We help startups scale

The Leading Accelerator in MENA now in Bahrain

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We help startups scale

$30K seed funding to grow your startup

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We help startups scale

Access to 300+ local & international mentors

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We help startups scale

Access to regional and international investors & VCs

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New Startup Accelerator

Flat6Labs Bahrain is a new startup accelerator supported by Tamkeen with the aim of accelerating and launching both local and international Startups in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

THE PROCESS

Interviews

Bootcamp

Selection
Committee

Company
Registration

Cycle Program

Demo
Day

Growth

Interviews

2 months before the cycle starts
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Flat6Labs receives hundreds of applications every cycle. Once the application period has ended our internal management team will review every application carefully (using a defined framework we have created) and select the best applicants to be called for a 30 minute interview.

This is to get to know the founders and understand who they are, why they are building a company, how well they know their market, and what problems they have identified.

Bootcamp

5 weeks before the cycle starts
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In this stage we narrow down the 100+ founding teams to about 20. The selected teams will attend a 5-day Bootcamp. This Bootcamp is designed as an intensive workshop for each team to work on developing and testing their business models further and for us as an Accelerator to better understand their businesses in more detail.

It also serves as a very important filter for identifying founders who we believe have what it takes to “make it in the real world.”

Selection Committee

1 month before cycle starts
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By the end of the 5-day bootcamp, each team will pitch their businesses in front of the selection committee who then select the final teams to be accepted into the cycle. The selection committee is a diverse group of partners, industry experts, entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors all from our close network who come out with the final decision on each team.

Company Registration

Before cycle starts
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This is where the selection process ends and we start the on-boarding process which includes signing term papers, company registration, legal agreements and due diligence. We help handle this entire process for each selected team, ensuring that everything is clear and concise to our Startups. Upon completion the Startups will be able to begin operating as a fully-fledged incorporated business.

Cycle Program

4-month program
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This is when the program cycle begins and each team works restlessly over the next 4 months developing their core business model, building a prototype, and acquiring customers. During the cycle, each team has access to our network of mentors, investors, consultants and experts as well as a creative co-working office space in Bahrain NBB Tower and many perks and services from our partners.

Demo Day

By the end of the cycle
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Demo Day is an invite-only event held at the end of every cycle, and is generally the first opportunity for investors to meet our promising startups. After 4 intense and constructive months of acceleration, the teams are ready to pitch to VC’s, Angel Investors, Mentors, Partners, and the Media.

Growth

After the program
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After Demo Day Flat6Labs will continue to support the startups through its network in addition to continuous access to perks, workshops and more.

Offerings

Through its expansive, wide-reaching network and numerous partnerships, Flat6Labs Bahrain will also provide entrepreneurs with seed funding, strategic mentorship, office space, a multitude of perks and services from entrepreneurship-focused business training and development workshops, all of which have been specifically tailored to address each startup's specific needs to be investment-ready within four months.

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    Seed Funding

    Seed Funding

    For each startup we select, we invest up to $32K in cash funding in exchange for minor equity in the company (5-10%). This seed funding is to help startups cover their early expenses during the program and to help define their product, develop their core application, and commercialize their enterprise

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    Mentorship

    Mentorship

    Our entrepreneurs get access to 300+ local and international mentors throughout the 4 months, linking each team with established mentors & experts in their field. Mentorship includes guidance with industry trends, entrepreneurial experience, business challenges, technical issues, and investor relations

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    Investors & VCs

    Investors & VCs

    Given our expansive network of investors and VCs across the MENA region, as a Flat6Labs Bahrain startup you will get the direct opportunity to get exposed to these firms for more funding opportunities.

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    300K+ In Perks

    300K+ In Perks

    We provide our startups with over $300K in perks and benefits, providing our entrepreneurs with some of the best resources available to build their companies. As a member of the Global Accelerator Network and various other partnerships, all of our startups get to take advantage of significant perks from organizations like Microsoft, PayPal, Amazon Web Services, and more.

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    PR & Media

    PR & Media

    Media coverage and outreach for a budding startup is essential for its growth, that’s why we are keen to put our startups in the limelight as frequently as possible.

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    Coworking Space

    Coworking Space

    Accepted startups participate in our 4 months of incubation and benefit from hands-on support by a full time dedicated and experienced team, for the duration of each cycle our Startups will have 24/7 access to our modern well equipped co-working space along with some of the best views in the country. We strongly believe in the concept of a co-working space as it creates a collaborative and flexible working style that is based on mutual trust and sharing of common core objectives and values between our entrepreneurs.

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    Legal Support

    Legal Support

    Getting good legal advice can be costly and time-consuming for any startup. That’s why we have a team of lawyers specialized in dealing with startups, to provide our entrepreneurs with legal consultation, support, and services

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    Commercial Registration

    Commercial Registration

    Creating a company as a legal and operating entity can be daunting, confusing, and out right time-consuming. Right after joining Flat6Labs Bahrain, we register and incorporate our startups and handle all things necessary required to start a business.

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    Network & Exposure

    Network & Exposure

    It’s hard to build a successful business, and it’s even harder if you’re not plugged into a community of people who can become mentors, partners, investors, developers, customers and friends. Our ever-expanding network is the backbone to our entire program. Our relationship with various local and international industry experts, companies, CEO’s, managing directors, academic institutions, innovators, media and more has led to a vast web of support and expertise that we tap our entrepreneurs directly into.

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    Business Training & Coaching

    Business Training & Coaching

    We provide our startups with executive coaching engagements, linking the teams with specialized subject matter experts majorly in the fields of technology, customer development, lean startup, go to market, and startup scaling. We offer a consistent and tailored series of one on one capacity building sessions according to the needs and deliverables of each phase throughout the cycle.

More about Offerings

Accelerator Program

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LAUNCHED 2018

Launching in 2018 in partnership with Tamkeen, Flat6Labs Bahrain is an accelerator program aiming to help accelerate the growth of local and international startups in Bahrain and provide a steady pipeline to the rapidly growing Bahraini venture capital industry. Through its expansive and wide-reaching network and numerous partnerships, Flat6Labs Bahrain will also provide entrepreneurs with seed funding, strategic mentorship, office space, a multitude of perks and services from partners, and entrepreneurship-focused business training and development workshops, all engineered to prepare companies to be investment-ready within four months.

THE NEXT WAVE

Flat6Labs Bahrain is poised to create the next wave of entrepreneurs developing innovative solutions and applications, becoming a one-of-a-kind localized program harnessing & scaling innovation; effectively and swiftly contributing to the Bahraini ecosystem growth. The program welcomes ideas and startups working in innovation based and knowledge driven industries, including but not limited to; financial services & payments, education technology, ICT & electronics; mobile apps & games, B2B infrastructure services, healthcare, tourism & real estate technologies and hardware & industrial solutions.

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Questions?

Can’t find an answer? Email us at Bahrain@flat6labs.com

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  • How many startups do you invest in each year?

    We invest in 6 to 10 startups per cycle and we have 2 cycles each year, so we invest in up to 20 startups per year.

  • Do you accept international startups?

    Yes, we accept both local and international startups.