Bahrain

Hackathons

Arab Youth Center Announces Inaugural Youth Hackathon To Combat Challenges Related To The COVID-19 Crisis In Arab Societies

The contest is to be held over a three-week period from May 12 to May 31 and encourages Arab youth to provide technically innovative and implementable solutions to the current challenges.

What Does It Mean To Be Truly Digital? A Global Crisis Exposes The Cracks

Economies hitherto almost entirely reliant on a single commodity are now boasting burgeoning and increasingly thriving tech ecosystems. But in many ways, we are still behind the curve.

The Advent Of Digital Asset Regulations In The GCC Is Good For The Region's Startup Landscape

While some might view regulations as a hindrance to innovation and creativity, in many cases, it actually supports entrepreneurs and startups to be able to innovate, create, and market their products and solutions in a legally and regulatory supportive environment.

Embracing Gender Diversity In Entrepreneurship Across The Middle East

Arab countries have begun to recognize that gender parity is both an economic and strategic imperative.

Maya La Chocolaterie Founder And CEO Sonya Janahi On Building A Bahraini Brand That's Going Global

If you've ever dreamt of owning your own chocolate factory, this entrepreneur is sure to spark some envy in you.

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