The Labour Fund “Tamkeen” announced the winning teams of the fifth edition of Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards.
Mashroo3i Youth Business Awards provides participants 18-30 years old with a national platform that highlights their business ideas and helps guide, train and support young entrepreneurs to start their business venture. The 30 teams pitched their business ideas for the last time to the panel of judges who determined the winning teams which included ‘Telp’ in first place, ‘Newton’s Apple Learning Center’ in second place, and ‘Doctoric’ in third place. The winners will receive a number of prizes including: cash awards, an international training opportunity related to their business field for the first place winning team, and a sponsored incubation facility for the duration of one year for all 3 place winners.
“I would like to express my pride and admiration for the creative business ideas I have witnessed by the youth during the public exhibition. The exhibition included a number of innovative projects that revealed the potential of the Bahraini youth, as these projects are able to compete at a global level, not just regionally or locally” commented Dr. Ebrahim Janahi.
“This competition, which aims to spread the entrepreneurial culture among the youth, highlights our efforts to support young entrepreneurs by setting up such programs that contribute to showcasing their projects and innovation within different sectors,” he added.
The public participated in casting their votes to their favorite teams during the exhibition, while the teams were being evaluated by the judging panel which consisted of: Mr. Fareed Bader, Chairman and Managing Director of Bader Group, Ms. Dalal Al Qais, General Manager of Retail Banking at Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB), Mr. Trey Goede, Head of Portfolio Management for Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (Wa’ed), and Mr. Paul Lalley, Head of Product at Brinc Batelco IoT Hub.
The category awards were presented to the outstanding teams in certain aspects with the support of a number of private sector companies including: FinTech Bay E-Business Award, Zain’s Student Entrepreneur Award, BIsB Social Innovation Award, EO’s People Choice Award, Brinc’s Marketing, Sales & Promotion Award, Flat6Labs Innovation Award, CH9 Business Model Award, Alwane Charismatic Entrepreneur of The Year, The Startup Factory Business Plan of the Year Award and Pro Sky Active Use of Social Media Award.