Feature: Palestinian youth keen on start-ups in E-zone


Sitting down and facing their computers, members of nine companies in the mini technology park in Palestine are working in their own start-ups, trying to overcome borders and secure a place in the Arab market.

The tech park, known as E-zone, is based in the West Bank city of Ramallah and is home for these developing start-ups. Companies pay a symbolic rent for the hosting organization and the leaders, which offer working place and consulting services.

The 1,200 square meter space is a core for an emerging community of entrepreneurs. In Palestine, the majority of new ideas are related to Internet technology, such as developing web and mobile-based apps and services.

As the Israeli occupation poses strict restrictions on the movement of Palestinians, entrepreneurs find a chance through the internet reaching out to a wider audience abroad.

Read more at GlobalPost

Categories: Education, Middle East, Palestine, Technology, World news

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2 replies

  1. Ah the young, ever the hope or the bane of the elders. Let us hope they will do their best to become the future of Palestine and not get stuck in the past.

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  2. Poverty and the lack of economic and educational growth opportunities are primary causes of violence and social unrest in our world. By using every possible justification for denying Palestinians access to self-sufficiency, the ruse of self-defense is used to obscure and conceal an insidious pogrom of racist oppression. But history has shown that the more people are denied justice the harder they strive for it.

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