As part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, Flow Accelerator alongside Factory-X and The Engineers Union in Nablus held the “When Outsourcing and Entrepreneurship Meet” event. We were joined by two great speakers Imam Hithnawi the Business Development and Partnership Specialist and Jafar Shunnar the Co-founder & CTO at TAP. Our speakers shared their tips and tricks for gaining global exposure and how it could benefit their businesses, in addition to their insights on the fourth industrial revolution and what it holds in terms of the future of work and the skills of tomorrow that the youth of Palestine should equip themselves with.
We just finished the Orange Corners PT bootcamp for the 2nd OCPT Incubation Programme. Many experts and mentors covered a range of important and valuable topics in different training sessions covering different topics about the Lean Startup lifecycle, startup business models, and the essentials of fundraising. After two days of intensive training, the entrepreneurs were able to develop their knowledge, and ideas besides improving their presentations to be ready for the pitching day.
During the Pitching Day, we were very pleased to be joined by our experts provided their feedback to the participants and evaluated their solutions based on specific criteria during the pitching day.
It was an absolute pleasure to have H.E. Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands visits us today at the Flow Accelerator office. H.E joined us to gain insights into the steps Orange Corners Palestinian Territories is taking to support entrepreneurs in the country, as well as to speak with Palestinian entrepreneurs to gain a better understanding of the positive aspects and bright future for Palestinians despite the complicated political situation they currently live in. Three entrepreneurs got to share their stories as Palestinian entrepreneurs to Mr. Rutte, who was intrigued by their innovative solutions and the journeys they’ve taken to build their businesses.
We concluded our CyberFest tech-focused bootcamp series with 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.
We just had the second PowHer session titled “The clock keeps ticking”, as part of the Orange Corners Palestinian Territories Programmes. Afnan Mahmoud the freelancer trainer and consultant helped the entrepreneurs and leaders to better manage their time and use it more efficiently. Through several activities, she helped them realize how to spend their time, manage it, and how to prioritize tasks. The session was very engaging where participants shared the challenges they face with task prioritization and planning and why they need time management tools to overcome such issues.
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.