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‘Bahrain Womenpreneur’ to bolster the Startup Ecosystem

TENMOU HOSTS HIGH-PROFILE SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BAHRAIN BUSINESS WOMEN SOCIETY

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Tenmou, Bahrain’s first ‘Business Angels’ organisation, hosted a high-profile social networking event entitled ‘Bahrain Womenpreneur’ at their offices on the 8th floor of the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) Tower.  Organised in collaboration with the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society (BBS), the event connected female investors and women-led startups to get to know the different women influencers in the ecosystem.

The event was attended by more than 40 entrepreneurs and provided an excellent platform for participants to showcase their businesses, their experience and their short term and long term objectives.

Commenting on the announcement, Amina Naar, Head of PR and Marketing at Tenmou said: “We are very pleased to have hosted this high-profile social networking event in collaboration with the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society (BBS). At Tenmou, we are committed to bolstering entrepreneurial ecosystems to help start and upscale new firms in Bahrain.  This event provided the right platform for our rising startups to share their experience and talk about their new ventures to the female influencers.”

Batool Dadabhai, Head of the Entrepreneur Committee at BBS said: “The Entrepreneurs Committee of Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society organises events from time-to-time that bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and their goals. We work closely with organizations such as Tenmou that support start-up businesses.”

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Launched in 2011, Tenmou aims to support entrepreneurs with valuable business assistance, including financial investment, mentorship, advice and guidance. Tenmou recognizes that for many entrepreneurs, mentorship programmes can be as valuable as financial investments. Each project receives practical advice and training from the company’s board members, who bring with them a wealth of business experience.  These training sessions expose the entrepreneurs to real business situations and are conducted in the form of workshops, on a regular basis.

Established with a start-up capital of BD1 million (US$2.7 million), Tenmou invests an average of BD20,000 – 30,000 for a stake of on average 20% – 30% in each project that meets its criteria, and will provide a three-month mentorship period, including support services, at no cost to the entrepreneurs.

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