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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 […]

Iraq's Digital Innovators

This article has been originally published in the GIZ magazine 'akzente' at https://akzente.giz.de/en/artikel/iraqs-digital-innovators. It is reprinted here by kind permission of GIZ. A new generation of young Iraqi entrepreneurs are confronting the country's challenges, even during the coronavirus pandemic. Text und Fotos: Olivia Cuthbert The streets are eerily silent in Mosul's old city. A fierce […]

Empowering Iraqi Women in Business

By Safa Fadhil, Head of Exploration and Sundus Abass, Gender Advisor at UNDP Iraq. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council (UNSCR) Resolution 1325, which helps to ensure women are on the […]

Tabaqchali: Making Space for the Private Sector

The Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) has published an interview with Dr Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund; it is re-published with permission by Iraq Business News: In the latest instalment in our series on sustainable job creation in Iraq, we spoke to Ahmed Tabaqchali, visiting fellow at the American University of […]

The Makerspaces Responding To Coronavirus in Iraq

By Fatimah Oleiwi, for Iraqi Innovators. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. People face many situations in life. Some are positive and bring us joy, whilst others carry challenges that make us realise things we did not before. Some situations can […]

Launch of Iraqi Innovation Alliance

A group of organizations supporting start-ups in Iraq have joined forces to create the Iraqi Innovation Alliance (IIA). The initiative, which includes Fikra Space, Kapita, The Station, 51Labs, Basra Science Camp, and Re:Coded, aims to empower and support technology and entrepreneurship communities around the country. The process to create its brand identity was led by CrazyTown […]

New Roadmap to Start-Ups in Iraq

Roadmap to Startup Iraq, your guide to register a startup in Iraq. It is a guideline for every entrepreneur in Iraq to know how to register her/his startup legally and know from A to Z the requirements of registration. It will show you why you need to register your startup, detailed road from reservation of […]

A One-Woman Business To Give Other Girls Hope

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It can be hard for young Iraqi graduates to get a job – in Iraq’s oil-dependent, rentier economy, the government still provides most of the employment and as the population […]

Reflections on Investments in Iraq’s Tech Ecosystem

By Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf, Co-Founders of Five One Labs. Reflections on Investments in Iraq’s Tech Ecosystem 2019 showed an exciting development for Iraq's entrepreneurial ecosystem: the investments in two Iraqi tech startups - e-commerce company Miswag, which received investment from Iraq Tech Ventures, and Lezzoo, the first Iraqi startup to join Silicon Valley’s […]

Start-Up Competition in Baghdad

By John Lee. Forty-five start-ups have presented their projects to a jury at a competition in Baghdad. They were selected from an initial list of 250 applicants, with a final 20 being chosen to participate in the Orange Corners incubation programme. Orange Corners Baghdad is an initiative of the Dutch Embassy in Baghdad, and is […]