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Kashta Tours Wins First Place at Startup Bahrain Pitch

Bahrain's homegrown startups showcased at key event in Manama

By Inc.Arabia Staff
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StartUp Bahrain, a leading platform for startups in the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently hosted the seventh edition of the StartUp Bahrain Pitch series.

The event was organized in collaboration with key industry stakeholders, including the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, the Labour Fund (Tamkeen), the Bahrain Economic Development Board, and the Bahrain Development Bank (BDB).

The event showcased four Bahraini startups that presented their business ideas to a distinguished panel of judges, featuring local and regional experts, including Ali Abdulhussain, Investment Manager at Oman Investment Authority, Sameer Uchi, a board member of Bahrain's Hope Fund and serial entrepreneur, Suzy Kanoo, CEO of Khalil bin Ebrahim Kanoo and Bader Al Essa, entrepreneur, and investor from Kuwait. 

The four startups represent different sectors after going through an intensive fundraising and pitching bootcamp, ‘Raise: Art of Fundraising’ carried out by industry experts.

Among the participating startups were Kashta Tours, a platform that designs and organizes new and innovative entertaining programs and leisure trips for all people to book and join; Xtrude Engineering, a manufacturing solutions company that utilizes digital manufacturing and lean manufacturing methods to provide product development and production, reverse engineering and spare parts production in polymers and composites; Faceki, a platform that specializes in providing AI-powered facial recognition and identification technology; and TWB Watches, a local business focused on selling luxury watches that suit the local taste while matching the quality and elegance of world-renowned luxury brands.

After evaluating each startup's potential and ideas, the judges selected Kashta Tours, founded by Ahmed Jamsheer, as the first-place winner.

“The bootcamp experience was a revelation, providing my team and me with invaluable skills and a deep understanding of fundraising and the market,'' said Jamsheer in the pitching event.

The Pitch event included a keynote speech by entrepreneur and investor, Bader Al Essa, who shared his insights on the power of setting specific and measurable goals in driving the realization of these goals.

Photo: Kashta Tours 
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