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The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) has officially opened registration for its latest edition of the Young Entrepreneur Program, known as Mashroo3i 2.0. Aimed at ambitious young Bahrainis aged between 18-35, this program presents a golden opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to learn from industry experts, gain invaluable entrepreneurial experiences, and turn their viable ideas into thriving business ventures.

Her Excellency Ms. Maha Mofeez, the Chief Executive of Tamkeen, emphasized the program’s commitment to fostering young business leaders and equipping them with the necessary tools for their entrepreneurial journeys. “Through our support, we aim to empower young talented individuals that have great potential, helping them create successful businesses that will contribute to the growth and prosperity of our economy,” she stated.

As the 8th edition of the Mashroo3i ‘Youth Business Awards’, which was initially launched in 2012, the program has a proven track record of equipping young individuals with entrepreneurship skills, guiding them through the process of launching companies, and providing access to crucial investment capital resources. Specialized mentors in entrepreneurship and project management offer advisory support to facilitate participants’ entry into the job market and enhance opportunities for their business expansion.

The six-week program encompasses comprehensive training sessions, an intensive advisory phase for startups, and a Demo Day where selected participants showcase their developed business models to potential investors. Successful applicants in the final stage will receive grants to kickstart their businesses.

Previous editions of the Young Entrepreneur Program have witnessed remarkable success stories, including ‘Rokn,’ a startup founded by Eman Sharaf, dedicated to helping children with special needs and psychological issues through innovative tools and games. Eman secured the 1st place win during the 4th event of the StartUp Bahrain Pitch series.

If you are an ambitious Bahraini youth eager to embark on your own journey of entrepreneurship,as an individual or part of a team, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for Mashroo3i 2.0.