Shaping Bahrain's future through innovation
Build for Bahrain aims to drive innovation to help shape and future-proof Bahrain’s vision in becoming a digital economy. The program invites innovators and entrepreneurs to develop and promote locally designed solutions to tackle locally identified challenges by utilizing innovation as a catalyst.
The accelerator program encourages sustainable, technological solutions in the following categories
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
Three winning teams will:
1. Receive funding to further develop their solutions
2. Receive Incubation at Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB).
3. Secure seats in one of the FinTech Consortium Institute's programs, a center of excellence in FinTech education, led by notable US-based institutions.
Who can apply?
Bahrainis or Bahrain residents
Individuals (Looking to pair with others and form a team)
In Partnership with the US State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
Timeline 2020 - 2021
6-week incubation training
Virtual Pitch & shortlisting of teams