Tag Archives | start-ups

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: […]

KAPITA launches Iraqi Angel Investor Network

KAPITA launches the first Iraqi dedicated Angel Network The Iraqi entrepreneurship ecosystem receives a major boost with the launch of the first Iraqi angel investors network KAPITA is launching Iraq's first Angel Investor Network - IAIN ( https://iraqangels.net/ ) that is dedicated to connecting startups with angel investors in order to develop the Iraqi entrepreneurship […]

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 […]

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 […]