Bahraini App wins Pitch@Palace Global 3.0’s People Choice Award


The Bahraini designed App “Alrawi Books”  has been chosen as the winner of the Pitch@Palace Global 3.0 People’s Choice Award 2018.

Alrawi Books  is the brainchild of  co-founders Hala Sulaiman, Ameera Al-Qubaiti and Mohamed Ebrahim. The Bahraini app

The first Pitch@Palace held in Bahrain,  took place  under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain and HRH Prince Andrew , The  Duke of York in partnership with the Labour Fund “Tamkeen”.

At the event in April in Bahrain,  twelve Bahraini entrepreneurs participated. The GCC Pitch@Palace winners were “AlRawi” Books and “One GCC” who were invited to attend the global final in London launched by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the Pitch@Palace event has established itself as one of the leading initiatives promoting and encouraging the development of entrepreneurship. The looks to encourage start-ups and provide entrepreneurs with a platform to develop their budding enterprises through an integrated interactive program providing an extensive network of expertise and support from local and international enterprise specialists.

Tamkeen's Chief Executive Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi  commenting on Bahrain’s success at this year’s global final said “ We are proud of the success of Bahrain’s entrepreneurs in winning the top prize at this prestige event. Their success is a reflection of the value placed in developing entrepreneurship in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The country has in supporting the start-up business ecosystem and entrepreneurship landscape through key national developmental initiatives. “

This Pitch@Palace competition affords participating Bahraini entrepreneurs a great opportunity for networking with decision-makers and international investors as well as a unique platform to explore the potential of expansion into international markets”.


As part of this year’s Pitch@Palace Global, twenty-three entrepreneurs, from 15 countries around the world pitched their businesses to an influential audience in the economic sector.

The winners of the third edition of the competition included: Logivan, OncoRes Medical, Matibabu and the People’s Choice AlRawi books.

AlRawi co-founder Hala Sulaiman expressed her deep gratitude to the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s  for their continued support and encouragement of Bahraini entrepreneurs.

“The role of “Tamkeen” in supporting Bahraini entrepreneurs in this event as well as through initiatives and schemes offered within its Enterprise Support Program is integral to the successful development of AlRawi “ commented Ms Sulaiman .  “ Our involvement at Pitch@Palace, has  put Bahrain firmly in the hearts and minds of all AlRawi users and voters.  Our involvement has given wider recognition of the vision  of  AlRawi Books in ensuring access to knowledge and the inclusive and equitable quality education and in promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.” Adds Ms Sulaiman

“The Kingdom of Bahrain boasts a strong international presence in events related to key economic development. Next year, Bahrain will host many such  international events including Pitch@Palace GCC 0.2. We are excited that this affirmation of Bahrain’s commitment to economic enterprise has been also recognised  with the Kingdom being chosen host  the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York. “ concludes Dr Janahi