May 16–18, 2024

May 16–18, 2024

May 16–18, 2024

Build a startup in one weekend.

Build a startup in one weekend.

Build a startup in one weekend.

Techstars Startup Weekend Bahrain by StartUp Bahrain is the island's most action-packed weekend event for to build your startup, validate it, pitch it, and win.

Techstars Startup Weekend Bahrain by StartUp Bahrain is the island's most action-packed weekend event for to build your startup, validate it, pitch it, and win.

Techstars Startup Weekend Bahrain by StartUp Bahrain is the island's most action-packed weekend event for to build your startup, validate it, pitch it, and win.

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I'll never forget this weekend, everything was perfect.

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"What a wonderful event, really glad I did not go home."

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"Never felt this excited or thrilled in any other event I've attended."

What makes this weekend event unforgettable?

What makes this weekend event unforgettable?

130+

Energetic founders, developers, designers.

24+

Startups formed during one incredible weekend.

4

Deserving winners awarded amazing prizes and perks.

12

Generous partners help in making this event possible.

20

Expert mentors in Bahrain from diverse backgrounds.

Join 130+ founders, developers, and designers.

What kind of participants should join?

What kind of participants should join?

Founders

Passionate founders brining their visionary ideas.

Developers

Wizards coding up a storm, turning ideas into reality.

Designers

Weaving visual magic, turning visions into reality.

Marketers

Growth hacking experts that sell and appeal to eye balls.

Facilitator & Speaker

Gear up with essential tools: brainstorming templates, prototyping software, coding resources, and collaboration platforms—empowering participants to bring ideas to life.

Facilitator

Nathan spent most of his career in the startup ecosystem as an employee and a 3x founder. His online courses on web design have earned over 60,000 enrollments from 179 countries.


While spearheading startup initiatives for major corporates, he's also the youngest board member at a youth leadership development nonprofit in 2017.

Speaker

Ahmed Faraj, Lumofy's Founder & CEO, brings a wealth of experience to the realm of skill-centric business development. Prior to Lumofy, he co-founded and led Equlibria as its CEO.


Ahmed holds a degree from Staffordshire University. Having amassed over 15 years of expertise in HRTech and EdTech sectors, Ahmed's contributions have been recognized with prestigious accolades from HolonIQ, Bizz Awards, and GITEX Supernova.

Join 130+ founders, developers, and designers.

Agenda

A weekend full of awesomeness, get ready for an action-packed agenda that’s like a rollercoaster for startups! We’ve got pitches, workshops, and plenty of mingling. It’s your express ride to startup stardom!

Day 1

May 16, 2024
Thursday

Over the next three days, you’ll build like a startup in just 54 hours. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be super fun.


5:30 PM – Registration
6:50 PM – Dinner & Networking 🍕
7:20 PM – Introductions
7:40 PM – Keynote Speaker
8:00 PM – Ice-Breaker


8:20 PM — Pitches
Learn about the pitch process and witness the kickoff of idea presentations.


9:45 PM — Voting
Cast your votes for the ideas that excite you and that you want to work on during the weekend.


10:00 PM – Team Formation
Selected ideas’ creators present their concepts, and participants form teams around their chosen projects.


10:30 PM — Begin Work
Find your workspace for the weekend, get to know your teammates, and take stock of your collective skills. Work as long as the venue permits.

Day 2

May 17, 2024
Friday

Today is filled with collaborative teamwork, product development, expert mentorship, and focused progress.


8:45 AM — Breakfast 🥞

9:30 AM — Morning Announcements
Get a rundown of the day’s agenda, focus areas for teams, and details about the afternoon mentoring sessions.


9:45 AM — Customer Validation Workshop


10:00 AM — Work

12:00 PM — Lunch 🍔

1:00 PM — Check-ins
After lunch, provide status updates, and seek assistance if needed during the check-in sessions.


2:00 PM — Mentor Sessions

6:30 PM — Dinner 🍕

7:30 PM — Check-ins
Post-dinner, gather for status updates, and request any additional support.


9:00 PM — Wrap-up Announcements
Reconvene and conclude the day with important announcements and insights.

Day 3

May 18, 2024
Saturday

It’s all about turning your startup dream into reality. Get ready for your moment in the spotlight, it’s pitch night.


9:00 AM — Breakfast 🥞

9:30 AM — Morning Announcements
Review the day’s agenda, focus on completing your MVP, discuss judging criteria, and prepare to pitch.


10:00 AM — Work

12:00 PM — Lunch 🍔

1:00 PM — Check-ins
After lunch, provide final status updates and last-minute assistance requests.


2:00 PM — Presentation Practice


5:30 PM — Evening Presentation Starts


6:00 PM — Final Pitches
Each team has five minutes to pitch their startup idea, followed by five minutes of Q&A from the judges.


7:30 PM — Judges Deliberate
7:50 PM — Winning Teams Announced 🏆


8:15 PM — Wrap-Up & Dinner 🍕


8:30 PM — Networking & Celebrations

Tools to help you gain an edge.

Tools to help you gain an edge.

Planning Resources

Miro

A tool built for teams to brainstorm and validate ideas, design products, and apply frameworks.

Orai

An AI Speech Coach to help you look and sound better in presentations by giving immediate feedback.

Business Model Canvas

A strategic tool used to quickly and easily define and communicate a business idea or concept.

Lean Canvas

Think through how to describe your startup by looking at your customers, their problem, and your solution.

Planning Tips

Building a business in 54 hours can result in a chaotic environment. This video will guide you.

Customer Validation Tips

This provides a framework for thinking about the actual problem you’re solving as you begin validation.

Website Tools

Framer

A collaborative design platform that empowers teams to create interactive and appealing prototypes.

Webflow

A web design and development platform that allows users to build responsive websites visually.

Application Tools

Moqups

A user-friendly design and wireframing tool that enables teams to create interactive prototypes.

Glide

Create mobile apps, making it easy to build responsive applications without coding.

Bubble.io

A visual web development platform that empowers users to build web applications without coding.

Apphive

A no-code app builder to create mobile applications quickly and easily, without hassle.

Zeroqode

No-code templates, plugins, users can build web and mobile applications without code.

Google AppSheet

The fastest way to build apps. Build powerful solutions that simplify work without code.

Presentation Tools

Unsplash

A collection of beautiful, high-resolution, and freely-usable images for various creative projects.

Noun Project

Offer free icons covering a wide range of categories, providing visual elements for diverse design needs.

Ouch & FreePik

Free vector illustrations, enhancing design projects with a variety of visually appealing graphics.

Undraw, Opendoodles, Illustrations.co

Provide open-source illustrations for a wide range of creative ideas and concepts.

Artboard.Studio

Create mockups online, streamlining the process of visualizing design concepts and ideas.

Canva

Simple graphic design tools for everyone, making it easy to create stunning visuals for various purposes.

Powtoon

Create engaging videos and presentations, tell their stories with animated content.

HiSlide

A free library of beautiful Google Slides templates, Create visually appealing presentations.

Questions

Not sure about something? Need to better prepare? We got you covered with the most frequently asked questions.

Before

Questions you need answers to before the event.

Do I have to attend all three days?

Do I have to attend all three days?

Do I have to attend all three days?
Who is this event for?

Who is this event for?

Who is this event for?
Can I pay at the door?

Can I pay at the door?

Can I pay at the door?
Do I need a team?

Do I need a team?

Do I need a team?
Do I have to pitch an idea to attend?

Do I have to pitch an idea to attend?

Do I have to pitch an idea to attend?
What is the judging criteria?

What is the judging criteria?

What is the judging criteria?
What should I bring with me?

What should I bring with me?

What should I bring with me?
How do I prepare?

How do I prepare?

How do I prepare?
Who can I bring with me?

Who can I bring with me?

Who can I bring with me?
What are the rules?

What are the rules?

What are the rules?

During

Questions you need answered during the event.

What happens on each of the days?

What happens on each of the days?

What happens on each of the days?
What types of ideas can I pitch?

What types of ideas can I pitch?

What types of ideas can I pitch?
Can I pitch more than one idea?

Can I pitch more than one idea?

Can I pitch more than one idea?
Can I pitch my existing business?

Can I pitch my existing business?

Can I pitch my existing business?
What if my idea isn't selected?

What if my idea isn't selected?

What if my idea isn't selected?
Am I expected to work for 54 hours?

Am I expected to work for 54 hours?

Am I expected to work for 54 hours?
How do I protect my idea?

How do I protect my idea?

How do I protect my idea?
What are we supposed to achieve?

What are we supposed to achieve?

What are we supposed to achieve?
Why is it a competition?

Why is it a competition?

Why is it a competition?

After

Questions you need answers to after the event.

Are teams expected to continue?

Are teams expected to continue?

Are teams expected to continue?
What post-event support do I get?

What post-event support do I get?

What post-event support do I get?

Terms

We recommend that you read all the terms of the event, however, here's a quick summary.

You need to participate and be present all three days and have a team. Tickets at the door are sold at full-price. You can't bring existing startups or ideas. Be nice and professional to everyone and the venue. Don't break the rules of the event. Bringing legal documents will get you disqualified and banned. Refunds are only possible three days before the event. You must have a great time!

Participation

It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning experience. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might start a company with, learn from mentors and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun.


As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community.


If you’re very concerned, you can limit your pitch to the rough outline of the idea without giving away key information.As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas.


You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible in the event of any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, StartUp Bahrain, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.


By participating in the event, you grant Techstars and StartUp Bahrain permission to capture photos/videos of the event and use them for marketing purposes, so we can continue to offer amazing Techstars Startup Weekends around the world.


By purchasing a ticket to a Techstars Startup Weekend Bahrain by StartUp Bahrain event, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you have questions please reach out to contact@startupbahrain.com or privacy@techstars.com.

Tickets Refunds

Please make sure you have your ticket with you at the event. Your personal data will be used to process your order, support your experience throughout this website, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy.


We understand that circumstances can change, and sometimes plans need to be adjusted. To accommodate such situations, we have established a clear and fair refund policy. Refunds can be requested up to 72 hours prior to the official start of our event.


Since our Startup Weekend typically commences on a Thursday, the latest time to submit a refund request is Monday night. We believe that this timeframe provides a reasonable window for participants to assess their availability and make informed decisions about their attendance.


However, it's essential to note that refund requests submitted within 72 hours of the event start can be challenging for us to process.This is primarily because we need to make various upfront investments to ensure a seamless and enriching experience for all attendees.


For participants who find themselves in situations where they cannot secure a refund due to the proximity of the event, we strongly encourage you to consider passing on your ticket to someone who might benefit from this valuable opportunity.

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