mona Almukhaizeem

Mona Al-Mukhaizeem is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Sirdab Lab, an accelerator program and co-working space. She is also the co-founder of, a website offering content on business practices and trends specific to the Middle East.
She has an MBA from Hult International Business School, San Francisco and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Kuwait University.
Mona worked in Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst & Young and as an Investment Manager at Global Investment House. In 2012, she helped launch Alchemist Accelerator, a venture-backed business incubator in Silicon Valley, and was a consultant at Naxuri Capital, a seed fund investing firm. Her wide-ranging experience makes her an authority on seed fund investing, private equity and venture capital.
Mona is an advisor at Ahead of the Fashion, an accelerator program for technology start-ups in the consumer, fashion, and retail industries, and at TechWadi, and an organizer of StartupQ8 and Startup Weekend Kuwait. In 2014, TechWadi selected her as one of their Top 100 Mentors.