Tag Archives | Entrepreneurship

Creating a New Entrepreneur Generation in Iraq

By Aziz Al Nassiri, CEO, RiTS. Noah’s Ark Initiative: Toward the creation of a new entrepreneur generation in Iraq. Noah’s Ark — an initiative aimed at solving Iraq’s most pressing problem, youth unemployment — was launched on 3rd August 2017. The Ark is an organized Launchpad for small entrepreneurial business startups. The concept is based on […]

Launch of Iraq’s First Tech Startup Coworking Space

By Hal Miran, Editor-in-Chief, Bite.Tech. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. TechHub has officially been launched, making the first tech startup coworking space in Iraq a reality. We have housed nine members so far, as well as numerous expert-led entrepreneurial workshops and events, […]

Iraq Britain Business Council launches Young Executives Network

At the end of May 2017, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) launched its latest initiative: the Young Executives Network. The event was held at the IBBC offices in Westminster Tower, London, where Mr Zaid Al Elyaseri, Country Manager of BP Iraq, was the first guest speaker. Around 30 young professionals, executives and entrepreneurs attended […]

5 Reasons why Kurdistan will Power Iraqi Tech Growth

By Hal Miran, Editor-in-Chief, Bite.Tech. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan, or the Kurdistan Region, is the autonomous region in the north of Iraq. Its economy is mainly powered by oil, and to a lesser extent other industries. Its capital city is […]

Market For Female Entrepreneurs Launched In Halabja

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In the northern Iraqi city of Halabja a unique new weekly market showcases handmade goods produced by the province’s women. It’s doing so well, it may become a permanent fixture. […]

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.