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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 […]

UNDP Accelerator Lab tackling Development Challenges in Iraq

New Era of Mapping Digital Local Solutions to Tackle Development Challenges in Iraq by UNDP Accelerator Lab Humans have continuously developed means to adapt, progress, and face daily challenges. Today, we call these means  "technology", and we use it daily to communicate, learn, work, and connect to the outside world. Technology has continued to develop, […]

Asiacell, UNDP support Youth Employment and Entrepreneurs

Asiacell and UNDP Iraq join efforts to support youth employment and entrepreneurs Following its commitment to boosting youth employment and strengthening Iraq's Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Asiacell today signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. The MoU commits the leading telecommunications company and the […]

The Station launches Entrepreneurship Program in Mosul

With the support of Asiacell, The Station Foundation is currently implementing I'dad program as part of the services provided to entrepreneurs, university students, and recent graduates. The program aims to prepare some trainers from the city of Mosul in the fields of entrepreneurship and design thinking in all its stages through intensive training which lasted […]

KAPITA launches New Co-Working Space in Baghdad

KAPITA launches a new co-working space in Baghdad dedicated to supporting Iraqi entrepreneurs KAPITA, in partnership with Iraqi Angel Investor Jafar Musawi (CEO of Atlas Plast), have opened up a new co-working space in Baghdad that aims to support the growing entrepreneurship and small business sector in Iraq. The newly opened space 'CoWork', is a […]

COVID-19 hits Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises

COVID-19 Dealt Heavy Blows to Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises in 2020: IOM, FAO, ITC Study In early April, Iraq surpassed 900,000 COVID-19 cases. Necessary efforts to contain the spread of the virus throughout 2020 led to a reduction in economic activity; compounded by pre-existing economic challenges, drops in oil prices and the public health COVID-19 […]

Alsaree3 Closes Second Round of Investment

Alsaree3, Iraq's Popular Food Delivery App, and Al Zajel, E-logistics Company, Close Second Round of Investment Alsaree3 Group, consisting of Alsaree3 (food-delivery) and Al Zajel Express (last-mile delivery services), closed a 7-figure bridge round in late March 2021. Coordinated by Iraq Tech Ventures and Innovest ME, the round included prominent Iraqi investors such as Euphrates […]

The Station partners with Zain Iraq

The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship is announcing its strategic partnership with Iraq's leading telecommunications company, Zain Iraq. This cooperation was brought out of a pressing need for collective cooperation amongst stakeholders; a vision both parties mutually share. Zain's expertise across the Middle East working on youth development coupled with The Station's great access to a […]

Iraqi e-Commerce Store gets New Funding

Orisdi, a leading e-commerce store in Iraq, has successfully raised a six-figure bridge round. Iraqi Innovators reports that the round was led by Innovest Middle East VC and a group of angel investors including Amar Shubar, Partner at Management Partners Consulting, and Omar Al-Handal, Managing director of Al Handal International Group. Orsidi was founded in […]