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Syrian Entrepreneur Details his Uphill Journey to Start and Grow his Business in Germany

June 22, 2022

Dr. Fadi Al Shalabi details the struggles he faced to launch Niuversity, an edtech platform, as a Syrian immigrant in Germany. He discussed the myriad bureaucratic and legal barriers that prevented him from starting a business independently, leading him to seek a German partner. Since its establishment in 2017, Niuversity has reached over 73,000 students and achieved a stunning 91 percent completion rate. 

This interview also welcomes Imad Shawa as Merissa’s new co-host. Imad is a host of the Howdy Arabia podcast from Amman, Jordan.

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This podcast was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

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