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About GEN Bahrain


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

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.

MISSION

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

 

KEY PEOPLE

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.



BOARD MEMBERS

https://www.tamkeen.bh/draft-en/research


Jonathan Ortmans
President
GEN

Zaman Zaman
Founder & CEO
Level Z

https://www.tamkeen.bh/daleel



Nawaf Al Kooheji

CEO
Tenmou
https://www.tamkeen.bh



Safa AbdulKhaleq
Director
Export Bahrain



Bader Kamal
Managing Partner
Matter in Hand
https://www.tamkeen.bh



Hala Sulaiman
Co-Founder
Alrawi
https://www.tamkeen.bh



Safa Sharif
Director
MASY Holding



Leena Al Olaimy
Co-Founder
3BL Associates
https://www.tamkeen.bh



Pakiza Abdulrahman
Manager - Technology & Innovation
EDB Bahrain

MANAGEMENT

https://www.tamkeen.bh



Esam Hammad
Director of Partnerships & Engagement
Tamkeen



Sabeeka Engineer
Project Manager
Tamkeen

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