Applications are Now Open for Orange Corners Baghdad 3rd Cohort.

The incubation program, Orange Corners Baghdad by KAPITA has officially opened its applications for the 3rd cohort, startups training program. 

After the success of our second cohort program, we are now ready for the new journey with new startups! Our program supports Iraqi youth in bringing their entrepreneurial ideas to life. Through a six-month incubation program, we support 20 young male and female Iraqi entrepreneurs with training, business development, and masterclasses. We seek to provide a supportive environment in which your business can thrive.

Orange Corners Baghdad is an initiative of the Dutch Embassy in Baghdad and is implemented by the business company KAPITA. 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 would also like to thank our partners at Asiacell for their continued support for cohort 3!


Application Timeline: 

  1. Online Application: The application form becomes available on our website prior to the beginning of each six-month cycle. Fill in all required fields and submit via the online application form submit button. Please make sure to check your inbox regularly to see if you are one of the 50 selected semi-finalists.

  2. Bootcamp: The 50 semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a compulsory two-day-long bootcamp in which a jury decides who are best placed to join the incubation program.

  3. Selection Process: Selection will be conducted according to the performance during the bootcamp. At the end of the bootcamp, 20 young Iraqi entrepreneurs will be selected to participate in the six months program.

Fields of Interest:

  1. Agriculture: If your startup idea is related to Agribusiness, like Agritech, Agri-solutions, Agri-production, Agrifood, Agriculture extensions or anything that relates to this sector in terms of logistics, supply chain and marketing.

  2. Product-Based Business: If your startup idea is unique and related to a profitable product-based startup.

  3. Tech Startup: If your startup idea is related to a Tech startup like digital solutions, support systems or any services and products part of this field.

  4. E-Commerce: If your startup idea is related to an innovative e-commerce idea or solution related to B2B, B2C, C2B or C2C.

  5. Food Manufacturing: If your startup idea is related to food manufacturing. 

Selection Criteria:

  1. Entrepreneurs with scalable businesses in one of our fields of interest.

  2. Age 18-35.

  3. Commitment to join the 6 months incubation program. 

  4. New Ideas from youth that have proper experience and preferably previous work history.

If you fit the selection criteria, submit your applications now via the link BELOW:

Apply at:

Posted in on Thursday, 15th April, 2021