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Ibtikar Fund announces investment in Inggez

On November 25th, Ibtikar Fund announced its investment in Inggez, a mobile app offering on-demand access to gyms and fitness studios (classes), allowing people to get active without committing to one single membership.

Inggez, which is a graduate of the Flow Entrepreneurship Program in its first cycle and currently hosted at Flow office space, was founded by Ali Tazami and Subhi Mara’beh, who together have years of product management and development experience. With Ibtikar’s investment, Inggez will expand beyond Palestine to other Arab countries, starting with Egypt, where they have just soft-launched their app in Cairo.

GEW Event: Meet Khalili Coders in Ramallah

As part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Palestine, Flow, in partnership with Gaza Sky Geek, hosted graduates of the Hebron Coding Academy in their event “Meet Khalili Coders in Ramallah”.

The event was highlighted by a talk given by Samer Asbah, Chief Technical Officer at SoukTel Digital Solutions on the development of his professional career; and Sameer Masri, CEO of PalExcel who gave valuable information and insights to use when applying for a job.

Experienced programmers and technical officials from startups such as Mashvisor, Inggez and Harri shared the graduate students with their ideas about presented projects.

Launch of YLG’s FinTech Bootcamps

In the third phase of the Youth Led Growth initiative implemented by Flow, FinTech bootcamps have been launched in Ramallah on November 16thand continued in Nablus and Hebron in the following weeks.

Professionals in the finance and banking industry, teachers, students and interested youth joined the bootcamps to learn more about entrepreneurship and its implication on their work.
The bootcamp’s structure included unlocking entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, the rationale behind some aspects of a startup business, and addressing the different types of FinTech companies, Insights on FinTech startups and an ideation workshop.

To bridge the gap between traditional methods of creating a business and creative startup innovations,

Flow launches YLG’s EdTech Bootcamps

In continuation of Flow’s Youth Led Growth initiative which aims to bridge the gap between traditional methods of creating a business and creative startup innovations, Flow launched the second theme bootcamps in EdTech on October 26th in Ramallah and accordingly continued to be implemented in the following weeks in Nablus and Hebron.

Professionals in the education industry, teachers, students and interested youth joined the bootcamps to learn more about entrepreneurship and its implication on their work.
The bootcamp’s structure included unlocking entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, the rationale behind some aspects of a startup business, and addressing the different types of EdTech companies,

Flow at the EBAN’s Investment Academy

As the lack of access to finance remains the main obstacle for innovative companies in the MENA region, THE NEXT SOCIETY, through EBAN and BANC, introduced the 1st Investment Academy, a special 16-hour coaching event on “Preparing for due Diligence” on October 3rd-4th 2019 in Barcelona. The event took place on the premises of Foment del Treball in central Barcelona. And along with the participating startups, the Flow team has attended the event as part of the continuous capacity building and in aligning with the promotional partnership between Flow and the Next Society.

MedTech Bootcamps launch in Youth Led Growth

Flow has kicked off its Youth Led Growth initiative with MedTech Bootcamps in Ramallah on September 21st and continued in the following weeks in Nablus and Bethlehem.  Professionals in the medicine industry, students and interested youth joined the bootcamps to learn more about entrepreneurship and its implication in their work.

The initiative aims to bridge the gap between traditional methods of creating a business and creative startup innovations, thus the bootcamp’s structure included Unlocking entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, the rationale behind some aspects of a startup business, and addressing the different types of MedTech companies, Insights on MedTech startups and an ideation workshop.

Advisory at The International Conference on Entrepreneurship-Palestine

In a very fruitful experience, Flow has engaged in providing intended advisory support in the first of its kind event in Palestine – the International Conference on Entrepreneurship (ICEP). The team has advised on best practices and implementation, speakers’ recruitment, the flowing agenda and others. ICEP was organized by the Global Shapers Hubs in Palestine and in partnership with the Ministry of Entrepreneurship & Empowerment and in cooperation with Hubert Burda Media in Germany. The conference provided the opportunity for Palestinian entrepreneurs, startup companies, technology companies and business entities from finance to technology to network with 200 high powered CEOs of Technology Companies, 

London Business School MBAs at Flow

In collaboration with Gaza Sky Geeks, fifty MBA students from London Business School with professional experience across a multitude of sectors has visited Flow and Yamsafer and got engaged in different activities to learn more about the Startup environment and support entrepreneurs. With 20 diverse nationalities, cultures and experiences, the MBAs students got introduced to Flow and GSG business models and participated in rotation basis discussions with both entrepreneurs and key players in the Palestinian entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Google Directors Visit

Eight directors from different global offices of Google has visited Flow to hear more about the Palestinian Startup Ecosystem and its challenges. In the delegation’s quest which was organized by Leaders’ Quest Organization, Flow team shared their mindset and conceptualization of entrepreneurship though a stimulating and inspiring discussion with high-end experts in the field.

Finance for Jobs and Flow Accelerator Agreement Signing Ceremony

With a common aim to mobilize investments and create employment opportunities in the West Bank and Gaza, Flow has signed an agreement with Finance for Jobs, a World Bank funded project, during a ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Finance. This cooperation aims to financially support startups in business development aspects and ultimately encourage the development of a mature Palestinian startup ecosystem.

A Visit by German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation coordinated a visit for Rainer Mathheisen, a German politician and a member of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia. Being the parliament’s innovation spokesperson, Mr. Mathheisen’s visit focused on entrepreneurship in Palestine, its challenges, related regulations and public policies and most importantly identifying potential avenues of support and cooperation.

KAS Delegation at Flow

In an attempt to exhibit entrepreneurial initiatives in Palestine and present the challenges facing them, Flow hosted a KAS delegation from Germany along with Gaza Sky Geeks and Build Palestine who helped portray the successes and challenges of these Palestinian entrepreneurs.