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Entrepreneur of the Month: Mozhgan Wafiq Alokozai

Mozhgan Wafiq Alokozai is the CEO of My Impressive LLC, a marketing and consulting company based in Kabul, Afghanistan and Virginia, USA. Ms. Alokozai has a Master’s Degree in International Business and her very first venture was a café shop

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Afghan Entrepreneur Among 2019 GIST Tech-I Finalists

Afghanistan’s start-up owner, Ali Reza Hussaini, is selected as one of the 24 finalists of the 2019 GIST Tech-I competition. Hussaini is the owner of MEND Afghanistan—an initiative by Afghan youth who have come together to make a difference through

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Over $77mn Worth of Investment in the Country by Afghan Women Entrepreneurs

According to latest figures released by the Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI), investments by women entrepreneurs amount to more than $77 million.  Figures show that 1,150 women entrepreneurs have invested in different businesses in the country over

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Parwarish Oryakhail

Parwarish Oryakhail is the owner of Pome Agricultural Company, which introduces modern farming system and agricultural practices in Afghanistan along with the introduction of improved varieties of fruits and vegetables. The modern farming system and agriculture practices help Afghan farming

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impACT Kabul Start-Up Conference: 250 Businessmen Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs

Organized by AGHAEZ, BookClub Afghanistan and Philia, the impACT Kabul start-up conference took place in Afghanistan’s capital. Successful Afghan entrepreneurs, including returnees from all over the world, presented their start-up businesses to roughly 250 participants and explained what it takes

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Does Afghanistan really want entrepreneurs?

by Akbar Borran Afghanistan has targeted a transformation period between 2015 to 2024 to achieve self-sufficiency. The economy is heavily dependent on development aid and economy of war. This is not sustainable and can shrink or collapse at any time.

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World Bank pledges $1.2mn to support Afghan micro-business

The World Bank (WB) has pledged to donate USD 1.2mn to support Afghan micro-business with cooperation from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. The program, aimed at expanding Afghan labor markets, involves supporting 2,500 entrepreneurs in three

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USAID Recognizes Afghan Entrepreneurs

The United States Ambassador P. Michael McKinley and the Director of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Directorate of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Ahmad Zia Sayed Khaili, recognized 34 Afghan small and medium enterprises that successfully completed

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