Ahmed Aldazdi

I am a tech enthusiast, geologist, mapper, writer and historian. I enjoy writing in-depth subjects about emerging technologies and the tech economy, along with analysing business trends to provide a better understanding of the Iraqi business landscape.

Qaf Lab: The Iraqi Incubator Doing Things Differently For Startups

Mohammed Al-Samarrai and Mohammed Al-Hashimie are two Iraqi entrepreneurs and business visionaries from Baghdad and Mosul respectively, with experience in the entrepreneurship scene. In 2019, they established Qaf Lab, a private sector development innovation hub with the goal of bringing a non-conventional investment and incubation model to the Iraqi ecosystem. After ISIS invaded Mosul in […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Vaccinate Your Business Against Covid-19

Iraqi businesses are still recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a Panel Study conducted by The United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Trade Center (ITC), ‘Firms suffered large losses in revenue early on (an average decline of 67% by June […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Get To Know About Iraq’s Largest Tech Exhibition

Iraq’s technology and startup sector has seen an increase in investments in Iraqi tech startups, and growing interest from local and international companies in the sector. Hawler Information Technology Exhibition (HITEX) is an annual exhibition hosted in Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan. Influenced and inspired by Dubai’s yearly GITEX summit, HITEX best exemplifies […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

IoT Kids Secures Equity Investment From Earthlink Telecommunications

IoT Kids, an Iraqi-based online programming learning platform for children, has successfully secured a five-figure investment from leading ISP provider in Iraq; Earthlink Telecommunications. The investment was facilitated through Iraqi Angel Investors Network member Dr Alaa Jasim. This investment included a matching grant of $20,000 from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH via its […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Your Personal Guide To The Metaverse

The Metaverse has exploded in popularity recently and is full of speculations, ranging from it being just another virtual world like Fortnite, to a parallel world alongside our current one with a different economy, culture and laws. The term ‘Metaverse’ first appeared in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 science-fiction novel “Snow Crash,” which envisions a virtual reality-based […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

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