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Suleman Fatimie at Startup Grind Kabul – Afghanistan


Mr. Syed Kamal, speaking to Education TV & Radio (ERTV)



Surrounded by Security, Afghanistan’s First Coworking Space Aims High


Few tech hubs are hidden behind concrete blast walls, barbed wire and a team of gun-toting security guards. There again this is Kabul’s – and Afghanistan’s – first ever coworking space. Berlin this most definitely is not…Read more

Founder Institute partners with Afghanistan Center for Excellence to support Afghan startups


The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has announced partnership between its Kabul Chapter and a local company, the Afghanistan Centre for Excellence (ACE), to support Afghan startups…Read more


Afghanistan: Kabul bread shop defies the economic gloom to thrive even as fighting with the Taliban increases


Businesses are closing, international aid agencies are winding up their operations and thousands of Afghans are fleeing abroad in search of better lives as fighting with the Taliban increases….Read more

Coworking gives people in Afghanistan a chance to reach global markets – Kamal Syed (Daftar)


Syed Kamal, one of the core team members of Afghanistan’s first ever coworking space, is a firm believer in coworking as a catalyst for change….Read more


How the Humble Naan is Feeding the Afghan Economy


The one thing that defines Afghan hospitality is their bread and tea. No Afghan meal or interaction is complete without at least one of these. Every meal, from breakfast to dinner, whether as part of a lavish spread or in humble servings, will always include the traditional bread and tea. It’s more than just food – it’s a culture…Read more

Viewpoint: Changing the Perception and Image of Afghanistan


Afghanistan’s image, which should be associated with hospitality, crossroad of civilizations, home and cradle of Islamic scholars, historical poets and Sufis, amazing food, a land not bigger than the State of Texas blessed with breathtaking mountains (Pamir), lakes (Band-e-Amir), rivers, deserts, forests, home to wild life such as the snow leopard…Read more

Afghanistan’s first co-working space ‘Daftar’ fuels startup dreams


Violence and war have been never far from Suleman Fatimie. Born in Kabul in the 1980s, Fatimie’s family had to migrate to Pakistan as refugees when he was a year old due to the invasion of the Soviet…Read more

First Co-Working Space Opens in Afghanistan


The idea first started in New York City’s Soho district and arrived in Kabul’s Karte Seh—a recently rebuilt residential area. “[A] few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the co-working space of a friend in New York,” says Suleman Fatimie,…Read more