Flat6Labs, the leading regional startup accelerator in MENA, hosted its first Regional Demo Day, and five Bahraini startups were invited to pitch.
The Regional Demo Day that took place on December 10, 2019, during ArabNet Riyadh at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center was the first of its kind for Flat6Labs on a regional level. It follows after the success of 30 local Demo Days across Flat6Labs locations in Egypt, Bahrain, KSA, UAE, Lebanon, and Tunis.
Flat6Labs Regional Demo Day showcased a total of 17 investor-ready, high-growth startups from Bahrain, Cairo, Beirut, and Tunis. The startups pitched in front of a select pool of potential investors. The pitches were covered by media from Saudi Arabia, the MENA region, and the international entrepreneurial community.
The selected startups were all previous participants of Flat6Labs cohorts and were handpicked from a pool of 240+ startups from the past 30+ cycles. The startups are tackling solutions across an array of industries including Clean Technology, E-commerce, Ed Tech, Health Tech, IoT, SaaS, Logistics, Recruitment, Sports Tech, among others.
The five Bahraini startups that were selected to be part of the First Regional Demo Day were:
- Akalati: Food ordering app for parties and gatherings.
- Majra: Is a career platform that focuses on matching young professionals with employers on the basis of culture fit.
- Springring: A School Communication Management Platform linking admins, parents, teachers, and students together.
- Tamarran: Helps you find and book sports venues, fitness classes, and recreational activities in town.
- Telp: An online platform that helps students find and book lessons with private tutors instantly.
Other startups include Bexel, Chefaa, Clean2O, GoMyCode, Illa, Mint Basil Market, Schedex, Untap, VRapeutic, Wattnow, Wuilt, Zima.
“Flat6Labs’ mission is not only to serve startups as an early-stage investment vehicle but much more than that: we are our startups’ institutional partner. As Flat6Labs’ footprint and impact grow across MENA and even beyond, we make sure that this leading stance within the region directly helps our startups and partners to achieve their goals in reaching their customers and scaling across their required markets” said Ramez El-Serafy CEO at Flat6labs.
“And that’s exactly what we’re doing with our first Regional Demo Day. We’re bringing together 17 brilliant Flat6Labs startups from across our offices in MENA to enable them to take their next step towards follow-on funding and scalability” added El-Serafy.
Speaking on behalf of ArabNet, CEO Omar Christidis said, “We’re thrilled to be hosting the first-ever Flat6labs Regional Demo Day at Arabnet Riyadh this year. The conference is the ideal platform for these promising startups to access the region’s largest digital market – Saudi Arabia – by connecting with over 6,000 attendees and 150+ investors, and forging relationships with potential partners and clients.”