Tribepod is pleased to announce that it has won the Standard Chartered Women In Tech Bahrain Incubation Program and Virtual Challenge in partnership with the Supreme Council of Women and Bahrain FinTech Bay.

The Standard Chartered Women In Tech Bahrain Program aims to promote the economic and social development of female founders through innovation or technology led entrepreneurship. The Program focuses on capacity building for women-owned enterprises, targets female-led entrepreneurial teams and provides them with training, mentorship and seed funding.

“Standard Chartered Women In Tech Bahrain” is part of a global initiative which is already implemented by Standard Chartered in New York, Kenya, Pakistan, Nigeria and the UAE.

Tribepod’s Founder, Hanar Al Balooshi along with Co-Founders Tala Barbir and Ahmed Al Balooshi participated in this 8-week Program after being shortlisted amongst Top 10 finalists for Bahrain from a pool of 150+ participants. On Demo Day, the team pitched to a senior judging panel from Standard Chartered Bahrain and Africa, Bahrain Fintech Bay and the Supreme Council of Women, who selected Tribepod as a winner. Along with this prestigious recognition, Tribepod was awarded seed funding and a 3-month residency at Bahrain Fintech Bay.

Hanar Al Balooshi, Founder of Tribepod said, “We are fortunate to be in Bahrain, a country that empowers women to shatter the proverbial glass ceiling, both in the public and private sectors. Tribepod was conceived to make a social and economic impact, by alleviating the complexities that both freelancers and businesses currently face in today’s market. We aim to build a diverse community of remote professionals to collaborate and seek new possibilities of growth within the MENA region and beyond.”

Tala Barbir, Co-Founder of Tribepod said, “As a creative freelancer myself, it’s incredibly exciting that we have this support and recognition to create the kind of platform that will stand out from the current mass-market freelance platforms available. I’m personally thrilled to introduce Tribepod to my network of highly-talented remote workers who are waiting for this innovative solution, and finally conduct exciting projects together online.”

Ahmed Al Balooshi, Co-Founder of Tribepod remarked, “This accomplishment and support from the sponsors will enable Tribepod to tap into a much wider pool of regional strategic partners and investors including prominent private investors and corporations, venture capital firms and government-backed entrepreneur support funds. We are at a critical growth phase and this support will undoubtedly help expedite our planned growth trajectory.”


September 9, 2020