The search is on. KPMG is looking for Bahrain’s top tech innovators who are ready to become the next tech titans with the launch of the KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator Bahrain competition 

Following the success of KPMG’s Best British Tech Pioneer, which has crowned innovators such as Echo Health and What3Words, the competition has grown to include technology innovators in the GCC region, including Bahrain and 15 other countries across most major regions of the world. Wherever they are in their business lifecycle – from startup to accelerated growth – they are being invited to pitch their innovations and present their growth ambitions to panels of local and global industry experts, and to be recognized as a leading tech innovator. 

Participants will have the opportunity to be recognized as one of Bahrain’s most successful technology innovators. Shortlisted businesses will be provided with exclusive networking opportunities among industry experts and other tech innovators, and winning companies will gain exposure by being featured in KPMG’s “Winners Report” and media profiles. The Tech Innovator in Bahrain, and the winner in each of the other participating countries, will progress to the Global Tech Innovator final at Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon in November, where they will be recognized on the global stage. 

Harish Gopinath, Partner, KPMG Enterprise at KPMG in Bahrain, commented on the competition and said, “The technology sector in Bahrain is emerging strongly, and has been an essential contributor to the sustainability and growth of our economy. At KPMG, our aim is to support the continued growth of the top tech innovators who are driving market transformation with their innovative ideas, solutions, products and services. Whether they are tech-enabled, tech-led or tech-driven, we’re inviting them to consider this extraordinary platform opportunity to take their business to the next level.” 

“The first step is very simple: participation in the KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator competition to make important connections and gain recognition among some of the most trusted advisors, industry leaders and influencers in Bahrain.”  Gopinath added. 

About the competition 

The inaugural KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator competition is being hosted in the following 16 countries. The tech innovator finalist in each country will be recognized on the world stage at Web Summit 2021 where they will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their growth plans.

  • Bahrain
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • India 
  • Ireland 
  • Israel
  • Mexico 
  • Nordic Region
  • Portugal
  • South Africa 
  • Spain
  • UK
  • United Arab Emirates 
  • USA 

It’s time to take the first step 

There is only one question that needs to be answered today: could you be the inaugural KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator in Bahrain with the ambition to become a future tech titan? If the answer is “YES”, then take the first step. 

Applications are now open for Bahrain’s competition tell us about you, your business and your ambitions, and we will support you in taking the next step from there.