Bahrain takes to the road with start-ups

January 25, 2017

With a tech-savvy population, superbly qualified ICT workforce, strong entrepreneurial community and ready access to accelerators, incubators and angel investors, Bahrain is firmly established as a startup hub.

Our dedicated start-up initiative – branded StartUp Bahrain – is highly active in attracting start-ups, accelerators, incubators and potential investors. It recently hosted and attended key events around the region. Here is a quick round-up.
Web Summit Lisbon 7-10 November
More than 50,000 delegates and 15,000 companies from 166 countries attended ‘Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace’. Bahrain was the only GCC country present.
Tenmou MENA Angel Investors Summit Bahrain 22-23 November
Brought together attendees from entrepreneur programmes, accelerators and angel investors. More than 40 MENA start-ups pitched ideas and deals worth USD 4 million were triggered.
RiseUp Summit Cairo 9-11 December
This globally attended event connects MENA entrepreneurs with funding and growth partners. Over three days, industry leaders and investors shared experiences, provided support and planned investment.
ArabNet Riyadh 12-14 December
A forum that focuses on building the next digital frontier. The Saudi Arabian digital economy is evolving fast and Bahrain demonstrated why it is the ideal operational base for Saudi entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Seedstars MENA Bahrain 13-15 December
At this regional seed stage start-up competition for emerging markets, more than 300 founders, investors and entrepreneurs from MENA, Europe and the US learned what Bahrain has to offer.
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