FinTech Acceleration  Program 



Program Kick-off


The BFB invites FinTech startups, with a minimum viable product, to apply to our upcoming program. The program is open to startup applicants from across the world seeking to expand in the MENA region.

We strongly encourage you to apply if your startup solution ticks one of the boxes below:

Blockchain & Crypto-assets

Cybersecurity & Data Science

Digital &Open Banking

Financial Health & Inclusion


Payments & Remittances




A broad encompassing curriculum will be offered to provide early stage startups with the business organizational and planning tools they need to scale. This includes:


  • Legal & organizational topics

  • Business planning

  • Branding 

  • Marketing and PR

  • Go-to-market analysis and approach 

  • Management & governance


Access to mentors with deep industry and technical experience

Robust program curriculum designed for early stage startups

Access to workspace during the program

Access to a wide network of potential customers and investors

Selection Criteria

  • A FinTech product/solution that is, at minimum, in developed prototype or in early proof of concept

  • Innovative technology with a clear product development and execution roadmap

  • Existing business plan and pitch deck 

  • Strong founder(s) and management team with a balance of technical and business experience

  • The startups will need to relocate to the Kingdom of Bahrain for 8 weeks out of the 12

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