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Bahrain and Turkey sign MoU to strengthen start-up collaboration

Manama, 01 May 2019: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), the investment promotion arm of Kingdom of Bahrain today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Istanbul Development Agency (IDA) for co-operation on the development of start-up ecosystems in their respective countries. The MoU was signed by Pakiza Abdulrahman, Manager of Business Development – … Continued

Bahraini Business Delegation Signs $2 Billion Worth of Agreements with French Companies

On the side-lines of His Majesty the King’s visit to France Bahraini Business Delegation Signs $2 Billion Worth of Agreements with French Companies Bring the value of ongoing agreements with France up to $4.63billion   Manama/Paris, 29 April 2019: As part of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s visit to the French Republic, … Continued

Bahraini Business Delegation visits Le Swave FinTech Incubator and signs joint cooperation agreement

During an official trip to France, a Bahraini business delegation visited “Le Swave”, the French FinTech Incubator, which has offices, showrooms and joint workplaces designed to accommodate emerging businesses in the fast-growing world of financial technology. The visit comes on the side-lines of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s visit to France that … Continued

Wonder News officially launches regional headquarters in Kingdom of Bahrain

Chinese technology group to invest USD50 Million and create 500 jobsManama – Bahrain, 20 April 2019 – Chinese technology group Wonder News announced today the launch of its regional headquarters in Bahrain, which will offer services to GCC clients in the e-commerce and FinTech sectors. Wonder News will invest USD50 million and offer 500 employment … Continued

Leading growth markets VC Rise Capital sees Bahrain emerging as a regional tech hub for the Middle East

Leading Emerging Markets internet investor, Rise Capital, recently discussed its confidence in the GCC entrepreneurship scene and its goal to invest in early stage technology businesses here, through its newly-announced global fund. Rise Capital will also focus on its ecosystem development capabilities and gives its coverage and its partners having invested in the region over … Continued

A Progressive Perspective: Areije Al Shakar, Fund Manager, Al Waha Fund of Funds

The Senior Vice-President and Head of Development Services at Bahrain Development Bank -who is also the Fund Manager at Al Waha Fund of Funds- on how her country's initiatives are enabling not just its own but the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem   “Look what Bahrain did, they were able to build a program that was ultimately … Continued

Bahrain Announces Special Programme for 100 Arab Start-Ups

Dead Sea, Jordan, 7 April 2019 – Bahrain today announced the roll-out of a new programme of support for the 100 Arab start-ups shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. The special programme will include: Access to the Bahraini market for all companies that have been … Continued

Bahrain Welcomes First Proptech Concept Estater

Unique real estate app utilises advanced GIS analytics to offer region-specific market intelligence Seeks to benefit from Bahrain’s ease of doing business, regulatory transparency, digital-first environment and real estate sector growth   Manama, 2 April 2019: Fast becoming one of the most attractive technology hubs in the Middle East, Bahrain has marked a new milestone … Continued

A country poised to seize the future

The Gulf state of Bahrain is rich in resources and attractions – now its forward-looking approach to business has also turned it into a tech hub, reports Colin Randall Bahrain, a small island nation richly endowed with natural and man-made marvels, is transforming to a digital economy, thanks to its burgeoning status as a regional fintech leader … Continued

StartUp Bahrain Week returns with more support for founders than ever

Manama, Bahrain – Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB), StartUp Bahrain Week, the community-led festival of startup events, returned to Bahrain for the second time from 3-10 March. Startup delegations were able to attend a … Continued