Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship Summit | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship Summit

AUIS Conference Hall
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 12:30

In celebration of International Women's Day, the Women in Tech and Entrepreneurship Summit is designed to bring together inspiring female leaders and innovators to explore opportunities for women in technology and entrepreneurship in Iraq. This event is sponsored by AUIS, Google Developer Group and Zain Iraq, and is organized by Re:Coded and Five One Labs.

Through inspirational keynotes, panel discussions on technology and entrepreneurship, and skills and career development workshops, this event provides all the content and networking opportunities for females to flourish in the tech and startup sectors in Iraq. Key topics the panel will discuss include the digital gender gap, opportunities and challenges, and the importance of role models to inspire more women to enter the world of technology and entrepreneurship! Panelists include:

Safa Salwan, Founder of Women Techmakers Baghdad

Ava Nadir, Head of Zain Kurdistan Marketing Communication and PR Department

Talar Mumtaza Noore, Founder and CEO of WWB consulting Company

Hero Mohammed, Software Developer and Founder of Hackasully


>> 2:30pm to 3pm - Tea break

There will also be an opportunity to join one of two workshops to learn new skills related to programming and entrepreneurship:

*Only one workshop allowed.


>> 3pm to 4:30pm - Workshop 1 - Intro to Coding: Create an Android App

Create your first Android application!

During our introductory workshop, you'll explore the basics of the Java programming language and XML. By writing your own lines of code, you’ll cover key coding terms and principles and develop a simple Android application

No previous programming experience is required although a laptop with Android Studio downloaded is required in order to participate in this workshop.


>> 3pm to 4:30pm - Workshop 2 - Launching your Startup

Do you have an idea for a business or project? Learn how to start it up!

During this introductory entrepreneurship workshop, you will interview customers, brainstorm innovative solutions, and develop a prototype of a potential business idea, all during the two hours. You will also be introduced to the Business Model Canvas and learn how to develop a testable business model. 

Note: To take part in the workshops, you must have the correct ticket. One workshop per person.