Being part of the UOB community has many benefits including affordable facilities; start up space, collaboration and networking opportunities’.

The university’s future path will have entrepreneurialism and enterprise throughout all of its activities, culture, staff and its students. If you are a budding entrepreneur with a focus on technology, have a business idea you need help with, or want to make a difference through creation of a social enterprise we are here to help.

The DEC is a resource for staff, students, graduates and any local start up in Bahrain who are interested in setting up a technology business or social enterprise. It’s a space to meet with our experts and network with like-minded entrepreneurs. If you have a business idea, or even just want to learn more about the support available to you at UOB, then the DEC is the place to come. At the DEC we can help with the following;

Affordable Start up Facilities

Office space from as little as 50BD per month, with WiFi, hot desks, access to the established network of startup companies in addition to access to some university facilities and food outlets

Mentoring/Business Plan development

If you are a student, graduate or member of staff at UOB you have access to guidance and advice to help you develop your idea and prepare you for a start-up program. In addition to access to high quality UOB expertise and   knowledge.

Access to funding

We have access through our partners to a range of programs, grants and services to help start or grow your enterprise

Discover our expertise, access our facilities boost your business' potential. We are one of the region’s leading university for business partnerships and are proud to be an ‘Industry collaboration’ institution