Tey Elrjula and Suleiman Ali founded FLUUS, the MENA’s first keyless cryptocurrency wallet. But behind their desire to use blockchain for good, there is the fascinating story of two refugees whose journeys met right where technology and sovereignty intersect.
Hailing from Syria, Palestine, and Lebanon, female founders Nada Ghanem, Samah Ayyad and Nowar Rahmouni are re-shaping the face of the Middle East’s innovative scene. Meet the entrepreneurs of our Startups on the Move Incubation Program.
Startups Without Borders Launches “Diversity Innovation Days” to support migrant and local entrepreneurs in Rome
The program, created in partnership with the American Embassy in Rome and creative agency BeLoud, will take 200 young Italians and migrants through a series of Diversity Innovation Days to transform their innovative ideas into concrete startup projects.
The startup, based in Gaza, won the first prize of the Pitch Finals, hosted by Startups Without Borders, SPARK, and Google.org in Amsterdam. Eyiada, an AI-powered startup from Palestine won the second prize, and Lebanese startup Dooda Solutions won the People’s Choice Awards.
The startup, which offers a medical system to simplify and manage work in medical facilities, won the first prize in the competition, organized by Startups Without Borders in partnership with Meta.
MENA EdTech Platform Emonovo (Formerly MARJ3) Raises Bridge Investment Round from Angel Investors and Flat6Labs
The platform, founded by Syrian entrepreneur Sami Al-Ahmad and Egyptian co-founders Abdo Sami and Ahmed Elgebaly, utilizes data to match youth in the MENA to the best-fit majors and universities worldwide.
Meet Alyona Mysko, the Ukrainian Entrepreneur Building the Future of Cloud-Based Financial Management
In 2019, a young Ukrainian Alyona Mysko founded FuelFinance in Kyiv, setting off to make startups’ finances efficient. Today, FuelFinance is being asked to manage over $250 million for clients – along with the ongoing war.
Rome’s Luiss Business School Partners with Startups Without Borders to Offer STEM Scholarships for Women from Around the World
In an effort to foster inclusion and female-led tech startups, Startups Without Borders has partnered with Italian university Luiss Guido Carli University to provide scholarships for women in STEM.
In episode 31 of the Startups Without Borders Podcast, we speak to Tahmina Watson, the valiant lawyer who laid the foundations of the US Startup Visa, to unveil what are the intricacies, the requirements, and the barriers entrepreneurs face when applying for a Startup Visa.