One of the biggest obstacles the Gazan tech community faces is isolation. The fiber internet is great and electricity shortages can be overcome with batteries, but a decade of closed borders has meant that few Gazans have worked in international tech companies or startups. In fact, most Gazans today have never been more than 30 miles away from home.
That’s where you come in. We can bring you into Gaza as a mentor to bridge that gap and expose Gazans to global best practices in software development and entrepreneurship. We bring developers, startup geeks, designers, angel investors and more to Gaza. What distinguishes our mentors is their love of the tech sector, their curiosity about emerging markets, and their passion to combine these to create new possibilities in places like Gaza.
Our mentors cover their own costs of travel. For us, this is a sign that we’re bringing people for whom this is a true passion. It’s also a budget reality: we’re on an extreme bootstrap budget.
We’ll give you an incredible chance to participate meaningfully in the startup sector of one of the most amazing, inaccessible places in the world.
Even if you can’t visit us in person, we are always looking to build our community of expert mentors who can advise remotely over phone or Skype.