SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Vim Foundation on Monday announced names of entrepreneurs who were selected for a program it launched last year.
In August, the foundation said it would launch the second round of the Startup Initiative Program in the Kurdistan Region, which it said would be the “biggest program” in the Middle East.
The program provides administrative and financial support to local entrepreneurs who own a business or a business idea but cannot pursue and advance forward due to obstacles facing them, according to Vim Foundation.
The foundation said it had received more than 3,100 forms from entrepreneurs in Erbil, Sulaimani, Duhok, Halabja and Kirkuk for the program.
It further said 28 entrepreneurs were selected by an “expert committee” after considering the “success of their projects and suitability with the economic situation in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.”