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Startup Weekend Gaza 4 is the fourth and biggest SW ever to be held in Gaza. The first Startup Weekend in Gaza was launched by Google, SADAF Technologies, Mercy Corps, PalTel, and many other partners. This year, we are bringing together investors from abroad, dedicated coaches, fantastic corporate partners, and a whole load of community involvement. We're also adding some twists. We received over 650 applications from people in Gaza who wanted to participate in this event. On June 19-21, the top 150 will compete to launch startups in front of investors and mentors from around the world. Get ready for the best startup event Gaza has ever seen.


It’s time to show the world Gaza’s top startup talent! Last year, the first investments were made in Gaza startups. Investors are back looking for opportunities. What are you going to reveal? Are you a real entrepreneur? This year’s event comes with some twists. We used to think the most important factor to launch a startup was… a brilliant idea. Now we realize it takes much more. Are you able to bring together the right team to get your product developed? Can you validate the market need and iterate quickly? We’ll be watching to see who succeeds. Join us on June 19-21!

Note: Spots for Startup Weekend have all been taken. We received 650 applications and accepted 150 of the top participants. Many of you were wait listed. If you were accepted, you should have received an email and an SMS (please check your spam folder for your email just in case). You must make your payment asap to reserve your spot and finalize your registration.

  • If you were accepted, you should make your payment at Gaza Sky Geeks (Abu Ghalion Building 3rd floor, Gaza City, open on business days from 9am-4pm) or (BTI at Islamic University of Gaza Saturday-Wednesday 8am – 2pm )as soon as possible to reserve your spot. The cost of Startup Weekend is only 40NIS if you pay by Sep 30. If you wait until October 6 to pay, the price will increase to 50NIS. If you do not pay by October 6, your spot will be given to someone on the wait list.
  • If you are on the wait list, you will receive a message from us on October 6 if a spot opens up. Come immediately to Gaza Sky Geeks (on October 6, 7) to make your payment of 40NIS.
  • If any spots are available the day of the event, they will cost 70NIS.



Oct 8
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome
  • Pitches
  • Voting for top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills.
  • Finished for the day.


Oct 9
  • Arrive, breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Startup Dardashah
  • Friday Prayer
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one.
  • Startup Dardashah
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day.


Oct 10
  • Arrive, breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Startup Dardashah
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Media Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Alaa Saqer
Said Hassan
Iliana Montauk
Mohammed Skaik

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