Digital Changemakers

by BTM

Mon, 31 December 2018

Digital Changemakers

As the Middle East and North Africa’s startup market nears USD650 million, global social entrepreneurship organisation Ashoka, global technology company, SAP, and members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community joined forces to drive dialogue and action with social entrepreneurs during the recent Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 in Bahrain.

The MENA  region’s digital startup ecosystem is rapidly growing, with funding reaching USD650 million from 270 deals in 2017, according to a recent report by ArabNet and Dubai SME.

During the recent ChangemakerXchange Talks and Actions at the University of Bahrain and Brinc Batelco IoT Hub, six startup leaders presented, inspired and empowered young people and social entrepreneurs to embark and scale their startup journeys. The event was part of a larger effort to celebrate entrepreneurship during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018, promoted by Tamkeen.