10/12/2019

A delegation of Bahraini entrepreneurs have concluded their participation in the two day bootcamp organized as part of the fourth edition Pitch@Palace Global, taking place tomorrow, on the 11th of December. Their participation comes after winning the local and GCC qualifying rounds which both took place in Bahrain in March and November 2019.

The qualifying participants include the Bahraini startup MAVI VR led by Shahd Al-Zaki, who won first place, followed by the UAE startup Aryam, led by Aryam Ahmed who won second place and the People Choice Award, and Bahraini startup DocWhere, led by Nahla Al Sunni who won the third place.

The startups will be competing in the final round tomorrow against 19 other entrepreneurs from all around the world. During the final ceremony, the winners of the first, second, and third place will also be announced.

The two-day boot camp included a series of training workshops and specialized sessions which introduced the entrepreneurs to opportunities and challenges of the latest developments and frameworks of the global economy.

On this occasion, Dr. Ebrahim Mohamed Janahi, Chief Executive at Tamkeen, praises the performance of the participating Bahraini startups, highlighting the achievements of the Kingdom’s startup ecosystem on a regional scale. “Interactive programs such as Pitch@Palace allow entrepreneurs to connect with other experts and pioneers from around the world,” he adds.

Speaking at one of the bootcamp’s workshops, Dr. Nasser Ali Qaedi, Tamkeen’s Chief Investment and Marketing Officer highlighted the Kingdom’s startup ecosystem and the various programs available to support Bahraini startups.

Dr. Qaedi also commented on the importance of the Bahraini entrepreneurs’ participation in this event, as it provides them with a great opportunity to learn about potential areas of development and expansion into international markets and at the same time acquire knowledge from other international experiences related to promoting business growth.