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 [[SC Women in Tech Bahrain]]

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Incubation Program

In Collaboration with

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Where Ambition Meets Success

Bahrain FinTech Bay, in partnership with Standard Chartered Bahrain, announces the launch of the fifth cohort of the SC Women in Tech Incubation Program, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Bahrain, Tamkeen, Supreme Council for Women (SCW), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization Investment and Technology Promotion Office, in Bahrain (UNIDO ITPO Bahrain). 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, concluding 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?

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Female-led startup or female co-founder

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Bahraini citizen or resident

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Startup aiming to




USD 35,000


USD 25,000


USD 15,000


3 months residency at Bahrain FinTech Bay 


March 7 - May 11

May 12 - May 16

May 22 - July 18

July 28 - Aug 8

August 12


Open (Kickoff)

Selection Period

8-week Hybrid Incubation Period

Filming Period

Demo Day

Note: SC Women in Tech will be a hybrid program, participants can attend both virtually and physically.

Highlights from Cohort 4 (2023)

About SDGs


Have any questions? Get in touch with us.

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