Standard Chartered Bank announces the second edition of its flagship female entrepreneurship-focused event

Sarah Faisal


It’s time all the hard-working female entrepreneurs in Bahrain had one more of those special days when the broader startup ecosystem paid a much-deserved tribute to all women-led new companies in the Kingdom.

The initiative this time around is coming from the Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) as it prepares to conduct the second cohort of SC Women in Tech Bahrain. The event will be conducted in cooperation and coordination with the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) and the Bahrain FinTech Bay.

The second edition of the celebrated event will try to carry forward the success of the inaugural edition, said SCW member, HH Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa. She also added that the SC Women in Tech Bahrain reflects the commitment of the event partners when it comes to encouraging the country’s female-led enterprises.

SCB’s Chief Executive Officer, Abdulla Abdulrazaq Bukhowa, also chipped in by saying that the event underlines the bank’s emphasis on building an equal playing ground for female entrepreneurs. 

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10 female-led enterprises will be shortlisted for the event. All of these enterprises will participate in an eight-week workshop where they will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from different subject-matter experts. These experts will share their insights with the participants and help them scale up and grow their business/product ideas.

In the final stage, all the participants will present their concepts and ideas to a panel of judges. The top-5 participating teams with the best pitches will receive $10,000 each along with three months of residency at the Bahrain FinTech Bay.

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