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.