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Flow Accelerator Participation in the Annual Youth Summit

We are delighted and honoured to represent the Civic Society Organizations in the Palestinian delegation to the Regional High-Level Meeting on Youth’s Learning, Skilling and Transition to Work in MENA/Arab Region.
The delegation was headed by the Minister of Entrepreneurship & Empowerment along with representatives from the National TVET Commission, The Higher Council for Youth and Sports, Ministry of Labor and the Palestinian Employment Fund, Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Flow Accelerator and Youth from West Bank and Gaza.
During the meeting, Majd Khalifeh, Flow Accelerator’s CEO has participated as a panelist on “Young women and men leading social enterprises to address developmental challenges” along with other peers from Jordan,

Partnership with Orange Corners PT and AstraZeneca

Flow Accelerator has celebrated in Amman with the presence of H.E. Minister of Entrepreneurship and Empowerment, Mr. Usama Sadawi the partnership between Orange Corners and AstraZeneca to boost youth entrepreneurship in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories. H.E. Mr. Sadawi has explained how Orange Corners initiatives and this kind of Partnership help in supporting young entrepreneurs so they can contribute to a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous society.
As part of the collaboration, AstraZeneca will provide funding to the programme through its Young Health Programme (YHP), and will also participate in OC’s mentorship programme, offering support for young entrepreneurs
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Prolific Minds Bring About the Fertilizer Pen

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. 

Success Comes in Cans Not Can Nots 

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,

Success Is a Journey Not a Destination

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.

CyberFest Kickoff

We finally launched CyberFest! our newest program in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation – Jerusalem and in collaboration with Global Shapers – Haifa hub.
Through a series of six bootcamps implemented over a six-month period, this new program, aims to promote innovation while keeping participants up to date with the rapidly evolving global technological scene. Through workshops, seminars, ideation sessions, and a variety of qualitative activities, CyberFest will focus on key and emerging technologies.
The program will conclude with a hackathon competition. Bootcamp participants with eligible ideas will pitch their solutions to a panel of experts after conceptualizing the business aspect of it,

Orange Corners Palestinian Territories Pitching Day

Today was finally Pitching Day for the first cycle of the Orange Corners Palestinian Territories! And what a fantastic day it was! We got to meet a lot of new excellent startups and entrepreneurs with a lot of potential! Given that up to 47 startups were chosen to participate in the two-day bootcamp and 30 startups qualified to do their pitch.
Stay tuned to see the 15 lucky startups who will be able to participate in our 6-month Orange Corners Palestinian Territories Incubation Program, which aims to support Palestinian entrepreneurs in Gaza and the West Bank with a dynamic,

Orange Corners Palestinian Territories Bootcamp

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,

It’s Story Time – PowHER Program from Orange Corners Palestinian Territories

Orange Corners Palestinian Territories had it’s first session titled “It’s Story Time!” under the PowHER program. PowHER is a series of inspirational talks, training and coaching events. designed to develop the skills of aspiring female entrepreneurs in order to accelerate their growth and instill confidence. Through the knowledge of local and international experts.  In our first event, the inspiring Rahaf Abu Aisheh from Salon Beauty Booking and Samah Ayyad from Sook.ps joined us in the “It’s story time” fun chatting event where they shared their motivational stories in the entrepreneurial world,
The official launch of Orange Corners Palestinian Territories

The official launch of Orange Corners Palestinian Territories

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,

Businesswomen Magnets in Healthcare – Female Entrepreneurship Breakfasts

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.

 

The pain point which ultimately articulated her “why” emerged from noticing a variety of emotional resilience among Palestinians who face similar challenges and context,

Flow Accelerator Concludes Business Development Services Round for Five Startups  

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.