By John Lee. A new article by Laure Al-Khoury, for AFP, highlights the limited number of female entrepreneurs in Iraq, a country where most women don't work outside the home. Click here to read the full article.
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From Five One Invest. Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. ECOSYSTEM OVERVIEW The Iraqi startup ecosystem started with a bang this year. In Q1 of 2022, we witnessed an unprecedented $10.5M investment round (Baly) and $5M (TipTop). The excitement revolved not only around investment value but also around the investor profile. Specifically, Baly's round […]
By Hassan Jivraj for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's tech ecosystem offers bright spot for private sector Despite numerous regional and country-specific challenges, Iraqi start-ups had a good year. Click here to read the full article.
SPARK and Startups Without Borders are hosting the Startups On The Move networking events, a series of ecosystem events happening in June, to connect entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds with key ecosystem players in the Middle East. The events are part of the Startups on the Move incubation programme, launched with support from Google.org, which involves […]
The Station Partners With The Largest Accelerator of Pre-seed Start-ups in The World (FI) The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Founder Institute, the world's largest accelerator of pre-seed start-ups, have announced a partnership that will provide access to international experts and participation in one of the world's most well-known business accelerators for start-ups from The Station […]
By John Lee. The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship has opened its fourth branch in Erbil, According to a press release from The Station, the opening marks a significant step forward in ensuring that Kurdistan's youth can contribute to the ecosystem's enhancement and build a connected network of entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovators who can reach across […]
Network of Iraqi Alumni from UK Universities Conference 2nd Dec 2021, The Station Conference Hall, Baghdad A special occasion was witnessed on the morning of 2nd December, 2021, by the official launch of the Network of Iraqi Alumni from UK Universities, at a conference held in Baghdad in the presence of government and academic figures […]
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 […]
By John Lee. The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship announces a collaboration with the law firm Al Muhamoon Al Mutahidoon. According to a statement from The Station, this collaboration arose from the two parties' desire to collaborate in an effective manner in order to support startups, particularly those located in The Station's coworking space, for the […]
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, […]
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 […]
From The Station. With the continuing pandemic, businesses around the world are struggling to deal with the impact of successive lockdowns, a wider recession that will have, and already has, a profound impact on employment rates as well as maintaining supply chains in their current form. This situation in Iraq is exacerbated by the traditional […]