GITEX Future Stars Supernova Challenge, Sadeem, from Saudi Arabia, talks life after winning!
Can you briefly share how did winning the Supernova Challenge help you or change your life?
It has changed the course of our startup and was truly a highlight in my life. First the name Sadeem had a huge visibility right after the competition and the years to follow. Second, It made us an example of successful startups from Saudi Arabia with international recognition, the monetary prize and the title of the best global startup had its effect on expanding the company in terms of hiring new employees who would be keen in being part of the best global startup and also customers who would be keen to adopt new innovations.
What have you done with your prize money? Did it help your startup to scale-up? And how?
The monetary prize and the title of the best global startup had its effect on expanding the company in terms of hiring new employees who would be keen in being part of the best global startup and also customers who would be keen to adopt new innovations.
What are the latest updates about your startup?
In December 2019, we closed Series "A" funding with Aramco Waed and KAUST. We are currently having sensor networks in 10 cities in 4 countries including (USA, Mexico, UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
And the latest update on your innovation?
We have released a new air quality sensor in Early 2019, along side our world's first multi patented flood and traffic monitoring solution. We are currently providing data to show the impact of the new governmental measures because of covid19 on the human behavior from different perspectives and we are publicizing some of these impacts on our social media
What’s your plan now? Do you want to go global, capture market share, raise more funds…?
We are on our path for global impact by entering new markets that are in need, and deliver the project we have in the pipeline with the existing leads
Give us a quick heads-up on your breakthrough technology
Sadeem provides the world's first multi patented flood monitoring solution to save lives and resources in real time, through a solar powered wireless sensor networks that can enable early warning, allocation of resources and controlling of traffic so cities can become more resilient and make efficient investment on their infrastructures