Celebrating Bahrain's startup ecosystem


Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Chairman of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), the Kingdom will host “StartUp Bahrain Week” from 3rd to 8th of March 2018, in cooperation with Tamkeen (Labour Fund) as a strategic partner.

StartUp Bahrain Week is a community-led initiative that brings together the region’s most exciting start-up events and connects some of the brightest entrepreneurial minds, with more than 2,500 people from around the world expected to participate. The week’s activities will include six events, four competitions and more than 50 speakers from Bahrain and the region.

Interested in attending any of the events? Make sure to follow the links in the events below for registration!

GCC Game Conference


3 March

12pm – 8pm

Bahrain Polytechnic

The 1st GCC Game Conference, Bahrain’s first ever game development conference, will be held on 3rd March after the GCC Game Jam. The conference, organised by INFINITEWARE, will feature several respected game developers from around the region giving talks at the event.

Register Here

Rowad Talk


4 March

6:30pm – 9pm
Alto, Downtown Rotana

Rowad Talk presents an evening with Walid Mansour, Partner and Chief Investment Officer of MEVP Funds, and
Elie Habib, Co-Founder of Anghami

Register Here

My Startup Bootcamp


4-5 March
9am – 5pm
CH9

My Startup Bootcamp, organised by CH9 and YoStartups, aims to provide aspiring startups an intensive bootcamp that provides a complete overview on what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur – equipping participants with the methodologies for success, empowering them to progress in their journeys and providing support to startups who have high growth potential.

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Startup Evenings — Ben Butler (Amazon Web Services)


5 March
5:30pm – 8pm
ARCAPITA Building, Bahrain Bay

Ever wonder how Amazon innovates? Want to know how AWS helps any business scale and innovate?

Ben Butler, Principal Business Development, Cloud Innovation Centers & Accelerators at AWS World Wide Public Sector, is joining us from AWS at our next Startup Evenings by Startup MGZN in collaboration with C5 Accelerate. During the evening, you will get to hear from Ben on the Culture of Innovation at Amazon, and learn from him the ways that AWS helps companies innovate and grow.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the cloud computing part of Amazon.com. The company was launched in 2006 and gives any software developer or business the keys to one of the world’s most reliable, secure, scalable, and cost-efficient web infrastructures, which they can use to build and grow any business. This makes it possible for any business to reach the scale of major internet players like Amazon.com, but without the expensive price tag they would have to pay to build and maintain such a reliable, secure, and scalable infrastructure – all using cloud computing technology.

The talk will be followed by a discussion with the audience where Ben will answer all your questions.

Register Here

Follow The Leaders


6 March

9am – 6:15pm

Heritage Houses in Muharraq

Follow The Leaders, the international conferences cycle by THINKERS & DOERS, will bring to Bahrain a full day of business meetings, panel discussions, lively sessions, inspiring talks, debates, workshops, masterclasses, and prizes for best startups.

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unbound Bahrain


7-8 March
9am – 5pm
Bahrain International Circuit

unbound, in partnership with the Bahrain Economic Development Board and supported by StartUp Bahrain, brings its globally established, award-winning innovation festival to Bahrain, celebrating The Kingdom’s commitment to fuelling a digital future for the MENA region.

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HACK @ THE TRACK


7 & 8 March 2018
Bahrain International Circuit


Join the HACK & TRACK and build a solution
that makes digital payments more accessible!

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FACE-OFF ON THE TRACK


7 & 8 March 2018
Bahrain International Circuit


Join the most anticipated startup competition of the year, with founders going head-to-head for cash prizes totaling a whopping $70,000 by Tamkeen Bahrain!

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FACE-OFF ON THE TRACK


7 & 8 March 2018
Bahrain International Circuit


Join the most anticipated startup competition of the year, with founders going head-to-head for cash prizes totaling a whopping $70,000 by Tamkeen Bahrain!

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What's Happening?


Sunday, 11 March 2018

The much-anticipated StartUp Bahrain Week 2018 finally comes to an end, and it was a grand success

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

New laws and policy reforms are expected to further boost Bahrain’s growing startup ecosystem

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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Looking for an investment? Meet the investors attending StartUp Bahrain Week!

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Speakers


50+

Speakers

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If you’d like some more information, need help with a query, or just want to get in touch we’d love to hear from you.

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Our Partners

A big thank you to our StartUp Bahrain Week partners

About StartUp Bahrain


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.

Whatever your sector or stage of development, our mission is to create an environment where young businesses can flourish and take advantage of the rapidly evolving Gulf marketplace.

So far, our successes include a brand new FinTech Sandbox and a host of new incubators and accelerators established. But that’s just the beginning. Crowd-funding regulation, new bankruptcy laws and new funding schemes are all just around the corner.

So why not join us and become part of the region’s most exciting
startup community?

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