DXB-009707 - SCB Bahrain - Women in Tech
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#techitup

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Tech it to the next level

Stay tuned for cohort 3 of the SC Women In Tech Program

 

Standard Chartered Bank (Bahrain) launched the “Women in Tech” program in partnership ​with the Supreme Council for Women and Bahrain FinTech Bay with the aim of supporting women-led start-ups and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The program focuses on promoting the economic and social development of women entrepreneurs in the Kingdom through innovation or technology-led entrepreneurship. 

 

The “Women in Tech Bahrain” is part of a global Women In Tech program initiative which is already implemented in Standard Chartered New York, Kenya, Pakistan, Nigeria, and the UAE. The Standard Chartered Women In Tech program focuses on capacity building for women-owned enterprises, targets female-led entrepreneurial teams, and provides them with training, mentorship, and prize money.

Last cohort winners included MaximizeTrillion Tree FundYattaPawArabia, and AlrawiEach team received $10,000 and 3 months incubation at Bahrain FinTech Bay to develop their startups. 

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Winning teams

USD 100,000
Total funding

300+
Program applications

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Our success in joining the program has opened many doors for uRento. One of them is a gateway to an investment opportunity by one of Bahrain’s prominent startup programs and seed funding to jumpstart our platform. We are close to launching with a potential 800+ units to come onboard and start simplifying property management! We had four investor meetings up to date, which are very interested and keeping them at bay till we launch in Bahrain and gain traction.

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Success Stories

Women In Tech Bahrain 2020 - Cohort 1

Since graduating from the program, we feel like we've never stopped - which is certainly a positive! We've been met with high acclaim across the GCC for supporting local artisans and their businesses across our multi-vendor platform (www.thepopupshop.co). Our business horizons are expanding even further with some interesting collaborations and projects happening within this next quarter that we cannot wait to share with you. Keep your eyes on our Instagram account (@thepopupshop.co_ ) for all the latest updates! 

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Exciting news: Tribepod is now live! Onboarding global talent and connecting teams of professionals with businesses. Thanks to the program, in a matter of months, we've signed contracts with two large clients within the financial and education sectors - working on diverse projects ranging from Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Marketing Branding

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Since graduating from the Standard Chartered Women In Tech Program, we joined one of Bahrain's prominent startup programs, where we received more funding, mentorship, and legal support. We have created the region's first direct-to-consumer market for gold jewelry, sourcing items directly from factories and supplying them to customers without any retail markup. Today, we have achieved over USD 32,000 in sales; we have onboarded three jewelry factories and two diamond dealers in Bahrain, one factory, and one diamond dealer in Dubai. We have launched our first designer collection for Valentine's Day and are set to launch a designer collection created in collaboration with a local Instagram celebrity.

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Besides offering VR-solutions before joining the program, we are happy to announce that we have added VR walkthrough shooting services for real estate and VR cloud services, which reduce the need for physical interaction and make communication faster. The SC Women In Tech Program helped us shape the right way to pitch our business and expand our idea to new industries. We got opportunities to collaborate with other startups; that’s why we recommend the program to any female entrepreneur.

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Have any questions? Get in touch with us.