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[[SC Women in Tech Bahrain]]

Incubation Program


She's In Charge

Under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Standard Chartered Bank (Bahrain) launches the fourth cohort of the SC Women in Tech Incubation Program in strategic partnership with Tamkeen and in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) and Bahrain FinTech Bay. The program aims to support women-led SMEs and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Bahrain by promoting women entrepreneurs' economic and social development through tech-focused entrepreneurship.


Startups will receive training and mentorship throughout the program, and the top 3 winning teams will each receive prize money to accelerate their solutions further. The program will consist of two phases, the selection and incubation phases, concluded with a final demo day.

The top 10 teams will be selected to undergo an 8-week incubation period as part of the SC Women in Tech Program. They will receive one-to-one mentorship, pitch practice sessions, and discussions with industry experts. Following the 8-weeks, each team will pitch its solutions to a panel of judges on the final demo day.


This year's cohort focuses on developing innovative solutions that support business continuity, community, and sustainability. The startups can select their main theme that focuses on their solution and further integrate SDGs, defined by the UN, as part of their strategy to scale further and grow their solution.

Program Format: Hybrid



Leveraging technology to provide environmentally-friendly products and services


Business Continuity

Implementation of innovative solutions to identify and support areas in the business community most effected by the pandemic


Addressing the negative effects of social isolation and the digitizing of public services, and local entertainment industry

Who Can Join?

Female-led startup or female co-founder


Bahraini citizen or resident

1. Tech-enabled Startups

2. Individuals:

Applying with an idea of a tech-enabled startup or without an idea. (Individuals without an idea will be allocated into a team applying with an idea.)



USD 35,000


USD 25,000


USD 15,000


3 months residency at Bahrain FinTech Bay 


March 8 - May 6

May 7 - May 11