Manama, June 15 (BNA): StartUp Bahrain, the leading platform for startups in the Kingdom of Bahrain, held the third part of the StartUp Bahrain Pitch Series.
In collaboration with respected industry stakeholders, including the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Labor Fund (Tamkeen), Bahrain Economic Development Board, and Bahrain Development Bank, the event provided a glimpse into the Kingdom’s thriving startup scene.
The event also featured a keynote by award-winning global entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and best-selling author, Jeff Hoffman who talked about the key to success as an entrepreneur. Jeff is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and has founded several well-known successful startups over the years including Priceline.com/Booking.com, uBid.com, and more.
During the event, five local startups pitched their visions and ideas in front of a distinguished panel of regional and local judges, investors and influencers from the ecosystem. The event served as a platform for startups to network with potential investors, as well as win a grand prize for the first startup.
Prior to the event, the five participating startups attended an intensive training course designed to enhance their pitching skills. The course provided them with essential techniques for making compelling presentations, including critical elements to include and effective presentation strategies when pitching to investors.
On this occasion, Mr. Ali Hassan, Executive Director of Programs and Partnership Development at the Labor Fund (Tamkeen), referred to Tamkeen’s firm commitment to promoting the growth of the startup ecosystem in Bahrain through diverse and customized support initiatives. “At Tamkeen, we place great importance on facilitating access to funding and enabling startups to thrive,” he commented, “StartUp Bahrain Pitch enables entrepreneurs to present their innovative ideas to a panel of distinguished local and international judges, enabling them to unlock potential funding. And ignite fuse its growth trajectory.”
In a dazzling display of innovation, startups showcased their solutions across various sectors and disciplines. Startups that have pitched include 7amdan.io specializing in AdTech, Campinya which provides interactive and experiential training, Early Riser, a family business specializing in handmade granola and nut butters, OCTOPUS, an e-commerce marketplace connecting businesses, technologies and end users, and Symbaiosys is an AI-powered platform that provides institutional investors with intelligence on bankable nature projects.
The esteemed panel of judges commended the remarkable endeavors of the startups, and thoroughly assessed the potential of each startup. Ultimately, Early Riser has emerged as the winner, ready to embark on the path to success with their focus on encouraging health and wellness with their handcrafted organic granola and nut butter.
Commenting on their win, Aida the host, founder of Early Riser said: “We are extremely happy to crown the winners of the third edition of StartUp Bahrain Pitch. We extend our appreciation to the esteemed judging panel, as well as the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Tamkeen, the Economic Development Board, Bahrain Development Bank and Start Community The entire Ab Bahrain for their unwavering support throughout our journey. Additionally, we are grateful to Spring Studios for the valuable bootcamp sessions that provided us with insights from industry experts. We are proud of this achievement and look forward to taking our products to global markets!”
StartUp Bahrain has opened applications for the following group of StartUp Bahrain Pitch and you can apply to them by visiting www.startupbahrain.com/pitch. Applications are open until June 25th. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to enhance their presentation skills through an intensive boot camp followed by more pitching events where they can pitch their ideas to investors and seasoned judges.
If you are interested in learning more about StartUp Bahrain and how you can get involved, follow @startupbahrain on social media, and get in touch to find out more.
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