Iraq Innovation Hackathon | Basra, Mosul, Erbil, Sulaimaniya and Baghdad
The Iraq Innovation Hackathon challenges developers, designers, entrepreneurs, humanitarians and innovators to develop tech-based solutions addressing environmental issues and city specific challenges. It is your turn to hack the glass ceiling and stand together with youth across the country to find solutions!
From April 26th and 27th, participants will work in teams to tackle a challenge that contributes to improving the country. During the hackathon, subject-matter experts will share knowledge, give feedback and help teams to overcome obstacles. At the end of the hackathon, teams will have an opportunity to present their ideas and prototypes to a panel of judges. Prizes will help support the most viable projects to move forward and launch into real projects.
The Iraq Innovation Hackathon is sponsored by GIZ and Zain Telecoms, and organized by the Iraqi Technology and Entrepreneurship Alliance consisting of Re:Coded, Mosul Space, Science Camp, Five One Labs and The Station.
The event is free of charge and meals will be provided!
Nationwide challenge for all cities: Reduce and reuse single-use plastic products and packaging.
Challenge 2 (based on the city you are participating in):
Basra: Help job seekers in Basra find local jobs in the oil and gas sector
Baghdad: Improve traffic jams and congestion in Baghdad
Erbil: Change the perception of Erbil internationally and encourage tourism to the city.
Mosul: Raise awareness to improve the selection of university subjects among Middle School students.
Sulaimaniya: Improve traffic in Sulaimaniya
You can pick one challenge to work on.
Hackathon Kick-Off & Workshops!
Friday, April 26th, 8.15am - 11.30pm
- Welcome breakfast & registration
- Presentation of the challenges
- Design Thinking workshop
- Teams get together + ideas are formed
- Teamwork workshop
- Project development begins
- Coaching sessions (with experts and mentors from different fields)
Hacking & Final Day!
Saturday, April 27th, 8am - 7pm
- Project development continues
- Presentations and team pitching
- Coaching sessions (with experts and mentors from different fields)
- Feedback from judges
- Winners announced
We hope the Iraq Innovation Hackathon will build collective goodwill, relationships and ideas that will carry on long after the hackathon ends. A judging panel of leading figures in the technology and business communities will decide on the winners.
Prizes at the end of the hackathon will help support the most viable projects to move forward, including cash and $3000 worth of technology vouchers, access to co-working spaces and mentorship. One winner will be picked from each city and will be supported to turn their idea into an actual solution.
SIGN UP HERE
Places are limited and registration closes on April 20th! We will send out detailed instructions and an agenda to those that are chosen to participate.
Baghdad: The Station, Villa 7, St. 38, Dist. 903 Al Karadah, Baghdad
Erbil: Re:Coded House, 3rd floor, Nergiz Plaza, Gulan street (next to Saj Al Reef), Erbil
Sulaimaniya: The Lab: Suli, Salim Street, Across the street from Faruq Group Holdings and above Roshen candy shop
Basra: Al-Asmak Hall - Level 5, Basra International Hotel, Corniche St.
Mosul: Almohandesen hall, Al-Faisalia district
WHEN: 26th and 27th April 2019
Iraq Technology and Entrepreneurship Alliance (Re:Coded, Mosul Space, Science Camp, 51 Labs and The Station).
Zain Telecoms Zain Iraq
Iraq Innovation Hackathon | Basra, Mosul, Erbil, Sulaimaniya and Baghdad
Have you struggled with social media in the past? Join us for an in-depth session on social media marketing on April 23rd at 06:00 PM via Zoom. You'll learn:
1. How to define and express your brand on social media
2. Best practices for social media marketing
3. How to measure your results (which metrics matter) and explain the data
This session is lead by digital marketing consultant, Melissa Barker. She has been a speaker at ITEXPO, InnoTech Oregon, Digital Summit, and interviewed on podcasts and KGW about marketing strategy. She authored the first college textbook on social media strategy, "Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach" and developed the first accredited social media certificate in Washington State in 2010. In addition, Melissa has worked both in-house and as a consultant for a variety of high-tech companies, such as Hubb, Act-On Software, Jive Software, Integra (now All-Stream), Instore, and Siber Systems. She's also worked for nonprofits like OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting), providing strategic consulting for digital marketing. Melissa received her M.B.A from Willamette University and a B.A. in Public Relations & Advertising from Gonzaga University.
Sign up using this link!
An open house day at our coworking space, The Lab:Suli.
If you want to have a better understanding of how you can use and benefit from a coworking space, you can visit us on April 10th, 2019 on our Open House day.
also, you will get a free daypass which you can use better to have an actual experience of using coworking spaces!
Apply in the link down below:
Address: Slemany, Salim street, Opposite Faruk Group Holding.
Phone number: 07706996916
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We're proud to announce the first Startup Demo Day in Sulaimani!
Demo Day is a celebration of the startups who just completed the Five One Labs three-month startup incubator and are about to launch their businesses. The event will include a keynote address from a prominent entrepreneur, a pitch competition with our finalist startups, and the announcement of the grand prizes for startups.
Our startups have been working full time for over three months to take their businesses from idea to launch. The Demo Day is a crucial part of their launching process, and we hope to see you there!
The Five One Labs Startup Incubator is sponsored by the US Consulate General, Erbil and The Lab:Suli is implemented in partnership with GIZ.
The event is free to attend and will be held at The Lab:Suli on Salim Street, across from Faruk Group.
For registration, click here.
The Suli Tech Festival is a day-long tech celebration in Sulaimani, planned and hosted by HackaSuly in partnership with Five One Labs.
The Festival will bring together young innovators and members of the local tech community with leaders and companies in the industry.
The goal is to help promote technology, generate more interest in the field, and expand knowledge of career opportunities (from the participant’s side) and potential hires (from the business’ side) in the tech industry in Sulaimani. The Festival will contain a number of exciting events over the course of the day, including:
- Welcome Address by Qubad Talabani, the Deputy Prime Minister, on technology in the KRI.
- An Introductory Web Development Course.
- Coding and Debugging Challenges.
- IT Project Presentations from University Students.
- Tech Career Fair
- Gaming Corner
Attending the event is open to everyone. However, to participate in either the Coding Challenge or the Intro Course to Web Development, you need to fill out the form below:
And, to present your project, please fill out the form below:
To all women interested in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, join us for our Women Innovators Workshop in Erbil on November 14!
This event will include a design/innovation workshop focused on the challenges and opportunities of being a female founder, and then will end with a panel discussion with incredible women leaders.
This event is sponsored by the US Consulate General, Erbil.
All attendees must fill out this form to register!
Join Five One Labs for the first monthly Business Breakfast gathering, a networking event for local CEOs, business people and entrepreneurs. The event is an opportunity to meet others in the ecosystem and discuss challenges and opportunities businesses are facing.
The event will take place at The Lab:Suli and is kindly sponsored by the US Consulate General, Erbil.
Calling all Syrian entrepreneurs abroad! The Startup Roadshow, organized by Jusoor Syria and SPARK, is inviting Syrian startups in Beirut, Amman, Erbil, Istanbul and Gaziantep to participate in an exciting competition and get training, mentorship, and incredible perks! Apply by September 16 to secure your spot! https://jusoorsyria.com/roadshow/
Five One Labs is a proud partner of the Startup Roadshow in Erbil.
Join Five One Labs for our first "Startup Tips" online session! This month's discussion will feature Caroline Lewis from Rogue Venture Partners in Portland, Oregon, USA. She will share her insights into leadership, communication and teamwork and their importance when starting a business.
ڕاهێنانی ئۆنلاین: چۆن وابکەیت بزنسەکەت جیاواز بێت؟
بە دروستکردن و پێشکەشکردنی بەهای تاییبەت لە کارەکەتدا!
ئایا خوازیاری كاری خۆت دابمهزرێنی، بهڵام دۆزینەوەی بیرۆكهی بازرگانی نوێ لەلات قورسە ؟
کەواتە بهشداربه له ڕاهێناني ئۆنلاینی ( دروستكردن و گەشەپێدانی بیرۆكهی کاری نوێ)، لەسەر بنەمای بەکارهێنانی بیرکردنەوەی داهێنەرانە.
The Startup Bootcamp is a great opportunity for young innovators! The two-day workshop will take participants through an shortened version of the steps you need to learn to start your business, including thinking of your idea, doing research on your customers, building a prototype or sample of your product and presenting and pitching your idea.
Are you interested in entrepreneurship but don't know how to come up with a business idea? Join Five One Labs for our online training, called "Creativity, Innovation and Idea Development: How to Come Up With a Startup Idea," to learn more!
The training is free and open to the public. No prior experience with entrepreneurship or startups is necessary! Sign up using this link here.
This training is part of the Five One Labs and IOM "Entrepreneurship for All" program.
Note: The training will take place on an online platform called Zoom, and we will email you a link the day before the training which you will use to log in to our private training "room". You should be able to use Google, Facebook or a Zoom account (which you can create for free) to sign into the training. It is not required that you have your video turned on for the training but you can do so if you'd like.
You can find more information about how to use Zoom here. We encourage you to test out the platform a few hours before the training so you are able to join the session on time. We also ask that you try and sign into the training a few minutes early in case you have any tech problems and need any assistance.
The Women in Tech and Entrepreneurship Summit is designed to bring together inspiring female leaders and innovators across Iraq to explore opportunities for women in technology and entrepreneurship in the region. Through inspirational keynotes, panel discussions on technology and entrepreneurship, and skills and career development workshops, this event series provides all the content and networking opportunities for females to flourish in the tech and startup sectors in Iraq.
Our first 3-month startup incubator program will run from October 22 - February 1, 2017!
Apply for the first 3-month startup incubator cohort by October 1 at 11:59pm.
Are you a young, motivated individual in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with an idea to start a business? Are you committed to participating in a three-month, full-time program in Erbil to help make your idea into a reality?
If so, we want to hear from you!
Fill in the application below and submit your resume or CV to email@example.com by October 1 at 11:59 PM Iraq time to be considered for the program.
Read more information here to learn if you should apply.
Are you interested in entrepreneurship but don't know how to come up with a business idea? Join Five One Labs for our first online training, called "Creativity, Innovation and Idea Development: How to Come Up With a Startup Idea," to learn more!
As part of our Summer Startup Festival, Five One Labs will be hosting a panel entitled "Fostering a Culture of Entrepreneurship in Kurdistan," which will feature a discussion among entrepreneurs, academics and youth leaders about the opportunities for entrepreneurship, especially for youth, in the region.
Speakers include: Neven Wali (Professor, AUIS), Marwan Jabbar (Founder, Mishwar), Leila Salehiravesh (IOM) and youth leaders from TEDx Nishtiman, with more speakers to be confirmed.
The event is free to attend and refreshments will be served. Please register on Eventbrite to confirm your attendance.
Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a business? Are you ready to be the next Facebook or Google?
As part of the Summer Startup Festival, Five One Labs will be hosting its first Startup Bootcamp in Erbil for all of those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation!
Participants will spend two days learning about getting to know your customers, developing creative ideas, and building out your business model. Pitch your idea at the end of the Bootcamp and you could win a prize!
We welcome ideas at any stage and no coding or prior business skills are necessary.
Join us and turn your idea into a reality. Apply today.
Five One Labs is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Social Innovation Hackathon in Erbil, Iraq. We will be awarding the winning teams prizes including mentors and admission into our startup bootcamps later in the summer!
About the Event:
The first ever Social Innovation Hackathon in Erbil is taking place on July 21 - 22, organized by Re:Coded and supported by IOM. The Social Innovation Hackathon will bring together community members, developers, designers, social entrepreneurs, and humanitarians to build creative technology solutions that will help improve the lives of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
A hackathon is an event where participants contribute their expertise and collaborate intensively to co-create technology-oriented solutions. The goal of the Social Innovation Hackathon is to learn more about the needs of refugees and internally displaced persons and jump-start a project or help an ongoing project take a giant leap forward.
Three main challenges will be presented to participants at the beginning of the event. Participants will form teams to work together and develop solutions. At the end of the hackathon, teams will have an opportunity to present their ideas, prototypes and business plans to a panel of judges. During the hackathon, subject-matter experts will share knowledge, give feedback and help teams to overcome obstacles.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Developers, designers, refugees, humanitarians, social entrepreneurs, and business minds - we’re looking for you! All you need to bring is your enthusiasm to solve tough challenges for refugees and IDPs (and a laptop if you have one).
We hope the Social Innovation Hackathon will build collective goodwill, relationships and ideas that will carry on long after the hackathon. A jury of leading figures in the technology and humanitarian communities will decide on the winners. Prizes at the end of the hackathon will help support the most viable projects to move forward.
This event is hosted by our partner organization, Bite.Tech.
Pitch Bootcamp is a two-day career accelerator program designed for students and fresh graduates. The aim of the event is to help participants develop their skills through activities and exercises throughout the two days. The event also teaches participants to pitch their skills to the employers from various industries who will be present at both days of the event. Pitch Bootcamp is a great opportunity for youth to start networking, build connections, and improve chances of finding a job. Some participants might even get interviews or even job offers depending on how well they presented themselves during the two days.