8 Bahraini startups head to Silicon Valley with MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab's programme
Priya Wadhwa
10x Industry

8 Bahraini startups head to Silicon Valley with MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab's programme

They will get the opportunity to exhibit their solutions at Techcrunch Disrupt 2019.

8 Bahraini startups will be going to Silicon Valley as part of the 5th edition of MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab’s Silicon Valley Programme.

The week long programme that takes place in Silicon Valley in California will give these MENA-based startups access to world-class conferences, workshops, and mentorship activities, as well as visit big tech companies including Google, Facebook, and Salesforce.

They will also be given the opportunity to exhibit their solutions to an international audience of investors, entrepreneurs, and accelerators during Techcrunch Disrupt San Francisco.

This year’s programme is sponsored by Tamkeen, a public authority established in August 2006 with the objective of supporting Bahrain’s private sector. They have now selected the following 8 Bahraini startup to join the MITEF Pan Arab’s Silicon Valley Program in Silicon Valley:

  1. Stories Studio: a game development company, creating games for impact. Stories Studio’s purpose is to raise awareness, empathy and positive action through video games.

  2. SINC: A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) mobile platform, SINC recently raised $250,000 in a pre-seed funding. Essentially, they make managing a mobile workforce simple by decreasing payroll cost, reducing admin time and giving SMBs the insight into job profitability that is more typical of larger enterprises.

  3. Nural Technologies: Team management platform for small businesses. Nural allows your team to perform at their best! Teams save time with Nural by securely collaborating across departments, offices, and countries.

  4. Springring: Springring is a cloud-based Schoolwide Communications Management Platform connecting school admins, teachers, parents & students, along with other EdTech Systems.

  5. Hayatech (OneKhaleej Innovation W.L.L.): Hayatech is a B2B, Software as a Service (SAAS) and connected hardware platform that aims to foster an ecosystem around wellness.

  6. Tamarran: Tamarran is an online platform that helps users find and book a wide range of sports venues, fitness classes and recreational activities in town.

  7. Majra: We match employers with young professionals on the basis of culture and personality fit, by highlighting company environment through digital content and personalizing the application process.

  8. Telp: Telp offers bookings with tutors and academic programs. The platform allows tutors to further grow their business, focusing less on admin and marketing and more on teaching. Telp is the winner of the Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards, and will be joining the cohort as part of their prize.

The statement mentioned "this year’s cohort consists of growth-stage startups from 3 MENA countries" and that they will be announcing the remaining startups and countries at a later stage.

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab will be covering the startups' journey through the Techcrunch Disrupt SF on social media.