about parachute16 - the heartbeat of MENA's ecosystem

about parachute16 - the heartbeat of MENA's ecosystem

Accelerating Innovation, Empowering Entrepreneurs and their product in MENA

We are committed ecosystem builders aiming to build a more collaborative and impactful entrepreneurship ecosystem in MENA. Through meticulously designed programs and services, we lay the foundation for both individual and organizational growth through A-level technical support. 

who are we?

who are we?

who are we?

who are we?

2015

2015

parachute16 was established to support and design innovative social entrepreneurship and community development programs. 



parachute16 was established to support and design innovative social entrepreneurship and community development programs. 



2016

Parachute16 initiated the redesign and delivery of corporate innovation program models in Jordan.

2017

Parachute16 expanded its operations to 12 governorates in Jordan, introducing social impact acceleration programs. 


2018

Parachute16 launched its first version of its podcast, Tomohilive.


2019

Parachute16 expanded its focus to Saudi Arabia, launching the "Sahem" Social Innovation Program with the King Khaled Foundation and initiating the Dates Business Accelerator Program in the Saudi dates industry.


2020

Parachute16 partnered with Google Arabia to upskill 30,000 youth across 14 countries and customized its P16 UPSkill GIG Economy Curriculum for 3,000 freelancers in Jordan.


2021

Parachute16 launched its first regional acceleration program for startups in the Spare Parts and Maintenance industry in Saudi Arabia and established the parachute16 Podcast.

2016

parachute16 initiated the redesign and delivery of corporate innovation program models in Jordan.



2017

parachute16 expanded its operations to 12 governorates in Jordan, introducing social impact acceleration programs. 



2018

parachute16 launched its first version of its podcast, Tomohilive.



2019

parachute16 expanded its focus to Saudi Arabia, launching the "Sahem" Social Innovation Program with the King Khaled Foundation and initiating the Dates Business Accelerator Program in the Saudi dates industry.



2020

parachute16 partnered with Google Arabia to upskill 30,000 youth across 14 countries and customized its P16 UPSkill GIG Economy Curriculum for 3,000 freelancers in Jordan.



2021

parachute16 launched its first regional acceleration program for startups in the Spare Parts and Maintenance industry in Saudi Arabia and established the parachute16 Podcast.

2022

2022

parachute16 expanded its acceleration programs into sector verticals, launching programs in the tourism, publishing, and Hajj and Umrah industries in Saudi Arabia, while also initiating the GiG Economy Programs for disadvantaged communities in Jordan.



parachute16 expanded its acceleration programs into sector verticals, launching programs in the tourism, publishing, and Hajj and Umrah industries in Saudi Arabia, while also initiating the GiG Economy Programs for disadvantaged communities in Jordan.



2023

Parachute16 took on a larger role, running leading programs and innovation districts in Saudi Arabia with over 150 startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, along with a network of experts and mentors across multiple industries.

2024

Parachute16 took on a larger role, running leading programs and innovation districts in Saudi Arabia with over 150 startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, along with a network of experts and mentors across multiple industries.


2023


parachute16 took on a larger role, running leading programs and innovation districts in Saudi Arabia with over 150 startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, along with a network of experts and mentors across multiple industries.



2024


parachute16 took on a larger role, running leading programs and innovation districts in Saudi Arabia with over 150 startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, along with a network of experts and mentors across multiple industries.



p16's core values

p16's core values

  • people

    first

    culture

  • life-long

    partnerships

  • striving

    for social

    impact

  • celebrating

    the little

    things

  • learning

    by doing

  • fostering

    innovation

  • integrity

    in action

  • growth

    mindset

our team

our team

our team

our team

founder & CEO

Regional Business &

Growth Specialist

Regional Product &

Program Specialist

Program and

Communication Specialist

Multimedia & Project

Coordinator

Financial Project Officer

Project and Program

Coordinator

Project & Media

Coordinator

Program and Product

Analyst

Digital Communications

Coordinator

riyadh, sa

riyadh, sa

riyadh, sa

riyadh, sa

jeddah, sa

jeddah, sa

jeddah, sa

jeddah, sa

doha, qa

doha, qa

doha, qa

doha, qa

amman, jo

amman, jo

amman, jo

amman, jo

our

locations

our locations

riyadh, sa

riyadh, sa

jeddah, sa

jeddah, sa

doha, qa

doha, qa

amman, jo

amman, jo