Nabta Listed As Top 50 Tech Innovation in MENA
Nabta Health is proud to announce the acceptance to Unbound Bahrain as one of the Top 50 Tech Innovations from the MENA region. Recently, Nabta’s CEO, Ms. Sophie Smith, was inducted into the shortlist of the 2019 Techpreneurs Awards for Women hosted on the 7th of February in the House of Lords.
Unbound Bahrain is the anchor event of Startup Bahrain Week which is under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB).
This March 6 & 7, Unbound, in partnership with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and supported by StartUp Bahrain. The festival celebrates The Kingdom’s commitment to fuelling a digital future for the MENA region.
Unbound Bahrain will attract and bridge the gap between 3,000+ startups, investors and businesses, who will travel to Bahrain to hear from 100+ influential speakers, uncover pioneering ideas and take part in immersive brand experiences, hackathons, startup battles and networking sessions.
2018 saw Nabta establish itself as “one to watch” in the MENA startup world, winning the Startup Pitch Competition at STEP, making the finals of the AIM Startup Competition, placing second in the Championship Competition as part of the ArabNet Digital Summit, and winning Best AI Startup and Best Overall Startup as part of the Accenture Innovation Awards at GITEX.
Nabta also advanced its cause as a thought leader in women’s healthcare in the region, winning a Best Scientific Paper Award at Innovation Arabia, presenting on a panel at the Achieving Women’s Forum, and being accepted as a finalist to MIT Hacking Medicine. In Q3 2018, Nabta published a book chapter on its pioneering model of hybrid healthcare and wrote a white paper on using blockchain for data verification as part of health insurance claims.
In terms of the platform, Nabta secured a further 100,000 followers on social media along with 65,000 monthly active users on the platform. Nabta launched the first version of Nabta Cycle, with Hijri calendar and fasting schedule, just in time for Ramadan, and grew its database of clinician-led content to over 2,000 items.