Overview

START is an incubation program aims at supporting entrepreneurs and innovators financially, administratively, technically and legally in addition to provide co-working spaces for them. These innovative ideas through incubation will get the chance to be a profitable start-up in the local and regional market. START offers start-ups the opportunity to market their products locally as well as internationally. Moreover, START provides good networking capability by which start-ups will be able to grow and develop. The program seeks for innovative and creative solutions to face the challenges in the economic sector. START is your entrance gate toward the world of business.

Goals and Objectives

The program seeks innovative solutions that help solve the problems facing some economic sectors and create a qualitative leap forward.

  • The detailed objectives of the program:
  • Spreading the culture of entrepreneurship.
  • Developing entrepreneurial ideas.
  • Developing of investment skills.
  • Networking with investors.
  • Networking with local and international institutions.
  • Terms of Submission (Requirements):
  • Any individual has the right to seek support under the following conditions:

  • 1 Leading idea or project: An idea with a good social and economic impact on the society The project cycle should not exceed two years of implementation.
  • 2 Number of team members: Integrated Team.
  • 3 Full-time work: Ability to assume leadership and commitment to do the tasks.
  • 4 Sectors: Within one of the target sectors
  • Evaluation criteria:
  • The criteria used to evaluate projects based on the following points:

  • 1 Creative idea or Startup Company.
  • 2 Economic feasibility.
  • 3 Team abilities.
  • Timetable:
  • Timetable for the specific activities of the project:

  • 1
    Launching of the campaign

    14Th of July 2018

    2
    End of the campaign

    22nd of Sept 2018

    3
    Initial interviews

    24-25Th of Sept 2018

    4
    Pre incubation preparation phase

    6 of Oct 2018

    5
    Start of incubation phase

    6 of Jan 2019

Our services

Start program provides services to leading companies in Gaza that operate in different fields and allow creativity for all leading companies.

Hosting

Free co-working spaces.

Workshops

Regular workshops cover a wide range of topics as financial management and penetrating the market.

Counselling sessions

Mentoring & counselling sessions led by business experts.

Financing

Financial support to an amount of $ 5000 in addition to other investment opportunities.

Logistics

Procurement and distribution of equipment, facilities, technical & legal information, and trained personnel, essential to the proper operation of a project.

Marketing & public relations

Supporting the projects through marketing and public relations activities to develop their marketing capability.

International events and competitions

Free or concessionary tickets to participate in international events.

Post- incubation support

Continued support after the end of the program through networking with mentors and investors.