Tag Archives | Entreprenuership

IBN Welcomes New Expert Bloggers

By Padraig O’Hannelly. This week at Iraq Business News, we are delighted to welcome two new Expert Bloggers to our ranks: Sharing an Expert Blogger slot, Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf are the co-founders of Five One Labs, the hugely impressive start-up incubator that helps refugees and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Launching […]

Startups in Iraq “to Multiply Rapidly”

Top Mountain LLC hosted the first annual Business Canvas Erbil conference which was attended by 120 participants and took place in the Dedeman hotel. The conference was funded by the European Union and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through GIZ. The event was also sponsored by GroFin Iraq, a financing organization that […]

A Thriving Entrepreneurial Culture takes root in Iraq

By Ahmed Tabaqchali and Emily Burlinghaus. Originally published by bite.tech; re-published by Iraq Business News with permission of the author. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Most of the coverage and analysis of Iraq post-2003—by international, regional, and local journalists and analysts—has focused […]

Applications Open for Start-Up Incubator

Applications are now open for the Five One Labs Incubator in Sulaimani. The Startup Incubator is a three-month, full-time program for entrepreneurs looking to work intensively to launch their businesses. The program will run from mid-September through mid-December and will end with a Demo Day in December. More information here. (Source: Five One Labs)

Baghdad Entrepreneurs get Communal Space and Resources

By Alexander Southworth, Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). IBBC Long Read: The Station – Iraq’s the first combined workspace in Iraq, providing tech and artistic entrepreneurs with a communal space and resources to develop and expand business projects. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) recently completed a mission to Baghdad, where Christophe Michels, Managing Director and […]

Startup Bootcamp: ‘Entrepreneurship for All’ Programme

Startup Bootcamp, an entrepreneurship training to promote development of innovative business ideas among young innovators, entrepreneurs and software developers from displaced, refugee and host communities, took place on 4-5 May in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The event was supported by IOM Iraq, and organized by Five One Labs, a start-up incubator based in Iraq that assists displaced […]

Kirkuk Women Buck Stereotypes With Streetside Sales

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. A small group of Kirkuk women have set up a market of their own, selling handicrafts and home-made jewellery. It’s an opportunity to make money for their families but also […]

How Iraqi Entrepreneurs can Raise Startup Money Without a Loan

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. How Iraqi Entrepreneurs can Raise Startup Money Without a Loan Raising money for your business is always a challenge. Every startup must prepare and plan in detail how they intend to raise […]

“Iraq infinity”

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder at Ideas sYnergy.  Ideas sYnergy is Iraq’s first multiple bottom line advisory company committed to inclusive economic and social development through market-based solutions that help build and scale youth-driven innovative ideas for social change. Hamada Zahawi’s article on Al Jazeera writes about the TEDxBaghdad conference in Baghdad that focused on […]