We are now recruiting tech-entrepreneurs from diverse communities all around Iraq to participate in this month-long program. If you are passionate about a tech-focused startup idea and want to learn the skills to turn it into a business, this program is right for you!
WHAT DO YOU GET FROM JOINING IGNITE?
Five One Labs entrepreneurs are provided with a variety of support. Our vision is to develop an inclusive network of innovators that have the support, skills, and connections to positively change their communities and countries.
We do our best to give you all the support and resources available to us. This includes:
Hands on training to help you learn the fundamentals of starting a business. There will be three trainings per week focusing on hard business skills and design thinking,
Connections to the business and tech community, investors, and mentors, along with access to marketing, design, and technical experts as you grow your business,
The full support of a world-class team of trainers, advisors, and friends at Five One Labs who will push forward to succeed
Join the growing Five One Labs community and get access to networking events and an entrepreneurial family to share the experience with!
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
All applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the program:
Have the ability to read, write, and speak in English,
Have a tech-related business idea that they want to launch,
Are willing to work on their business full time (9:00am- 5:00pm from Sunday through Thursday every week) as if it were your job,
Are able to be in Sulaimani for the entirety of the program (Please note that if you live outside of Sulaimani, we have a small number of scholarships available to help cover costs of housing and transportation).
You must fill out the online application here to be considered! (https://goo.gl/forms/qzekYdop8DbN2kzB3)
*Housing stipends may be available for entrepreneurs from outside of Sulaimani.
Five One Labs is a start-up incubator that helps refugees and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses in the Middle East. Launching first in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, we aim to empower individuals to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and to contribute to the economic growth of their communities.