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Bahrain to host “StartUp Bahrain Week”

– Under the Patronage of HRH the Crown Prince –

– The week will feature events to educate and enable entrepreneurs,
whilst showcasing the sector’s vital role in economic diversification –

Manama, 17 February 2018: Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Chairman of the 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 five events, four competitions and more than 30 speakers from Bahrain and the region. More information can be found on the week’s dedicated webpage on

HE Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the Bahrain EDB, said: “Supporting the startup sector is a major focus for the EDB, as they encourage growth, accelerate economic diversification and create jobs. Today, Bahrain offers an integrated ecosystem for technology-centric entrepreneurship to enable startups to grow and expand rapidly. This important event builds on a series of initiatives that are further strengthening Bahrain’s position as an ideal regional hub for entrepreneurs, offering an attractive environment that provides competitive advantages to grow in this dynamic sector.”

Commenting on Tamkeen’s role in supporting startups and entrepreneurs, Dr. Ebrahim Janahi, Chief Executive of Tamkeen said: “Tamkeen has developed a range of programs that provide support to startups that need to develop their business. It is important that emerging companies receive support as well as access to advisory services to help them increase productivity and growth. The participation of entrepreneurs in the StartUp Bahrain Week will undoubtedly inspire them to learn about participants’ experiences and increase their contact with their partners in this sector.”


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About The Bahrain Economic Development Board (“EDB”)

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate.

The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths, and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment.

The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalise on Bahrain’s competitive advantages. These sectors include financial services, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, logistics and transport.

For more information on the Bahrain EDB visit

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