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When Gaza’s first and only accelerator launched in 2013, the founders of Gaza Sky Geeks were aware of the relentless spirit needed to kickstart such a venture. They were working with the first two startups to enroll: Datrios and DWBI Solutions. Unfortunately, just a couple of months into it, war soon followed: “We held our second Startup Weekend just two weeks before the conflict [with Israel] started,” Jessica Rose, communication manager at GSG, told Arabnet. “Funding for projects like this has been understandably eclipsed by the need to fund reconstruction.”

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