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Iraq (Kurdistan Region)

Orange Corners Erbil is a startup incubator helping entrepreneurs from the Kurdistan Region to launch and grow their businesses. We provide 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 incubators and accelerators to aid them in building and later expanding their businesses.

What Orange Corners Erbil can offer

The Netherlands Consulate-General in Erbil and its partners are committed to making a positive contribution to the Kurdistan Region by providing incubation and acceleration programmes for (future) entrepreneurs. We offer a physical workspace, knowledge and training, mentorship and coaching, and other important motivators for our participating entrepreneurs 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 Orange Corners can offer you

  • Advanced training

    Empower startup founders, business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs with our practical and tailored programs. Gain essential skills and strategies rooted in real-world application to confidently lead and launch businesses.

  • Community and networking

    Join a vibrant community of like-minded individuals and industry leaders, fostering connections and collaborations that drive innovation and growth.

  • Tailored advisory service and mentorship

    Gain access to personalized guidance and mentorship from seasoned experts who will provide invaluable insights tailored to your specific needs, goals, and challenges.

  • Financing opportunities

    Access a diverse range of funding options and resources through our programs, where financial literacy elements are integrated to enhance your chances of securing crucial investments for your startup launch or business expansion.

The selection process


  • When can I apply?

    Currently, applications closed.

  • What are the selection criteria?

    • 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
  • How will I know I am selected?

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

  • When does the programme start?

    If you are selected you will receive further information.

  • Does it cost anything to participate?

    There is no participation fee required. The programme is funded by the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and its partners from the private sector.

Contact Orange Corners Erbil

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Where to find us

Orange Corners Erbil | The Lab:Erbil, Five One Labs. Erbil - Gulan Street - Vanya Home Building - Next to Qatar Airways - Across Ministry of Justice. | +964 (0) 751 767 2953 | [email protected]; [email protected]
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