Bahrain witnessed a wonderful addition to its collection of incubators and co-working spaces earlier this year, specifically during February, with the official launch of The Collective Hub. If you missed the opening ceremony, here’s our Instagram coverage of it!
And while we’ve moved to more challenging times since February, precisely due to COVID-19, The Collective Hub’s efforts to support its tenants and startups have grown further and further.
Before we get into it, we bet you’re asking yourselves, what exactly is The Collective Hub? Well, in a nutshell, it’s a co-working space and an incubator that unites both startups and investors under the same roof. Located at The Terminal building at the heart of Manama in Adliya, The Collective Hub is powered by Bahrain’s first Business Angels Company, Tenmou and 500 Startups MENA.
Being ‘collected’ together with investors enables startups to scale and grow quickly, while investors, on the other hand, get to add impressive startups to their portfolios.
Their impressive list of tenants include startups Eat App, Malaeb, and The Journey Adventures, as well as investors from MEVP, among others. All of whom were supported by The Collective during earlier stages of COVID-19, by having space’s rent waived.
It’s noteworthy that as of today, April 30, specifically at 4 PM, The Collective Hub closes submission doors to one of its innovative COVID-19 initiatives: a virtual art exhibition under the title of ‘No Borders.’ “They say the virus has no borders; we say art has no limits.” – As quoted from their art exhibition’s social media awareness campaign.
On occasion, Nawaf Al-Koheji, CEO of Tenmou & The Collective Hub has shared: “During these extraordinary times it’s crucial for our well-being and immune system to stay positive and optimistic.
We wanted to have an initiative that not only creates awareness but also encourages people to use art to get over social distancing and isolation, and to take a break from constant news about the virus and the uncertainty that might cause fear and stress.
We were overwhelmed by the positive responses not just from Bahrain but from the region, and look forward to showcasing the pieces in our virtual exhibition.”
According to The Collective Hub, they’ve received around 100 submissions, all of which were reviewed by a selection committee.
The virtual art exhibition will take place on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 10:30 AM. Wondering where it’ll take place? Not to worry, you won’t have to break any social distancing rules, as you can check out the live coverage on The Collective Hub’s Instagram over here, as well as Tenmou’s, StartUp Bahrain’s, and yours truly (Startup MGZN).
Stay tuned for more news about The Collective Hub, and make sure you follow them on their Instagram account here!