Connect to the $1.5 trillion GCC market: Bahrain is the natural gateway to the Gulf.

Bahrain’s government works closely with businesses and regulators to explore opportunities to enhance Bahrain’s business environment and nurture optimum commercial conditions. This collaboration has seen Bahrain take solid steps towards introducing initiatives that create an enabling and innovative ecosystem, which allows businesses to thrive.

Bahrain ranks 1st Globally as one of the best places to live, regarded highly for its job opportunities and career satisfaction, and its friendly culture and ease of settling in.

For this and more, we chose Bahrain as our bridge to MENA. 

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Our Offer

  • $25,000 to $60,000 for 8-13% for you to prototype with speed and boost your operations.
  • 4-month program with 1 month in your market and 3 months at our brand new space is Bahrain’s leading IoT Hub, with an event space, maker space and demo zone.

  • A customized curriculum, a deep bench of in-house experts and a mentor network of operators who have built connected hardware businesses from the zero to IPO.

  • Mentorship, hands-on office hours, workspace, soft-landing support, and local partners and supporters like Batelco, the Economic Development Board and Startup Bahrain to help you plug into the local ecosystem instantly.

Partners & Friends

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Top FAQ

What are the commercial terms for the program?

Teams joining the full acceleration program give 8-13% in common shares for up to 75,000 USD for regional teams and 25,000USD for local teams, for the full support of the accelerator.

We invest in teams tackling a wide variety of problems from all over the world, coming from different markets with different economics and benchmarks. We therefore allow for some flexibility in the % exchanged.


Why do we need to register our business in Bahrain?

Bahrain makes a lot of sense for hardware in the MENA region.

There are several reasons incorporating in Bahrain makes sense for hardware businesses:

  • 100% Foreign Ownership and Management
  • 0% Corporate Taxation
  • Low cost base
  • Active and supportive startup community
  • Active investor community with numerous pitch and networking events
  • Government support available for startups
  • Easy company setup and operation
  • The ideal test bed for your product or service ahead of regional expansion
  • Strategic and cost effective location within the Gulf
  • Ranked 2nd in MENA in Ease of Doing Business Index (2017)

For more information about the benefits of moving to Bahrain, get in touch with our partners at Startup Bahrain.


What can I expect after the program?

After we've completed the 4-months, you'll still be a part of the Brinc family.

This means the Brinc founder network, vendors, perks, quarterly meetings with our entire team, and space when you're in town are available to you. This is why we take equity - so we can be with you through scale.

Applications for our current accelerator programs are CLOSED. 

If you're interested in applying for our future programs, please fill out the form and we will notify you when the next program call starts.


If you have any questions, feel free to talk to us now.