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.
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
Addressing the negative effects of social isolation and the digitizing of public services, and local entertainment industry
Who Can Join?
Female-led startup or female co-founder
Bahraini citizen or resident
Established Startup operational for 1 year or more
Each winning team will receive 3 months incubation at Bahrain FinTech Bay
March 8 - April 28
May 15 - July 7
Jul 17 – 21
Start of Hybrid Incubation
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.