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Startups Without Borders

THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS SUMMIT KICKS OFF ON DECEMBER 11 WITH STAGES IN ROME AND CAIRO, THE SUMMIT WILL BRING TOGETHER TECH POWERHOUSES, INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS. READ MORE PODCAST: HOW TO TURN BEING OVERLOOKED INTO YOUR BIGGEST ASSET IN EPISODE 21 OF THE PODCAST, AMERICAN POWERWOMAN LAUREN MAILLIAN SHARES THE MINDSET AND STORY OF THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO START A VC FUND IN THE USA. READ MORE PODCAST: THE STORY BEHIND THE 'INVISIBLE SON' IN EPISODE 16 OF THE PODCAST, WE DELVE INTO THE STORY OF TEY EL-RJULA, WHO BUILT A $1.5 MILLION BLOCKCHAIN STARTUP FROM A REFUGEE CAMP. READ MORE HERE'S 15 COUNTRIES THAT GIVE THE STARTUP VISA TO FOREIGN ENTREPRENEURS FROM CHILE, TO THAILAND, NEW ZEALAND AND FRANCE, WE'VE LISTED 15 PLACES YOU CAN MOVE TO AND START UP. READ MORE FROM ASHES TO BRICKS: HOW TO SUCCEED WHEN EVERYTHING TURNS AGAINST YOU THIS WEEK ON THE PODCAST, WE SPEAK TO GAZA'S WONDERWOMAN, MAJD MASHRAWI. AS THE CEO OF GREENCAKE, MAJD TRANSFORMS RUBBLE AND ASHES INTO BRICKS TO REBUILD THE WAR-TORN CITY. READ MORE PODCAST: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STARTING A BUSINESS IN EUROPE AS AN IMMIGRANT FOR IRMA RODRÍGUEZ, BUILDING A BUSINESS IN ITALY WAS VERY CHALLENGING. TODAY, THOSE DIFFICULTIES ARE THE BASIS OF HER CONSULTANCY, "EMIGRAR Y EMPRENDER." HERE'S HER TOP 5 TIPS. READ MORE PODCAST: THIS IS WHAT I LEARNED ACTING AS A VC FOR A YEAR AFGHAN ENTREPRENEUR YAMA SARAJ SPILLS THE BEANS ON HIS RECENT EXPERIENCE AS A FELLOW AT INCLUDED VC. LISTEN TO A POWERFUL CONVERSATION ON RESILIENCE AND STARTUP BUILDING AND RESILIENCE. READ MORE 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IMPACT INVESTMENT LISTEN TO THIS PANEL HELD AT THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS SUMMIT, WHERE IMPACT STRATEGISTS DISCUSS THE NEW FRONTIER IN IMPACT INVESTING. READ MORE PODCAST: 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE STARTING UP IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN EPISODE 29 OF THE PODCAST, ANAS AL-CHALABI SHARES HIS MOVING JOURNEY FROM IRAQ TO JORDAN, SUPPORTING HUNDREDS OF STARTUPS ON THE WAY. DON'T MISS HIS LESSONS. READ MORE THIS IS WHY I CAME BACK TO THE REFUGEE CAMP WHERE I GREW UP AT 18, SADDAM SAYYALEH GOT THE CHANCE TO LEAVE THE JERASH REFUGEE CAMP AND TRAVEL ABROAD. HOW DID THE TRIP INSPIRE HIM TO CREATE A SOCIAL STARTUP PRAISED BY JORDAN'S QUEEN RANIA? READ MORE WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIRING REFUGEES IN TECH COMPANIES WE TEAMED UP WITH REFUGEEFORCE TO TALK ABOUT A NEW REALITY RESHAPING THE WORKPLACE: HOW HIRING REFUGEES IN EUROPEAN COMPANIES CAN DRIVE INNOVATION. DON'T MISS THIS PODCAST EPISODE. READ MORE HOW THIS YEMENI WOMAN FOUND HER FUTURE (AND HERSELF) IN TECH FROM YEMEN, TO JORDAN, TO THE NETHERLANDS, GHADA ISMAIL HAD TO REBUILD HER LIFE TWICE. BUT AS SHE JOINED REFUGEE FORCE, SHE EMBARKED ON A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY. READ MORE PODCAST: HOW TO GENERATE PASSIVE INCOME AND LIVE AS A DIGITAL NOMAD FRANCISCO ORTIZ QUIT HIS JOB AND SOLD EVERYTHING HE OWNED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD. HOW DID HE CREATE AN ONLINE BUSINESS THAT ENSURES HE GETS GROWING, PASSIVE INCOME? READ MORE PODCAST: HOW TO MASTER MEDIA RELATIONS WHEN THE WORLD IS NOT PAYING ATTENTION LISTEN TO EPISODE 18 OF THE PODCAST, AS DINA EL-MOFTI SITS WITH MAHA ABOUELENEIN, CHIEF VALUE OFFICER FOR GARY VAYNERCHUK, TO TALK ABOUT MASTERING PR IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY. READ MORE PODCAST: HOW TO TEACH YOURSELF ANYTHING AND BECOME YOUR BEST SELF IN EPISODE 15 OF THE PODCAST, WE MEET IRAQI ENTREPRENEUR ALAA ALNUAIMI, WHO BUILT A DESIGN STUDIO THAT GARNERED THE ATTENTION OF GIANTS IN TURKEY LIKE NIKE. READ MORE 6 TEDX TALKS BY REFUGEE FOUNDERS THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU FROM FASHION MOGULS TO BLOCKCHAIN ENTHUSIASTS, THESE FIERCE ENTREPRENEURS WILL TURN YOUR PERCEPTIONS UPSIDE DOWN. READ MORE PODCAST: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE PITCHING TO A VC AS AN IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR, NORA DECIDED TO BECOME THE INVESTOR SHE NEEDED. TODAY, SHE LEADS UNCONVENTIONAL VENTURES, A VC FOR UNDERREPRESENTED FOUNDERS. READ MORE 5 TALKS FROM THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS SUMMIT TO WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN FROM MEDIA POWERHOUSES TO STARTUP MASTERMINDS, HERE'S 5 TALKS YOU SHOULD REWATCH. READ MORE ITALY-BASED STARTUP MYGRANTS SCORES €300,000 INVESTMENT THE STARTUP, FOUNDED BY CHRIS RICHMOND 'NZI, IS GOING TO FURTHER GROW ITS 90.000-STRONG APP FOR MIGRANTS IN EUROPE AND MENA. READ MORE 10 LESSONS I LEARNED SUPPORTING 300+ STARTUPS IN THE MIDDLE EAST "I WENT FROM BEING A FORMER REFUGEE WITH MANY FEARS, TO CONTRIBUTING TO THE PEOPLE AROUND ME." ANAS AL-CHALABI SHARES THE LESSONS HE LEARNED ON THE JOURNEY. READ MORE 7 STEPS TO BUILD A COMMUNITY AND MONETIZE IT CAN YOU START A COMMUNITY, MAKE AN IMPACT, AND DRIVE PROFIT BY STARTING OFF WITH A FACEBOOK PAGE? FOR REEM SABOUNI, IT ALL CAME NATURALLY. READ MORE HOW MIGRATION LED ME TO START ONE OF AMERICA'S 5000 TECH GIANTS WE SPEAK TO RANIA HOTEIT, THE LEBANESE POWER WOMAN BEHIND ID4A, RECENTLY LISTED AS ONE OF INC'S TOP 5000 COMPANIES. READ MORE 5 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITHE THESE 5 TIPS TO CREATE CONTENT THAT ATTRACTS, INSPIRES, AND BOOSTS YOUR BUSINESS. READ MORE FROM SENEGAL'S POOREST TOWN TO BUILDING ITALY'S FIRST MIGRANT VC FUND HAVING ARRIVED TO ITALY AT 14, MAMADOU LAMINE TOOK ON A BIG DREAM: IN 5 MONTHS, HE RAISED €90.000 TO BUILD HIS VC FUND, MAMA VENTURE. READ MORE THE SECRET TO GROWTH HACKING, ACCORDING TO A SPACE-PRENEUR HAVING DISRUPTED A 1400 YEAR-OLD INDUSTRY WITH NASA TECHNOLOGY, NADER SABRY SHARES HIS TIPS FOR STARTUPS TO GROW EXPONENTIALLY. READ MORE FROM STARTING UP IN SYRIA TO LEADING TECHSTARS, HERE'S 5 LESSONS I LEARNED IN THE FIRST EPISODE OF OUR PODCAST, SYRIAN ENTREPRENEUR, AUTHOR, AND TECH LEADER AHMAD SUFIAN BAYRAM NARRATES HIS JOURNEY TO SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS IN EXILE. READ MORE PODCAST: IS THE EXIT A STARTUP'S BIGGEST GOAL? THIS WEEK ON THE PODCAST, WE ASK THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION: SHOULD AN ENTREPRENEUR AIM FOR THE EXIT FROM ITS INCEPTION? READ MORE HOW ROWING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC MIRRORED MY ENTREPRENEURIAL LIFE THIS WEEK'S PODCAST PRESENTS THE MOTIVATIONAL PANEL AT THE SWB SUMMIT, WHERE ADVENTURERS OMAR SAMRA AND OMAR NOUR TALK ABOUT TAKING RISKS AND OVERCOMING FEAR. READ MORE THE WORLD'S FIRST SILENT KEYNOTE SPEECH, AT THE SWB SUMMIT ENTREPRENEUR AND AUTHOR OF "CONFESSIONS OF A WAR CHILD" CHAKER KHAZAAL GAVE AN INTERACTIVE SILENT SPEECH AT THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS SUMMIT IN CAIRO. READ MORE THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION: HOW DO I FUND MY STARTUP? THIS WEEK ON THE PODCAST, MIGRATION HUB'S FOUNDER, ANA ÁLVAREZ MONGE, DIVES INTO THE PROCESS OF FUNDING YOUR STARTUP, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE A NEWCOMER IN A NEW LAND. READ MORE MEET THE ENTREPRENEUR USING BIG DATA TO IMPACT 2 MILLION REFUGEES IN THE THIRD EPISODE OF OUR PODCAST, MACEDONIAN ENTREPRENEUR BERAT KJAMILI EXPLAINS HOW BIG DATA CAN RADICALLY CHANGE THE HUMANITARIAN LANDSCAPE. READ MORE MEET THE BOLD MIGRANT FOUNDERS PITCHING THEIR IDEAS IN ITALY LAST MARCH, THE EVENT "ORIZZONTI STARTUP" GATHERED NEWCOMER ENTREPRENEURS FROM ACROSS ITALY IN ROME'S LINK CAMPUS UNIVERSITY. READ MORE HOW I BUILT A 9.000-STRONG COMMUNITY OF MOTHERS IN CAIRO WE MEET REEM SABOUNI, THE SYRIAN FOUNDER TAPPING INTO UNEXPLORED MARKETS THROUGH MONTESSORI EDUCATION. READ MORE
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