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2018 Agenda

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    We kick off the inaugural unbound Bahrain by looking at how The Kingdom and its surrounding countries’ utilise knowledge and the available technological infrastructures to transform country’s economy from oil-based to knowledge-based one. We’ll find out how governments and corporations place more comprehensive strategic planning in the adoption of science, technology and innovation to drive economic success.
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    unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

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    Bahrain is spearheading investment across many industries in order to position itself as a major innovation and tech hub. Financial investments have a secondary effect in encouraging and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and supporting startups in the country to grow rapidly. We hear from experts and investors who’ve invested their efforts in Bahrain and across the MENA region to build an innovation ecosystem.

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    Glean insights and advice on how innovators, entrepreneurs and corporations can best to benefit from online video content and customer engagement, with Twitter’s Benjamin Ampen

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    The fast-growing number of tablets, smartphones and computers, combined with high internet penetration, means e-commerce is ready to explode in the gulf. Despite well-established ICT infrastructure and high degree of connectivity, e-commerce is still in its infancy in the region, compared to the more well-established online business hubs the in the USA and across Europe. We hear from the online retailers paving the way in this market, finding out how they operate and what demands they’re facing from the ever-growing online community.

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    As innovation continues to disrupt the industries around us, we explore how leading corporates in the Kingdom of Bahrain, engage and work with new marketing and innovation techniques in order to take advantage of an ever more connected world.

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    With finance being one of the markets most affected by the digital economy, it makes sense for the Gulf and Bahrain, as a leading banking hub, positioned to take advantage of a highly skilled and proficient workforce to create financial solutions not just for local needs, but for potential customers all around the world.

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    unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

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    Few world markets are primed for digital disruption and a shift towards the knowledge economy like the Gulf. With an educated and tech-savvy workforce, alongside governments that are proactive about innovation and a geographically advantageous location with far-reaching relations, Bahrain is a strategic gateway to the gulf. Hear from leaders who are successfully making their companies global on a regional scale.

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    unbound invites global venture capitalists and investors to share their views on the current market and share their insight into the most promising developments in the field of media, tech and commerce.

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    Bahrain is slowly becoming one of the most recognised markets for valuable startups, and with the increased investment both locally and internationally, it is attracting talent and gaining attention from international investors. We’ll hear from the founders of some of the successful startups coming out of the region and also the wider world, how they got there and what insight and advice they can share for the next generation of entrepreneur.

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    unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

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    As connected technologies continue to drive fiscal decision making, big brands and SME’s alike have to navigate an ever-changing landscape of new technology, new attitudes and new platforms in order to compete for an increasingly savvy customer base. This need for better understanding is especially necessary for a region like the gulf, where traditional sensibilities and the rapid adoption of technology have created a new type of consumer.

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    The first step in building a knowledge driven economy is to create the fundamental foundation for inculcating innovation. From the creation of innovations hubs to attracting investors, the GCC will benefit from installing these fundamentals in place to attract not just the right talent from abroad but also to nurture local, home grown minds.

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    unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

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    Global accelerators C5 and Brinc have joined forces to put on the most exciting startup competition, with seed and later-stage startups going head-to-head for a $25,000 cash prize provided by Tamkeen. Hear from the final four chosen startups and find out who wins!

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2018 Partners

2018 Community Partners

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MGZN

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lgo

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unido

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AHlia uni

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EI

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wamda

flat 6 labs

Social media club

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