Emon Shakoor

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Emon Shakoor
إيمان عبد الشكور
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EducationBA in Cognitive Science
Alma materUniversity of California, San Diego
  • Neuroscientists
  • Entrepreneur
OrganizationBlossom Accelerator
  • Saudi Arabia’s youngest founder & CEO
  • leading woman in the the 20 Under 30

Emon Shakoor (إيمان عبد الشكور) is a neuroscience researcher. turned to be a technology entrepreneur[1]


Emon Shakoor is the sole founder &. CEO. of Blossom Accelerator, Saudi Arabia’s first tech-inclusion and female focused accelerator. The company provides founders access to community, network, educational resources as well as curating investment opportunities. Emon also serves as an Advisory Board Member at OQAL Angel Investment Network.[1]


Prior to her career in Entrepreneurship and Acceleration, Emon obtained her bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego, and was a neuroscience researcher at the University of California, San Diego investigating the role of mirror neurons in social cognition.[2]


Emon Shakoor is a Jeddah Hub, Global Shaper, and was appointed as the delegate of 30 Under 30 group at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.[3][4]

Emon co-founded a local non-profit startup event and initiative called the Techpreneurship Sprint in 2017. The event was in partnership with Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship. (MBSC). At this event the Saudi youth were challenged to build tech startups and think entrepreneurial.[5]

Awards and recognition:

She was recognized as Saudi Arabia’s youngest founder & CEO to be invited at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.[3]

She was recognized as a leading woman in the the 20 Under 30 About Her List[6]

Emon Shakoor’s scientific research on mirror neurons was honored for its excellence at UC. San Diego.[2]

In the media



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Who is Emon Shakoor?". Harper's BAZAAR Arabia. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Past Honors Theses". www.cogsci.ucsd.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Young Saudi female represents Kingdom in Global Shapers Hub at WEF". Saudigazette. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  4. "Saudi Startup Catalyst Emon Shakoor's Mission To Help Women Is Going from Strength to Strength". About Her. 2019-03-26. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  5. Damanhouri, Layan (2017-08-01). "Saudi youth challenged to think entrepreneurial". Saudigazette. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  6. "Saudi Women React to Being Featured on AboutHer's Top 20 Under 30 List". About Her. 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2020-06-07.

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