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.
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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.