FinTech Startup Weekend Bahrain 2019
Thursday, November 21 - 24, 2019
Thursday, November 21 - 24, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Bahrain FinTech Bay HQ
Block 346, Road 4606
Arcapita Building, 3rd Floor
No Talk. All Action. Build a Startup in 54 Hours!
This year's Startup Weekend focuses on the development of Bahrain's FinTech talent by bringing together fintech enthusiasts and corporates to address problem statements, share perspectives and take the first steps to establish FinTechs.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
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No talk, all action, build a startup in 54 hours!
Thursday November 21st
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Sunday November 24th
Additionally, Mr Alsharifi serves as Chairman of Danat Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones, a board member of Edamah, Bahrain Bourse, Bahrain Clear, and Bahrain Car Parks Company BSC. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Previously, he was focusing on financial services with the Bahrain Economic Development Board, which is a dynamic public agency that is responsible for attracting inward investment into Bahrain, enhancing the investment climate and driving economic development. He focused on promoting Bahrain's financial services sector and attracting new investments into this sector. Successes include expanding existing companies and attracting new ones such as banks, asset & wealth managers, insurers, ancillary services providers and FinTechs.
Before joining the Bahrain Economic Development Board, he worked for Ernst & Young and SEI Investments in London.
He has a MSC from Imperial College London and a BSc from the University of Exeter (first class honors).
Coaches and Mentors
Ameen has been in the software business for more than 15 years, Ameen used to work in R&D in Saudi Aramco and the US, his experience spans multiple technical disciplines ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), security and penetration testing, 3D programming and simulation, hardware design and programming, he’s the founder of the game development scene in Bahrain where he teaches the magic of game development and AI.
Ameen is also also a recognized international speaker who gave talks in big conferences like Amazon Web Services (AWS), MEGA game development conference and Dubai World Game Expo (DWGE), he also trains professionals in Bahrain's biggest financial institute: Bahrain Institute of Business and Finance (BIBF) where he teaches artificial intelligence, ethical hacking and blockchain, he's been training thousands of professionals in and off Bahrain.
Ahmed is also a skilled in team management, cloud computing, business planning and analytical skills.
Technical & Business Consultant at INSOMEA Computer Solutions
Ahmed Samir, CFA
Head of Business Performance and Digital Channels Commercialization at National Bank of Bahrain
– Royal Charity Organization
– Nasser bin Hamad Awards
– Ministry of Culture
– Red Bull
– First Bahrain
– Al Ghalia
– McLaren Shadow
– Berger Paints
Fathom is currently working with Benefit, Tarabut Gateway and Al Salam Bank as itʼs expanding into providing marketing solutions in the Fintech space. With a strategic plan to diversify products and services, Fathom is investing into growing its consulting, app development and tech solutions. Hassan has been in the marketing space for over a decade and has been devoting that experience to grow and develop Fathom to be a game changer locally, with regional and global aspirations for the brand, focusing on internal process, growing talent and strategic, agile adaptability to market needs.
Sayed Ali Alkamel
Head of Mobile at Gud Juju
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The FinTech Startup Weekend Bahrain 2019 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
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Techstars Startup Weekend Bahrain is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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