Bahrain-based entrepreneurs have until Sunday to apply for a chance to pitch for funding during Beban Season 3.
The entrepreneurship-themed reality television show produced by Hope Ventures, the investment arm of Hope Fund, aired for two seasons, through which Beban facilitated the co-investment in local and regional opportunities by the public and private sectors alongside one another, with the total raised investments exceeding $6 million.
Businesses on Beban Season 1 and 2 raised investments worth over $6.3m and received $320,000 worth of perks where entrepreneurs gained access to unique business development opportunities in areas where they need the most support, such as marketing and PR, bookkeeping and accounting, and sales, among many others.
Given that the show is sector-agnostic, Beban Season 3 has received more than 500 applications from businesses of diverse sectors. These businesses will undergo a thorough screening process to determine their acceptance into Beban’s extensive training bootcamp, where they will receive specialised training delivered by industry experts in various areas such as pitching, financial modelling, and expansion planning before they proceed to pitch for investment on season 3 of the show.
Fajer Al Pachachi, general manager at Hope Ventures, said: “Through Beban TV show, we at Hope aim to facilitate investment opportunities alongside the private sector in high-potential businesses to strategically accelerate their growth into regional and international markets.”
Entrepreneurs can apply through hopefund.bh/beban, or by sending an email to [email protected].