Our Journey

How it started

The Founders

Our love for technology and Iraq made us start Iraqi Innovators. Whilst traditional forms of aid focus on conventional sectors and trainings, we believe that technology can accelerate a country’s growth and provide fair opportunities for all.

Since 2018

The Stories

Iraqi Innovators began as a simple blog once the founders realised that Iraqi entrepreneurship stories were going undocumented. 

The goal was to show the world the amazing work of Iraqi startups and tech, and tackle predominant narratives of Iraq as just a “war torn” country.

Our content includes resources for startups and professionals such as Agile Methodology and Startup from Scratch Series

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2019 to 2021 - How it's going

The Learning

We’re passionate about writing, obviously. So from 2019-2020, we organised online Creative Writing Clubs which were attended by Iraqis from all over the country, and collaborated with clubs in Sierra Leone.

In 2021, we launched Iraq’s first Digital Copywriting Program with 15 budding writers looking to start a career as a copywriter/content creator.

Meet Our Partners

They Believe In Us

We aim to amplify Iraqi voices and dismantle colonial approaches to development

Our Team

Zahra Shah

Founder and Executive Director

Amara Bandukada

Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer

Ahmed Kamil Jameel

Partnership Coordinator

Athraa Mosawi

Graphic Designer

Khamael Al Safi

Content Writer

Arrisa Shah

Social Media Admin
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