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TipTop raises $5m from Korek

By John Lee. TipTop has announced a new investment of $5 million to expand its online food and grocery delivery service in Iraq. CEO and Founder Hassan Alsoud told readers on LinkedIn that the funding will be provided by Kurdistan-based mobile operator Korek. (Source: LinkedIn)

Big Future for Small Businesses: 35+ Entrepreneurs Exhibit

Big Future for Small Businesses: Exhibition by MOLSA and UNDP Welcomes Over 35 Entrepreneurs Over 35 small businesses from across Iraq have gathered at an exhibition in Baghdad. The event was a part of the joint efforts by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to […]

Young Iraqis Receive Grants to Kickstart their Businesses

Twenty innovative business ideas driven by young people from Kirkuk and Mosul have received a grant of US$ 5,000 each. This will help kick-start their business ideas and boost the local start-up system. The startups include unique solutions to smart home systems, women's health and wellbeing, taxi services for women and environmentally friendly architecture. It is a part of the 'Youth Innovation and Creativity Award' project implemented by the Kurdistan Organization for Human Rights Watch (KOHRW) and the United […]

New Venture Fund focused on Iraqi Startups announced

Plans for a new Iraq venture fund have been announced by some of the Iraq ecosystem's pioneers, Omar Al-Handal (The Station), Bassam Falah (Innovest ME, Ruwwad Al Iraq), and Mohammed Khudairi (Iraq Tech Ventures), who will serve as the fund's General Partners. The partnership is called Iraq Venture Partners (IVP), and it plans to invest […]

Call for Applications for AUIS Innovation Awards

AUIS Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center announces call for Applications for AUIS Innovation Awards The AUIS Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (AEIC) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) announced on Monday the AUIS Innovation Awards (AIA), which will highlight innovation excellence in institutions in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and put a spotlight on innovative […]

Launch of "TipTop Jet" Restaurant Delivery Service

By John Lee. TipTop, the online food delivery service in Iraq, has announced its new service -- TipTop Jet -- a direct delivery ordering system for restaurants. The company says the use of this technology will help restaurants manage their orders, track them from the kitchen to the customer's front door, eliminate the cost of […]

The Station Has an Academy Now!

By Sarah Dhafir, for The Station. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For three years now, The Station has been working in the field of training, providing multiple specialties for Iraqi youth and Startups. After 3 years of building up, The Station […]

Young Female Entrepreneur strives to Transform Medical Sector

From the International Labour Organization (ILO). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Young female entrepreneur strives to transform the medical sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Twenty-five-year-old Nasreen Hassan has been working for years on a business idea that will help hospitals and medical centres in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq improve and […]

Businesses Selected for Kapita's ScaleUp Academy

By John Lee. Nine business start-ups have been chosen as the second cohort of Kapita's ScaleUp Academy: Zuqaq Eduba Orderii Mishwar Hili ENKI ServicePoint Dentmart 3asal Shop After graduating at the end of the training program in September, they will present their pitches to the KAPITA Seed Fund and Iraq Angel Investors Network. (Source: Kapita)

Founder Institute launches Accelerator Programme in Iraq

The Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce that it is officially launching its newest chapter in the Levant Region focusing on founders from Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon. While the Silicon-Valley based programme has chapters in over 200 cities worldwide. Early-stage entrepreneurs in the Levant can now take advantage of […]

Oxfam Supports New Agribusinesses in Iraq

From Oxfam's Iraq Response Innovation Lab: Iraq Response Innovation Lab recently supported 5 innovative projects in the agricultural sector to launch. These 5 projects were all incubated for 10 months and received trainings on Business Models, Business Plans, Budgeting alongside technical training. The incubation started with 60 applications received online. The first phase of the […]