corporates to identify, create and scale innovative solutions and be a core driver in supporting the startup ecosystem through tailored programs and initiatives.

We aim to foster a vibrant, innovation-driven ecosystem that fuels growth and collaboration among governments, corporations and startups, empowering them to tackle their distinct challenges and capitalize on opportunities.

Partnering With Us

Fostering innovation culture for and with our clients, goes hand-in-hand with our approach to building our own company. We support:


Create economic growth, new jobs and diversify their economy


Use innovation to create new revenue streams and unlock growth opportunities


Become part of a community, accelerate, grow, network and connect with global partners

Abdelaziz Alnowaisser - Misk Launchpad Program, Misk Foundation

"From the very beginning, working with Startupbootcamp has been a smooth and ambitious journey. Your team's dedication to our startups was evident in the program's design and execution, which was tailored to meet their specific needs. Your team's proactive communication and flexibility were all factors that made the program a success."
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Where Innovation Meets Opportunity
We have helped build and scale over 930 technology companies globally. Some on our own, and some with amazing corporate partners and co-founders.
85+ Fortune 500 partners are working with us to solve big challenges. 
We believe in our region and its talent, and are here to unlock its full potential.

Our Team

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Abe Seksek

CEO Rainmaking MENA & Africa

managing director
Henrick Baerensten
Managing Director
Hani Murad
Commercial Director
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Jude Hamod
Head of Partnerships 
Hanan Khaldi
Program Director
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Noor Abu Jbara
Program Director 
Sharhabeel Hamdan
Head of Tech
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Amr Darwish
Head of Product
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Sarah Grippay
Operations Support Manager
Zeina Youssef
Operations Support Manager
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Najla Alomar
Community Manager 
Karim Abdel Majeed
Operations Lead
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Shiam Kheetan
Community Manager 
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Sarah Jabado
Marketing Manager
Noor Diab
Operations Lead 
Razan Hajjar
HR Manager
Lina Shahin
Operation Support Manager
Farid Urbano
Program Manager
Mustafa Hesham
Operations Executive
Rafik Haj Ibrahim
Operations Executive
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Dejah Ramchandani
Operations Executive
Ishaq Maqara
Operations Executive
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