Startup Weekend Bahrain

    Thursday, November 19 - 21, 2015

  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Bahrain

Thursday, November 19 - 21, 2015

Thursday, November 19 - 21, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Tenmou Office
Goverment Road
Manama, Manama Center

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No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours.

Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend.
The weekend brings together people with different skill sets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Projects pitched should be within the field of ICT and e-business.


Thursday November 19th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:35 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Friday November 20th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

1:30 pm

2:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

7:00 pm

8:00 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 21st

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

10:30 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

1:00 pm

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:00 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

10:00 pm


Nezar Kadhem
Founder of Eatapp

Event Judges

Hasan Haider
Tenmou - The Bahrain Business Angels Holding Company - CEO

Esam Hammad
Tamkeen - Manager of Enterprise Engagement

Hans Schreuder
Batelco - Head of Corporate Strategy & Transformation

Mohamed Akeel
Coca Cola Bottling Company Bahrain - Managing Director

Sherif Tawfik
Microsoft - General Manager

Coaches and Mentors

Suhail Al Gosaibi
Founder of Falak Holdings

Srusti Ranjin
Co-Founder of 4Spots

Hussain Janahi
Counselor of Business Development & Partnership Enterprise Initiative Center.

Mohammed Toraif
Founder of Fish Transporter

Ali Mahmood
CEO of uTrack TV

Yonis Attiya
Founder & Creative Director at Limefish Design

Freethinker Bahraini creative director, founder of Limefish Design Studio, with his design and video production experience for more than 10 years his studio is dedicated to help startups to create better visual brand identities and marketing materials. Yonis has a degree in Civil Engineering, Visual Design degree and he is also an Adobe Certified Expert.

Marwa Isa
Graphic Design Tutor at Bahrain Polytechnic

Amal Ahmed
Batelco - Senior Product Marketing Manager (Mobile Services)

Hasan Zainal
Batelco - Senior Product Marketing Manager (Global Products)

Nasreen Khonji
Batelco - Marketing Segment Manager (Marketing Support)

Husain AlAlqami
Batelco Information System Specialist

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Bahrain 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.

Country Host

Strategic Partner


Meal Sponsor

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Bahrain is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Hasan
  • Amina
  • Zahra
    Al Abbad
  • Ali
  • Eman


Zoheb Iqbal

Working with startups around the world, London-based Zoheb helps to accelerate and strengthen the growth of a world wide network of entrepreneurs. From early stages of the entrepreneurial journey to innovation within industry with companies such as Aviva, Lloyds banking group,  IBM, Google and EDF as well as governmental institutes, Zoheb works to facilitate, mentor and coordinate the experience of entrepreneurs everywhere. Challenging entrepreneurs to build in intensive programs centered on action, innovation and education. Zoheb is also an architect and co-founder of several startups.

Event Staff

Ali Mahmood
Deputy CEO at Tenmou - The Bahrain Business Angels Holding Company

Ali Mahmood is head of legal and finance and deputy CEO at Tenmou for the past 5 years. Ali handles Financial Control, Management, Budgeting, along with assisting high potential entrepreneurs in setting up their own business and providing financial mentorship within Tenmou's portfolio companies.

Zahra Al Abbad
Executive Assistant

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