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Data, Data Everywhere!

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.

For the first time, Palestine is in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report and We’re in It!

Startup Genome published The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2022 during the London Technology Week. This report contains a summary of the global ecosystem for startups and the most comprehensive research based on data from more than 280 entrepreneurial innovation ecosystems, as well as analyzed data from three million companies analyzed.
For the first time, Palestine was able to compete with other countries after Palestinian talent was largely isolated and succeeded in getting ahead of its peers to be mentioned in the global ecosystem of startups,

A Paperless Money Future – Blockchain & Fintech Bootcamp

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,

It’s Product Testing Day at Orange Corners!

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 Future of Insurtech in Palestine

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,

Inside the Entrepreneurial Mindset with Seedstars

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.

All About Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning! CyberFest’s 3rd Bootcamp

On the 29th of July we kicked off the 3rd CybeFest technology bootcamp. This month’s theme was Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning!
We started off day one with Rana Daoud who prepared the participants to a day full of information through an introductory session on AI and Machine Learning, where she explained the major differences between both Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and explained the topic of deep learning in addition to neural networks among many topics. Then Rawan Qadri dived deeper into neural networks in text mining, Starting with simple neural networks then moving into more complex forms before going into text mining theories and implementation.

Cloud Computing our 2nd Emerging Technology in CyberFest

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.

Another Partnership with Many More to Come

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!

A Palestinian Journey for Global Success

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,

Flow Accelerator Perspective on the Road to Entrepreneurship in Palestine

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.

Cyber Security Bootcamp – CyberFest

We kicked off the CyberFest Program with the first bootcamp under the topic of Cyber Security.

 

In the first day, from hackers, Cyber Attacks, Malwares, Cyber Security for developers, and many more. Our participants were lectured on a variety of topics! We stared off the day with a quiz from Amal Khalaily on general information about cyber security! The Backend Developer at Palo Alto Networks walked the participants through an introduction on the topic, then went deeper into the topic explain the various types of hackers, the different types of passwords hacking, cyber-attacks, and malwares among many more in her session.