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Startups, here’s what you have to do, get up on stage, do your thing and pitch your idea to a panel of judges, and get a chance to win some major perks! Let’s say that there’s a ticket to a certain somewhere that you might be interested in. Want to know more? Then keep reading!

Landing in Bahrain for its MENA debut, and in partnership with StartUp Bahrain, the Runway to Web Summit is one to look out for during #TechWeekBH. The event which will be taking place in the Bahrain National Theater on October 1st will promise a night full of excitement and drama and will showcase the region’s most promising startups.

Bahrain Tech Week, created by the collaboration between the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Tamkeen Bahrain and the StartUp Bahrain community, promises startups and tech enthusiasts a week full of activities and excitement from September 30 through to October 8. You can join bootcamps, panels, and a forum – something for everyone to enjoy.

Runway to Web Summit, a pitching competition, will see ten regional tech and tech-enabled startups take the stage and battle it out to pitch their business ideas in front of a live audience of industry influencers and enthusiasts, and a prominent panel of judges comprised of industry leaders and entrepreneurs for a special prize. Wondering what it might be? If you’re that curious, the winning startup of the event will be sent on an all-expense paid trip to the actual Web Summit in Lisbon. Literally, everything will be covered.

The Web Summit – easily one of the largest tech conferences in the world, aims to bring together and connect the technology community with industries from all around the world, networking heaven. The lucky startup will be showered with exclusive perks and pampered once they step foot into Lisbon, they’ll also be able to attend tons of conferences during their visit, join more pitching competitions to win cash, network with tech giants, and be mentored by the industry’s greats; what’s not to love?

Excited about the competition? We know we can’t wait for it. Find out more about Runway to Web Summit here, and make sure you register for the event before the October 1st
to guarantee yourself a seat to one of #TechWeekBH hottest events.

Don’t forget to follow StartUp Bahrain on Instagram and Twitter for some exclusive and awesome live coverage of the pitching competition. Hope to see you all there!