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Manama, Bahrain – Sunday, 7th December 2019: The Labour Fund “Tamkeen” announces the launch of the sixth edition of the Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards for the year 2019 – 2020 with a new focus on innovation. The launch of this annual competition comes as part of Tamkeen’s efforts to elevate and strengthen the entrepreneurial culture amongst Bahraini youth to enable and encourage them to implement their business ideas. 

The Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards will be accepting applications starting from Sunday, December 1st, 2019 and will continue until Friday, January 31st, 2020 whereby Bahraini contestants in teams of 2 – 3 members aged between 18 – 35 years will compete for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards. They will also be competing for the nine award categories which include: The Business Plan of the Year, The Business Model Award, The Marketing, Sales & Promotion Award, The Most Responsible Business of the Year, The Charismatic Entrepreneur of the Year, The Innovation Award, E-Business of the Year, The Active use of Social Media Award, and The People’s Choice.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, Chief Executive of Tamkeen, said, “As part of Tamkeen’s longstanding mission to strengthen the Kingdom’s economic growth, the sixth edition of the Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards continues to support upcoming entrepreneurs by providing key training and the necessary tools to guide and support participants’ throughout their entrepreneurial journey.”

Interested young Bahrainis may register through the website, where they will be able to read more about the competition, alongside the Awards and the eligibility criteria. Subsequently, applicants are required to complete a set of questions and submit an optional 60-second video as part of the application.

The Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards was first launched in 2012 as an educational platform designed to inspire the next generation of young Bahraini entrepreneurs, and prepare them to be the future economic drivers, as part of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision. The Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards advocates entrepreneurial values, supporting and encouraging participants to learn about the fundamental elements of creating successful business plans, porotypes and assists in converting them into a feasible business. Provided that, the national platform celebrates inspiring Bahraini entrepreneurs encouraging innovative and creative ideas. Moreover, Mashroo3i nurtures the participants’ entrepreneurial spirit inspiring them to further explore the field of entrepreneurship as a career prospect. 

For further information regarding Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards visit or our social media channels @tamkeenbahrain.