Beginning a startup business
Starting a business in Bahrain offers unique opportunities to grow, scale and tap into new markets across the GCC. While the Kingdom may be one of the lesser-known countries to start a business when compared to the likes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, our position at the heart of the Gulf offers ripe opportunity for growth.
Discover the many reasons why business ideas in Bahrain flourish, and why entrepreneurs the world over are starting to recognise the Kingdom as an ideal the best foreign market to start their business
The heart of an emerging startup region
Bahrain’s ecosystem and strategic location at the heart of the GCC make it the perfect environment for a startup in the GCC and Bahrain to find all the resources to test, launch, grow, and scale to the regional market.
Bahraini startups on the rise
The number of startups has grown at a CAGR of 46.2% over the past 3 years.
Bahrain’s startup scene is expanding at a rapid pace and includes companies within software development, eCommerce, cybersecurity, health, and FinTech.
100% foreign ownership
Bahrain offers multiple benefits to entrepreneurs looking to launch a startup company, including 100% foreign ownership, zero taxes, cost competitiveness as well as an attractive regulatory environment and an ecosystem designed to incubate startups and give support in scaling a business.
Active and Supportive Startup Community
Numerous organisations are ready to assist your startup company from the outset, offering startup funding, management expertise, assistance with growing your revenue, and help as you move to scale. The entities listed here can give tremendous support if you’re wondering how to start your company or how to get funding for a business in Bahrain.
Each startup company listed below has already benefited from the startup-friendly business landscape that Bahrain offers.
StartUp Bahrain is a community initiative that brings together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, incubators, educational institutions, and the Bahrain Government, to promote startup culture in Bahrain.
Growing a startup company requires a lot of time and resources. Make the most of that time by taking a look at what these organisations have to offer, from funding for startups to strategies for attracting customers and additional support as you scale your business.
Meet the team
EDB Bahrain offers expert support which can reduce the time it takes when launching or growing your startup business.