Entrepreneurs, and funders gathered under one roof as part of the Innovation Power Box event “Early-Stage Ventures Funding”. Entrepreneurs spoke directly to our panelists; Habib Hazzan – Ibtikar Fund, Khalid Abu Alkheir – IPSD, and Laith Kassis – Fikra – Paltel Group Innovation Hub, about the gaps they’ve encountered in the Palestinian.
In the “Future-Proof Ventures” online coaching event, Mr. Ameed Awad – the international digital consultant and trainer took our audience of female entrepreneurs on a tour in business sustainability though online marketing. In this digital marketing crash course, he revealed his strategies and techniques on Google Ads and social media channels for B2B and B2C businesses, to design ads to any segment as per business assigned goals. Mr.
As part of Hon. Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs visit to learn about the innovative impact of the Canadian international assistance in the West Bank; Flow Accelerator and Palestine Techno Park – partners of GROW Project – in the Renewable Energy Fund to Serve the Agribusiness Sector, jointly briefed the minister about their vision, objectives and complimentary partnership to deliver the desired outcome of the fund in both creative environment and impactful techniques aligning with GROW’s objectives.
14 Female entrepreneurs put their pitching skills to the test and practiced their pitching performance as they rotated across our three judges – Razan Nasr, Head of Stimulation and Exploration Department at The Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence, and Alaa Fatayer, Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Fikra- Paltel Group Innovation Hub. Our two panelists provided their feedback on the flow of content covered, the presenting skills of our participants, their business ideas itself, business plan and present skills of our participants of female entrepreneurs and their tips for an outstanding performance in their journey of entrepreneurship.
After a period of only seeing the pixelated faces of entrepreneurs at virtual events, with “Champs’ Breakfast” we kicked off our series of offline networking events under the “Innovation Power Box” program. Aimed at assisting entrepreneurs in developing their capacity, skills, product, matching accelerator requirements & investor due diligence, and keeping them motivated throughout their journey.
Kicked off by H.E Kees van Baar – The Netherlands Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Dr. Mona Demaidi took us behind the scenes of her “Education & Innovation” journey.
Dr. Mona comes from a family of academics and has fallen in love with writing commands at a very early age. Starting with a BSc degree in Computer Engineering and an obsession to develop virtual learning environments for students to become Avatars, and then drowning into the passion of turning, playing and gamifying learning and education through her MSc degree in Advanced Engineering and Data Management by developing virtual environments for students to be introduced to concepts in an easy,
On June 8th, +50 aspiring entrepreneurs kicked off the AgRE-Minds; 5-day hackathon activities followed by a pitching event to innovate solutions utilizing Renewable Energy to tackle challenges and gaps in the Agribusiness Sector.
30+ experts and mentors with diversified experience in energy, agribusiness, technology, business and innovation will coach and support youth with high female participation to conceptualize and validate their ideas to be pitched in front of a jury panel on June 15th that is comprised of industry leaders, technical experts and enablers.
AgRE-Minds Hackathon is designed on a startups methodology and aims to build the knowledge around Renewable Energy applications and tackling problems in solutions-based approach to select 4 to 5 promising ideas/teams to be admitted into a specialized business development program.
On May 23rd we took our female entrepreneurs on a learning journey on the alternative form of finance; Crowdfunding through our second session of the Female Entrepreneurship Breakfasts program – LearnZilla. Lama Amr the Executive Director of Build Palestine – a platform to connect supporters around the world with social impact projects in Palestine; took the lead to guide 38 ambitious entrepreneurs through this journey.
What is crowdfunding for your idea?
The mobilizer for good explained the meaning of crowdfunding for someone with an idea, as a form of funds often performed over crowdfunding websites and online platforms,
Finance 4Jobs Project and Flow Accelerator in the second year in a row, sign a new partnership to support business development services for 5 new startups, of which 3 are owned by women. This support is expected to mobilize private capital investment and generate more than 28 new jobs.
The Finance for Jobs (F4J) is a 4-year project, implemented by DAI global, LLC (DAI) on behalf of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and funded by the World Bank, with the overarching objective of mobilizing private investments and creating employment opportunities in the West Bank and Gaza.
Five promising Startups owned by great and passionate founders will be supported through Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Matching Grant and Pre-Acceleration Services to boost their market validation and accordingly their investment readiness.
Dedicated to young female tech founders for the ultimate outcome of having an expanded ambition horizon and be equipped with a strong support network of resources, mentors, and role models; Flow Accelerator kicked off the first session in Female Entrepreneurship Breakfasts under the title of “Lift as You Climb by Female Tech Founders” on March 31st, 2021 within the theme of “Females in The Lead”.
Moderated by Rand Safi – Partnerships & Community Manager at Gaza Sky Geeks and through an interactive environment and format; three female tech stars shared behind the scenes’ stories & experiences and between the lines’ thoughts &
Marking the International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2021, Flow Accelerator has kicked off Female Entrepreneurship Breakfasts 2021 to deliver a collaborative, sustainable, and creative environment for Palestinian aspiring females to be part of personal and professional acceleration journey through two pillars of networking: “LearnZilla” and “Females in the lead” for the ultimate goals of gearing up with the growing digitalization in the world and creating an extra resource library.
“LearnZilla” aims to equip female entrepreneurs with the needed trending skills that fill major gaps & challenges that are facing in their careers, ventures and ideas due to the digital transformation forced by COVID-19,
GROW project launches the “Renewable Energy Innovation Fund” to address energy challenges in the Agribusiness Sector in cooperation with Flow Accelerator and the Palestine Techno Park
The Generating Revenue Opportunities for Women and Female Youth (GROW) Project, implemented by Cowater International, funded by the Government of Canada, and in cooperation with the Ministry of National Economy and the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA), aims to enhance economic empowerment and increase prosperity for low-income women and youth in the West Bank. In collaboration with GROW, Flow Accelerator (Flow) and Palestine Techno Park (PTP) recently launched the “Renewable Energy Innovation Fund” to serve the agribusiness sector.