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Eight participating startup founders to receive monthly programming from AWS, residency in Washington, D.C.

February 2, 2021 – WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.-based nonprofit Halcyon today announced the eight fellows selected to participate in the 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive, a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), StartUp Bahrain, and Startup MGZN to foster leadership and scale women-run tech social ventures based in Bahrain. The ventures span a range of industries including health care, education, and finance.

Announced in October 2020, the 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive is an intensive incubator program for early-stage women-founded social enterprise tech startups based in Bahrain. Beginning later this month, the cohort will receive monthly skills training, AWS cloud computing credits and personalized support from AWS experts, culminating in a residency at Halcyon’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. this July.

“These women were selected for Halcyon fellowships not only because their ventures meet our high standard for sustainability, scalability, and impact, but because they have the potential to be influential leaders in the tech social enterprise space,” said Halcyon Co-Founder and CEO Kate Goodall. “Fostering a stronger, more robust social enterprise ecosystem in Bahrain and around the world depends on leaders like these women growing their skills and sharing them with others in their network.”

The 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive Fellows are:

  • Circles (Nadia Miujrers) is a mental health app that provides evidence-based and culturally competent learning to develop emotional intelligence and nervous system regulation in English and Arabic.
  • Daresni (Thanaa Rabeea and Hana Al Tareif) is a web-based platform and booking system connecting teachers with students for private, hourly in-home learning.
  • E-Jam’ia (Kawthar Al-Gallaf) creates a community-based financial system for individuals by providing a mobile app that digitizes the traditional cultural concept of Jami’ia, where community members get together to save money.
  • Kinderhaus (Huda Radhi) is a bilingual software that provides distance learning education in an entertaining and interactive environment for special needs children.
  • MallofWork (Saba Javed) is a tech-driven platform that connects businesses with freelancers and service providers, accommodating everyone from top professionals to service providers.
  • Women Power Network (Wafa AlObaidat) accelerates the success of women founders and professionals in order to build a world where women are leading and shaping the future.
  • On the Go (Sahar Ghuloom) is an online platform providing disciplined workout solutions for individuals by connecting them with professional, qualified trainers.