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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COULD THIS APP BYPASS COMMUNICATIONS BLOCKADES?
"WHEN BOMBS HIT IN SYRIA, ALL NETWORKS ARE DISCONNECTED. BUT PEOPLE COULD ACT AS ROUTERS," SAYS ABDULRAHMAN ALASHRAF.
THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS SUMMIT 2020 KICKS OFF FROM 3 CONTINENTS
THEMED "BRAVE NEW WORLD," THE SUMMIT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED FROM THE NETHERLANDS, EGYPT AND USA.
6 INSPIRING VOICES FROM THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS SUMMIT
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST AS WE INTERVIEW THE SPEAKERS, INVESTORS, AND PARTNERS THAT INSPIRED THE AUDIENCE AT THE SUMMIT.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
MEET THE WINNERS OF THE STARTUP ROADSHOW 2019 HEADING TO AMSTERDAM
AFTER TOURING THE MIDDLE EAST IN SEARCH OF THE TOP SYRIAN-LED STARTUPS, JUSOOR AND SPARK ARE TAKING THE WINNERS TO PITCH ON THE GLOBAL STAGE. THESE ARE THE CHAMPIONS.
THE FIRST STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS SUMMIT TOOK OFF IN EGYPT
70 SPEAKERS, 25 TALKS AND 20 WORKSHOPS IN THIS MASSIVE GATHERING FOR MIGRANT AND REFUGEE ENTREPRENEURS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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.
HOW THIS EDTECH STARTUP SECURED $600.000 IN INCOME FOR REFUGEES
IN THE SECOND EPISODE OF OUR PODCAST, LEBANESE-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR ALINE SARA NARRATES HOW HER STARTUP, NATAKALLAM, SECURED SMART PARTNERSHIPS TO DRIVE IMPACT.
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.
HOW I STARTED MY ARTS SCHOOL ALL OVER AGAIN - BUT ONLINE
MEET THE AWARD-WINNING YEMENI ARTISTS USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO TEACH ARTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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.
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.
6 MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS ROCKING THE TECH WORLD
FROM GERMANY, TO NORWAY, TO THE USA, THESE ENTREPRENEURS ARE DISRUPTING THE TECH INDUSTRY.
THESE 6 SYRIAN STARTUPS ARE ROCKING THE MIDDLE EAST
FROM E-COMMERCE CHAMPIONS, TO HEALTHTECH APPS IN JORDAN, TO TRAVEL APPS IN ISTANBUL, WE LOOK AT THE WINNERS OF THE STARTUP ROADSHOW.
WILL THIS ENTREPRENEUR DISRUPT THE $30 BILLION TRAVEL INDUSTRY IN TURKEY?
MEET YOUSUF KABBARA, THE SYRIAN ENTREPRENEUR PIONEERING THE 'VIRTUAL TOUR GUIDE' FOR ARAB MILLENNIALS.
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.
HOW 10 YEARS IN THE CAMP PREPARED ME FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY
IRANIAN ENTREPRENEUR SINA AZIZI BEGAN TRADING PENNY STOCKS. TODAY HE ADVICES INVESTORS.
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7 Speakers You Cannot Miss At The IGNITE8 Conference 2021
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The IGNITE8 Conference Kicks Off this Week to Reimagine Jobs
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5 Migrant-led Startups In The UK That Will Inspire You
As we host the Boost With Facebook bil Mobile – Diaspora edition together with Facebook, we look at five migrant-led startups that are helping the UK economy thrive. These fast-growing…
7 Inspiring Afghan Refugee Entrepreneurs Who Show The Innovative Face of Afghanistan
Despite witnessing a staggering tragedy unfold in Kabul, Afghan refugee entrepreneurs are a source of inspiration to the world. We’ve compiled a list of seven Afghan refugee entrepreneurs who were…
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5 EdTech Startups Rocking the Middle East
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Startups Without Borders and SPARK Launch the EdTech Startup Competition in the Middle East
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Not Just Refugees: Meet the Syrian Talent Revitalizing Tech Companies in the Netherlands
It took Mostafa Azy a long, devastating journey to reach the Netherlands. But as he settled down and joined RefugeeForce, he met other tech talents and embarked on an adventure…
Key Lessons to Hire Refugees in European Companies
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7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting Up in the Middle East
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3 Super Cool Entrepreneurship Events to Celebrate World Refugee Day
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Podcast: This is What I Learned Acting as a VC for One Year
In Episode 28 of the Startups Without Borders Podcast, Afghan entrepreneur Yama Saraj spills the beans on his recent experience as a fellow of Included VC. Gear up for a…
How this Eritrean Woman Got a Tech Job Offer From a Refugee Camp
As Merhawit awaits in a refugee camp for her work permit to arrive, she shares the big news: she has a job offer in a tech company waiting for her…
5 Things You Should Know About Starting a Business in Europe as an Immigrant
Irma Rodriguez is a whirlwind of passion and ideas. But when she moved from Mexico to Milan, starting a business in Europe was more challenging than expected. Today, these difficulties…
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