Author: Naikbeen Naikpay

There are lots of TEDx Talks that I find useful but these are some of the best talks given in TEDxKabul events, I think every Afghan entrepreneur should watch.

TEDx is a program which is run under the TED brand to bring a TED-like experience to as many people as possible. TED events are organized by the TED organization themselves while TEDx events can be organized by anyone for their community after gaining a license from TED, hence “independently organized”. 

The Greatest Salesman in the World Book Review and Summary

It’s about a young man named Hafid in ancient times, which he learns from a very wealthy and successful man his secrets to success so the successful man shares his story of how he learned the secrets of success, when he was young himself, he was given 10 scrolls by a rich man, with a mandate to guard them with his life and pass them on before he died. Each Scroll contains a Principle enabling you to replace a bad habit with a good habit. According to the Author you have to read each scroll three times a day for thirty consecutive days.

Here is what I have learned from Reading this Book “The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino”

Startup Grind Kabul Event Hosted Roya Sadaat (Founder / President, Roya Film House) on 26, May 2016.

Roya Sadat is an award-winning female Afghan writer, producer and director, She has LLB and a certificate of study from Asian Film Academy of South Korea. Roya Sadaat with Alka Sadaat founded ROYA Film House(RFH) in 2003 and the company won more than 30 international awards around the world.
Roya Sadaat is a true and successful entrepreneur which is a great example and inspiration for everyone specially to all Afghan women entrepreneurs.

You can see the full interview here in Dari Language

Startup Grind Kabul

In Afghanistan, the entrepreneurs and startup community is slowly getting larger, stronger and much more open to get involved, A great example of that is Startup Grind Afghanistan.

Here the term startup and entrepreneurship are new and events such as Startup Grind Kabul is also kind of unknown to most of the Afghans. However, in last two years a lot has changed. For the first time in Afghanistan, Founder Institute Kabul Chapter Launched in 2014, First Startup Weekend Kabul Event and Now First Startup Grind Kabul Event in 2016 is a game changing for Afghanistan’s startup ecosystem.

۱۳۹۵ مبارک باد

Nowruz نوروز meaning ‘New Day’ is the traditional new year ceremony in Afghanistan and countries in Central Asia. In Persian or Dari, ‘now نو’ means new and ‘ruz روز’ means day. In Pashto language it is pronounced as نوورځ – “Naw-Wraz” (New Day). This day March 21 is recognized by The United Nations General Assembly as the “International Day of Nowruz”.

It’s is the first day of Spring also referred to Persian new year ceremony and here are 5 things that Afghan People all over the world do to celebrate Nowruz.

Founder Institute Join

On Feb 27 2016, we celebrated Founder Institute Kabul second semester graduation ceremony held in Khurshid University auditorium. The event also included demos by the graduates from the first and second cohort.

This semester out of 28 participators only two founders were graduated, Elham Kohistani who founded and Kamini Menon who founded TechAfghanistan.