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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 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 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 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: 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 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 COULD THIS APP BYPASS COMMUNICATIONS BLOCKADES? "WHEN BOMBS HIT IN SYRIA, ALL NETWORKS ARE DISCONNECTED. BUT PEOPLE COULD ACT AS ROUTERS," SAYS ABDULRAHMAN ALASHRAF. READ MORE 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. READ MORE 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. READ MORE 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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 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 6 MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS ROCKING THE TECH WORLD FROM GERMANY, TO NORWAY, TO THE USA, THESE ENTREPRENEURS ARE DISRUPTING THE TECH INDUSTRY. READ MORE 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. READ MORE 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. 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 HOW 10 YEARS IN THE CAMP PREPARED ME FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY IRANIAN ENTREPRENEUR SINA AZIZI BEGAN TRADING PENNY STOCKS. TODAY HE ADVICES INVESTORS. READ MORE

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