Venture Studio: Building a portfolio of ventures and talent capabilities to launch a new generation of entrepreneurs

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Venture competitions

TONOMUS Venture competitions are a conduit for channeling innovative concepts, emerging startups, and potential leaders into the TONOMUS Venture Studio. Once an idea is accepted into the Studio, our experts and methodology help develop it further. New venture teams work alongside our venture builders to validate the idea at NEOM and prepare to export it to the world.

About us

As the growth engine behind TONOMUS, TONOMUS Venture Studio builds ventures focused on the cognitive ecosystem. We guide pre-seed and seed companies working in connectivity, computing capability, and AI, with a passion for disruptive sustainability as the foundation of it all. Our mission is to help dream up what’s next—and make sure it becomes reality.



 

Innovation—and innovators—have the power to accelerate positive outcomes for the planet and humanity. We build purpose-driven companies whose solutions are net-positive in their sustainability impact, are conscious of their environmental and social outcomes, and promote responsible governance.

07 MARCH 2024  |  LEAP 2024 Keynote

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Elaine Grunewald, President of Venture Studio & Chief Sustainability Officer

Why the next unicorns should be sustainable

 

Elaine Grunewald’s keynote presentation on the latest trends and innovations in smart city development underscored the importance of prioritizing personalized experiences to create urban environments that truly cater to the needs and preferences of residents. She emphasizes the importance of inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainability in the design and deployment of smart city solutions. Through collaborative efforts and innovative thinking, the mission is to develop smart cities that prioritize human experiences and wellbeing to truly thrive in the digital age.

 

 

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16 OCTOBER 2023  |  CNN

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Joseph Bradley, CEO

Making smart cities personal


Joseph Bradley speaks to CNN on how cognitive cities aim to be predictive and proactive, and how they understand that insight and information are the currency of the 21st century. He discusses the intersection between smart cities and personalized experiences, emphasizing TONOMUS' role in making this vision a reality, while recognizing that the key to successful smart cities lies in customization to meet the unique requirements of each resident. 

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23 AUGUST 2023  |  Gulf Business

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Joseph Bradley, CEO

Exclusive: Joseph Bradley on transforming NEOM into an epicenter of innovation


Joseph Bradley discusses the pivotal role of TONOMUS in transforming NEOM into an innovation hub, particularly through the launch of the TONOMUS.NEOM Telecommunications Center. The facility comprises a key step in the realization of TONOMUS’ vision to lead as the world's first cognitive technology enterprise, investing in state-of-the-art cognitive foundation networks, data centers, and applications.

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18 JULY 2023  |  Arab News

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Joseph Bradley, CEO

NEOM’s tech firm TONOMUS launches first digital communication facility at Oxagon


Joseph Bradley discusses the launch of the TONOMUS.NEOM Telecommunications Center, as well as aims to establish the company as a global leader in cognitive technology and digital infrastructure. Designed to meet the ICT needs of NEOM's residents and businesses, the center offers reliable, high-speed communication solutions tailored to the demands of a cutting-edge cognitive region.

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Our services

We discover and develop ideas from Saudi Arabia and beyond, validate and scale them at NEOM—and then share them with the world. This unique, holistic approach to venture building leverages a range of services.

Portfolio Reviews

Using specific criteria and tools, our experienced venture builders assess a collection of venture ideas to determine their potential value.

Domain Exploration

We identify and analyze specific areas or industries for launching new ventures and explore potential opportunities for disruptive growth or innovation.

Ecosystem Mapping

A detailed analysis of the key players, trends, and dynamics within a particular domain or industry helps us understand the competitive landscape and identify opportunities.

Assessment of In-Flight Ventures

By understanding the progress, challenges, and alignment of ongoing projects and early-stage start-ups with strategic goals, we can advise on next steps towards success.

Incubation

Our experts will nurture promising early-stage venture ideas with the goal of developing them into viable businesses.

Acceleration

For ventures that have already validated their business model and are ready to scale, this phase involves strategic funding, expanding market reach, and refining the product or service to meet broader customer needs.

Entrepreneur Institute

The TONOMUS Entrepreneur Institute is a connected community of changemakers and thought leaders dedicated to building entrepreneurial capability in KSA and the GCC. Through free networking events, in-person, and virtual workshops, and thought leadership, we give participants the chance to learn from notable speakers and instructors, hone their skills, and engage with other innovators.

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Networking

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Masterclasses

Millennials in America developing ideas for new businesses

Skill-Building Workshops

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Webinars

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Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Bradley

As Chief Executive Officer of TONOMUS, Joseph Bradley is responsible for formulating the vision and delivery of the technology and digital ecosystem for NEOM, building the foundation and infrastructure for the cognitive cities of the future. Prior to TONOMUS, Joseph served in senior roles at Cisco Systems over the course of 15 years.

16 OCTOBER 2023  |  CNN

Image of a cube

Joseph Bradley, CEO

Making smart cities personal


Joseph Bradley speaks to CNN on how cognitive cities aim to be predictive and proactive, and how they understand that insight and information are the currency of the 21st century. He discusses the intersection between smart cities and personalized experiences, emphasizing TONOMUS' role in making this vision a reality, while recognizing that the key to successful smart cities lies in customization to meet the unique requirements of each resident. 

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23 AUGUST 2023  |  Gulf Business

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Joseph Bradley, CEO

Exclusive: Joseph Bradley on transforming NEOM into an epicenter of innovation


Joseph Bradley discusses the pivotal role of TONOMUS in transforming NEOM into an innovation hub, particularly through the launch of the TONOMUS.NEOM Telecommunications Center. The facility comprises a key step in the realization of TONOMUS’ vision to lead as the world's first cognitive technology enterprise, investing in state-of-the-art cognitive foundation networks, data centers, and applications.

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President of Venture Studio & Chief Sustainability Officer

Elaine Grunewald

Elaine Grunewald is responsible for ensuring that TONOMUS lives by its sustainable values. She brings more than two decades of experience and advocacy for the private sector’s role in solving sustainability challenges, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer at Ericsson, and a member of the Executive Team.

LATEST ENGAGEMENTS

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07 March 2024

Why the next unicorns should be sustainable

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