Startup Weekend Ramallah
Thursday, May 18 - 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18 - 20, 2017
Event starts at 5:00 pm
Thursday May 18th
Friday May 19th
Saturday May 20th
Director at Leaders Organization
Information Technology and Startup Expert, The WebSites Group
COO of Ibtikar Fund
Coaches and Mentors
Through this initiative, she aims to empower women and to encourage them to be an effective and productive member of the society by leading and taking their roles in our society and economy by providing them with the tools to developing their careers and be able to transform their ideas into businesses.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Birzeit University, she participated in International Visitor Leaders Program (IVLP) -Women & Entrepreneurship- organized and funded by the US department of state and participated in She Entrepreneurs Program organized and funded by the Swedish Government. She accomplished management professional with 5 years of distinguished performance in the technology and start-ups sectors. Portfolio of achievements includes establishing Smart-X accelerator, a technology-oriented business start-up accelerator, focused on competitively funding & supporting start-ups that are co-founded by Palestinians from both sides of the Green Line.
She has volunteered in organizing many activities related to entrepreneurship and women empowerment like Start-up Weekend Ramallah, Mobile Monday Nazareth, women empowerment for economic cooperation training and much more
She’s also working as a human and institutional capacity development specialist for an international company and as a women economic empowerment consultant for a local project funded by USAID.
“I work for a better Palestinian society where women are empowered and cooperate with solidarity “
Anan Abu Rmieleh
With over Nine years of experience in managing information systems projects and the upgrade and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and customization. His project management approach consists of three main activities: analysis of the organization and its processes, proposing the best solution, as well as customization and implementation of the solution. The support provided includes the development of new applications for companies, training the staff on such systems, and successful management of teams and budgets.
In 2013, Salah co-founded and headed Advanced Technologies for Business (ATB), a firm specialized in providing software solutions to a variety of clients in Palestine, in the Retail and Hospitality industries, including major international chains such as KFC and Pizza Hut. Prior to leading ATB, Salah has served as an advisor to the Palestinian Minister of National Economy, and a Business Developer at Atlantic Technologies, Italy. Salah has also worked as a JD Edwards (JDE) Consultant for a multitude of project including Lorenzo Muraro, HELSINN, INDA, and FURLA.
Frequent mentor and coach to other Palestinian entrepreneurs, including through the FastForward accelerator and through events like Global Entrepreneurship Week, Garage48 and Startup Weekend Salah holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan; Milan, Italy.
In his time at Agility Management and Financial Consulting, Omar has been able to implement solutions on national, sector, and firm levels. Areas include manufacturing of electrical materials, glass, building materials, housing and real estate, labor market needs, strategic plans for research institutions, clothing and textile firms, and service based firms, including IT, among others. Prior to his current position, Omar also provided consulting services in areas such as logistics and supply chain management to firms in the US, with special emphasis on confectionary and tobacco related products, as well as implementing systems solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Retailx (formerly IDS) and other customized solutions based on client needs.
He has also been quite active in the entrepreneurial community mentoring and working with pre investment and early stage startups here in Palestine. Omar’s activities in this genre also include his participation as a mentor and advisor in events such as StartUp Weekend, Palestine Startup Cup, Garage 48, a founder of StarMeUp, and facilitating a number of panel discussions regarding entrepreneurship and investment.Omar holds an MBA with concentrations in strategic management and finance from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Birzeit University. He has worked with businesses locally and in the US in a variety of capacities, helping them achieve sustainable and manageable growth, and has started several ventures, in the US.
Ahmad Abu Omar
Founder & Team Lead @ Codytek Software Solutions
Entrepreneur and Senior Software Engineer
Marketing Director at Wataniya Mobile
Senior Development Consultant
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