Tenmou announces the Second MENA Angel Investors Forum, in partnership with Punchline Media

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Tenmou, Bahrain’s first business angel company, in association with Punchline Media is hosting the second MENA Angel Investors Forum at to be held in Bahrain on 20th, 21st & 22nd November 2012 at the Diplomat Radisson Blu hotel. The conference will focus on providing an opportunity for high-potential companies from around the MENA region to pitch their ides to investors. There will also be an exchange of experiences in seed and early stage investments between the MENA region and the rest of the world. The conference will comprise a number of workshops for entrepreneurs including how to present and network with investors. Potential Angel Investors will also be able to learn best practices when investing in startup businesses.

Building on the success of the inaugural event held in April, which attracted 150+ investors from Bahrain & within the region, Punchline Media expect the second event to draw up to 500 attendees, and provide outstanding business opportunities to exhibitors, entrepreneurs, investors, and sponsors alike. With a focus on Bahrain & MENA investment opportunities, Tenmou has confirmed participants from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, and across the Gulf. “We are actively promoting the event internationally with the intention of attracting up to 35% of our investors from outside the MENA region” said the organizer.

The three-day forum is one of a kind in the region and will consist of training sessions for entrepreneurs & angel investors, as well as allowing Angels and VCs from around the world to interact and share best practices while providing opportunities for startup companies to pitch for funding.

Tenmou provides mentorship and capital investment to the next generation of high-potential, innovative Bahraini entrepreneurs from the seed stage through a number of locally established businessmen and successful entrepreneurs. So far, Tenmou has assisted seven innovative start-up businesses to make their ideas a reality.

CEO, Hasan Haider comments “Following the success of the first MENA Angel Investors event in April of this year, we are delighted to partner with Punchline Media to be able to continue to build on that event and take the lead in hosting the MENA Angel Investors Forum here in Bahrain as a regular landmark event for entrepreneurs and angel investors in the region. I would like to thank all of our investors in Tenmou for their support and Mumtalakat for their sponsorship of this worthwhile initiative. It is our hope that we will be able to spread awareness in the region on the potential of angel investments and to give the next generation of entrepreneur’s opportunities for funding and success. We are proud of this initiative and to be aligning ourselves with one of the goals of the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, namely to increase the diversity of careers throughout the Kingdom.”

The ambition is that the conference will be the place in the MENA region for entrepreneurs and investors to come together and find funding and investments. For more information please visit www.menaangels.net

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