First established in 2018, as an independent non-profit organization, The Station set out to establish itself as the cornerstone for Iraqi youth with fresh and inventive ideas to set foot in the private sector. We have since attracted nationwide demand for our services and have newly expanded to Mosul, in Northern Iraq. The experience at The Station goes beyond merely a physical space; we build communities, drive acceleration and inspire a culture of collaboration.
Enhancing the involvement and participation of youth in the development of the ecosystem by empowering local initiatives through business support services, capacity building trainings and networking.
To build an ecosystem comprised of aspiring entrepreneurs and artists, thriving to make a life, not just a living. We envision a future driven by generation of innovators, risk takers and leaders.
Our values are reflected in
everything that we do at The Station
We all need support sometimes, and here at The Station we share our experiences, opportunities and skills. We steer our team towards productive entrepreneurship.
We take risks, and encourage taking tough the decisions that can push us one step further ahead.
A well-connected, diverse center where people support each other, share experiences and build their vision together.
We move with the needs of the community, ensuring that we stay relevant, have a positive impact and focus on solutions.
Empowering start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Encouraging Iraqi youth to effectively engage in the private sector.
Influencing private sector reform by supporting Iraq’s ecosystem.
Promoting Iraqi culture and heritage to a wider audience.
The Station in Baghdad was first established with the intention of
providing low-cost resources for small businesses struggling to
maintain operation costs. Being the capital,
Iraq’s ecosystem grew out of Baghdad, hosting many of the country’s entrepreneurial actors and activities. Since 2018, we have acquired over a $1,000,000 in funding, implemented 5 programs and have hosted a myriad of events on a national level.
The Station in Mosul is part of a larger European Funded project called YANHAD, focusing on
reconstruction, education and livelihood activities in Mosul. Having incurred great losses after the
occupation of ISIS, the city is in dire need of rebuilding what is lost by investing in a generation of young
experts and leaders.
We have renovated the physical space to fit our brand and design as well as beginning our first ever environmental sustainability project. Due to Mosul’s high agricultural potential, The Station in Mosul will focus heavily on promoting businesses that offer innovative solutions to tackle some of the city’s biggest environmental problems, such as the distribution of quality water and food.