WBAF Business School hosted 20 participants including the Bahrain Development Bank (BDB), Hope Fund, Tenmou, Golden Trust, Zari International and, BEO. The programme, organized by the WBAF Bahrain Country Office, was delivered over four intensive days, finishing with a proficiency test. Participants are awarded a professional certificate featuring their proficiency level and a personal WBAF Identity Card – Qualified Angel Investor.

QBAC+ has  gained a global popularity, making its way from London to Doha to Istanbul to Bangkok and now Manama. Soon after the Qualified Angel Investor Course (QBAC+) concluded at the London Stock Exchange Group, development agencies in Turkey decided to make the programme available to their staff. Then the Qatar Development Bank hosted it in Doha. Then the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand hosted it three times online for Thai angel investors. And now the programme concludes online for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Feryal Nass, WBAF High Commissioner for the Kingdom of Bahrain and Country Director at the WBAF Bahrain Country Office, says ‘’ I should point out that the World Business Angels Investment Forum is an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). We know that angel investors are very important for fostering financial inclusion. And we know that education is a critical factor. The World Business Angels Investment Forum firmly believes that, when investors have had the advantage of training in the best practices of negotiating deals for early-stage investment, they are in a better position to ensure a good return on their investment.

WBAF has three broad goals for this course. It wants, first of all, to help increase financial inclusion in countries all around the world. It also aims to help investors leverage good and early returns on their investments, because this generates resources for more investment in more start-ups.  And third, WBAF is keen to accelerate the conversion of public money to smart money so as to boost innovation. The course is designed to provide angel investors with both the knowledge and the tools that will help them accomplish their own goals as angel investors, which will in turn contribute to the achievement of the WBAF’s goals for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.’’

Next course will be online:
16 – 17 – 20 – 21 December, 6am GMT – 10am GMT
Click here: More about the course program and registration link


About the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)
An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) is an international organisation aiming to ease access to finance for businesses from start-up to scale-up, with the ultimate goal of generating more jobs and more social justice worldwide. It is committed to collaborating globally to empower world economic development by creating innovative financial instruments for innovators, start-ups, and SMEs. The Forum interacts with leaders in all areas of society, first and foremost in business and political spheres, to help assess needs and establish goals, bearing in mind that the public interest is of paramount importance. WBAF engages a wide range of institutions, both public and private, local and international, commercial and academic to help shape the global agenda.

About the WBAF Business School
The WBAF Business School aims to contribute to the development of skills and expertise, to assist in the business transformation of private and public entities, and to foster the kind of creative thinking that leads to innovation and eventual success in the ever-changing market environment of the 21st century. This will serve the WBAF mission of easing access to finance, increasing financial inclusion, promoting gender equality, and creating more jobs and social justice worldwide.

About GPFI
The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries, and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion, including implementation of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan endorsed at the G20 Summit in Seoul. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is the Honorary Patron of the GPFI.


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