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Reaching out across borders to benefit startups

Cooperation and collaboration are critical success factors for entrepreneurial startups. In a world increasingly tied together by advances in communications technology, it is more and more common to find partners, collaborators, mentors and even entire ecosystems working across borders. So, how can we bring together ecosystems in a way that gives us a multiplier effect, … Continued

5 Upcoming Tech Companies in Bahrain to Watch Out For in 2019

Bahrain’s business-friendly environment has already helped attract and nurture many startup businesses, and new startups are establishing themselves all the time. The tech startup industry, in particular, is thriving, helping to grow the Middle East technology sector and generating more jobs every year. Tech businesses new to Bahrain don’t need to navigate the startup process … Continued

Lesser-Known Best Countries for Starting a Business

No matter where in the world you decide to do it, starting a business can be a difficult challenge. So many factors can contribute to a company’s success and failure, some of which are outside of your control. However, you can choose where you decide to start your business, and choosing the right country can … Continued

Innovating across a nation – a testbed for the future

With Bahrain soon to become one of the first countries in the world to offer commercial 5G services in June this year, we are at the forefront of innovation – not just in pockets or special zones, but spread across our entire country.

How FinTech can help break down barriers

How can challenging traditional business models and offering greater choice help break down barriers in FinTech? Our very own Dalal Buhejji, Senior Manager of Financial Services, shares her thoughts.

Property – the next frontier in digital disruption

With big property players waking up to the potential of technological disruption on their businesses, it has been smaller, more nimble competitors who have led the change. One such disruptor is Estater, makers of a PropTech app which celebrated its entry into Bahrain.

Producing tech world-beaters starts with getting the basics right

Getting to a point where home-grown technology companies can scale to be a global force is not easy. But it’s essential that this is our goal in the Middle East. So how can we make it happen?

Wozniak set to tackle FinTech phenomenon at The GCC Financial Forum 2019

History has given us some great double-acts. In the business world, few can match the achievements of the duo behind the game-changing tech giant Apple Inc. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded arguably the most influential and powerful tech company the world has ever seen. Jobs, though often given the majority of the praise for … Continued

Team Bahrain welcomes 92 global leaders in 2018

The year 2018 marked a special year for us here at the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), one in which we’ve realised record-breaking job creation and direct investment figures. We attracted over USD 830 million in direct investment with 4,772 jobs being added to our economy over the next three years. We have our Team … Continued

Co-innovation: Bahrain’s proactive path to enhance FinTech’s foothold in the Gulf

As the most established financial centre in the Gulf region, Bahrain continues to play an active role in what the future of finance will look like throughout the GCC. For years we laid a foundation to ensure a welcoming environment for financial sector institutions to take root and expand from the Kingdom. And take root they did – to the tune of around 400 that now call Bahrain a major base of operation.