A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.
Initiate and establish the conditions for a sustainable contribution of talent Mediterranean Diaspora to an integral economic development of their countries of origin.
Supporting Palestinian entrepreneurs in implementing their projects and establishing their start-up companies.
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
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.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Each incubated start-up business has access to use the PICTI physical addresses in W.B& Gaza Strip.
Keeping in line with Palestinian values and sense of social responsibility in entrepreneurial development
Each startup will be hosted in one workstation with 4 seats and one shelf at most.
Each startup idea will be analyzed regarding its feasibility and according to the market in a professional way
The finance department helps with some accounts and financials for the startups.
Incubated startup will be asked to attend comprehensive business training course through their incubation period.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
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.
To empower young Palestinian women and men through supporting entrepreneurship in the ICT sector for better economic participation.
To inspire a breakthrough in the world of ICT entrepreneurship and to globalize young Palestinians innovative ideas.
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.
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.
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
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.
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.
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.
is a successful entrepreneur. She specializes in an entrepreneurs sporting of incubation stages, has strong experience in coordinating organizing the events exhibitions. She won several entrepreneurship competitions. She graduated from IUG as business administration.
Suhaila is responsible for the financial and administrative work of PICTI office in Ramallah and She is currently the focal point for administrative and financial work between PICTI offices and is supervising all financial, accounting and procurements work for all startups at PICTI. She holds a Diploma Degree in “NGO Management” from the Center for Continuing Education in Birzeit, and a Management Diploma and Secretary from Y.W.C.A.
is following up all financial procedures related to projects funded by international donors such as OXFAM. She is currently the focal point for administrative and financial work between PICTI offices and is supervising all financial, accounting and procurements work for all startups at PICTI. Reem Owda holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Islamic university and a Master degree in accounting and finance. She had received also The International Arab Certified Public Accountant (IACPA) from the Arab Society Certified Accountants (ASCA).
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.
we'd rather invest in an entrepreneur who has failed before than one who assumes success from day one.