With startup friendly policies to a growing pool of skilled and savvy talent, StartUp Bahrain is the perfect launchpad for your startup.
“Bahrain is the perfect hub for startups in the region, what makes it amazing is the talent; Bahraini youth work hard and smart, and a wise leadership that works hard to put visionary plans in place.”
Amjad Puliyali, GetBaqala
Massive potential to scale.
With a vision set for 2030, government support and a sharp digital focus, be strategically located in Bahrain to scale cost-effectively into the Gulf region.
✔ Secure funding from Al-Waha Fund of Funds.
✔ Access local AWS datacenters right around the corner.
✔ Scale fast by road, sea, and air to regional markets.
✔ Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, & Kuwait, 1 hour away.
✔ Robust Bahrain Investment Market to raise capital for growth.
✔ Grow team from a young pool of 355m individuals in region.
✔ Region with high internet & mobile penetration.
✔ Enjoy 20%~ savings on operating costs.
“For international startups wanting to test their solution for the broader GCC market, Bahrain is an excellent proving ground. It’s easy to do business here, there’s a willingness to get behind innovative ideas and a vibrant business community.”
Sarah Schwab, The Experience Accelerator
Leading regulatory reform.
The Island of Two Seas has always been known as for trade and business, now it’s shifting its focus to into the digital era with leading regulations!
✔ Find product-market fit in the CBB’s Regulatory Sandbox.
✔ Certainty handling data with the Personal Data Protection Law.
✔ Protect minority shareholder rights in a flexible way.
✔ Bankruptcy laws & low minimum capital requirements.
✔ Access to government procurement, 20% allocation for SMEs.
✔ Engage with forward-thinking cloud-first policies.
✔ Start without a physical address through Sijili (Virtual CR).
“Setting up in Bahrain has been the best option for us. Being a non-Bahraini, I get to completely own my business, while getting unbiased government support. We get to fulfill our dreams here, and the ecosystem supports it.”
Saba Saleem Warsi, The Stories Studio