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April/May Issue

is OUT!

We are honoured to hold an Exclusive interview with His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin AlWaleed bin Talal, One of the region's most prominent investors and entrepreneurs.

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Free Newsstand Monthly Magazine

Available for iPads, iPhones and Android

Startup Bahrain is a free newsstand magazine about the entrepreneurship scene in Bahrain. Available on the iOS Store and the Playstore.


First Interactive Magazine in the Region


Total Install Base


Published Issues


Winner of both Arab and Bahrain eContent Awards

What you will learn


The happenings section covers Bahrain's most important events, announcements and services for entrepreneurs and startups

Inside Stories

Our feature interview every month includes interviewing Bahrain's most inspiring entrepreneurs and the most influential decision makers

Voices Articles

Some of Bahrain's best business writers share with you their opinions and experience about business, entrepreneurship and growth

Startup Essentials

In every issue, we share with you truly essential services for startups and entrepreneur from Bahrain and the World


Our monthly handpicks include some of the best reads, books, services which got our attention and are worth sharing


A growing list of all orgniazations that provide services to startup and entrepreneurs in Bahrain along with contact details

Startup Bahrain Videos

Here you will find some of Startup Bahrain videos. This includes videos of past interviews as well as media coverage.

Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa AlKhalifa Opinion of Startup Bahrain

MBC in a Week Interview with Startup Bahrain Team

MBC in a Week Interview with Startup Bahrain Team talking about the first Digital Publication / Magazine in Bahrain about Startups and Entrepreneurs.

Hala Bahrain Interview with Startup Bahrain Founder

Hala Bahrain Interview with Startup Bahrain Founder Ahmed AlSawafiri few days after launching the digital magazine app on iPhones and iPads.

Inside Startup Bahrain

Here, You can see samples of Startup Bahrain magazine pages.





Voices Articles




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  • Handpicks


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The Team

We’re a team of Bahraini designers, writers, photographers, and entrepreneurs, who have contributed the best to our industry, locally and abroad. We aim to challenge the current expectations and aim higher.


Ahmed AlSawafiri

Startup Bahrain’s founder and editor-in-chief, entrepreneur, geek by profession. Has really short hair.


Bader Kamal

Bader helps design Startup Bahrain, does occasional photography, and finds pleasure in provoking others.


Mazin AlSawafiri

Mazin helps produce this magazine, is an entrepreneur, and passionate about branding.


Ali AlRiffai

Startup Bahrain’s award-winning commercial & editorial photographer and an instructor.


Mohammed Isa Hammad

A funny contributor with a security background, minor identity crises, and an affliction for technology.


Zain AlZayyani

Zain is a contributor, blogger, startup consultant, and chaos manager as a telecom professional.


Hamed Fakhro

A contributor, startup addict, and an inventor while not battling forces of evil. Loves puppies, we heard.


Isa AlMoawdah

A frequent contributor, marketing and branding specialist, consultant, and a student of life.

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