From business friendly policies, to a growing pool of investors and talent, Bahrain is the perfect platform to access the $1.6 trillion Gulf Market.

startup Friendly

Business friendly

ACCESS TO THE $1.6TN GULF MARKET

REGULATORY REFORM

  • Active and supportive startup community
  • A growing number of Incubators & Accelerators
  • Low cost base
  • Active investor community with numerous pitch and networking events
  • Government support available for startups
  • The ideal test bed for your product or service ahead of regional expansion
  • Easy company setup and operation
  • 100% Foreign Ownership and Management
  • Zero Corporate Taxation
  • Strategic and cost effective location within the Gulf
  • Ranked 2nd in MENA in Ease of Doing Business Index (2017)
  • The fastest and cheapest connections to the GCC by road, sea and air
  • 75% of the Saudi Arabian market within a 2 hour drive
  • Access UAE, Kuwait and Qatar within 1 hour by plane
  • A growing, digitally enabled market on your doorstep
  • 355 Million people with an average age of 22 years old
  • Worth an estimated $1.6 trillion
  • Mobile adoption of 124%
  • Benefit from Bahrain’s new Regulatory Sandbox for FinTech companies
  • A virtual space to test technology-based innovative solutions for up to 12 months
  • Available to both existing CBB licensees and unlicensed companies
  • Test your ideas on real customers and speed your product to market
  • Fill out an application form for just 100 BHD

startup Friendly

  • Active and supportive startup community
  • A growing number of Incubators & Accelerators
  • Low cost base
  • Active investor community with numerous pitch and networking events
  • Government support available for startups
  • The ideal test bed for your product or service ahead of regional expansion

Business friendly

  • Easy company setup and operation
  • 100% Foreign Ownership and Management
  • Zero Corporate Taxation
  • Strategic and cost effective location within the Gulf
  • Ranked 2nd in MENA in Ease of Doing Business Index (2017)

ACCESS TO THE $1.6TN GULF MARKET

  • The fastest and cheapest connections to the GCC by road, sea and air
  • 75% of the Saudi Arabian market within a 2 hour drive
  • Access UAE, Kuwait and Qatar within 1 hour by plane
  • A growing, digitally enabled market on your doorstep
  • 355 Million people with an average age of 22 years old
  • Worth an estimated $1.6 trillion
  • Mobile adoption of 124%

REGULATORY REFORM

  • Benefit from Bahrain’s new Regulatory Sandbox for FinTech companies
  • A virtual space to test technology-based innovative solutions for up to 12 months
  • Available to both existing CBB licensees and unlicensed companies
  • Test your ideas on real customers and speed your product to market
  • Fill out an application form for just 100 BHD

How We can Help

StartUp Bahrain exists to provide young businesses with the tools they need to grow.

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Training & Mentoring

Receive training and mentoring from the growing number of incubators and accelerators in Bahrain – Rowad, C5/Cloud 10, CH9, The Hive.

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Government Support

Bahrain’s government offers direct support, both financial and other, through its agencies Tamkeen, EDB and BDB.

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Digital Ecosystem

Use the Community Directory to find active Bahraini startups and investors.

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Tools & Resources

Find links to useful tools and resources to help grow your business.

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Training & Mentoring

Receive training and mentoring from the growing number of incubators and accelerators in Bahrain – Rowad, C5/Cloud 10, CH9, The Hive.

READ MORE

Government Support

Bahrain’s government offers direct support, both financial and other, through its agencies Tamkeen, EDB and BDB.

READ MORE

Digital Ecosystem

Use the Community Directory to find active Bahraini startups and investors.

READ MORE

Tools & Resources

Find links to useful tools and resources to help grow your business.

READ MORE

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Discover which exciting new companies have already made Bahrain their home.

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Amjad Puliyali

GetBaqala

“GetBaqala aims to make the local shopping experience of consumers easy and pleasant" “It is a hyperlocal grocery delivery platform facilitating doorstep deliveries of groceries and other home essentials in Bahrain. We connect them to the merchants in their neighborhood through an easy to use mobile platform.”

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NEZAR KADHEM

EAT APP

“I still see Eat as a startup at heart, because we’re still at that agile stage where we could go either direction. We haven’t yet grown into a defined model. We see a bright future. We just have to keep working as hard as we have been.”

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