The Minister of Labor, Dr. Nasri Abu Jish, announced signing a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Youth-Led Growth project with Flow. The project aims to promote the development of the labor sector and self-employment in Palestine and will contribute to the promotion of entrepreneurship among Palestinian youth. Youth-Led Growth project will attract 360 entrepreneurs in different sectors in different cities to enhance their skills in transforming the traditional methods of creating businesses (SME’s) into entrepreneurial ones (Startups). In the meeting, three Palestinian entrepreneurs presented their Startups success stories in collaboration with Flow.
An experienced Founder, Board Director and Chairman with a demonstrated history of working in the VC, Public & Private Equity, Digital and Marketing Industries has provided executive coaching via one-on-one mentorship to our portfolio entrepreneurs on strategy, business tokenization, fundraising, and digital & integrated marketing. Mr. Prais shared his unique views on building hybrid businesses and fast-growing companies.
During a tour in Jordan, Flow was welcomed by different key players from the Jordanian ecosystem in which they discussed potential cooperation and linkages between both the Palestinian and Jordanian ecosystem with an ultimate aim to provide startups with all the necessary resources needed to ease the process of scaling up to new markets.
Powered by the Netherlands Representative Office in Ramallah, Flow attended the interactive panel discussion ‘Startups & corporates: a two-way street’ which was organized by OrangeCorners on June 24th, 2019 as part of its closing ceremony.
For four of its portfolio startups and nine others from the ecosystem, Flow and Gaza Sky Geeks hosted one-on-one mentorship sessions with two experts from Google for Startups, Josephine Kant & Irwin Boutboul, on Thursday, June 20th, 2019. Josephine, the Global Program Manager at GFS, has an experience in digital marketing, recruiting and people analytics and has focused, during her session, on bringing Google’s products, connections and best practices to our startups. Irwin, on the other hand, being a seasoned technologist with more the 25 years of experience in building and shipping consumer products focused on giving advisory on different technical aspects based on each startup’s need.
Flow, represented by Bassem El Wazir, was invited to participate in a panel discussion dedicated to ‘Leverage sustainable development challenges from innovator’ during the annual conference of THE NEXT SOCIETY. His strong experience in the service sector of the Palestinian ecosystem has enabled him to share a robust vision of shaping an autonomous, integrated and sustainable Palestinian economy through empowering youth initiatives and investing in entrepreneurship.
Flow, in partnership with Gaza Sky Geeks, arranged one-on-one mentoring sessions for Flow’s startups and others in the ecosystem. The two American mentors discussed several topics with the startups including strategy, how to approach investors, user onboarding, data collection and analytics, product usage, fundraising, and business modeling. New opportunities and connections were introduced to several startups that will facilitate beta testing and bootstrapping.
Flow attended the ‘Smart Cities and Modern Mobility’ 2019 seminar in Gummersbach, Germany starting on May 26th 2019. The seven-day seminar, organized by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, focuses mainly on the changes in the sector of mobility through using digitalization and mobile communication as an opportunity to solve or alleviate problems related to that sector. The seminar also offered prospects of knowledge and experience exchange between entrepreneurs and FNS colleagues in Germany. The Flow team aims to explore new innovative technologies, network and broaden their entrepreneurial mindset.
Flow hosted in its office a Leaders’ Quest delegation from the United States, United Kingdom, China, Brazil, and Romania in a networking event to learn more about Palestinian youth capacities, their initiatives, and some of the challenges they face. The delegation included investors, businessmen, venture capitalists, accelerators, coaches, and academics.
The Saraab team and other world rendezvous and leaders for startups attended, in the framework of Viva Technology 2019, the Second International Market Mission in Marseille and Paris, France on May 16th, 17th and 18th 2019. The three-day event aimed to get exposure on the latest tech and digital trends, gain international visibility, have access to a valuable network of leading business experts and catch B2B opportunities.
The Eventati team attended the Arab Youth Startup Marketplace event in Dubai on May 1st and 2nd 2019. The event was dedicated to bringing together aspiring Arab startups to showcase their creative ventures, exchange knowledge with like-minded innovators and leaders, and ultimately collaborate with investors for further growth and expansion.
The Saraab team attended the Innovators Academies in Tunisia on April 24th – 25th 2019. The two-day event was designed to improve entrepreneurs’ business strategy and investment readiness, and to provide them with constructive feedback from angel investors and venture capitalists on their pitches and business plans. The event consisted of activities, training sessions, and workshops focusing intensively on networking and connecting entrepreneurs.