Orange Corners Baghdad has excitingly started the new cohort with a bootcamp at KAPITA’s headquarters in Baghdad Al-Mansour. 

After the launch of the fourth cohort’s campaign in September 2021. We’ve received a great number of applicants and 50 startups were shortlisted to move on to the second stage of the program. 

The bootcamp sessions are 4 days in total. Two for training and two for pitching. It is usually quick paced and aimed to get the 50 semi-finalists to go through their business plans and prepare a pitch deck for their business by the help of specialized mentors. Then later on, the startups will present their pitch deck to a panel of jury.  


During the bootcamp, the startups were matched with mentors in different fields of expertise. They covered the important questions that needs to be present in the pitch decks. These topics  included:

  • Problem statement

  • The solution

  • Business model

  • Market size

  • Validation

  • Partners & the founding team

  • Startup’s needs

The startups received training by specialized mentors, like: 

  • Ana Morshed, Founder of Morshed Business Development

  • Ibrahim AL-Zararee, Senior Performance Lead - Careem 

  • Al-Hassan Kahttab - Senior Operations Lead - Retention and product configuration at Careem

  • Mohammad Jamal, R&D Manager at KAPITA

And the help of the program coordinators at KAPITA. The bootcamp days were successful as the trainers shared their enthusiasm towards the promising startups that have joined the 4th cohort. 

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Embassy of the Netherlands and Asiacell.

About Orange Corners Baghdad:

Orange Corner’s Baghdad is an initiative of the Dutch Embassy in Baghdad. The economic priorities of the Netherlands in Iraq are agriculture, water and entrepreneurship. KAPITA supports the community of young entrepreneurs in Baghdad by building youth capacity, and developing successful businesses. We incubate 20 startups for six months: starting with providing a co-working space, training and developing their business, events and masterclasses, a positive environment and an opportunity for investment

Posted in on Sunday, 31st October, 2021