Tamkeen and MITEF took Bahraini startups to Silicon Valley, here’s everything you need to know

By Startup MGZN


SOURCE: Startup MGZN - Tamkeen and MITEF took Bahraini startups to Silicon Valley, here’s everything you need to know

Tamkeen in collaboration with the MITEF and support from TechWadi are gearing up for one of the most significant programs for startups in the Pan-Arab region – The Silicon Valley Program. Tamkeen and MITEF sent seven Bahraini startups to attend this year’s TechCunch’s Disrupt SF 2018, and in addition give them a tour of Silicon Valley, the birthplace of where all startup dreams began, how cool is that?

The week-long program (from September 4th to 11th), is designed to inspire young Arab entrepreneurs in the region and provide them with the necessary training. As well as connect them with the right people to drive their business in the right direction, and at the same time, put them on the map for international exposure and opportunities to connect with Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurship and business culture.

The startups will be going on a tour of Silicon Valley’s latest and greatest, from visiting headquarters of tech giants such as GoogleSalesforceUber, and so many more, to pitching to angel investors and VCs from several big-name investment firms. The program is set to end in a bang with the startups getting the opportunity to attend and be a part of TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF 2018 – the mother of all startup events in the world.

Enough about that though, what’s more, exciting are the startups that are attending all the way from the Middle East, more specifically Bahrain and Lebanon. Seven startups will hail all the way from Bahrain with Tamkeen and MITEF’s aid:  Ali Mohsen from WNNANezar Kadhem from Eat AppHussain Haji from InagrabAhmed Alrawi from MalaebMohamed Khalil from Nakheel, Ahmed Gharib from Nabda, and finally Sarah Schwab from The Experience Accelerator.

As for the Lebanese startups going, there are five of them: Shadi Tabbara and Samih Harfouche from BrateTarek and Andrew Kabrit from Seez AppHady Abdelnour and Charly Bousaid from SmarkeAyssar Arida from MakerBrane, and Rudolph Bekerejianfrom Ecomz.

We would like to wish all the startups attending the program the best and hope they have fun, just not too much fun. Also, kudos to Tamkeen and MITEF for organizing such a program for startups. If you want to know what exactly is going down, then no worries, our friends at StartUp Bahrain will be feeding you an exclusive insight of the program, so follow them on Instagram and check out their live coverage on their story, you won’t regret it!