9 UK FINTECH based companies pitch during the GCC Financial Week at the ARCAPITA Building on the 28th of February 2017
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CH9 is a business accelerator with access to funding, venture capital and Angel investors. Our vision is to enhance the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Bahrain and the GCC region by providing a platform that supports, teaches, encourages and inspires entrepreneurs to take the bold necessary steps to innovate, create and share prosperity in their respective countries.
Investment if a round of investment is open
Co-working spaces in Bahrain, Jordan, Palestine, Canada and Dubai
Extensive network of local, regional and international mentors
Business support in Marketing, Business Development and other fields
Network of local, regional and international businesses and customers
Proven acceleration of your business
A number of free services from CH9 partners available
International accelerator partners across the globe
Access to Angel investors and VCs
Startup should have at a beta product or service.
Company should be registered.
Company should have at least two employees, including the founders, based in Bahrain.
Company must focus on regional or international markets.
Radi is Co-Founder and Director of Arabreneur and Vice President Business Development at MENA Apps since 2012. In his role he manages the USAID Compete entrepreneurship and innovation project Arabreneur in the Palestinian Territories through the creation of an Angel Investor/Seed Fund. The Arabreneur fund is unique because it supports young Palestinian entrepreneurs to grow startups, spurring employment and fostering an environment of creativity. Arabreneur is a project that was initiated by MENA Apps, a Amman based accelerator that provides similar services as Arabreneur to 15 Jordanian startups. Mena Apps has offices in Amman and Dubai Radi is responsible for the technical and financial due-diligence of the early stage investments and daily operations of the fund, co-working space and the technical assistance of both Arabreneur and MENA Apps. Additionally, he mentors entrepreneurs on business development, marketing, sales, organization development and leadership as well as supporting entrepreneurs with access to companies and investors. He also manages the partnerships development with regional and international incubators, accelerators, mentor, angel networks and VCs. Radi has 18 years experience in the international ICT industry where he held various positions in the field of Product Development, Technology Roadmaps, Business Strategy, Marketing & Business Development. Before joining Arabreneur, Radi worked with major telecom operators in the MENA region like Zain and Paltel Group. At Zain, he held the positions of Business Marketing Director and Data Strategy Director, where he transformed Zain from a mobile only to integrated operator. In this role he developed and market Zain’s enterprise products and services, like connectivity, managed security and cloud computing. At Palestinian Telecom Group, Radi held the position of Marketing Director for both Paltel Group as well as Paltel’s fixed line operations. Outside the Middle East, Radi has held various Product management and Business Development roles at AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent Europe Middle East and Africa. During his career he was involved in numerous projects where he advised and implemented next generation services transformation strategies for major operators like Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, KPN and Telefonica. Radi has a MSc. in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Senior Business Development Executive with 12+ years of proven success track within the consumer goods industry, with a hand on expertise in marketing management, including consumer understanding, brand building and management, communication creation and deployment.
Trade management including strategies, analysis, pricing and promotion. And extensive experience in business strategy management, market analysis, planning, forecasting, budgeting and budget management. Working within corporate environment as an active team leader and team player, including work with multinational / multi cultural environments.
Enjoying business challenge to see business grow & prosper with a personal and work applied attitude of having “healthy dissatisfaction with the status quo”. Core Competencies being:
– Marketing Strategy & Management * Planning, Strategies & Implementation
– Business Development * Team Leadership & Capacity Building
– Trade Marketing * Budget Planning & Management
– Sales Management & Operations * Process Design
SEEDSTARS WORLD IS COMING TO CH9 HUB IN BAHRAIN TO HOST THE MENA REGIONAL SUMMIT The Summit is under the patronage of Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry and Commerce of the Kingdom of Bahrain MANAMA, BAHRAIN, December 15, 2016 — Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, […] Read more
جزر أمواج – فاطمة عبدالله 25 أكتوبر 2016 وصل ممثلون عن اللجنة العليا للمشاريع والإرث في قطر إلى البحرين، وذلك بعد زيارة إلى مصر والكويت وتونس، لتكون البحرين رابع دولة تستضيف اللجنة تمهيداً لمشاركة شباب البحرين في تحدي 22، الذي يهدف إلى جمع الشباب وإلهامهم وتحفيزهم، ومنح المفكرين المبتكرين فرصة عرض أفكارهم أمام المليارات من […] Read more
An academic, entrepreneur, and former Government Minister with considerable expertise in the areas of education, training, energy management and technology. Spearheads reforms in policy and strategy, influencing critical decisions at the highest level and developing mutually beneficial alliances internally and externally. Experienced in managing projects and change initiatives from the initial concept through to completion, with the organizational skills required to meet the most challenging deadlines and budgets.
A full time angel investor, believing that Arab Youth can contribute to global innovation. Invested in more than 20 start-ups and focused on building an innovation friendly Eco-system in MENA. I was leading the two most prominent telecom operators MENA. Managed to turn around the companies in term of profitability, commercial strategy, capacity building of the human cadre as well as introducing and running a very active CSR program with multi initiatives.
As an Entrepreneur with more than 15 years of accomplishment-laden experiences in the GCC and global investment in real estate and construction fields within the private sector as well as the public sector. Leveraging an ever-expanding portfolio of qualifications below specialities proved time and again flexibility in responding to changing market conditions and ability to "wear many hats" in the effort to meet and exceed corporate goals and challenges. Tasked with providing leadership through start-up, growth, and turnaround situations, repeatedly proved the ability to deliver strong and sustained results.