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The Startups Without Borders Podcast is a business interview show that uncovers the unspoken lessons of some of the world’s most audacious risk-takers: migrant entrepreneurs.

Each week, we will dig into the different aspects and mindset behind building a startup, as told by industry leaders, brave change makers and bold disruptors with one thing in common: they are refugees and migrants.

From the Middle East, to Europe and beyond, the show will focus on concrete, tangible strategies and tactics for entrepreneurs, from productivity tips, to business hacks, to industry insights, as told through the inspiring journey of entrepreneurs on the move.

The show is hosted by Valentina Primo, an Argentine journalist and the founder of Startups Without Borders, who spent 6 years in Egypt interviewing startup founders across the Middle East, and fell in love with the relentless, unstoppable spirit of its entrepreneurs. Valentina previously launched Startup Scene Middle East, Egypt’s largest English-language publication on the entrepreneurial landscape, and has covered stories for international outlets, including BBC Business.

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This episode is sponsored by Mailerlite, an email marketing tool where you can easily build lead-generation landing pages. Go to https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnm to create a free account and receive all premium features for an entire month.Yama Saraj is an entrepreneur and a "social hacktivist" as he calls himself. He was born in Kabul Afghanistan, raised in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and is now based in Paris where he working n his startup while is lecturing at an MBA school. After  working in developing assistance in Kosovo, DR Congo, and Afghanistan, He founded a startup called SensAi, a smart punching bag made from car tires, which aims to make mental and physical resilience training accessible and affordable. Recently, Yama was a Fellow with Included.VC, and his experience inspired him to set up Finally VC.  a fund to invest in migrant talent.In this episode, he explains why his boxing innovation can help war-affected youth build resilience, while sharing the key lessons he learned acting as a VC. READ THE SHOW NOTES: GROW YOUR CLIENT LIST WITH MAILERLITE: https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnmJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
This episode is sponsored by Mailerlite, an email marketing tool where you can easily build lead-generation landing pages. Go to https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnm to create a free account and receive all premium features for an entire month.Irma Rodriguez had a great job in Mexico, working for one of the biggest banks for medium and large corporations. But at some point, the situation in her home country became too much of a risk for her family. As she moved to Milan, Irma faced a myriad difficulties to set up a business and effectively sell. Today, all these difficulties are the basis of her consultancy business, Emigrar y emprender, where she advises over 5,000 entrepreneurs on starting up in Italy. READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/5-things-you-should-know-about-starting-a-business-in-europe-as-an-immigrant.htmlGROW YOUR CLIENT LIST WITH MAILERLITE: https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnmJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
This episode is sponsored by Mailerlite, an email marketing tool where you can easily build lead-generation landing pages. Go to https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnm to create a free account and receive all premium features for an entire month.Today, we speak to Randa Bennett, a London-based tech founder and CEO of V-Loop, who recently launched her podcast, An Immigrant Girl. Having immigrated to the UK in the late 1990s, Randa worked through learning English, going to university and building a career in a male-dominated tech industry, winning several awards as a Fintech founder. As the Covid19 pandemic hit the entire world, Randa had to once again readapt and pivot her business, launching V-Help. In this episode, Randa narrates her journey through building a startup, raising investment, and reinventing herself when the unexpected comes. READ THE SHOW NOTES: GROW YOUR CLIENT LIST WITH MAILERLITE: https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnmJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
This episode is sponsored by Mailerlite, an email marketing tool where you can easily build lead-generation landing pages. Go to https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnm to create a free account and receive all premium features for an entire month.Majd Mashharawi is one of the fiercest, most relentless women you’ll ever meet. Having grown up in war-torn Gaza, Majd came up with an incredible idea: to rebuild damaged buildings using bricks made of ash and rubble. Her second startup SunBox, an affordable solar power system that produces energy to alleviate the effects of the energy crisis in Gaza, where electricity is only available three hours a day. In 2018 she was selected as one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company and  Her TED Talk, has received 1.3 Million views  so far. In an inspiring conversation, Majd shares the odysseys she went through, in her attempt to build a business in the world’s largest open-air prison. Gear up to get inspired beyond belief. READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-how-to-succeed-when-everything-seems-to-work-against-you-majd-mashrawi.htmlGROW YOUR CLIENT LIST WITH MAILERLITE: https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnmJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
This episode is sponsored by Mailerlite, an email marketing tool where you can easily build lead-generation landing pages. Go to https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnm to create a free account and receive all premium features for an entire month.Today, we speak to Francisco Ortiz, a Digital Nomad who has taken on the mission of teaching thousands of people how to become financially free. Francisco is a Youtuber, social media influencer and investor who left the comfort of his office job in Argentina and began exploring the world full-time in search for more freedom.He sold all his things, invested his savings and created an online business to be able to travel sustainably as a digital nomad, visiting more than 70 while building his business.In his channel, he shares experiences and lessons on digital marketing, personal finance, entrepreneurship, minimalism, and travel. He is obsessed with helping people get out of their comfort zone, so gear up for a chat that will shatter your perceptions of possible and impossible. READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-making-it-as-a-digital-nomad-how-to-create-revenue-streams-that-generate-passive-income.htmlGROW YOUR CLIENT LIST WITH MAILERLITE: https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnmJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
This episode is sponsored by Mailerlite, an email marketing tool where you can easily build lead-generation landing pages. Go to https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnm to create a free account and receive all premium features for an entire month.In this episode, we speak to a tech wonderwoman democratizing capital in the Nordics: Nora Bavey. Nora is an award-winning entrepreneur, and the General Partner at Unconventional Ventures, a VC fund investing in startups created by underrepresented founders.Having moved from Iran to Sweeden at an early age, Nora has made it her mission to improve the possibilities for underrepresented groups to access technology, entrepreneurship and capital. In this episode, Nora recalls her early days as “The entrepreneurial whisperer,” and shares 5 key things every entrepreneur should know before approaching a VC. READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-5-things-you-should-know-before-pitching-to-a-vc-with-nora-bavey.htmlGROW YOUR CLIENT LIST WITH MAILERLITE: https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnmJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
From London, to Amman, to the Greek refugee camps, There is a growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs, incubators, supporters and investors building a movement made up of valiant migrant entrepreneurs. What does that transnational ecosystem look like today? Join us in this exciting panel from our last Startups Without Borders Summit, where key players in the refugee and migrant startup world share their insights. Meet Charlie Fraser: co-founder and Partnerships Director at TERN, from London; Laura di Santolo: Co-founder and Managing Director of Forward Incubator in Amsterdam, and Vasili Sofiadelils: Founder of Changemakers lab, in the island of Lesbos, Greece. READ THE SHOW NOTES: JOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
If there is one word that dominated the media landscape this past year, it’s diversity. The Black Lives Matter movement brought to light a whopping disparity in startup funding: Black women have received only 0.06% of all Venture Funding since 2009. In this power-packed fireside chat, we meet the powerhouse woman leading a movement to change that: Lauren Maillian, CEO of Digital Undivided. Join us in this intimate conversation, to uncover the story of a woman who started a successful Winery when she was still not even old enough to drink, and went on to become the first Black woman to start an early-stage venture capital fund.Listen to Lauren’s inspiring advice, as she invites us to challenge people’s expectations and to find that hidden voice inside.READ THE SHOW NOTES: JOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
It’s a well known statistical fact that immigrants are over-represented among entrepreneurs; in fact, 55% of one-billion dollar startups were founded by at least one immigrant. How can the investment sector tap into this opportunity, as the number of refugees is projected to dramatically increase? Don’t miss this insightful debate. In another Episode of our Talks Revisited, where we share the most thought-provoking panels held at the Startups Without Borders Summit, Yama Saraj, Afghan entrepreneur and founder of SensAI, sits down with 3 key investors in the refugee investment space: Apoorv Karmakar, Managing Director at Amplio Ventures, Nikita Thakrar, Co-founder & Director of Included VC, and Kristina Vayda, Executive Director at FAIRE. READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-meet-the-investors-backing-a-brave-new-startup-landscape.htmlJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
I’m super excited to present another panel from the Startups Without Borders Summit, with two entrepreneurs and media powerhouses from Egypt and England: Anthony Rose, and Amy Mowafi. Anthony Rose, “the man who saved the BBC” sits down with Egyptian media mogul Amy Mowafi to crack the code behind making a company stand out. Anthony is a technical and product visionary who founded SeedLegals, a legaltech platform that lets startups and investors complete the legals to build their business. Amy is the Co-Founder and CEO of MO4 Network, which is one of the leading creative and media agencies in Egypt.Listen to these two powerhouses’ chat during the Startups Without Borders Summit, as Anthony and Amy dig into success formulas, from Pitch Decks to content marketing.READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-three-startup-changing-lessons-people-use-your-product.htmlJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
How to get people to listen when the whole world is entering panic mode? As we dive into a Brave New World where everyone is constantly bombarded by messages online, getting your story across is one of the hardest challenges. To answer this question, we’re bringing you one of the top panels at the Startups Without Borders Summit, with two powerhouse female entrepreneurs: Maha Abuelenein and Dina Mofty.In this super fireside, Dina El Mofty, who is the founder of INJAZ Egypt, sits with Maha Abouelenein, Chief Value Officer for Gary Vaynerchuk, discusses PR strategies, effective communication, and how to get media attention in one of the most challenging times in recent history.READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-mastering-media-relations.htmlJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
How are top websites dominating the new normal? As we just concluded the Startups Without Borders Summit in Amsterdam, Cairo and San Francisco, I’m very happy to announce the first of our Talks Revisited. In this episode, Selina Bieber, GoDaddy’s Senior Regional Director for Turkey, MENA and South Africa, digs into the behind the scenes of what makes a leading website.This year, as the Covi19 pandemic shook the entire world and led and incredibly accelerated digital transformation, we teamed up with GoDaddy to uncover the rising trends dominating the net in this brand new world - or, as we like to call it, Brave New World. Listen to this fireside chat and get all the tips and tricks to get your website on the map. READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-be-online-or-be-invisible-tips-to-build-a-leading-website-with-godaddy.htmlJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
This is a very special interview. Tey Al Rjula’s story is one for the movies. Having spent two years in a refugee camp in the Netherlands, Tey used that time to do an online masters in Blockchain, and then created Tykn, a startup that offers stateless people a virtual form of ID, using blockchain. Brace yourselves for an intense interview, as Tey delves into his story in detail, narrating how he came up with a world-shaking startup in the most unlikely place, how he raised $1.5 million with his startup, and his new endeavour: writing the book: “The Invisible man” (now available for purchase!)READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-how-this-invisible-man-created-a-blockchain-startup-in-a-refugee-camp.htmlJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/VISIT ARCAST’S PODCAST HUB: www.arcast.fm Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
Today, we speak to Alaa Alnuaimi, an Iraqi entrepreneur who moved to Turkey following the war and managed to build a massive design studio that garnered international giants as clients, such as Nike, Pizza Hut, and KFC. In this episode, Alaa recalls his journey across Egypt, Syria and then Turkey, to find a place to call home, while striving to pursue his own passion for design. In this candid conversation, we speak about how to follow your dreams, doing whatever it takes, teaching yourself anything, and drawing inspiration from the unexpected. READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-how-to-teach-yourself-anything-and-become-your-best-self.htmlJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/VISIT ARCAST’S PODCAST HUB: www.arcast.fm Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
If you’ve been on our site, you’ve probably seen this figure, but it’s worth repeating over and over again: the lack of diversity is costing the tech industry a missed opportunity worth almost $400 billion dollars. But what if we started looking at migration as an opportunity? What if we leveraged on this diversity to build more innovative startups, that can build different solutions to problems we’re not even seeing? Today, we’re bringing yet another panel discussion from the Startups Without Borders Summit, where Egyptian power lady Yara El Braidy sits with two Egyptian entrepreneurs experiencing diverse ecosystems in Jordan and the UK: Mohamed Salah and Amr Shereen. This panel is in English AND Arabic.JOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/VISIT ARCAST’S PODCAST HUB: www.arcast.fm Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
You know I love storytelling. So when I heard about a project called ‘Telling the Real Story,’ I was immediately drawn. The project, which was facilitated by UNHCR, landed to the Startups Without Borders Summit last November 8 and 9, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be speaking to one of its members, Amal Jibril. A Passionate about humanitarian issues and technology, Amal has been tirelessly working to provide refugees living in camps in Ethiopia, with opportunities for self-realization, using storytelling as a core tool. In this episode, we discuss how the creative economy can offer incredible opportunities for refugees, and what it means to try to showcase the ‘real story’ not only about, but told BY refugees. JOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/VISIT ARCAST’S PODCAST HUB: www.arcast.fm Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
Have you ever heard of impact investment? Well, I think everyone should. That’s why we teamed up with UNDP’s Innovation Lab to bring to topic to the forefront of the agenda at the Startups Without Borders Summit. We gathered some of the most impactful investors and entrepreneurs across the Middle East and North America, to discuss impact investment and the new frontier in the investment landscape: refugee-lens investing. Listen to this panel with Tim Docking, Managing Director of the Refugee Investment Fund, who sits alongside Hazami Barmada, founder of the Humanity Lab, Nisreen Haddad, a partner at the SDGs Growth fund in Jordan, and yours truly, Valentina Primo. JOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/VISIT ARCAST’S PODCAST HUB: www.arcast.fm Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
Our incredible partners at Facebook joined the Startups Without Borders Summit to support the migrant and refugee entrepreneurs building vibrant communities in the Middle East. Now, gear up to meet an incredible bosslady and Syrian entrepreneur Reem Sabouni, whose startup Arab Mom’s Club, has build a massive community for mothers in Egypt, starting off with a Facebook page. In this episode, we dive into Reem’s journey growing a community of 13.000 mothers, while discussing how to create value for users, how to leverage on the community to build a revenue stream, and how to take on the massive challenge of changing mindsets.JOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/VISIT ARCAST’S PODCAST HUB: www.arcast.fm Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
Today, we want to bring you another of the amazing panels that took place at the Startups Without Borders Summit. We decided to talk about an issue that seems obvious for many entrepreneurs who are familiar with the startup landscape, but poses a question for those who think of their companies as a lifelong endeavor. In this panel, the founder of Harmonica, the Egyptian match-making app which was acquired by match.com, Sameh Saleh, sits with Karim Khalifa, whose digital agency network Digital Republic was acquired in 2016, and two key figures in the Middle Eastern startup space, Rasha Tantawy, Head of Entrepreneurship at Egypt’s Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, and Mohamed Salah, Country Manager of Startup Grind in Jordan. READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-is-the-exit-a-startups-biggest-goal.htmlJOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/VISIT ARCAST’S PODCAST HUB: www.arcast.fm Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
Today, we speak to Chaker Khazaal, a Palestinian-Canadian author and entrepreneur who opened the Startups Without Borders Summit and left the entire audience shocked: he presented the world’s first interactive silent speech.

Born as a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, Chaker immigrated to Canada, being one of four recipients of the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award. Having graduated from York University in Toronto, Chaker quickly became a public figure as an author, a journalist, and an entrepreneur.
His trilogy, Confessions of a War child, was inspired by true narratives of war children. His new book — Tale of Tala — is a descriptive narrative of the plight of refugees that became a Best Seller in 2018.In this episode, Chaker talks about going from refugee to best-selling author, finding courage to venture into war zones, and deciding to do the world first silent speech.JOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/VISIT ARCAST’S PODCAST HUB: www.arcast.fm Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads. Dj Quads:https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quadshttps://twitter.com/DjQuadshttps://www.instagram.com/djquadshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...Music from SoundcloudMusic provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI
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Omar Atta

This is so inspiring !

Jul 24th
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