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Entrepreneurship Development and Business Startup Program

Transforming job seekers into job providers by providing young talented Palestinians with the necessary skills, knowledge, and hands-on experiences so that they can become technology innovators and successful entrepreneurs.

In today's complex business world, starting your own business can be a daunting process.  Entrepreneurs must arm themselves with real-world experience and essential entrepreneurial skills in order to start, grow, and sustain their newly-created ventures. 

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This program is a business startup catalyst that caters to young aspiring Palestinian entrepreneurs by providing them with valuable resources, training, networking, and incentives to enable them to transform their business ideas into viable startups.

The benefits of the program:

 Participants learn the intricacies of starting a new venture from scratch. They learn about useful tools, methodologies, and strategies that can help them avoid the most common pitfalls that repeatedly face business startups.

Peer groups are great resources for top professional help. On average, half the program participants are computer science and IT students while the other half are students with strong business backgrounds. Student groups get to mingle, brainstorm, build teams and make new business partners and friends. Further, participants get to meet and interact with experienced entrepreneurs and potential VCs.

By participating in the program, participants are required to prepare business plans for their business ideas. Successful business plans that are submitted by the program participants will be eligible to be transformed into startups and high-growth enterprises - creating wealth for their owners and helping them achieve financial independence even while they are still in college.

Participants are immersed in highly-interactive and fun learning activities that help them develop essential entrepreneurial skills: perseverance, competitiveness, critical thinking, business communication, risk assessment, team-building and leadership.


Other ways to get involved:


Volunteering provides you with an opportunity to advance your professional development and learn new skill sets. Further, you will be given the chance to meet and interact with entrepreneurs and business professionals and thus help expand your network base. Birzeit University's student volunteers get to receive community work hours and can qualify to get a certificate of appreciation for their time and work. If you feel that you like to give your time to assist in our program, drop us an email enclosing your bio and areas of interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The entrepreneur-mentor relationship is a key element in every successful business pre-incubation stage. Mentors provide timely advice to student entrepreneurs offering them expert insights on business plan writing, business model development, as well as on legal and technical issues of the business idea under development. Most mentors should be entrepreneurial and creative in their outlook and can see things from different perpectives. As a mentor in this program, you will have the opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs, serve on judging panels on business plan competitions, be a guest speaker at university entrepreneurship events, and even participate in workshops and conferences related to entrepreneurship and venture creation. If you feel that you are a strong leader, a business development expert, or a successful information technology entrepreneur, send us a brief bio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Business Plan Book 2013

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Empowering Future Technology Entrepreneurs initiative gives university students the opportunity to develop business ideas and implement viable startups.

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To advance innovation and creativity in future IT generations in Palestine.


To cultivate a nurturing environment within the center that promotes the productive flow of critical thinking, creative ideas, and innovation in IT and its various applications.

How We Work

We facilitate the effective use of information and communication technologies for meaningful purposes in underserved Palestinian communities.

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