The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)
The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates a platform of projects and programs in 180 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth.
GEN Bahrain operates as the local chapter for the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). It collaborates with the wider eco-system in Bahrain to utilize the market’s existing assets, offering support to address key gaps and areas of growth and improvement.
One of its key objectives is to implement tried and tested programs and platforms locally, with the aim of empowering local entrepreneurs, and showcasing their achievements to the rest of the world. Being part of this international network also enables Bahrain to benchmark its work against highly successful entrepreneurship centers, and to use it as a platform to promote opportunities in Bahrain.
GEN Bahrain’s Mission is: To shape Bahrain’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.
CHAPTER’S KEY PRIORITIES
1. Capitalize on Bahrain's well-connected eco-system and develop plans to align, measure and grow successful initiatives
2. Capitalize on GEN's existing platforms to support the growth of Bahrain's ecosystem
3. Promote proactive participation of various stakeholders to contribute towards expanding the eco-system
4. Enhance existing policies and advocate for the introduction of new ones for the betterment of the entrepreneurship experience
5. Raise the profile of the Bahrain’s eco-system by winning compass awards for entrepreneurship and eco-system excellence
GEN Bahrain is run by an appointed Managing Director and is governed by a board of directors that represent the startup community and eco-system entities. Tamkeen is GEN’s key affiliate in Bahrain, and acts as the chapter’s sponsor.