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Acceleration Programs

Our bespoke acceleration programs are designed to meet the specific objectives of our partners. These programs are typically tailored for a range of startup stages and seek to support innovative solutions in crucial areas, including community and business innovation.


Startups & teams supported 


Total support


Acceleration programs successfully completed


Virtual acceleration program run in Bahrain


Tech starups and team applications recieved

Our Track Record


Promoting women entrepreneurs' economic and social development through tech-focused entrepreneurship.

2020 - 2022

SC Women in Tech Bahrain

A hackathon focused on Open Banking, bridging the gap between fintech enthusiasts and corporates, providing the Bahrain financial services ecosystem with cutting-edge insights to modern day innovations.


BENEFIT FinTech Award - Open Banking


The challenge aimed to develop solutions for NBB’s Digital Banking App that focuses on the youth and features the latest trends to enhance user experience.


NBB Digital Banking Challenge


This edition of Startup Weekend focused on FinTech Talent for the first time. The 54 hour event bridged the gap between FinTech enthusiasts and corporates in Bahrain; providing the Bahrain Startup Ecosystem with new, cutting edge insights to modern day innovations.


FinTech Startup Weekend Bahrain


In partnership with the US State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the program aimed to develop and promote locally designed solutions to tackle locally identified challenges by utilizing innovation as a catalyst.


MEPI's Build for Bahrain


Startup Weekend intense 54 - hour event which focused on building a web or mobile application that could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend.


Startup Weekend Bahrain

Who we've partnered with

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Startups incubated 

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Innovate for Bahrain

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FinTech has played a significant role in 2020 by helping businesses mitigate and pivot towards sustainable business models powered by innovation and technology. 

Innovate for Bahrain focuses on community-driven innovation via structured acceleration programs and virtual challenges. Our acceleration programs aim to locally drive solution sourcing in key areas such as business continuity, community, and healthcare. 

Business Continuity

Implementation of innovative digital solutions to identify and support areas in the business community most impacted


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


Including preventative measures and supporting frontline health workers