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Iraqi Cabinet to Help Young Entrepreneurs

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has said it will simplify company registration procedures for young entrepreneurs (aged 18-35 years), and exempt them from any associated fees. It has also announced that it will provide unemployed graduates and others wishing to start manufacturing projects with free training and support to start their projects. The new […]

Top Mountain, USAID launch Business Incubator

Top Mountain in partnership with USAID is launching a business incubator and employment program. The goal of the program is to promote economic growth and increase employment opportunities to support minorities from Ninewa targeted by ISIS. Program activities will focus on achieving three core objectives designed to support this goal. Firstly, outreach campaigns will be […]

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 […]

The 5 Challenges to Tech Entrepreneurship in Iraq

By Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf, Co-Founders of Five One Labs. At Five One Labs, we work with idea or early-stage entrepreneurs from diverse communities to launch scalable, innovative businesses. We’ve had the privilege to work with tech startups like Dada, PHARX, Khanoo and more, and deeply understand the struggles that entrepreneurs who pursue apps, […]

Entrepreneurs ready for Hackathon Weekend in Sulaimani

Hackasuly, the largest international hackathon in Iraq, brings the coding community together over a weekend to work in teams and turn their ideas into technological solutions on September 5th – 7th. This year, the organisers are accepting projects in three different and exciting tracks: AI & Data Science E-Society Fintech The goal is to help […]

Seedstars Baghdad chooses Top 3 Startups in Iraq

Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, hosted its Iraq round this Friday, at The Station, where 8 selected startups were invited to present their companies in front of the local jury panel. The local winners were chosen for their innovative sustainable solutions on their different fields. The […]

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 […]