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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 […]

IBBC Promotes Young Iraqi Entrepreneurs

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is partnering with Innovest as a Bronze-level eco-system partner for the Ruwwad Al Iraq Platform for young Iraqi Entrepreneurs in 2020. Ruwwad Al Iraq ["Iraqpreneurs"] is a leading empowerment competition platform by INNOVEST Middle East that embraces young entrepreneurs around Iraq and helps them to start or scale up […]

Iraqi Cabinet to Help Young Entrepreneurs

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has said it will simplify company registration procedures for young entrepreneurs (aged 18-35 years), and exempt them from any associated fees. It has also announced that it will provide unemployed graduates and others wishing to start manufacturing projects with free training and support to start their projects. The new […]

Top Mountain, USAID launch Business Incubator

Top Mountain in partnership with USAID is launching a business incubator and employment program. The goal of the program is to promote economic growth and increase employment opportunities to support minorities from Ninewa targeted by ISIS. Program activities will focus on achieving three core objectives designed to support this goal. Firstly, outreach campaigns will be […]

IBN Welcomes New Expert Bloggers

By Padraig O’Hannelly. This week at Iraq Business News, we are delighted to welcome two new Expert Bloggers to our ranks: Sharing an Expert Blogger slot, Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf are the co-founders of Five One Labs, the hugely impressive start-up incubator that helps refugees and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Launching […]

The 5 Challenges to Tech Entrepreneurship in Iraq

By Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf, Co-Founders of Five One Labs. At Five One Labs, we work with idea or early-stage entrepreneurs from diverse communities to launch scalable, innovative businesses. We’ve had the privilege to work with tech startups like Dada, PHARX, Khanoo and more, and deeply understand the struggles that entrepreneurs who pursue apps, […]