NBB Digital Banking Challenge
In Strategic Partnership with the National Bank of Bahrain and Bahrain FinTech Bay
Develop solutions for NBB’s Digital Banking App that focuses on the youth and features the latest trends to enhance user experience.
The challenge will be divided into two phases, Bootcamp and Digital Incubation.
You can apply to the Bootcamp as a team or as an individual. Participants will be put in teams before the Bootcamp begins. They will be matched into teams according to their skillsets to develop the solutions during the digital incubation period. Through the 2-day boot camp, which will begin over the weekend, participants will be attending panel discussions with NBB's key teams, giving them insights on NBB.
Following the Bootcamp, teams will submit a short video talking about themselves and their proposed solutions. The NBB and BFB teams will make a selection based on the most innovative ideas.
The teams will later go through a 6-week digital incubation designed to further nurture and develop these solutions into idea-stage startups. This phase will consist of three tracks, i.e., the Startup track, the NBB track, and the Mentorship track. The program will conclude in a Demo Day that will award the Top 3 best solutions with prize money and other prizes to be announced.
Winning teams & individuals will receive:
Months Incubation at Bahrain FinTech Bay
Aug - Nov 2021
Sep 24 - Sep 25
Oct 3 - Oct 7
Oct 10 - Nov 18
Frequently Asked Questions
- Bahrainis or Bahraini residents
Between ages 18-24
Can apply as an individual or as a team
Skillset: Technical or non-technical, i.e., within ICT, business or design/multimedia
Do I need to apply to the program with an idea/solution?
What should my idea/solution be based around?
Will there be any mentors?
What topics will be covered during the 6-week digital incubation period?
Bootcamp Agenda | September 24 & 25, 2021
Learn more about the challenge, and understand the different areas that need to be worked on towards your solution.
Get introduced to the NBB team.
Meet your team members if you have applied as an individual. (Kindly note that you will be matched to your team members based on skill-set).
The day will be concluded with a networking dinner between 6:00 - 07:00 pm.