After the success of the past 4 editions, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab is back for its 5th edition of the Silicon Valley Program!

For those who don’t know, the ‘Silicon Valley Program’ is an immersive program for MENA-based startups, where they take part in a week-long induction into the valley tech ecosystem which involves participating in world-class conferences, workshops, and mentorship activities. The startups will exhibit their solutions to a global audience of investors, entrepreneurs, and accelerators during Techcrunch Disrupt SF, as well as doing site visits to the world’s biggest tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Salesforce.

This year’s cohort consists of growth-stage startups from 3 MENA countries (we will be announcing the remaining startups and countries at a later stage) and is sponsored by some of the most impactful stakeholders in the regional startup ecosystem.

This year’s Bahraini cohort is supported in partnership with Tamkeen, a public authority established in August 2006, tasked with supporting Bahrain’s private sector and positioning it as the key driver of economic growth and development. Underlying this important vision, Tamkeen was formed to contribute to the development and strengthening of the private sector, paving the way for Bahrain’s ongoing diversification to a technology-driven knowledge-based, globally competitive and sustainable economy.

In less than a month, 8 Bahraini startups will join MITEF Pan Arab on a journey of a lifetime!

The Bahraini startups come from various industries and are currently developing solutions to problems faced by the market.

Now, we proudly introduce this year’s Bahraini startups will be joining the Silicon Valley Program 2019:

  • Stories Studio: a game development company, creating games for impact. Stories Studio’s purpose is to raise awareness, empathy and positive action through video games.
  • Sinc: A product that makes managing a mobile workforce simple. Decreasing payroll cost, reducing admin time and giving SMBs the insight into job profitability that is more typical of larger enterprises.
  • Nural Technologies: Team management platform for small businesses. Nural allows your team to perform at their best! Teams save time with Nural by securely collaborating across departments, offices, and countries.
  • Springring: Springring is a cloud-based Schoolwide Communications Management Platform connecting school admins, teachers, parents & students, along with other EdTech Systems.
  • Hayatech (OneKhaleej Innovation W.L.L.): Hayatech is a B2B, Software as a Service (SAAS) and connected hardware platform that aims to foster an ecosystem around wellness.
  • Tamarran: Tamarran is an online platform that helps users find and book a wide range of sports venues, fitness classes and recreational activities in town.
  • Majra: We match employers with young professionals on the basis of culture and personality fit, by highlighting company environment through digital content and personalizing the application process.
  • Telp:Telp offers bookings with tutors and academic programs. The platform allows tutors to further grow their business, focusing less on admin and marketing and more on teaching. Telp is the winner of the Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards, and will be joining the cohort as part of their prize.

We look forward to this journey with all of them, to get to know them on the personal and professional level!

We would also like to thank TechWadi for helping us put this year’s program together, by facilitating introductions and creating lanes of cooperation.

MITEF Pan Arab will be covering on social media the teams’ journey as they exhibit their startups during Techcrunch Disrupt SF, and visit some of the biggest companies in the world.

Stay tuned for future announcements and updates #SVP2019 #MITEFArab


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