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#ShesInCharge

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She's In Charge

Under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Standard Chartered Bank (Bahrain) launches the third cohort of the "Women in Tech" incubation program, in collaboration with Bahrain FinTech Bay and the Supreme Council for Women (SCW). The program aims to support women-led SMEs and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Bahrain by promoting women entrepreneurs' economic and social development through tech-focused entrepreneurship.

 

Startups will receive training, and mentorship throughout the program, and the top 3 winning teams will each receive prize money to accelerate their solutions further. The program will consist of two phases, the selection and incubation phases, concluded with a final demo day.


The top 10 teams will be selected to undergo an 8-week incubation program as part of the SC Women in Tech Program. They will receive one-to-one mentorship support, pitch practice sessions, and discussions with industry experts. It will be followed by a pitch of each of the ten ideas in the final week.

 

This year's cohort focuses on developing innovative solutions that support business continuity, community, and sustainability. The startups can select their main theme that focuses on their solution and further integrate SDGs, defined by the UN as part of their strategy to scale further and grow their solution.

Program Format: Hybrid

Developing innovative solutions that aim to integrate sustainability as one of its main focus points.

Sustainability

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Sustainability

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Leveraging technology to provide environmentally-friendly products and services

Implementation of innovative solutions to identify and support areas in the business community most effected by the pandemic

Business Continuity

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Business Continuity

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Addressing the negative effects of social isolation and the digitizing of public services, and local entertainment industry

Community

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About SDGs

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Who Can Join?

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Female-led startup or female co-founder 

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Bahraini citizen or resident

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Established Startup operational for 1 year or more

Prizes

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USD 30,000

USD 20,000

USD 10,000

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Each winning team will receive 3 months incubation at Bahrain FinTech Bay 

Timeline

March 8 - April 28

May 9-10

May 15 - July 7

Jul 17 – 21

July 25

Applications

Open (Kickoff)

Selection Day

Start of Hybrid Incubation

Filming Week

Demo Day

On May 9th, 10th, 2022, the top 20 startups will be pitching their solutions over the course of 2 days. The selection committee will select the top 10 startups who will later be selected to progress to go through the 8-week training, followed by pitching at the final week's Demo Day.

Note: SC women in Tech will be a hybrid program, participants can attend both virtually and physically.

Hear from the Cohort Two Winners! 

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Cohort One Winners - Where are they today?

Hear from the SC Women in Tech Bahrain’s first cohort winners as they tell us about their latest developments after completing the program and their plans to grow their startups in the future.

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Have any questions? Get in touch with us.