Tag Archives | Entrepreneurship

Applications Open for Business Incubator Program

By John Lee. Applications are now open for the Orange Corners Baghdad incubation program. If you have an innovative e-commerce idea or solution, this program will advance you in the entrepreneurial world in just six months. Orange Corners Baghdad supports Iraqi youth in bringing their entrepreneurial ideas to life. Through a six-month incubation programme, it […]

GE, Kapita to support up to 50 Iraqi Microbusinesses

GE partners with Kapita to drive growth of Iraqi entrepreneurship ecosystem As part of its ongoing commitment to support Iraq and its people through the acceleration of socio-economic progress, GE has partnered with Kapita, a grassroots entrepreneurship organization to launch the 'Iraqi Microbusinesses' initiative - "Takaat" in Arabic. Through the new partnership, GE will support […]

Innovative Approaches from UNDP Accelerator Lab in Iraq

From UNDP Iraq: Discovering Beyond the Known During 2020: Innovative Approaches from UNDP Accelerator Lab in Iraq The UNDP Accelerator Lab (AccLab) in Iraq has shared 100 local innovations with the world to support the role of local communities innovations in accelerating development. Click here to read the full article.

Startup announces Funding through Iraqi Angel Investors Network

The Iraqi Angel Investors Network (IAIN) announced its third facilitated investment into startups in Iraq. The members of the network; Amar Shubar and Jaafar Al Musawi, along with other co-inventors, have made a six figures investment into Hi-Express. In addition, the investment was partially matched by a USD 20,000 in grants from the Deutsche Gesellschaft […]

Fix-it Wins Local Stage of the Seedstars Competition

The 94 local winners of the Seedstars World Competition (SSW) 2020 have been announced  and maintenance service startup Fix-it is set to represent Iraq in the next round of the competition. From the MENA region, 18 startups are set to compete for a spot at the Global Finale, where the grand prize is $500K in […]

New Comprehensive Guide for Iraqi Start-Ups

"Roadmap 2 Startup Iraq" is a guide for every entrepreneur in Iraq to register their start-up legally and know from A to Z the requirements of registration. It will show you why you need to register your start-up, from reservation of the name to the memorandum of association and beyond, including addresses and contacts of […]

Five One Labs Launches Iraqi Investment Initiative

Five One Labs, a start-up incubator for Iraqi and Syrian entrepreneurs based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), has launched Five One Invest, an investment initiative that creates more efficient deal-making and matchmaking opportunities for local investors and increases access to capital for entrepreneurs as they scale. Five One Labs co-founder Alice Bosley said: […]

Iraqi Business Accelerator Hunts for Next Big Thing

Iraq's First Business Accelerator Is on the Hunt for the Next Big Thing! Takween, Iraq's first business accelerator, has announced that applications for its first cohort are now open. The 12-week program will run online with 10-15 innovative, growth-stage Iraqi ventures, and end with a virtual demo day where startups will pitch their ideas to […]

Three Iraqi Start-Ups get Seed Funding

By Ali Al-Makhzomy, for The Station. Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Five One Labs recently hosted an online Start-up Showcase to celebrate the graduation of their first-ever Arabic incubator program in c. Over 90 attendees joined the event from Iraq, Germany, USA and other places. Ten of the entrepreneurs gave brief overviews of […]

Entrepreneurship in Iraq after COVID-19



By Aymen Salman, for The Station. Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. During this worldwide pandemic, Entrepreneurs have to face a new reality. Whether a vaccine or a cure will be found for this virus or won't, we are hearing a lot of voices about the world and ecosystem after COVID-19. Considering the fact […]