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Join the FI network in 2023: the world needs more entrepreneurs to lead the way in building a better future, for everyone.

Whether you have already launched a startup or are still in the idea validation phase, now is the time to act. While the global business community moves incrementally toward an eventual post-pandemic future, today's 'New Normal' is filled with reshuffled industries and new problems in need of solutions. As we continue through 2023 and beyond, each and every entrepreneur has the opportunity to play a part in helping to shape that better future.

That's why we are excited to announce applications are now open for the Palestine 2023 program.

If you could use a structured process that tells you what to focus on when, and a lifetime of support from Palestine's top investors and entrepreneurs, then apply to the Palestine 2023 Founder Institute today.

We will be hosting several free startup events in Palestine over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs from the comfort of home:

  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner, Online on 8:00pm, May 31, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • Learnings from Building a Fast-Growing Edtech Startup on 8:00pm, Jun 05, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • Pitch Lounge: Practice Pitching Your Business Idea to Startup Experts on 8:00pm, Jun 07, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • Corporate Venture Building: 8 Lessons Learned from the Trenches on 4:00pm, Jun 08, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • How to Build a Community for Your Startup on 8:00pm, Jun 12, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • Founder Showcase: Pre-Seed Startup Pitch & Networking Event (Online Conference) on 8:00pm, Jun 14, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • How to Delegate Tasks and Remain Focused as a Startup Founder on 8:00pm, Jun 21, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • How Large Organizations Can Launch a Successful Venture Building Program on 4:00pm, Jun 22, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • Why Founders Should Care About Branding on 1:00pm, Jun 26, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • Adopt an Experience Mindset as a Startup Founder with Tiffany Bova on 8:00pm, Jul 12, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):
  • The Startup Founder’s Guide to Finding Prospects on LinkedIn on 1:00pm, Jul 19, 2023 (Europe/Sofia):

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute is the #1 place in the world to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Push yourself to the next level through FI's aggressive weekly growth sprints, all designed to help you refine your vision, improve key metrics, and prepare for investor diligence. Make better, faster business decisions by sharing your latest progress, challenges, and strategies for constant feedback from the world's largest network of international startup founders, CEOs, advisors, and investors.

The Palestine accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Karen Miller, Naiyer. F Khanom, Rick Carter, Russell Colbourne, and Sanja Jovanovic. In addition, some of Ramallah's top entrepreneurs will be participating as mentors in the program, providing the expert feedback and evaluation to help you every step of the way. The list of startup mentors for the Palestine Founder Institute includes:

  • Abbas Al Asmar: Founder, Qaleb Studio
  • Abeer Abu Ghaith: Founder and CEO, MENA Alliances Group
  • Ahed Izhiman: Co-Founder
  • Ahmad Barakat ِAbualfilat: Founder & CEO, GoSocial
  • Alaa Ahmed: CEO & Co-founder, Kotob Factory FZC
  • Ali Salhi: Founder, Arabi tools
  • Ali Tazami: Co-Founder and CEO, Inggez
  • Ambar Amleh: Managing Partner, Ibtikar Fund
  • Amin Shanaa: Founder, Startups
  • Aws Alnabulsi: CEO, Gamiphy
  • Ayman Awartani: VP of Engineering, FounderTherapy
  • Baker Bozeyeh: Co-Founder & CEO, FlowLess
  • Bashir Assi: Mr. , Assi Law Firm
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Christina Trampota: Managing Director, Innovate :: Grow :: Scale
  • Christina Ghanim: CEO, Kenz
  • Daoud Ghannam: Founder & CEO, uMake
  • Daoud Ghannam: Founder & CEO, uMake
  • Dawoud Zahran: Founder & Director , MISSION
  • Eman Hylooz: CEO, Abjjad
  • Eva Dimitrova: Inventor, Go-To-Market Canvas
  • Fadi Rabi: Owner, K-Home
  • Fadi Bishara: Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Advisor
  • Faris Zaher: CEO, Encore
  • Feras Kayali: CTO, Harri
  • Firas Zaghal: CEO, Dimensions Consulting
  • George Khadder: Managing Director & Founder, SUN BIRD GROUP
  • Habib Hazzan: Managing General Partner, Ibtikar Fund
  • Hamzeh Alfuqha: Regional CEO, Kitab Sawti
  • Haya Saad: Digital Marketing Consultant , Digitarian
  • Hisham Kassim: Managing Partner, Kassim Legal
  • Husam Barkawi: CEO, ITG
  • Hussien Naser Aldien: Co-Founder and CEO, RedCrow
  • Joseph Shomali: CEO, Play 3arabi
  • Kefah Abukhdeir, EduReach e-Learning
  • Khaled Abu Al Kheir: COO, SocialDice
  • Khaled Abu Alkheir: Access To Finance Program Manager, DAI - IPSD
  • Konstantin Berezin: Technology Entrepreneur , Stealth Mode
  • Lama Amr: Executive Director, BuildPalestine
  • Lewa Abukhait: CSO, Kleen
  • Luma Al Adnani: CEO, Adam Wa Mishmish
  • Madeline Duva: Board Member, and
  • Madeline Duva: Board Member, Fluxx and Wishes
  • Maher Santarissy: Managing Director, moment
  • Maher Saleh
  • Mahmoud Barham: Technical Director, Palestinian Incubator for Energy, CEO Azr Technologies Co.
  • Mahmoud Kaiyal: Co-Founder and CEO, Wikaya
  • Mahmoud Ilyan: Product Designer, Bayzat
  • Mahmoud Shayeb: CEO, Secretsville Inc.
  • Mahmoud Thaher
  • Mahran Ismail: Branding Expert, Mahran
  • Majd Manadre: Co-founder , Hakini
  • Majdi Mafarja: Computer Scientist | AI & Machine Learning Specialist | PhD University Professor | Entrepreneur | Founder | CEO, LogesTechs
  • Mara Rada: CEO & Chief of Strategy, Feral (
  • Mark Montalban: Founder & CEO, MindfulText
  • Mercedes Bankston: Founder, Funderstar LTD
  • Mohammed Kilany: Founder and CEO, SnapGoal
  • Mohammed Jebrini: Co-Founder and CTO, Mashvisor
  • Mohannad Zalloom: Founder, Synergy Ltd.
  • Mohd Santarissy: Co-CEO, Relatively Fund
  • Mohenad Itayim: Managing Director, Oculus Ventures
  • Mosab Azizi: Founder, Badia Ventures
  • Omar Assi: CEO, Arkan Consulting
  • Omar Hamayel: Business Valuation and Financial Management Consultant, Consultant
  • Paul D'souza: President and CEO, The D'Souza Group
  • Phnam Bagley: Partner and Creative Director, Nonfiction Design
  • Rabea Zioud: Co-Founder, Hasoub
  • Reem Qawasmi: CFO-in-Residence , Ibtikar Fund
  • Richard Cristina: Founder (Bloom), Director (Founder Institute)
  • Saeed Zeidan: CEO, ULTIMIT Advanced Turnkey Solutions
  • Saeed Zahran: Co-founder & CEO, AGM
  • Samer Bejjani: Founder, Growth Levers
  • Sari Taha: Executive Director, Momentum Labs
  • Shadan Nassar: Founder & CEO, Shadana Yoga l شدانا يوغا
  • Shadha Musallam: CEO, Agritopia for Agricultural Technology
  • Subhi Maraa'beh, Inggez
  • Suna Zoabi Othman, Tawazon (by starting NewLife)
  • Thaer Ayasi: CEO, Transcend
  • Torrey Smith: Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
  • Walaa Hamdan, Neama Ventures
  • Waseem Aref: CEO, FinBloom
  • Yara Meizer: Associate II, Andersen in Palestine
  • Yousef Khatib: Founder, MNJM, Ykhatib Studio

  • And many more to be announced.
Since 2009, our highly-structured accelerator programs have helped entrepreneurs at the earliest stages grow quickly, know what to do next, and make connections with the largest community of startup advisors.
It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then receive free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.
The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.75BN in funding, and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 100+ countries all across the globe. (see the FI 50 Report here).

Join us in Palestine to get funded and build a global business. 

Apply to the Palestine 2023 Founder Institute today, or learn more at  


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