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Orange Corners Erbil

Innovation has no limits!

Orange Corners Erbil is a start-up incubator helping entrepreneurs from the Kurdistan Region to launch and grow their businesses. We provide male and female entrepreneurs with training, mentorship, skills and access to markets. Our goal is to develop and support the ecosystem in the region so entrepreneurs can achieve their dreams and at the same time help the local market grow. Orange Corners Erbil provides young entrepreneurs with a 6-month incubation programme to establish a business and take this to the local market.

Our goal

The Netherlands Consulate General in Erbil and its partners are committed to making a positive contribution to the Kurdistan Region by providing incubation programs for (future) male and female entrepreneurs. We offer a physical workspace, knowledge and training, mentorship and coaching and other important motivators for our incubatees to be able to start and grow their businesses to the best of their abilities. We bring existing knowledge into practice and find out what it is our entrepreneurs need to become more successful. Together we can find solutions to any barrier standing in the way of creating an optimal entrepreneurial environment.

What we offer

  • Innovation hub
  • Masterclasses with business leaders
  • Business related training
  • Networking events
  • Mentoring with experienced professionals and entrepreneurs
  • Exposure to markets and resources
  • Coaching and guidance
  • Flexible and dynamic workspace
  • Bootcamp organised by TechHub
  • Media cover by Bite.Tech
  • Access to MSELECT jobs and training

Apply for Orange Corners Erbil

To be able to be taken into consideration for taking part in our programme you must be:

  • An aspiring entrepreneur based in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
  • Between 18 – 35 years old.
  • A student or graduate from a known institute/university.
  • In possession of a validated innovative business idea, not more than 2 years old.

Products or services related to agri-food or water management are encouraged.


Orange Corners Erbil | TechHub, MSELECT Centre, Danyal Qassab Street, Naz Naz qtr, Erbil, Iraq |  +964 (0) 66 261 4455 | erbil@orangecorners.com; info@techhub.iq

Roadmap2startup for Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Following the official Orange Corners Erbil opening, we have more good news for the Kurdistan Region and its entrepreneurs!

In collaboration with Orange Corners, Five One Labs has created a Roadmap2Startup for entrepreneurs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Red tape can make it difficult for young entrepreneurs to know how and where to register their business. Through extensive research, Five One Labs has created an up to date overview of the applicable rules and regulations. This has resulted in a comprehensive and easy to use step-by-step guide to starting  a business in the KRI: the Roadmap2startup.

Freely accessible in English, a Kurdish version and a version for Iraq will be available soon!

Want to know more? Download it here!


Applications for Orange Corners Erbil open on 24 November 2019.

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs based in Kurdistan region.
  • Between 18 – 35 years old.
  • Students or graduates from a known institute/University.
  • Validated innovative business idea, not more than 2 years old.
  • The product or service responds to a local challenge in Iraq.
  • The product or service relates to Agrifood or Water Management.

All applications must be submitted online, through our application form (by clicking on the orange button on this page).

You will benefit from the following and more!

  • Community hub for like minded individuals
  • Sessions from business leaders
  • Business training
  • Networking events
  • Mentoring with experienced professionals and entrepreneurs
  • Exposure to markets and resources
  • Coaching and guidance
  • Flexible and dynamic workspace

After the review process, successful applicants will be contacted via email.

The first incubation Orange Corners Iraq programme starts in January 2020. If you are selected you will receive further information.

Signing up is free, and the 6-month programme will be covered by the government of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and its partners from the private sector.

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