StartUp Bahrain Week 2019

Connecting MENA's Entrepreneurial Minds 

The Second Edition of StartUp Bahrain Week

The second edition of StartUp Bahrain Week was a community-led festival that brought together the region’s most exciting startup events and connected some of the brightest entrepreneurial minds, with more than 3,000 participants from around the world.

StartUp Bahrain Week was held 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), and organised by EDB and the community-led initiative StartUp Bahrain, in strategic partnership with Tamkeen.

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StartUp Bahrain Week 2019 Events

Unbound Bahrain

πŸ“…6 & 7 March
🌍The National Theatre

Unbound's award-winning celebration of innovation returned to Bahrain for the second-annual festival with 3,000+ delegates, 100+ inspiring speakers, hundreds of MENA's finest technologies, deep-dive insight, startup competitions and Partner Workshops. 

Urban Experience

πŸ“…6 March

After the excitement of Day One of Unbound Bahrain, all festival delegates were invited to join us for an after-hours, informal networking event.

Battle of the Badges

πŸ“…2 March

GDG Manama’s first Battle of the Badges, a competition for participants that go head to head to be the one with the most badges, everyone walks away a winner.

Unreasonable Thinking Summit

πŸ“…3 - 4 March 
🌍Art Rotana, Amwaj

A 2-day forum on innovation, disruption, and out-of-the-box thinking. To educate and inspire the Bahraini Business community, especially startup entrepreneurs.

Steps Towards Entrepreneurship

πŸ“…3 - 7 March
🌍Downtown Rotana

Two workshops aimed to address the challenges facing entrepreneurs to find ways to empower them. Attendees will receive a certification from Muhlenberg College.

Bahrain Deep Tech Program

πŸ“…3- 5 March
🌍Sheraton Hotel

Join the three-day boot camp with doctoral scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs with cutting-edge technologies refining their ideas for commercialization and expansion.

Savour Ventures Scouting Tour

πŸ“… 4 March
🌍Space 340

Savour, the Middle East’s first food accelerator will be hosting a networking event for Bahrain’s Startup ecosystem to learn more about their accelerator program, the Kuwaiti startup ecosystem and more!

StartUp Bahrain Ecosystem Tour

πŸ“… 5 March
🌍Bahrain EDB 

International startups are invited to meet the StartUp Bahrain ecosystem, the Bahrain Economic Development Board, Tamkeen Bahrain, and many more.

A guide to Big Data around GDPR

πŸ“… 5 March
🌍Bahrain FinTech Bay 

Tim Roberts, CEO of THSA Technology Bahrain, will talk about how startups can go about building a Big Data Strategy, what to keep in mind to ensure its effectiveness and the impact of GDPR on Big Data.

Flat6Labs Demo Day

πŸ“… 6 March

Meet the startups in Flat6Labs latest cohort as they pitch on stage in front of an audience comprising investors, key government officials, and business leaders.

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