Amazon Web Services (AWS) gives organisations access to storage, compute, database, and many other technologies on a pay as you go basis, from anywhere in the world. Anyone with some basic knowledge of IT, an idea, and a credit card can get access to low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. This is allowing startups, such as those in the Cloud10 Scalerator, the ability to rapidly experiment, get their ideas off the ground as quickly as possible, and launch their business globally. Some of the world’s hottest startups, including Airbnb and Slack, as well as some of the most popular start-up companies in the Middle East, such as Careem, have leveraged the power of AWS to quickly scale
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom through supporting initiatives that enhance the business environment and working closely with representatives from the business community and the public sector.
Startup Bahrain is a collaborative initiative, with representatives from the private and public sectors, including the EDB. Its mandate encompasses attracting start-ups, entrepreneurs, accelerators, as well as funding networks both locally and internationally.
The EDB is looking forward to continuing to work with leaders in the startup community to ensure that the industry is able to develop, and the ecosystem is one that is inviting to new companies. Our work with C5 and other such accelerators is vital to this initiative as mentorship and funding are critical to a new company’s growth.
Established in August 2006, Tamkeen is one of the cornerstones of Bahrain’s national reform initiatives and Bahrain’s Economic Vision with the task of developing Bahrain’s private sector and positioning it as the key driver of the national economy.
Tamkeen has two primary objectives: Firstly, fostering the creation and development of enterprises, and secondly, providing support to enhance the productivity and growth of enterprises and individuals.
Tamkeen constantly works to support private sector enterprises to overcome challenges and difficulties that hinder their development. Through funding this project, Tamkeen believes that it has collaborated with strategic partners who can offer a unique opportunity to enterprises enabling them to access an array of AWS services, a global platform, and a wide network of professionals who offer enriching mentoring and coaching services.
It is believed that the project will play a role in creating a cloud ecosystem in Bahrain that will support innovation and provides opportunities and access for entrepreneurs to scale and compete on a regional and global level.
Technical Support & Training
Governance & Compliance
Energy & EcoTech
Internet of Things
uTrack TV is a mobile TV app/website it is designed to cover the need between YouTube users & Netflix. One of the key aspects of the app is that it will have exclusive content of high standard events such as exclusive rights to international events be it motorsports, sports, or entertainment. It will have its original content created and produced by its team in-house. It is the place for the best, most demanded and high-quality content producing and streaming unique content in the market. uTrack TV is led by teams of professional film makers and Live TV producers.
The company’s revenue model is based on charges for producing films, subscriptions fees, ads, and sale of content. The company has been invested in by both their founders and investors like Tenmou, which now owns more than 50% of the company and are currently earning a revenue.
Location of incorporation: Bahrain
Founder name: Ali Mahmood Ali
Eshipsol is a comprehensive one-stop-shop technology and logistics platform for e-commerce start-ups and social media sellers. It is a turnkey solution for e-commerce startups, offering a web-store builder, payment collection solutions, and Logistics Marketplace with domestic and international deliveries. Their aim is to simplify selling online by breaking the barriers of entry and reducing time and cost of setting up an online store. With eshipsol, time spent on building a website, integrations, and negotiations with the main suppliers are reduced from months to minutes.
They offer a free basic web-store with limited functionalities and are developing various web-store offering with a vision of Shopify and introducing a subscription model. Eshipsol are earning a revenue and have only been invested in by their founders.
Location of incorporation: Bahrain
Founder name: Rafat Alzourgan
Time Express are in the business of disruption. They target two thirds of the world population. Technology makes change inevitable. They have developed predictive algorithms analytics technology for the courier industry to transform the speed, flexibility, and cost of last mile deliveries in E-Commerce. Their technology allows us to optimize operations and increase density per stop as well as offer customized, on-demand, same-day E-commerce deliveries.
The company has been invested in and is currently earning revenue. It should be noted that Majed was the former CEO of AGILITY and VP of Middle East for UPS.