Five One Labs is a start-up incubator that helps refugees and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses in the Middle East. Launching first in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, we aim to empower individuals to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and to contribute to the economic growth of their communities.
Five One Labs entrepreneurs are provided with training; mentorship by world-class entrepreneurs from the USA and the Middle East; and a community of creative changemakers to share their experiences with.
Our vision is to develop an inclusive network of innovators and entrepreneurs that have the support, skills, and connections to positively change their communities and countries.
Help For Children (HFC), a not-for-profit established by the hedge fund industry in 1998, is a global foundation dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Formerly known as Hedge Funds Care, today HFC is supported by the broader alternative investment community. To date, HFC has transformed the lives of more than 1.1 million children by investing over USD$53 million in the fight against child abuse thanks to the support of the hedge fund, private equity, venture capital, and real estate investment corporate sectors. HFC makes grants across four major impact areas – decreasing risk, strengthening families, reducing trauma and building individual strengths – with the goal of making the world a safer place for children. Visit www.hfc.org.