Programs

A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.

MedGeneration

Initiate and establish the conditions for a sustainable contribution of talent Mediterranean Diaspora to an integral economic development of their countries of origin.

Palestine Innovation Initiative

Supporting Palestinian entrepreneurs in implementing their projects and establishing their start-up companies.

Economic Recovery in the Gaza Strip Program

We extend an invitation to technological pioneers in Gaza who have innovative ideas for technological projects with the ambition to execute them and start-up their own company

Competition for the best business plan

BPC aims to support innovative technology projects and encourage technical entrepreneurship and innovation among students and graduates aged 17-35 years old. It provides the opportunity to represent Palestine at Intel Global Challenge at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

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Our Services

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Secretarial Services

Each incubated start-up business has access to use the PICTI physical addresses in W.B& Gaza Strip.

PNM

Keeping in line with Palestinian values and sense of social responsibility in entrepreneurial development

Infrastructure

Each startup will be hosted in one workstation with 4 seats and one shelf at most.

Business Services

Each startup idea will be analyzed regarding its feasibility and according to the market in a professional way

Access to Finance

The finance department helps with some accounts and financials for the startups.

Education

Incubated startup will be asked to attend comprehensive business training course through their incubation period.

Donors & Partners

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

EBN

inovation network

PaltelGroup

mowgli

mentoring

zoomaal

wamda

Anima

investment network

USAID

OXFAM

European Commission

About Us

Palestine’s Information and Communications Technology Incubator (PICTI), is the first Non-Profit ICT incubator in Palestine. PICTI provides sustainable channeling between startups and accelerators and investors at both the local and international levels including the Palestinian diaspora. PICTI was founded in 2004 as a technology based physical incubator facility and grew to offer business services to Palestinian entrepreneurs. Innovative ideas are assessed in terms of their market potential and supported to become great projects.

Vision

To empower young Palestinian women and men through supporting entrepreneurship in the ICT sector for better economic participation.

Mission

To inspire a breakthrough in the world of ICT entrepreneurship and to globalize young Palestinians innovative ideas.

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Networking and Partnering

PICTI is proud of its long-term strategic partnerships with local universities, local and international non-profit organizations, as well as the European Business and Innovation Centers Network (EBN), MENA Incubators Network and other various member-networks. Through such networks, PICTI is able to exchange technical know-how, develop best practices, mentor graduates-to-be, develop mentorship programs, organize activities, capacity building and boot camp events, gain donor funding, as well as utilize existing access to international networks, to collectively manifest the process of entrepreneurship in the country. From Business Plan Contests with Intel, Digital Arabic Content with ESCWA, the Mobile Applications Developers and Innovators (MADI) with PalTel Group and more, PICTI and Palestine Business and Innovation Center (PBIC) are at the vanguard of creating an ecosystem flow that fosters creative collision in all disciplines, from ICT and beyond, to keep up with ever-developing global business courses.

Our Process

Aspiring to develop Palestinian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s), as well as, tackle growth model sectors in order to generate new jobs, attract foreign investment and improve the economic situation in Palestine, PICTI is always on the lookout for ‘outside the box’ solutions to facing the unique challenges accompanying the development, advancement, and enlargement of economic development in Palestine. To support Palestinians in becoming active participants at the global level, PICTI provides entrepreneurs with an integrated package of world-class business development services targeted at generating lively enterprises.

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Meet The Team

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

Alawneh Mahir

General Manager

Mahir has more than a decade of experience in witnessing, creating, supporting and gathering regular evidence on the latest innovative trends in business and marketing, including how innovative entrepreneurships are developed and brought to market and how they impact the economy at large. showed how innovation can thrive small ideas in media advocacy campaigns, as well as, business and marketing. Mahir's passion and experience is enriched with a master's degree in Strategic Marketing from London School of Business and Finance.

Abdallah Altahrawi

Gaza Office Manager

An entrepreneur and worked on several programs in Gaza with many donors included UNRWA, OXFAM, USAID and PALTEL. He worked for El Wedad Community Rehabilitation and the Palestinian Information & Communication Technology Association (PICTA). He holds a B.Sc. In Electrical Engineering from IUGaza and a diploma in English from Community Services and Continuing Education Deanship.

Walaa Samara

Programs Manager

she has delivered quality solutions in managing complex programs and multiple concurrent projects. As an entrepreneur and an advisor for PICTI startups, she has a sound and thorough understanding of business visioning, establishment, consolidation and expansion, where she brings an insightful perspective to business development. Holds a Master degree in Democracy and Human Rights, and a Bachelor’s degree in French Language and Translation.

Ahmad Shalabi

program coordinator

specialized in lean business development process. He has held a wide range of economic development responsibilities, including redevelopment project management, business retention and expansion, startups business development, and long-range planning. He graduated from IUG as A Telecommunications\Control Engineer.

Our Skills

Business Development
85%
INT’L Market Research
77%
MENTORING & COACHING
90%
Strategic Relationship Building
65%

Faqs

PICTI.StartUPs is a platform for seeing and being seen by customers, investors, partners and media, Networking with technology minds in your peer group and throughout the technology industry sparks creativity in both product and business development, Positioning when meeting investors or partners at your PICTI.StartUPs address, your company’s business stature is enhanced to its fullest potential.
At PICTI.StartUPs, we take all possible measures to protect the confidentiality of ideas. All PICTI.StartUPs staff members, clients, client’s employees, and all evaluation panel members are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement that protects the confidentiality of all ideas.
While we are interested in supporting the community in all possible means, at the current stage PICTI.StartUPs only incubates projects that are sustainable and have commercial viability.
New ideas, concepts, and solutions power new products and technologies. PICTI.StartUPs offers the environment that protects, supports and enhances the viability of innovative enterprises.
if you have an idea, and you believe that you can benefit from PICTI.StatUPs’ services, kindly download, complete, and submit the application form from our portal at http://www.picti.ps/. After submitting your idea, the application will undergo technical and marketing evaluation. You will be informed with the outcome of the evaluation upon its completion, usually between 6-8 weeks.

Fun Facts

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.

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we'd rather invest in an entrepreneur who has failed before than one who assumes success from day one.

Contact Info

Ramallah: Ougarit Bldg. – 3rd Fl., Al-Irsal | T: +970 2 297 1990 | F: +970 2 297 1991
Gaza: AL-Sourani Building – Behind Al-Shifa' Hospital TF: +970 8 284 0804