Five One Labs helps talented entrepreneurs in conflict-affected areas launch their startups.

Five One Labs is a start-up incubator that helps refugees and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses in the Middle East. Launching first in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, we aim to empower individuals to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and to contribute to the economic growth of their communities.

Five One Labs entrepreneurs are provided with training; mentorship by world class entrepreneurs from the USA and the Middle East; and a community of creative changemakers to share their experiences with. 

Our vision is to develop an inclusive network of innovators and entrepreneurs that have the support, skills, and connections to positively change their communities and countries. 





By emphasizing Lean Startup methodology to financial planning, strategy and marketing, Five One Labs works with each startup team to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a successful business.

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Experienced entrepreneurs, experts and investors from a range of sectors in the US and across the Middle East support each participant with networks, business advice and coaching during the program.

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The Five One Labs community is diverse and awe-inspiring. Our participants come from a variety of backgrounds, including refugee and displaced communities, and join a network of entrepreneurs around the world.

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Events & bootcamps

Five One Labs and its partner organizations will be hosting regular events, trainings, and meetups for entrepreneurial individuals in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Check out our events listing below to see if there are any events near you!