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Inspiring stories from the Jusoor team, our program leaders, our volunteers and the Jusoor community.

Meet the Syrian entrepreneurs building a brighter future

Meet Spermly, 2019 winner of the Startup Roadshow competition which supports Syrian entrepreneurs to build a brighter future for themselves and the next generation.  When Zaher Ballar was studying biomedical engineering for his Master’s degree at the University of Aleppo back in 2010, little did he know that one day it would come in handy…

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Meet the Startup Roadshow’s Winners as they Take Off to Pitch in Amsterdam

This fall, we took on a tour across 5 cities in the Middle East, from  Beirut, Amman, Erbil, Gaziantep, to Istanbul, on a mission to find the most promising Syrian startups in the region. Embarking on the Startup Roadshow, organized by Jusoor and SPARK and in collaboration with Startups Without Borders, we took on a…

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Build bridges to education on #Giving Tuesday

#Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. A chance to give back and do something good.  This #Giving Tuesday on December 3rd, help Jusoor build bridges to education for Syrian refugee children and avoid a lost generation. Nine years of conflict has taken a devastating toll on education. More than two million Syrian children…

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Health-Tech Startup Wins The Startup Roadshow Finals In Amman

Amman, November 6th – Syrian-led Health-tech startup Spermly won the first prize at the Startup Roadshow 2.0 Final Demo Day on November 4th, which was held in Amman, Jordan. The Gaziantep-based startup, which has created a Computer-Aided Semen Analysis (CASA) software for quality analysis, took home a cash prize of $15.000.  “Winning the Startup Roadshow makes…

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Jusoor’s Jarahieh educational centre shortlisted for prestigious architecture award

Jusoor’s Jarahieh educational centre has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The centre provides educational facilities for children from 300 Syrian refugee families and is also a hub for community activities as well as the only secure shelter in the event of a natural disaster. The centre is an adaptation…

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The Jusoor Hardship Fund is helping Syrian students pursue their dreams of higher education

The Jusoor Hardship Fund is helping Syrian students like Fawaz pursue their dreams of higher education.   For Fawaz, the routine of academic life was the only sense of normality after the conflict began in Syria. “University kept me going. We still had normal work, labs, reports, classes.” Fawaz recalls the daily reality of electricity cuts,…

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The Startup Roadshow Hosts the Final Demo Day in Amman

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 22/10/2019 After touring the Middle East, from Lebanon to Iraq, Turkey and Jordan, in search for the top Syrian-led startups in the region, the Startup Roadshow is taking 10 finalist startup teams to pitch at the finals in Amman on 4th November 2019.  The event will be held on November 4th, at…

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Hundreds of young Syrians push for a brighter future for the next generation at UK conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 05/10/2019 Young Syrian diaspora from across the UK took part in Jusoor’s 6th Annual Global Conference in London on 5 October to find innovative solutions to the challenges facing Syria’s next generation. Jusoor’s 6th Annual Global conference “Syrian Youth Innovation Laboratory – Building Bridges to the Future” brought together 100 Syrian…

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Jusoor bridges award

UK organisation awarded for transforming Syrian lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 04/10/2019 The Hands up Foundation, which runs creative fundraising initiatives across the UK to raise money for Syrians whose lives have been torn apart by war, were awarded Jusoor’s Bridges Award on 4 October at Jusoor’s 6th Annual Gala Dinner.  Jusoor’s annual Bridges Award is given to an individual or organisation who…

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AI-Startup LeftSaver and Tedallal Have Just Championed the Startup Roadshow in Erbil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 23/09/2019  Erbil, September 23rd. Erbil-based startups Tedallal and LeftSaver have just won the Startup Roadshow semi-finals in Erbil, held at Re:Coded House on September 19th.     Tedallal is a platform that connects two people in the same neighborhood to pool grocery shopping, tapping into the sharing economy for allow users to…

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