Tuba Terekli is the Co-founder and CEO of Qotuf Al Riyadah Development Company, the first Private Entrepreneurship Foundation in Saudi Arabia. She has further established the First Accelerator in Saudi Arabia Flat6LabsJeddah, is the Country Host for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Saudi, The Host for The Creative Business Cup Saudi among many other initiatives that she has brought to the entrepreneurial ecosystem since 2011.
Furthermore, she has reached out to over 7000+ entrepreneurs in different events in two years and works with over 25 countries’ top institutes in SME and entrepreneurship development.Working throughout Silicon Valley, Europe, Turkey, GCC, and 13 regions of Saudi Arabia with the various chambers, ministries, universities, accelerator programs, and venture capitals, she has used her global and local networks to help develop entrepreneurship and women empowerment. To date she has appeared in many international conferences, and interviews advocating for the grassroots movement of private sector involvement in supporting entrepreneurship.
As an expert she continues to support the World Bank Studies, UNDP Studies, regional governmental research, legislative reviews and development towards formulation of knowledge-based economies on regular basis.
Tuba also founded the first female-managed healthcare consultancy in the region which had been awarded by National Arab US Chamber of Commerce as one of the region’s most promising projects.
She supports many national and international causes by supporting their boards, in addition to serving on the boards of 12+ Saudi Companies.