Applications are now open for our Entrepreneur Academy in Sulaimani!

The Entrepreneur Academy is a two-month evening course for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start and lead a business.

Apply here by November 6th at 11:59pm to be considered. If you apply before October 25th, you will receive a $100 discount!

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The Entrepreneur Academy is a business and design-focused training course for people who are planning to launch their own businesses or are in the process of doing so.

We are recruiting strong entrepreneurs from diverse communities including refugees, internally displaced people, and locals. If you are passionate about your startup idea and want to learn the skills to turn it into a scalable business, this program is right for you!

The course costs $250 for 8 intensive sessions, additional one-on-one support, and access to the Five One Labs mentor network and events. We do offer a limited number of financial scholarships. If you think you are eligible for a scholarship, please apply for your financial aid here.

Fill in the application below and submit your resume or CV to by November 6th at 11:59 PM Iraq time to be considered for the program!

For more information about the program, please read the complete description and instructions in our blog post. If you have further questions after reading the blog, please email or contact us on our Facebook page.



Who is Eligible to Apply?

All Five One Labs entrepreneurs must be committed to attending the full two months of training (from November 11 - January 15, 2018). The training will be held on Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm.

The program will be held in English, so candidates must have good written and spoken English ability in order to apply. This means being able to converse easily and understand business terms.


  • Are an aspiring entrepreneur with a creative idea for a new business

  • Have strong self-motivation and professionalism

  • Possess a good level of English speaking and writing skills

  • Are able to attend the Academy in-person at The Lab:Suli each Sunday and Tuesday from 5:00-7:00pm

Your business:

  • Is innovative and has a high chance for success

  • Has a scalable model for growth and income-generation

  • Is in the idea stage or later of business development (you already have a set plan and strategy, and just need to implement it)

Finally, we are looking for candidates from very diverse communities, including locals, refugees, and internally displaced people in Iraq. If you are not sure you are eligible or have any other questions, please email us at or send us a message on our Facebook page!

This program and The Lab:Suli is generously supported by GIZ.