Today was day one of the fifth bootcamp and final bootcamp in CyberFest, the Big Data and Data Science Bootcamp. Mohammad Tibi, kicked off the day with the “Data is the New Oil” session where he discussed several aspects in the field of data science with the participants. From structured and unstructured, categorical and numerical data types. He also explained the real meaning of data science as it encompasses a plethora of principles, subjects, algorithms, and processes for extracting patterns from large data sets. Then Fahed Khutaba delivered a session “Big Data in Practice” where he started by explaining what big data means and providing real examples of big data from different industries like HP Indigo and KLA.
Today we concluded the 4th bootcamp under the CyberFest program, this month’s topic was Blockchain and Fintech.
We kicked off day one with “The Rise of Open Banking” session with Muhammad Awaisi. During this session Muhamad introduced the participants to the concept of open banking ecosystem, its stages, regulators, early adopters, and key tenets of a successful Open Banking Ecosystem leading to a more competitive financial market. On top of open banking, Muhamad discussed new business opportunities based on Deloitte case studies and research reports. He then dived deeper into technical details of Open Banking APIs with samples,
Today, Orange Corners Palestinian Territories held its’ second community development event, Challenge Your Audience. Challenge Your Audience is a product testing event where we host startup founders to present their solutions in front of a crowd of like-minded entrepreneurs, enablers from the Palestinian entrepreneurial ecosystem, and investors to try out their products and provide feedback and suggested improvements.
Mohammad Khalaf, the creator of Bazzard, and Ali Abu Ghosh, the co-founder of Zifaf App, two of Orange Corner’s Palestine incubatees, challenged our audience with their solutions during this event. They began by pitching their startups and presenting their solutions and user flow with a live demo.
The Capital Market Authority organized a dialogue session titled “Opportunities for Using Technology in the Insurance Sector” as part of its partnership with the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Empowerment and the Federation of Insurance Companies, with the support of the German Cooperation (GIZ)
The dialogue session was attended by the Vice-President of the Federation, Nihad Asaad, and representatives of the entrepreneurship sector in Palestine, the CEO of Flow Accelerator Majd Khalifeh, and the director of the NGate program, Mona Dhamidi, in the presence of partners, entrepreneurs and those interested in this field.
The Director General of the Insurance Department at the Authority,
Today were beyond thrilled to have Sabrina Salama, Seedstar’s Head of MENA Partnerships at our office. Her fruitful and engaging session enlightened our entrepreneurs as it provided a new perspective on the entrepreneurial mindset. She explained the type of skills that every entrepreneur should add to their training plans for an ongoing successful startup. Sabrina also explained Seedstars values and how they intersect with the entrepreneurial mindset, from which some of the entrepreneurs shared which of Seedstars’ values resonates with them the most and why they think so. Our audience of entrepreneurs found this activity interesting as it made them look at their own work behavior from a different angle.
On the 24th of June, we kicked off the second bootcamp of the CyberFest Program under Cloud Computing.
Alaaddin Ahmed gave a brief introduction to the cloud and cloud computing to kick off the day. Basil Salman then launched his crash course on Git, GitHub, and open source, which was followed by the first portion of a session on reactor. After that, Alaaddin brought the participants back for a tutorial on launching their apps on Microsoft Azure. Lastly, Raghad Afifi concluded the day with an interactive workshop on Design Thinking to spark their problem defining and solving skills. The second day of the bootcamp included three different workshops.
Flow Accelerator has formed yet another partnership, one of many to come! With such collaborations, we seek to provide Palestinian entrepreneurs from all around the country with the opportunities that will take their business to the next level.
Today, we are beyond thrilled to announce our collaboration with NGate – Business Innovation & Technology Hub! Through this collaboration, We will cooperate to put the Startup Ground Base Pre-Incubation program’s second cycle into effect in Nablus. This collaboration aims to provide our fellow entrepreneurs in Nablus with the needed assistance and trainings they require to advance with their unique ideas and turn their dreams a reality!
Today was the day of Journey for Global Success event, as part of a joint collaboration between Flow Accelerator and Palestinian Business Network. This hybrid networking event was held in Palestine and broadcasted for our beloved Palestinian audience Sweden to showcase the journey to success for the Palestinian Bader Hamdan. Our network of Palestinian entrepreneurs and startup founders as well as our virtual audience in Sweden and the community of the Palestinian Business Network, were blown away as he took us on an inspiring journey through his experiences working for multi-billion global Fortune firms such as Cisco, Google, and Twilio,
Today we were thrilled to be a part of the Startups Without Borders Networking Event under their and SPARK Middle East newest program “Startups on the Move”, supported from Google. During the event Majd Khalifeh, the CEO of Flow Accelerator participated in the “Road to Entrepreneurship Panel” where she hopped on the conversation of entrepreneurship Palestine, and presented her perspective on the current status of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and to where it should be heading in the future. Majd, also discussed her opinion on what drivers help startups in Palestine succeed and move forward.
We kicked off the CyberFest Program with the first bootcamp under the topic of Cyber Security.