Startups Without Borders and SPARK to Host Event Series in Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq-
The series of events will take place in Ramallah, Beirut and Erbil, as part of the Startups on the Move incubation program, created with support from Google.org.
Startups Without Borders and SPARK launch an Incubation Program with $10k in Cash Prizes and a Final Pitch in Amsterdam-
The incubation program, created with support from Google.org, aims to support 130 entrepreneurs in Palestine, Lebanon, and Iraq. Ten semi-finalist startups will win a trip to pitch in Amsterdam during SPARK’s annual IGNITE conference for $10,000 in cash prizes.
Meet the 6 Winners of the EdTech Startups Competition-
Syrian startup Future LabY has just won first place in the Growth stage of the EdTech Startups competition. While the Jordanian startup, Hafithni, won first place in the Idea stage. A total of six startups won up to $10,000 in in-kind prizes during the final pitch at SPARK’s virtual IGNITE 2021 conference.
Five One Labs Launches the Ignite and Startup Incubator in Iraq-
Entrepreneurs in Erbil can apply to Five One Labs’ pre-incubator “Ignite” and develop their startup idea in two weeks. After the program, they can also join the Startup Incubator and get ready for investment.
Startups Without Borders and SPARK Launch the EdTech Startup Competition in the Middle East-
The EdTech Startup Competition is open to entrepreneurs in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. Finalists will get the chance to pitch on the global stage at SPARK’s virtual IGNITE 2021 conference, as well as a curated mentorship program with top international experts.
Podcast: How I Turned the Pandemic into an Opportunity to Reinvent My Business, with Randa Bennett-
In episode 26 of the podcast, we speak to Randa Bennett, an Iraqi entrepreneur who migrated to the UK and built a startup in a male-dominated industry. But when Covid hit, she had to pivot – and find the opportunity in a challenging time.
6 Startup Opportunities in the Middle East You Need to See Today-
This week, we bring you a mixture of nine unique programs, workshops, competitions, and online courses across the Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant regions. Many of the opportunities offer generous monetary prizes and grants. Spanning from green innovation to tech, here’s six startup opportunities you need to see.
The Women’s Rights Hackathon is Calling on Startup Ideas for Gender Equality in Iraq-
Organized by Mosul Space and Women for Women International, and supported by GIZ, the Women’s Rights Hackathon 2021, is looking for tech minds that can solve challenges related to violence against women, and provide livelihoods opportunities.
Podcast: How to Teach Yourself Anything and Become Your Best Self-
In episode 15 of the Startups Without Borders Podcast, we meet Iraqi entrepreneur Alaa Alnuaimi, who managed to build a massive design studio in Turkey that gained the attention of international giants like Nike.
The Startup Roadshow, the World’s Largest Competition for Refugee Businesses, Kicks Off-
The competition for Syrian and vulnerable host country entrepreneurs in the Middle East is taking off on Nov 2nd, with a new online Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Roadshow Accelerator.
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