2. How to Partner like a Pro and Build a Strong Community, with Aline Sara
By Startups Without Borders
You’ve heard it over and over again: sometimes, the right partnerships can make the difference between making it or breaking it. But how can you identify the best partners, and secure them? How do you ensure it is a win-win partnership you can leverage on? In this episode, we speak to Aline Sara, the founder of Natakallam, a social startup that has provided over half a million dollars in cash to displaced people around the world, while raising awareness around the daily challenges of fleeing conflict zones, through academic partnerships with universities including Columbia and Yale. Aline comes from Lebanon, a country that hosts the world’s largest percentage of refugee per capita. So it’s no coincidence that this brilliant woman is the power force behind Natakallam, an enterprise that not only employs refugees to teach languages, but also valorises their skills, completely disrupting the way we think of humanitarianism. In this candid conversation, we dig into this global community of language partners, while getting insider tips on how to secure smart collaborations, build a double-sided platform, driving users, and creating a company culture that keeps everyone engaged. 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.