The Organizing Committee of the third edition of the Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship, held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Chairman of Economic Development Board announced the commencement of the Quarter Final stage for participating Bahraini companies.
“Total number of applications received for the third edition of the Awards totals over 140 applications in all categories, marking an impressive 20% increase from the previous edition,” shared Mr. Faisal Sultan, Project Manager of The Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship.
The Organizing Committee received numerous applications on all categories from mid-November to end of December, with the majority of applications submitted by Start-Ups, remarked Mr. Faisal Sultan.
The six awards categories include: Microenterprise of the Year, Start-up of the Year, SME of the Year, Sustainable Business Award, Enterprise of the Year with International Footprint and Female Entrepreneur of the Year.
“A rigid screening of application forms is underway, conducted in compliance with the Award’s evaluation criteria,” added Mr. Faisal Sultan.
The quarter finals stage is dated to take place from the 1st to the 24th of January 2017, where the Technical Committee will be evaluating the applicants in order to shortlist candidates towards the selection of semi-finalists per category, which will begin on the 25th of January.
The Awards enjoy the support of strategic partners which include Economic Development Board, Bahrain Development Bank and the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry with knowledge advisors led by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism, EY Bahrain and UNIDO AICEI.
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