Seedstars World searches for the best startup in GCC

Mohamed Altawash

SEEDSTARS World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming to Bahrain for the third time. With the support of the local host CH9 and under the patronage of Zayed Bin Rashed Alzayani - the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Seedstars World will be holding a dynamic pitch event on September 9, 2017. In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets, Seedstars World is travelling to more than 80 countries this year to identify the best seed-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to win up to $1 million and network with investors and mentors from around the world. Its previous participants have raised over $61 milion collectively, providing employment to more than 1,000 employees worldwide.

The companies selected to pitch at the Seedstars GCC event need to be less than 2 years old, have raised less than $500,000 in funding and have built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction. The Seedstars World team is searching for one additional criterion - the startup’s regional and global scalability.

Mohamed Altawash, founder and managing director of CH9, noted that “the number of talented entrepreneurs in this region is phenomenal, and CH9 would like to help these entrepreneurs gain visibility in and out of this market.”— SG