Tag Archives | Entrepreneurship

Iraqi Entrepreneurship Centre

By Aziz Al Nassiri. Proposition Even though Iraq is an oil producing country, it is now with 35% of its population living below the poverty line. Unemployment running at 60% among the youth sector (17-25). Almost all important social indicators places the country among the bottom 5% of countries in the world. The country has […]

IMMDF, AUIS Announce New Scholarship Program

The Iraq Middle Market Development Fund (IMMDF) will provide two full year scholarships for students interested in and committed to development, finance, business and entrepreneurship at The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The partnership agreement was signed at AUIS today in a ceremony attended by officials from IMMDF, AUIS faculty members and students, and […]

A Safe Space

By Madeleine White Last week was Week of Women and Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It is not surprising therefore that I was involved in two thought leadership events – both looking at different perspectives of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the players and policies that shape it. The first event was hosted by the FCO’s Wilton […]

Startup Weekend in Erbil

By John Lee. A Startup Weekend will be held this weekend (17th-19th November) in Erbil. This year, the theme is education, specifically “having technology involved with education to make our education system better.” More information here.

The Growth of the Iraqi Tech Ecosystem

By Hal Miran, Editor-in-Chief, Bite.Tech. It might be surprising to know that the region of the Middle East has become a blossoming entrepreneurial, tech startup hub. From Jordan to Lebanon and Iran to Egypt, the region has made significant progress with innovation driving tech startup growth. Israel has more startups per capita than anywhere else […]

RiTS Vision for a Better Iraq

By Aziz Al Nassiri. The idea of the RiTS Hexagon vision is to offer well-thought-through project concepts to deal with some of the most pressing problems Iraq faces today. The country’s leadership has been good with identifying the objectives, however not very good with specifying strategies to help achieve these objectives. Hence our projects are […]

Nina Launches in Iraq

Nina Launches in Iraq – Voices of Promise and Hope Join Together in Suleimania Nearly 200 business leaders, politicians, civic society leaders and even Miss Kurdistan for Peace attended the Iraqi launch of Nina, held at Suleimania’s Grand Millennium Hotel, thanks to the generosity of sponsors Asiacell. A live TV broadcast saw Nina Champion and […]

Iraqi Entrepreneurs Strike it Rich

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Entrepreneurs Strike it Rich Reselling Goods on Facebook After the rise in Iraq’s per capita income, Iraqi families are now looking for products other than those available in the local market, […]

Young Entrepreneurs in Erbil Making a Killing

By John Lee. Sitting on some of the world’s largest untapped oil and natural gas reserves, the region is experiencing a surge in investment and construction. Five-star hotels are dotting the skyline and luxury condo complexes with names like “American village” are opening on the outskirts of the city. As oil companies set up shop […]

IBN at the Heart of Women’s Economic Empowerment

By Madeleine White, capacity building and communications specialist. Nina: The Heart of Enterprise, the Spirit of Iraq – the IBN at the Heart of a Ground-Breaking Women’s Economic Empowerment Project It is fitting that the first official announcement about Nina is made in the pages of the Iraq Business News. Designed to encourage capacity building and […]

Iraqi Entrepreneurs: Making Anwar’s Workshop Global

By Yasmine Khaled Aly, UNIDO. Before learning about UNIDO’s Investment Promotion in Iraq (IPI) Project, Anwar Hussein – a young, ambitious and hardworking Iraqi – had a small business but few business opportunities. With IPI’s help, Anwar’s business, and life, have changed. Like many young entrepreneurs in Thi-Qar, Anwar wanted to start a business where […]