The Five One Labs Entrepreneur Academy kicked off last week with an incredible cohort of 15 innovative startups. The Academy is an evening training program that runs until mid-February.
The Entrepreneur Academy is a highly selective, focused, and energetic program for people who are planning to launch their own businesses or who have launched their business within the past year, but who have a full time job or schooling. The program will teach aspiring entrepreneurs the skills to take their business from idea to launch. Participants will learn the key to understanding their customers, developing their business and financial models, marketing, operational and strategic planning, and more.
Fifteen entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds have joined the program, including those from Syria, Mosul, Erbil, and across Iraq. They are students as well as business people, and come from a diverse array of industries. Their businesses create innovative solutions in a variety of sectors: unique cooking classes, female-friendly cafes, software development, design, and medicine distribution, to name a few.
Check back here often to read more about how they are progressing over the next two months!