34 episodes

The Startups Without Borders 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

Startups Without Borders Podcast Startups Without Borders

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The Startups Without Borders 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

    34. My journey to Finding Purpose, from Nigeria to Spain

    34. My journey to Finding Purpose, from Nigeria to Spain

    Today, we speak to Jane Oma, the protagonist of an inspiring tale. The President of Upside Africa and a Leadership Coach, Jane arrived in Spain with nothing but a strong desire to search for purpose.
    Today, Jane is an advisor at the Geneva Business School and the founder of The Mother Eagle Mentoring Academy, a platform that provides mentoring for African women and youth.
    In this intimate dialogue, Jane shares her journey and the mindset and tools that led her to overcome every challenge.





    READ THE SHOW NOTES ON WWW.STARTUPSWB.COM

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/

    JOIN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY: 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

    • 38 min
    33. Behind the Scenes of Building an Impactful Business for Dubai's Migrants

    33. Behind the Scenes of Building an Impactful Business for Dubai's Migrants

    Spandana Palaypu was only 20 years old when she started her social startup, ZoEasy. Having moved from India to Dubai at 6 years old, she experienced the richness of cultural diversity first-hand. However, she soon realized it was not the same for everyone.
    Inspired by the heart-wrenching stories of blue-collar workers she met in the UAE, she decided to build a business that supports workers to find fair employment opportunities.
    She was featured on Forbes 30 under 30, Forbes 50 Startups, and is a recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and her business recently won Expo Live’s Innovation Impact Program.
    In this episode 33, Spandana talks about gaining courage to build a business to change the world, and spills the beans on the tactics and mindset that allowed her to take seemingly impossible chances. Gear up to get inspired.

    READ THE SHOW NOTES ON STARTUPSWB.COM

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/

    JOIN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY: 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

    • 39 min
    32. 5 Tips to Navigate SIlicon Valley When you Feel You Don’t Fit In

    32. 5 Tips to Navigate SIlicon Valley When you Feel You Don’t Fit In

    ​In episode 32, we meet Min Chen, an entrepreneur who has lived the entrepreneur's life since she was 4, when her parents moved to migrate from China to Panama with only $800 in their pocket.
    Min knows what it means to start over and then lose everything all over again, as it happened when the US invaded to Panama in 1989.
    But her unstoppable hard work earned her a Fulbright scholarship to go to Carnegie Mellon and UC Berkeley, and eventually starting her startup, Wisy, which was incubated by Nasdaq.
    Listen to this candid conversation on hardship, mindset, and how to navigate Silicon Valley when you feel like you don’t fit in.


    READ THE SHOW NOTES ON STARTUPSWB.COM

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/

    JOIN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY: 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

    • 28 min
    31. 5 Things you need to know about the US Startup Visa

    31. 5 Things you need to know about the US Startup Visa

    Becoming an immigration attorney wasn’t in Tahmina’s plan. But ten years after moving to the USA, she was at the epicentre of the fight for the Startup Visa bill, to support entrepreneurs who were not allowed back into the US.

    When the Muslim Ban was signed, she became a warrior for change, advocating for the Startup Visa Bill and later writing “Legal Heroes in the Trump era,” a book of inspiring ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

    In episode 31 of the Startups Without Borders Podcast, we speak to one of the most passionate lawyers you will ever meet and learn what does it take to take a startup visa.


    READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/blog/2022/03/22/podcast-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-us-startup-visa/

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/

    JOIN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY: 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

    • 34 min
    30. What You Need To Know About Hiring Refugees in Tech Companies

    30. What You Need To Know About Hiring Refugees in Tech Companies

    In episode 30 of the Startups Without Borders Podcast, we team up with RefugeeForce to talk about a new reality reshaping the workplace across Europe: Hiring talented Refugees to Fill the skills Gap in workplaces.

    In this candid conversation, we speak to to RefugeeForce co-founder Gaspar Rodríguez, and Salesforce graduate and Azmi Wahab, about this new promising landscape.

    From the Salesforce Economy, to the legalities of hiring refugees, this is a conversation every company needs to hear.

    READ THE SHOW NOTES: https://startupswb.com/hire-refugees-in-european-countries.html

    GROW YOUR CLIENT LIST WITH MAILERLITE: https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnm

    JOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ 

    JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ 

    FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ 

    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

    • 39 min
    29. 7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting Up in the Middle East

    29. 7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting Up in the Middle East

    Anas Alchalabi or “That Entrepreneurship guy” as he’s known in the streets of the Middle East, has enabled hundreds of Refugee founders to create Small Empires (Tech Startups) that solves major challenges in Industries like Finance, Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retail.
     
    For the past 4 years, Anas has contributed to initiatives with Governments, UN, World Bank, Venture Capitalists, Google, Facebook, and many more to bring investment and opportunities to Young founders in Jordan.

    In this episode, Anas unveils 7 things every entrepreneur should know before starting up in the mideast.

    READ THE SHOW NOTES: 

    GROW YOUR CLIENT LIST WITH MAILERLITE: https://www.mailerlite.com/a/d9fgzvnqnm

    JOIN THE STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/362573027500677/ 

    JOIN OUR PODCAST FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/314557545818551/ 

    FOLLOW STARTUPS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://instagram.com/startupswithoutborders/ 

    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

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Aitohamy ,

Very Inspiring

very inspiring podcast, gets me to think of how to start my business in a new country

Top Podcasts In Business

Ramsey Network
Ed Mylett
Jocko DEFCOR Network
NPR
Andy Frisella #100to0
Wondery