Tag Archives | start-ups

Small Projects bring life back to Mosul

From the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): Small projects bring life back to the streets in Mosul Various small and medium businesses in the Old City of Mosul are supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross as life gradually returns to the streets and people resume their lives. Some business owners […]

Sandoog wins Iraq Start-up Championship

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Iraqi tech start-up Sandoog has won the Iraq round of Arabnet‘s Start-up Championship. The company aims to solve local logistical issues using an e-logistics solution that allows merchants to send, track and manage their deliveries, invoices and customer base anywhere in Iraq. As part of the IBBC (Iraq Britain Business Council) Tech […]

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 […]

Exploring Tech in Iraq – Digital Innovation

By Alexander Southworth, Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). Exploring Tech in Iraq: ‘Sandoog – solving Iraq’s logistics nightmare by digital innovation’ There is a revolution happening in Iraq but not like the country has seen before. This revolution is based on advances in technology that are transforming the digital landscape of the country. The changes […]

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 […]

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 […]