The Startup Ecosystem of Bahrain

Bahrain boasts 1 city in the top 1000 and is one of Middle East’s best countries for setting up a startup.

COUNTRY RANKING

Bahrain’s startup scene saw an increase in 2022 and jumped 2 spots from the previous year, outranking Egypt.

Population

1.5
Million

Regional Ranking

3rd
+
1
In Middle East

Global Ranking

64th
+
2
Worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem in Bahrain

In 2022, Bahrain register a rise in Software and Data startups. Some of the most notable success stories in this industry are those of , PayTabs.

Global Rank

Bahrain is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Bahrain’s startup scene is best represented in Software and Data, Fintech, and in Ecommerce & and Retail.

Top Cities for Startups in Bahrain - Ranked by StartupBlink
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2022 National Rank & Change City
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329th
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8
1.673
0.28
0.21
1.19
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Startups

Notable Startups in Bahrain
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PayTabs
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Rain
WafiApps.com startup icon
WafiApps.com

Startups

Successful Software and Data startups in Bahrain
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CTM360
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Skiplino
Cubtar startup icon
Cubtar

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

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Software and Data
#65 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 11 startups for Software and Data.

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Fintech
11 startups

Bahrain boasts 11 startups in Fintech on our map.

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Ecommerce & Retail
7 startups

Our database contains 7 for Ecommerce & Retail in Bahrain.

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