Bahrain's business environment is constantly evolving for the better, through the simplification of processes, billions of dollars invested into infrastructure and real estate, and improved regulatory initiatives. Within this environment, the EDB also focuses on target sectors to drive investment based on areas of opportunity identified by economic markers.
Bahrain offers the opportunity to outperform competitors, establish long term roots in the region and take advantage of the country’s natural advantages and business-focused environment.
Bahrain is the ideal base for many reasons, and the proof is in the numbers. The software market here is expected to grow at a faster rate than the ICT industry average (a CAGR of 11.8%), reaching USD 246 million by 2020.
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Major global ICT companies choose Bahrain because it has the most liberal ICT infrastructure in the Middle East and some of the world’s highest mobile, internet and broadband penetration, diffusion and usage rates.
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 [...]
December 30, 2015 Manama: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) has partnered with 500 Startups, a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley, and Microsoft, on the first-ever PreMoney MENA investor event held at the Bahrain Four Seasons Hotel. The conference focused on the most [...]
June 14, 2017 Manama, 14th June 2017 - The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has announced new regulations to create a regulatory sandbox that will allow startups and fintech firms to test and experiment their banking ideas and solutions. The creation of the regulatory sandbox provides an opportunity for fintech businesses around the [...]
December 30, 2015 Manama: C5 Accelerate Limited, the London- and Bahrain-based technology investment specialist, working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) launched the first Cloud Accelerator in the Middle East and Africa, which will be located in Bahrain. The Cloud Accelerator aims to drive growth in [...]
November 29, 2015 Manama: C5 Accelerate Limited, the London- and Bahrain-based technology investment specialist, working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), today launched the first Cloud Accelerator in the Middle East and Africa, which will be located in Bahrain. The Cloud Accelerator [...]