09 Sep 2017

Event description

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming to Bahrain for the third time. With the support of the local host CH9 and under the patronage of H.E Zayed Bin Rashed Alzayani - the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Seedstars World will be holding a dynamic pitch event on September 9, 2017.

Up to 12 of the best seed stage startups from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and UAE will be invited to pitch for the opportunity to compete at the Seedstars Summit, that annually takes place in Switzerland, and compete for the final prize - USD 1M equity investment

In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets, Seedstars World is travelling to more than 80 countries this year to identify the best seed-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to win up to USD 1 million and network with investors and mentors from around the world. Its previous participants have raised over USD 61M collectively, providing employment to more than 1000 employees worldwide.

Attendee Registration

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Program

12:00-13:00
Registration/Arrival/Networking
13:30 - 14:00
Opening Speech by H.E Zayed Bin Rashed Alzayani
14:00 - 14:30
Seedstars Kickoff
14:30-15:30
1st Pitching session
15:30-16:00
Networking/Break
16:00-17:00
2nd Pitching Session
17:00-18:00
Jury Deliberation and Panel discussion “Building and Scaling a Startup in GCC"
18:00-18:15
Announcement of the winner

Startup Applications

Deadline for applications - 26 Aug 2017 24:00 UTC

Partners

Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
CH9
Bahrain EDB
Startup Bahrain
Startup MGZN
Bahrain This Week
Bizbahrain
Gulf Daily News
Endeavor Saudi Arabia
Global Connections Center
Startup Oman
Brinc
Rowad
UNDP Bahrain
Batelco
Limefish
Maya Delices
Badir

Speakers

H.E Zayed Bin Rashed Alzayani

H.E Zayed Bin Rashed Alzayani

Minister
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
Mike Stanford

Mike Stanford

Chief Marketing Officer
Batelco
Sonya Janahi

Sonya Janahi

Deputy Chairperson
Maya Delices

Jury

Meghan Warner

Meghan Warner

MENA Associate
Seedstars World
Yasin Aboudaoud

Yasin Aboudaoud

Chief Development Officer
Brinc
Trey Goede

Trey Goede

Origination, Investment
Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures
Mariam Farag

Mariam Farag

Head of Corporate Responsibility
MBC Group
John Kilmartin

John Kilmartin

Executive Director ICT
Bahrain EDB

Venue

The event will take place at CH9.