22 episodes

The SWB Podcast is a business interview show that uncovers the unspoken lessons of some of the world’s most audacious risk-takers: migrant entrepreneurs.

Each week, we will dig into the different aspects and mindset behind building a startup, as told by industry leaders, brave change makers and bold disruptors with one thing in common: they are refugees and migrants.

From the Middle East, to Europe and beyond, the show will focus on concrete, tangible strategies and tactics for entrepreneurs, from productivity tips, to business hacks, to industry insights, as told through the inspiring journey of entrepreneurs on the move.

The show is hosted by Valentina Primo, an Argentine journalist and the founder of Startups Without Borders, who spent 6 years in Egypt interviewing startup founders across the Middle East, and fell in love with the relentless, unstoppable spirit of its entrepreneurs. Valentina previously launched Startup Scene Middle East, Egypt’s largest English-language publication on the entrepreneurial landscape, and has covered stories for international outlets, including BBC Business.

Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.
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Startups Without Borders Podcas‪t‬ Startups Without Borders

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The SWB Podcast is a business interview show that uncovers the unspoken lessons of some of the world’s most audacious risk-takers: migrant entrepreneurs.

Each week, we will dig into the different aspects and mindset behind building a startup, as told by industry leaders, brave change makers and bold disruptors with one thing in common: they are refugees and migrants.

From the Middle East, to Europe and beyond, the show will focus on concrete, tangible strategies and tactics for entrepreneurs, from productivity tips, to business hacks, to industry insights, as told through the inspiring journey of entrepreneurs on the move.

The show is hosted by Valentina Primo, an Argentine journalist and the founder of Startups Without Borders, who spent 6 years in Egypt interviewing startup founders across the Middle East, and fell in love with the relentless, unstoppable spirit of its entrepreneurs. Valentina previously launched Startup Scene Middle East, Egypt’s largest English-language publication on the entrepreneurial landscape, and has covered stories for international outlets, including BBC Business.

Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.
Music: Funky Music ( Vlog Music ) by Dj Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/7y1mi7ggtt0

    22. Can We Map the Refugee and Migrant Startup Ecosystem?

    22. Can We Map the Refugee and Migrant Startup Ecosystem?

    From London, to Amman, to the Greek refugee camps, There is a growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs, incubators, supporters and investors building a movement made up of valiant migrant entrepreneurs. What does that transnational ecosystem look like today? 

    Join us in this exciting panel from our last Startups Without Borders Summit, where key players in the refugee and migrant startup world share their insights. Meet Charlie Fraser: co-founder and Partnerships Director at TERN, from London; Laura di Santolo: Co-founder and Managing Director of Forward Incubator in Amsterdam, and Vasili Sofiadelils: Founder of Changemakers lab, in the island of Lesbos, Greece.



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    Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.
    Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads.
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    https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
    https://twitter.com/DjQuads
    https://www.instagram.com/djquads
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...

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    • 31 min
    21. How to Turn Being Overlooked into Your Biggest Asset, with Lauren Maillian

    21. How to Turn Being Overlooked into Your Biggest Asset, with Lauren Maillian

    If there is one word that dominated the media landscape this past year, it’s diversity. The Black Lives Matter movement brought to light a whopping disparity in startup funding: Black women have received only 0.06% of all Venture Funding since 2009.

    In this power-packed fireside chat, we meet the powerhouse woman leading a movement to change that: Lauren Maillian, CEO of Digital Undivided.

    Join us in this intimate conversation, to uncover the story of a woman who started a successful Winery when she was still not even old enough to drink, and went on to become the first Black woman to start an early-stage venture capital fund.

    Listen to Lauren’s inspiring advice, as she invites us to challenge people’s expectations and to find that hidden voice inside.



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    Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.
    Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads.
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    https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
    https://twitter.com/DjQuads
    https://www.instagram.com/djquads
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...

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    Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI

    • 24 min
    20. Meet the Investors Backing a Brave New Startup Landscape

    20. Meet the Investors Backing a Brave New Startup Landscape

    It’s a well known statistical fact that immigrants are over-represented among entrepreneurs; in fact, 55% of one-billion dollar startups were founded by at least one immigrant. How can the investment sector tap into this opportunity, as the number of refugees is projected to dramatically increase? Don’t miss this insightful debate.

    In another Episode of our Talks Revisited, where we share the most thought-provoking panels held at the Startups Without Borders Summit, Yama Saraj, Afghan entrepreneur and founder of SensAI, sits down with 3 key investors in the refugee investment space: Apoorv Karmakar, Managing Director at Amplio Ventures, Nikita Thakrar, Co-founder & Director of Included VC, and Kristina Vayda, Executive Director at FAIRE.


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    Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.
    Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads.
    Dj Quads:
    https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
    https://twitter.com/DjQuads
    https://www.instagram.com/djquads
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...

    Music from Soundcloud
    Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI

    • 31 min
    19. Cutting Through the Noise: Getting People to Use your Product

    19. Cutting Through the Noise: Getting People to Use your Product

    I’m super excited to present another panel from the Startups Without Borders Summit, with two entrepreneurs and media powerhouses from Egypt and England: Anthony Rose, and Amy Mowafi.

    Anthony Rose, “the man who saved the BBC” sits down with Egyptian media mogul Amy Mowafi to crack the code behind making a company stand out. Anthony is a technical and product visionary who founded
    SeedLegals, a legaltech platform that lets startups and investors complete the legals to build their business. Amy is the Co-Founder and CEO of MO4 Network, which is one of the leading creative and media agencies in Egypt.

    Listen to these two powerhouses’ chat during the Startups Without Borders Summit, as Anthony and Amy dig into success formulas, from Pitch Decks to content marketing.


    READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-three-startup-changing-lessons-people-use-your-product.html

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    Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.
    Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads.
    Dj Quads:
    https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
    https://twitter.com/DjQuads
    https://www.instagram.com/djquads
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...

    Music from Soundcloud
    Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI

    • 38 min
    18. Mastering Media Relations When the World is Not Paying Attention

    18. Mastering Media Relations When the World is Not Paying Attention

    How to get people to listen when the whole world is entering panic mode? As we dive into a Brave New World where everyone is constantly bombarded by messages online, getting your story across is one of the hardest challenges.

    To answer this question, we’re bringing you one of the top panels at the Startups Without Borders Summit, with two powerhouse female entrepreneurs: Maha Abuelenein and Dina Mofty.

    In this super fireside, Dina El Mofty, who is the founder of INJAZ Egypt, sits with Maha Abouelenein, Chief Value Officer for Gary Vaynerchuk, discusses PR strategies, effective communication, and how to get media attention in one of the most challenging times in recent history.



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    READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/


    Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.
    Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads.
    Dj Quads:
    https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
    https://twitter.com/DjQuads
    https://www.instagram.com/djquads
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...

    Music from Soundcloud
    Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI

    • 23 min
    17. Be Online or Be Invisible: Tips to Build a Leading Website, with GoDaddy

    17. Be Online or Be Invisible: Tips to Build a Leading Website, with GoDaddy

    How are top websites dominating the new normal? As we just concluded the Startups Without Borders Summit in Amsterdam, Cairo and San Francisco, I’m very happy to announce the first of our Talks Revisited.

    In this episode, Selina Bieber, GoDaddy’s Senior Regional Director for Turkey, MENA and South Africa, digs into the behind the scenes of what makes a leading website.

    This year, as the Covi19 pandemic shook the entire world and led and incredibly accelerated digital transformation, we teamed up with GoDaddy to uncover the rising trends dominating the net in this brand new world - or, as we like to call it, Brave New World.

    Listen to this fireside chat and get all the tips and tricks to get your website on the map.

    READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/podcast-be-online-or-be-invisible-tips-to-build-a-leading-website-with-godaddy.html

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    READ THE INSPIRING STARTUP STORIES OF MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS: https://startupswb.com/

    Photo Credit: Ahmed Najeeb.
    Song by: Funky Music, by Dj Quads.
    Dj Quads:
    https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
    https://twitter.com/DjQuads
    https://www.instagram.com/djquads
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF...

    Music from Soundcloud
    Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lNrAAAb2JvI

    • 32 min

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