Beban, Bahrain’s first entrepreneurial-themed reality show produced by Hope Ventures, the investment arm of Hope Fund, gets ready to wrap up the registration period for its highly anticipated second season as April 30th nears.
Beban 2 has received more than 100 applications from various sectors to date, noting that it will continue to welcome entrepreneurs’ applications through its website hopefund.bh/beban until April 30th.
It is envisaged that the second season will be bigger and more exciting than the first. While season 1 of the show consisted of 4 episodes that featured 12 entrepreneurs, season 2 will feature up to 50 entrepreneurs; giving them the chance to pitch their innovative existing businesses for equity investment as well as perks before a planned panel of local and regional investors to be broadcasted on television and online streaming platforms.
An extensive training bootcamp is also pipelined for the upcoming season to prepare and assist entrepreneurs in three main areas of development for their businesses: Financial planning, strategic expansions, and pitching in front of investors on television.
Khaled AlRayyes, Projects Manager at Hope Ventures, commented on the occasion: “We started Beban with the goal of encouraging co-investment alongside the private sector, and naturally, providing direct investment and strategic opportunities for entrepreneurs. The first season was a huge success, and we’re looking forward to shedding more light on Bahraini entrepreneurs as they secure strategic investors and embark on their exciting growth journey towards international success.”
Strategic opportunities received in season 1 included access to 400+ free courses at BIBF, a trip to Huawei’s headquarters in China for training, and advanced orders that were worth $120,000, to name a few. Given the magnitude of season 2, participating entrepreneurs should expect even more exciting and elaborative perks.
For more information about Beban 2, please visit hopefund.bh and keep an eye out for its social media platforms on @bebantvshow.