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Fatimah Oleiwi, Author At Iraqi Innovators

Fatimah Oleiwi

I'm an English to Arabic translator, social media marketer, and copywriter who believes in the power of writing and words. I am interested in technology and entrepreneurship, and a supporter of innovation and capacity building in Iraq.

Iraq Hackathon: ِPutting Creativity To The Test

The concept of the hackathon began around twenty years ago by a group of young programmers. A hackathon is defined as an event that brings together a group of people with shared interests and skills to exchange experiences or solve a problem. Hackathons are occasions for individuals and enterprises to stimulate innovation through collaboration. It also […]Read More

The Wastepreneur Incubator Is Coming! Apply Now

Wastepreneur is a capacity development, market activation and entrepreneurship programme for SME development in the waste management sector for Mosul and Basra, organised by cewas. Cewas Middle East and Black Forest Solutions GmbH have teamed up with the support of GIZ’s Private Sector Development and Employment Promotion Project to provide a specialised, 10-month incubation programme […]Read More

Miswag, Iraq’s Leading E-Commerce Platform, Closes Second Investment Round

Miswag, Iraq’s leading e-commerce platform, today announced the successful closing of its second round of seed funding. Coordinated by Iraq Tech Ventures and led by Euphrates Iraq Fund and Shwan Ibrahim Taha, Chairman of Rabee Securities, this round was funded by the same consortium of institutional and individual investors from the Middle East and United States that participated […]Read More

E-Learning In Iraq And Eduba’s Effort To Transform It

The rise of e-learning in the last decade has brought forth a range of solutions to provide high-quality education to people of all ages. Recent COVID lockdowns have inspired people all over the world to learn new skills at home using free and paid online courses.  But today, the internet services and traditional methods of […]Read More

Alsaree3 And Al Zajel Raise Six-Figure Seed Funding

Baghdad-based food delivery app Alsaree3, and it’s sister company Al Zajel which provides last-mile deliveries and e-logistics services in Baghdad, recently closed its six figure seed round.  The seed round was led by Iraq Tech Ventures and Mr. Shwan Ibrahim Taha, Chairman of Rabee Securities. Other investors in this round included Rawaz Rauf, New Venture […]Read More

KAPITA Launches Iraqi Angel Investors Network

KAPITA has launched Iraq’s first Angel Investor Network (IAIN) that is dedicated to connecting startups with angel investors in order to develop the Iraqi entrepreneurship ecosystem. The network is sponsored by the German Government through GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation).  KAPITA is a private sector development company that aims to empower small and medium-sized […]Read More

Lezzoo Acquires Erbil Delivery In Journey To Become Super App

Erbil Delivery has announced that it has been acquired by Lezzoo for an undisclosed cash and equity deal. Erbil Delivery is an online grocery shopping app in Erbil which launched in 2018. It was the first to offer on-demand grocery delivery and became a city-favourite. Lezzoo, which recently raised a seven-figure seed round, has also […]Read More

4 Entrepreneurship Programs Iraqis Can Apply To Right Now

Entrepreneurship programs aim to create a collaborative community for entrepreneurs to learn from successful businessmen and women, and experienced trainers. These programs shed light on the challenges facing startups and help guide entrepreneurs through developing their businesses with mentorship, trainings, and financing. There are growing efforts and programs to support Iraqi entrepreneurs and those interested […]Read More

Iraqi Innovators Launches Online Store For Iraqi Artists

London, UK / Najaf, Iraq: Iraqi Innovators today announced their e-commerce store selling clothing, accessories, and home items across the USA, Canada, Europe and UK. The store offers a new way for consumers to purchase high quality goods with a social impact that supports the growth of the creative industry in Iraq. Profits are divided […]Read More

An Ambition To Bring Startup Culture To Iraqi University Students

“An idea gave birth to a project that gained popularity among Iraqi youth in the last two years”. This is how social entrepreneur, Jaafar Muhammad, summarises the story of Startup University. The initiative aims to develop Iraqi university students’ skills by organising workshops that introduce them to the basics of entrepreneurship and prepares them for […]Read More