Seedstars World, the seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, brought its Bahrain round to a successful close during Seedstars Manama. The event took place this Tuesday, at CH9 and 8 selected startups were invited to present their companies in front of the local jury panel.
The local winner, Ebrahim El Qassab, Temr.cm, was named Best Startup in Bahrain for its innovative sustainable solution. “Our start-up makes it extremely simple for small and medium-sized clinics to fully digitize and automate their operations. We aim to provide the region with a data-driven healthcare that benefits all the stakeholders in the healthcare process.” he explains.
As a part of the prize, they will be participating at the Seedstars Summit, which takes place in Switzerland, in April 2019. It is a week-long training program, with the opportunity to meet the 65+ winners from other fast growing economies, as well as investors and mentors from around the world.
The final day of the Summit is dedicated to pitching in front of an audience of more than 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to $1M in equity investment and other prizes.
The 8 startups pitched in front of a prestigious jury, including Mohamed Al Ansari, Abdulmohsen Al Majnouni, and Alix Brunet.
Seedstars Manama also featured Walid Fazza of Wamda Capital who presented Raising Funds in MENA; the local Ambassador of Seedstars World, CH9 who organized the event with Seedstars World’s local partner Tamkeen. Further support was provided by the media partners Startup Mgzn and B Entrepreneur. The event attracted interest from over 40 startups, and around 85 attendees.
Eshipsol came second and eNaseej grabbed the last spot in the top 3. The other startups invited to pitch were The Stories Studio, Time Control Technologies, Nural Technologies W.L.L, Weyak, and Inagrab.
After this stop at Manama, Donia and Mahmoud, Regional Managers for MENA at Seedstars, said, “The ecosystem in Bahrain is very friendly and very promising especially after the changes in law that were implemented in 2017 to encourage more entrepreneurs to join the ecosystem.”
Continuing on its world tour of fast-growing startup scenes in emerging markets, Seedstars World’s next stop is Kuwait City at KFAS with a mission to select the best startup in Kuwait. Seedstars World is looking for smart startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market. Startups are invited to apply here, until November 4th.