Rafat Abushaban

About Me

Rafat is a Visionary Entrepreneur and Business Developer. In 2011, he joined Palestine’s growing startup community where he has mentored tens of entrepreneurs and developed a wide international startup-support network. Currently he is the Director of Startup Grind Gaza, the Coordinator of Youth Empowerment at the Welfare Association (Taawon), and the Palestine Curator for Startup Digest. He holds a UK-Masters in Business and lectures on Crowdfunding, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, and writes for Wamda. He is also a Country Coordinator the Chartered British Computer Society.

My blog posts

Startup Grind Launches in Gaza, Palestine!

Entrepreneurship is closely tied with the unexpected, be it a new gadget, app or tool. Everyday we hear about stories of products and services that challenge and change how we live, work, travel and communicate; but every once in a while we hear about a new breakthrough from an unexpected place, which brings hope that entrepreneurs could help improve people's lives in areas suffering tough conditions. This time, the hype is happening somewhere you would least expect to have a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem: The Gaza strip, Palestine.

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