Seedstars World in Bahrain for the Third Time!

ArabNet Team, Aug 01 2017

Seedtsars Amman Winners. (Source - Seedstars World's Facebook Page) 

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming to Bahrain for the third time. With the support of the local host CH9 and Bahrain Economic Development Board, along with the patronage of H.E Zayed Bin Rashed Alzayani - the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Seedstars World will be holding a dynamic pitch event on September 9, 2017.

Up to 15 of the best seed stage startups from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Oman will be invited to pitch for the opportunity to compete at the Seedstars Summit, that annually takes place in Switzerland. Seedstars World is closely working with CH9, who is representing the initiative throughout the year.

Seedstars Tunis
Seedstars Tunis Winners. 

The companies selected to pitch at the Seedstars GCC event need to be less than 2 years old, have raised less than $500K in funding and have built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction. The Seedstars World team is searching for one additional criterion - the startup’s regional and global scalability. With a strong network of international partners such as BBVA, Merck, Enel, Trecc and Standard Bank, Seedstars World is looking for smart startups that solve regional issues and develop profitable products for the global market, to support their regional businesses and growth.

Seedstars World’s mission is to place in the spotlight entrepreneurs from emerging markets; it is traveling to more than 80 countries this year to identify the best seed-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to win up to $1M and network with investors and mentors from around the world. Its previous participants have raised over $61M collectively, providing employment to more than 1000 employees worldwide.

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