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.