Wafa’ Omoor and Safa’ Yaghi, are aspiring youth. Eager to enter the world of entrepreneurship and innovation as computer and energy engineers, they applied to the AgriMinds hackathon as soon as they saw the post online. They both instantly clicked following their first meeting. During the brainstorming session, which is part of the AgriMinds Hackathon, they came up with the idea of Fertilizer Pen, a modern technical agricultural solution utilizing solar energy that a recommends the optimum amount of fertilizer and irrigation needed by the plant. It also provides observations and recommendations on the best crop for farmers to grow.
Awad Zayoud, Rushdi Zaid, and Hala Abu Ayyash are three ambitious individuals. The three have been colleagues during their study years at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies at Palestine Technical University—Khadoori.
The friends decided to team up and apply for the AgRE-Minds Hackathon out of curiosity after seeing a post on social media. ’We honestly didn’t think we would win! Our main reason for joining was to enhance our knowledge about new trends in the agricultural field and connect with entrepreneurs in the sector,’ Rushdi stated. During the hackathon,
Maysara Dar Khalil and Maryam Hamdan are anything but your average entrepreneurs. When the technology firm where they work expanded into the agricultural area, the two coworkers from Snipe Technologies saw an opportunity to apply their programming and technological talents to make planting smoother and more efficient for farmers.
The initial concept for Agrilive was a simple system that merely collects information about the level of minerals present in the soil and then translating it to the user. However, the system was later modified so that it could also control the flow of water into the soil.
Today marked the end of the Orange Corners Palestinian Territories Bootcamp! Our talented experts, speakers, and partners covered a variety of essential topics to assist our entrepreneurs in expanding their knowledge and growing their startups where they will be developing their pitch-deck and being prepared to participate in the pitching day.
On our first day, we met a promising group of entrepreneurs who were trained on Opportunity Analysis, Lean Methodology Essentials, MVP and Customer Development, business modeling, fundraising, and Go-to-Market Strategy and Brand Development.
On the second day, we focused on their pitching skills, Pitching Content Criteria,
Orange Corners and Flow Accelerator along with a group of enablers and actors in the Palestinian entrepreneurship ecosystem celebrated the official launch of Orange Corners Palestinian territories, to be the initiative’s 16th location in Africa and the Middle East powered by Flow Accelerator in Ramallah. Orange Corners Palestinian Territories is an initiative of the Kingdom of The Netherlands that provides young entrepreneurs with training, networks, and facilities to start and grow innovative businesses, which includes an integrated incubation programme that assist entrepreneurs in investment readiness through business development support, masterclasses and mentoring. The opening ceremony came under the patronage of H.E Usama Sadawi,
The Chemistry Engineer, Suna had a passion for her study, but after working as a teacher for a while, Suna realized that teaching theoretical chemistry wasn’t fulfilling her love for the field. Suna then took a career shift, and started working as a product manager. But Suna always wanted to have an impact, she knew she had the capabilities to make a change with the goal to build a 100% Palestinian company.
By the end of December, Flow Accelerated had completed its journey of assisting five Palestinian startups in the early stages of purchasing business development services, for which it had been compensated 70% by the World Bank-funded F4J through EE-MG. Using this grant model, each startup met specific milestones, bringing them closer to investor readiness.
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Matching Grants (EE-MG) is a grant fund which supports innovative Palestinian small businesses to increase revenue, attract investment, and create jobs. Through the EE-MG, F4J works with Palestinian investment funds and enablers to identify and build the capacity of local start-ups.