We kicked off the CyberFest Program with the first bootcamp under the topic of Cyber Security.
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,
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,
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,
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.
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.
During the “Lift as you climb in Arts & Crafts” session; Dalia Shurrab – a social entrepreneur discussed with our uprising guest artists, Noor Totah, a 21-year-old ambitious artist who had stated her online crafts shop 3altakeh, and Cedar Hussein, a 27-year-old who discovered her talent later in life and opened the Cedar Macrame online shop.
Noor Totah has been into arts since a young age. She would participate in exhibitions all around Jerusalem. Yet, after going to university, she drifted away from the world of arts as she was studying Business Administration.
On December 15th, Flow Accelerator launched the Startup Ground Base Pre-Incubation Program, with 16 entrepreneurs from various fields taking part in a series of sessions and workshops aim to get entrepreneurs with innovative ideas ready to be developed for implementation.
Startup Ground Base is a mentorship driven program Providing mentorship, experience & advices on entrepreneurial competencies, business and technical aspects, and offering guidance in market research, tuning & shaping their business concept, as well as identifying the risks and opportunities. Therefore, the pre-incubation acts as a pipeline transfer- through helping startups complete the ideating and concepting stages- for the eligibility of participating in the next phase,