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StartUp Bahrain Week

A community-led festival that brings together the region’s most exciting startup events and connects some of the brightest entrepreneurial minds, with more than 2,500 people from around the world expected to participate.

StartUp Bahrain Week

StartUp Bahrain Week is a community-led festival that brings together the region’s most exciting startup events and connects some of the brightest entrepreneurial minds, with more than 2,500 people from around the world expected to participate.

Thank you for making StartUp Bahrain Week 2019 a success!

The week hosted multiple events organized by the #StartUpBahrain community such as conferences, panel talks, workshops, meetups and forums about topics ranging from innovation, AI, investment, entrepreneurship, and more.

Watch the video of the week's highlights and thoughts from some community members.

Highlights video

Missed StartUp Bahrain Week? We’ve put together the highlights of the week for you.

Highlights article

Bahrain Deep Tech Program

by Yo Startups & Angivest
March 3 – 5, 2019  Sheraton Hotel  9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Join the three-day boot camp with doctoral scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs with cutting-edge technologies refining their ideas for commercialization and expansion.


Steps Towards Entrepreneurship

by Tamkeen, and AGC (American Global Consulting)
Mar 3 – 7 Downtown Rotana  9 AM – 1 PM, 4 PM – 8 PM

Two workshops aimed to address the challenges facing entrepreneurs to find ways to empower them. Attendees will receive a certification from Muhlenberg College.


Unreasonable Thinking Summit

by Falak Consulting
 March 3 – 4, 2019   Art Rotana, Amwaj   10 AM – 5 PM

A 2-day forum on innovation, disruption, and out-of-the-box thinking. To educate and inspire the Bahraini Business community, especially startup entrepreneurs.


Savour Ventures Scouting Tour

by Tenmou & Savour Ventures
March 4, 2019   Space 340   4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Savour, the Middle East’s first food accelerator is hosting a networking event to learn more about their accelerator program, the Kuwaiti startup ecosystem and more!


StartUp Bahrain Ecosystem Tour

by Bahrain Economic Development Board
March 5, 2019   Bahrain EDB  10 AM – 4 PM

International startups are invited to meet the StartUp Bahrain ecosystem, the Bahrain Economic Development Board, Tamkeen Bahrain, and many more.


A guide to Big Data around GDPR

by Bahrain FinTech Bay & Adsertor
March 5, 2019   Bahrain FinTech Bay   4 PM – 6 PM

Tim Roberts, CEO of THSA Technology Bahrain, will talk about how startups can build a Big Data Strategy, what to keep in mind, and assess impact of GDPR on Big Data.


Urban Experience

by unbound Bahrain
March 6, 2019   Meat Co.   8 PM

A networking gathering event that aims to get the startup community together to get to know one another, exchange ideas and experiences, share stories, and collaborate.


Unbound Bahrain

by Unbound Bahrain
March 6 – 7, 2019   Bahrain National Theatre   9 AM – 5 PM

Unbound brings its award-winning innovation festival to Bahrain, celebrating The Kingdom’s commitment to fuelling a digital future.


Flat6Labs Demo Day

by Flat6Labs Bahrain
March 6, 2019   National Theater 6 PM – 9 PM

Meet the startups in Flat6Labs latest cohort as they pitch on stage in front of an audience comprising investors, key government officials, and business leaders.


Food Ideathon Bootcamp

by CH9
 March 7 – 9, 2019   Ch9, Amwaj   TBA

Where food entrepreneurs work to solve the problems faced in food, agriculture, and water systems, then pitch their sustainable business ideas to potential investors.


GCC Startup Meetup III

by Badir Program for Technology
March 10, 2019   Ch9, Amwaj   5 PM – 9 PM

GCC Startup Meetup aims at gathering the representatives of public and private entities to discuss common problems, their solutions, to exchange expertise, and to help local startups accessing regional markets.


AWS Immersion Day Workshops

by Amazon Web Services
March 3-4, 2019   Arcapita Auditorium   8 AM – 7 PM

AWS will first share how global organizations such as McDonald’s, Airbnb, Expedia, Snapchat, Netflix, and others use AWS services and then, dive deep into the services themselves through hands-on workshops.


"A week filled with startup events, a big milestone for the ecosystem. I created a strong network that will benefit my business to help me grow."

Shahad Zaki
Space340, Space Manager

Meet this year’s awesome speakers.

Tim Draper

Draper Associates/Draper University

Badr Ward


Daniel Zywietz


Idriss Al Rifai


A. Al-Shaksy

Phaze Ventures

Amir Farha

BECO Capital

Dr. Cameron Mirza

University of Bahrain

Khaled Nuseibeh


Nawaf Alkoheji


Wajeeha H. Awadh

Al Baraka Banking Group

Chris Tran

North Ridge Partners

Sahba Saint-Claire


Mirza Asrar Baig


B. Prabhakara


Craig A. Smith

Dhahran Tech Development

Lucia Valencia Dongo

La Victoria Lab

John Sanei


Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Author & Politician

Victor Ochen

African Youth Initiative Network

Cem Tarek

Unilever Middle East

Want to sponsor or partner up for an event? Have an awesome event you want to put together for StartUp Bahrain Week? Got other questions? Get in touch!

"Beyond amazing! Events with real value, beautiful to see Bahrain's first game development conference in the agenda, definitely valuable for startups."

Ameen Al-Tajer
INFINITEWARE, Managing Director

This year’s week in numbers.

Inspiring Speakers


Exciting Events


Startup Competitions


Estimated Attendees


The partners that make things happen.


Strategic Partner


Enjoy a 30% discount on rides in StartUp Bahrain Week!

"Was like Disneyland for startups, with events with speakers and mentors with direct impact on our startups...huge opportunity for anyone starting up."

Mahmood Zeyad
Majra, Co-Founder

StartUp Bahrain Week in the news.

Silicon Luxemburg

“Univize has been selected among the eight startups to pitch during StartUp Bahrain Week.”


“…five events, four competitions and more than 30 speakers from Bahrain and the region.”


“Five…venues around the Kingdom and is expected to attract more than 2,500 participants…”

Saudi Gazette

“…brings together the region’s most exciting start-up events and connects the brightest minds.”

"Was great, we won a pitching competition in unbound Bahrain! Recommend everyone to visit Bahrain during this week and to be part of this movement."

Hussain Haji
Inagrab, Co-Founder & CEO

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