Brilliant Start

" Funding isn’t the problem, it’s the execution."

Brilliant Start:

KISP Venture Fund and Brilliant Lab are putting together a pre-seed-funding program for startups and founders with the only requirement being a minimum of a prototype or MVP (Minimum Valuable Product). The aim of this program is to provide a solid investment path for founders who are looking to take their venture to the next level.

We have designed a bridge and environment to help founders build their startups through 4 to 6 months of a Kick and Co-Executing Program that will help them to tackle, test, and penetrate the G.C.C. Market.

Who is this program for?

This program is intended for founders and early stage teams that want to establish a footprint in the Arabian Gulf market, with a main focus on Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.


Our goal is to help founders and early team startups with the essential equipment to provide proof of their concept, such as cash, mentors, international exposure and day-to-day support to accelerate their business in the region.

The Program

  • $20K Converts into 5% only if the business is formed
  • 2 weeks acceleration in Silicon Valley One–on-one mentors, business model and product development, legal advice and preparing your investment data room.
  • $100k follow-on KISP Venture and Brilliant Lab reserves the right to invest $100k for 10% post-program.
  • Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Post Silicon Valley program, Founders will be based in Bahrain with a special meeting and business development exercise in Kuwait and Saudi.
  • B to B and Co-Media Campaigns Post Silicon Valley program, startups will be working with giants in the corporate world and successful individuals and mentors to enlarge their footprint in the market.
  • Monthly Renewable Program At any point of the program, we can shake hands and say good-bye with zero liability.

Who we are looking for?

We are here to help co-found businesses from their earliest stages. No ideas, only MVP or Prototypes are welcomed with no revenue generating startup necessarily required; we want to be a part of it.

Solo founders are welcomed, with an openness to work and formulate the early team of their startup.

What makes this Program Unique?

  • First money in Easing barriers to starting a business by reducing dependency on family and friends, or loans, often the first people and things founders go to for financing.
  • Continuing to finance successful businesses Businesses will have access to Brilliant Lab and KISP FUND money and financial networks, negating the need of constantly fundraising externally.
  • Value Added Services (VAS) Business development, mentorship, hands-on and heavy networking. The program is about to look at your business as your building a block, and a win-win relationship with market relevant stakeholders
  • Access to the Brilliant Lab Network Fellows will attain access to the Brilliant Lab portfolio, future events, and future cohorts. In addition, they will be part of the Brilliant Lab network for a life.
  • Access to space & perks We will provide working spaces in Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia as well as various software and support services at discounted rates for fellows.

How it works

Selection process

  • Applications Applications will be closed by July 20, 2019.
  • Screening We will be in touch to schedule a call.
  • Meet For selected founders, a full day of interviews and exercises will take place at Brilliant Lab Bahrain.
  • Before July It is imperative that potential candidates obtain US Visas.

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