Zain Bahrain renews its strategic partnerships to support Bahrain’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
Mita Srinivasan
10x Industry

Zain Bahrain renews its strategic partnerships to support Bahrain’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Its growing strategic partnership will further Zain Bahrain’s commitment to work towards the startup ecosystem’s goals of becoming one of the most prominent and actively growing ecosystems in the region

Zain Bahrain, one of the telecoms operators in the Kingdom, has signed an agreement to continue its strategic partnership with StartUp Bahrain. Zain Bahrain has been an ongoing supporter and enabler of the ecosystem, for a number of years. Through this partnership with StartUp Bahrain, it aims to expand its industry-leading efforts to support the growth of Bahrain’s startups and help build a fruitful, entrepreneurial pathway for Bahrain’s youth.

Commenting on the partnership, Zain Bahrain Director of Communications & Investor Relations, Abdulla Khaled Al Khalifa said, “The startup sector plays an important role in the Kingdom’s economy. Today’s strategic partnership announcement comes in-line with Zain Bahrain’s continuous efforts to support startups in Bahrain and position Zain as the preferred business partner of choice, which aims to bring growth and innovation in the startup and small and medium business sectors. Zain Bahrain has always been committed to empowering local talents and empowering entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into real business ventures”.

Zain Bahrain recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Flat6Labs Bahrain, an engagement will allow collaboration on several fronts to support innovative startups in Bahrain, including events and mentorship.

Through the ‘Zain Youth Empowerment Program’, Zain Bahrain signed a cooperation agreement with Majra, a Bahraini startup that built a platform to help young job seekers and students to make better career choices founded on passion and fulfillment. In line with its Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility’s efforts, Zain Bahrain collaborated with Malaeb, a Bahraini startup offering a community app for football players, to organize and host the “Zain Ramadan Tournament” last year. Zain Bahrain also works with Akalati, a leading Bahraini corporate catering app, for its catering needs.