Our Story

Our Mission

We’re on a mission to help transform the entrepreneurial landscape in the Middle East.

Many entrepreneurs in the Middle East often feel alone and are not part of a thriving community of other successful entrepreneurs. At Riadi Club, we provide tools, workshops and a community for entrepreneurs where they can experience significant transformation in business and in life.

Our Pitch

What makes Riadi Club different?

Entrepreneurs in the Middle East have access to endless programs and organizations to support their business. What makes Riadi Club different is that we focus on the every-day entrepreneur who doesn’t need (or want) outside funding and would rather grow their business with the support of good resources and a like-minded community.

  • Riadi Club is not a government funded accelerator or Venture Capital (VC) firm
  • Riadi Club workshops do not focus on theory or academic principles that are not applicable in the real business world
Community and tools for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs

Real-world, proven practices shared from one entrepreneur to another. We don’t focus on “theory”, we focus on actions and tools that you can apply to your business today.

Small and midsized business focus

Keenly focused on businesses with under $5 million in real revenue. The way your small or midsized business approaches finance, strategy, and marketing are all different than a large corporation.

Individualized 10x transformation

Workshops, podcasts, and community that helps entrepreneurs transform their life and business into whatever they want that to be. 10x transformation can mean growing your profit, your free time, or your freedom.

Success without outside funding

Think you need outside or VC funding to succeed? You don’t. The resources and programs available from incubators, accelerators, and VC funders aren’t guaranteed to set you up for success and don’t always give you the tools you need to be a successful entrepreneur. You can grow your business without giving up ownership.

Our Team

Daoud Kakish

Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer (CIO)​

What’s one of your favorite quotes?​

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. – Zig Zigler

What’s one of your favorite meals?

Malfouf (Stuffed cabbage rolls).

What’s one of your favorite ways to help clients?

Transformation. I love helping clients experience paradigm shifts so that they can see things differently. This empowers them to transform their lives both personally and professionally.

Ruba Eltigani

Podcast Cohost

What’s one of your favorite quotes?​

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. – Albert Einstein

What’s one of your favorite meals?

This changes all the time. Most recently I enjoy all good food, but the biggest love I ever had was in 2015 for Sushi. I had it everyday for 6 months.

What’s one of your favorite ways to help clients?

By providing them solutions: truly understanding their pain points and providing them a well-thought through solution. I love for my solutions whether its for a business problem or a product design to be simple, comprehensive and satisfying to them (which means a mixture of need and excitement).

Carla Trobak

Marketing Manager

What’s one of your favorite quotes?​

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas Jefferson

What’s one of your favorite meals?

Soup with fresh bread. Almost any kind of soup will do, but I especially like Italian wedding soup.

What’s one of your favorite ways to help clients?

I like to help them stay focused on their clients’ needs and their clients’ perspective. Sometimes you’re so close to the details of your business that you forget that others see things differently