Tuba Terekli is the co-founder and CEO of Qotuf Al Riyadah Development Company, and is a well-known entrepreneurship advocate, policy maker and ecosystem architect. Qotuf is the first private entrepreneurship foundation in Saudi Arabia, which works to formulate the entrepreneurial ecosystem for all different sectors. Working with the various chambers, ministries, universities, accelerator programs, and venture capitals, Tuba has effectively used her global networks from many countries to help develop entrepreneurship and women empowerment initiatives but she is more known for her role as the “accelerator lady” , whereby she had addressed the lack of proper growth vehicles for innovative businesses and is the founder of the first private sector run accelerator in Saudi Arabia, Flat6Labs Jeddah. Qotuf has achieved many firsts in its launch year as executing the first “Best Investment Opportunity Competition”, “the Creative Business Cup GCC” various e-commerce platforms for home based businesses, establishing investment events and networks, in addition to key government initiatives for SME sector that serve 13 regions of the Kingdom with key ministries. Qotuf also serves as the country host for Global Entrepreneurship Week and other KAUFFMAN foundation programs in Saudi Arabia and runs the GEW Board that is comprised of the 23 SME support entities of KSA.Tuba is a regular speaker and activist in numerous global forums and conferences, in addition to her roleas a founding member of the Middle East Venture Capital Network, Saudi-Turkish Business Council Viceand think-tank participant in many regional government activities. She is also the Saudi representative tothe B20 for the year 2015.Tuba also founded the first female-managed healthcare consultancy in the region, which had beenawarded by National Arab US Chamber of Commerce as one of the region’s most promising projects.Tuba holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Saudi Arabia, a Master’s in Business Administrationfrom the UK and various Advanced Study degrees from the USA. She is also the co-founder and memberof numerous local and international institutes. Being an active mother of four is her favorite past-time.