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NBB Digital Banking Challenge

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In Strategic Partnership with the  National Bank of Bahrain and Bahrain FinTech Bay

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The Challenge

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.


Phase 1
Phase 2
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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.

Digital Incubation 

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.

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Winning teams & individuals will receive:

Prize Money



Months Incubation at Bahrain FinTech Bay

Challenge Timeline

Aug - Nov 2021

Aug 16

Sep 20

Sep 24 - Sep 25

Oct 3 - Oct 7

Oct 10 - Nov 18

Nov 28

6-week period


Open (Kickoff)

Applications Close

NBB Bootcamp

(2 Days)

Team Selection

Acceleration Phase

Demo Day

Have any questions? 

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