Five One Labs

  • Sulaymaniyah Governorate


Salim Street
Sulaymaniyah Governorate


About Us

Five One Labs uses entrepreneurship to empower conflict-affected and displaced individuals to rebuild and thrive. Currently operating in Erbil and Sulaimani, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, our start-up incubator helps displaced and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch scalable businesses. We aim to empower individuals to rebuild their lives and livelihoods to contribute to the economic growth of their communities.

Five One Labs creates flexible programs for early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs that are focused on human-centered design, the core building blocks of business fundamentals, and leadership development. Our trainers are steeped in lean startup and design thinking methodology, and thus our trainings are hands-on, active, and highly practical for early-stage entrepreneurs.

In our first year of operations, we have reached over 1,000 aspiring entrepreneurs from the diverse communities here in Iraq. We graduated our first cohort of startups this February, dispersed over $30,000 to high-growth startups. We are currently building a coworking and makerspace in Sulaimani, Iraq.

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