Brinc MENA, one of the venture capital and acceleration pillars of the startup ecosystem in MENA that play a role in shaping the future of sustainability and technology innovation in the region, has been presented with the Venture Accelerator of the Year award in The Tech Innovation Awards 2021 by Entrepreneur ME.
The Brinc MENA acceleration programs have led and empowered impact technology game-changers with solutions that address some of the region’s most important challenges, through an ESG investment framework. Brinc provides portfolio startups with a deep bench of experts, tools and perks that enable them to successfully build a sustainable and scalable business, this includes a regional and global network of over 100,000 mentors, industry experts, investors and corporates across emerging markets.
Accepting the award on behalf of Brinc MENA, CDO, and MP, Yasin Aboudaoud said, "We are truly honored to accept this award and would like to thank Entrepreneur ME for recognizing the impact our accelerator programs create in the regional startup ecosystem. This award wouldn't be possible without the efforts of the Brinc family from our team, partners, mentors to our game-changing founders. We look forward to empowering key visionaries of all ages in the region and globally to help create a sustainable future."
Marwa Aleskafi, Regional Director of Programs and Strategy of Brinc MENA added, "Our global venture accelerator launched in 2014, has created deep roots in the region over the last four years, leveraging regional talent, expertise and knowledge to create a program that caters to regional startups’ journeys, challenges and specificities. This has enabled our founders to access corporates, strategic government partners, investors and supply chain partners that enable global startups to successfully expand into the region and regional founders to access global markets”.
Brinc MENA is headquartered in Bahrain where it operates in partnership with the Labor Fund, Tamkeen and Batelco, one of the region’s leading telecommunications providers. In addition to Bahrain, Brinc MENA also operates programs and partnerships across UAE, KSA and Oman, where it invested in 25+ startups, accelerated 75+ startups and trained over 1600 aspiring entrepreneurs in digital and entrepreneurial skills.