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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.

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The accelerator program encourages sustainable, technological solutions in the following categories

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


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

  • Ages 18+

  • Individuals (Looking to pair with others and form a team)

  • Established startups

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In Partnership with the US State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

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Timeline 2020 - 2021

Oct 26

Dec 20

Jan 7-9

Jan 10

Jan 11

Feb 22

6-week incubation training 


Open (Kickoff)

Applications Close

Virtual Challenge 

Virtual Pitch & shortlisting of teams

Digital Incubation

Demo Day

Have any questions? 

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