Flat6Labs Bahrain has begun its Bootcamp for its third cycle, taking place at their offices in central Manama. It consists of 17 startups that have been selected out of over 200 applicants from 45 countries, to take part in the Bootcamp. The team has scouted some of the most promising international and local businesses to continue to this next round of the selection process. Conducting the Bootcamp is a world class startup coach based out of Silicon Valley.
The Flat6Labs Bootcamp is a compressed version of the accelerator program, designed to teach the participating startups about lean startup principles and how to utilise them in their growth and business development. The Bootcamp is the final phase of the selection process, following which 6-8 startups will be selected to receive a $32K investment each, in addition to several other perks such as co-working space, access to Flat6Labs’ expansive network, $10K in AWS credits, mentoring, coaching and more.
Flat6Labs Bahrain has also partnered with Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, for its third Bootcamp. Gulf Air has always been a supporter of innovation and has turned its attention to contributing towards efforts of developing the local startup ecosystem. For the third cycle’s Bootcamp, the airline has offered its services in sponsoring flights for the founders flying in to take part.
Ryaan Sharif, Managing Director of Flat6Labs Bahrain said: ‘We are grateful for the generous contribution of Gulf Air to our Bootcamp programme and their role in supporting growth and entrepreneurship in Bahrain. It is very promising to see corporates in Bahrain engaging more with the ecosystem and lending their support in the collective efforts of inspiring innovation in the country.’
Gulf Air’s Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Vincent Coste said: “We are glad to support and empower this initiative in the Kingdom of Bahrain and give back to our community. One of the airline’s objectives is to contribute to the economy of Bahrain and by working hand in hand with organizations from different fields – and of varying sizes – we aim to achieve this goal.”
Supported by Tamkeen, Flat6Labs Bahrain aims to foster a dynamic and sustainable entrepreneurship environment and investment vehicle, support job creation, and help position Bahrain as an innovation leader in the Gulf and MENA region at large.
Flat6Labs Bahrain has utilized its expansive regional network to attract innovative startups from Bahrain, the region and beyond, which aims to boost the local economy, and venture capital industry with a steady pipeline of high-impact and scalable businesses in multiple industries. Since its launch a year ago, Flat6Labs Bahrain has invested in 16 startups thus far from various sectors such as F&B, Fintech, EdTech, HealthTech, Fashion, SAAS, Sports & Recreation, and more.