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Who we are?

Catalyst is a Masdar and BP jointly organized, startup technology accelerator based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. With a clear vision is to help build a robust startup ecosystem focused on sustainability in Abu Dhabi, Catalyst supports innovative seed ideas with startup value that are focused on using technology to make our world more sustainable.

Through funding, training, one-on-one mentorship, and access to the support of the award-winning Masdar City Free Zone and the state-of-the-art research facilities of Masdar Institute, now part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Catalyst offers a distinct advantage over other business accelerators.


Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi

C.E.O. – Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company

Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf

Interim Provost,Masdar Institute of Science and Technology 

Salem Bin Ashoor

General Manager and Chief Representative for BP Abu Dhabi

Ulises Martinez

Commercial Manager for BP UAE

Investment Committee

Dr. Steve Griffiths

Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Professor of Practice Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Rashed Obaid Salem

 Executive Business Office
CPC Director General Office

Sameh Abdulla Al Qubaisi

Executive Director
Department of Economic Development (DED)

Mohammed Al Nakhi

Technical lead, BP

Catalyst Team

Cinar D. Kurra


Shaker Ismail

Chief Investment Officer

Amna Al Baloushi

Program Manager

Dominique Jade Chatfield

Program Manager

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You are the brain, You are the seed idea owner and perhaps You will be the next generation of big data analytics AI system architect or clean technology hardware surgeon of 21st Century.
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