US-based Halcyon selects women startup founders from Bahrain for AWS training

US-based non-profit Halcyon has announced eight fellows selected to participate in the 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive. 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive is a collaboration with Amazon Web Services, StartUp Bahrain, and Startup MGZN to foster leadership and scale women-run tech social ventures based in Bahrain. The ventures span across a range of industries including healthcare, education, and finance.

Announced in October 2020, the 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive is an intensive incubator program for early-stage women-founded social enterprise tech startups based in Bahrain. Beginning later this month, the cohort will receive monthly skills training, AWS cloud computing credits and personalised support from AWS experts, culminating in a residency at Halcyon’s headquarters in Washington, DC this July.

The 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive fellows are:

  • Nadia Miujrers: Circles is a mental health app that provides evidence-based and culturally competent learning to develop emotional intelligence and nervous system regulation in English and Arabic.
  • Thanaa Rabeea and Hana Al Tareif: Daresni is a web-based platform and booking system connecting teachers with students for private, hourly in-home learning.
  • Kawthar Al-Gallaf: E-Jam’ia creates a community-based financial system for individuals by providing a mobile app that digitises the traditional cultural concept of Jami’ia, where community members get together to save money.
  • Huda Radhi: Kinderhaus is a bilingual software that provides distance learning education in an entertaining and interactive environment for special needs children.
  • Saba Javed: MallofWork is a tech-driven platform that connects businesses with freelancers and service providers, accommodating everyone from top professionals to service providers.
  • Wafa AlObaidat: Women Power Network accelerates the success of women founders and professionals in order to build a world where women are leading and shaping the future.
  • Sahar Ghuloom: On the Go is an online platform providing disciplined workout solutions for individuals by connecting them with professional, qualified trainers.

“These women were selected for Halcyon fellowships not only because their ventures meet our high standard for sustainability, scalability, and impact, but because they have the potential to be influential leaders in the tech social enterprise space,” said Halcyon Co-Founder and CEO Kate Goodall. “Fostering a stronger, more robust social enterprise ecosystem in Bahrain and around the world depends on leaders like these women growing their skills and sharing them with others in their network.”