Breaking: Demo Palestine Joins ArabCrunchStart Family, Now Called #ArabCrunchStart #Palestine

28 Apr, 2010

Amman, Jordan; Nablus, West Bank – No one denies the hardship that Palestinian brothers are facing in West Bank, starting from the suffering caused by the occupation and the high number of unemployment among Palestinian youth.

A couple of Palestinian youth wanted to do soemthing to start a change, the idea came in one of the meetings of Amr Tamimi, Ayman Awartani, Omar Abu Safieh and Mohammad Asmar. First, they thought of a video community for technologist in Nablus, Palestine. Later, they decided to make it such an event from time to time.

Amr started with his friends with a small event hosted at his dad’s office in Nablus. They called it DEMO.PS It quickly moved to An-Najah National University with more than 80 attendees. The theme of the event was to share experiences and educate the public about Palestinian startup companies and how to make them successful.

Demo.ps organized a series of sessions that talk about many topics, such as:
Startups and innovations
Web applications, and development
E-marketing and solutions for making business
Mobile development
New Technologies
Programming Language
And more …

Today, we are proud to announce that Amr Tamimi is the ArabCrunchStart Ambassador in the West Bank. Amr Numan Tamimi is a very talented student at An-Najah National University, and a well known web developer specializing in Ruby on Rails.

Well, We at ArabCrunch have a clear mission of helping Arabs, Muslims and people in the emerging world to just innovate.

We started 2 years ago with this English blog with only 2 USD investment, then successfully concluded ArabCrunch DEMO, the launchpad event for Arab technologies last year.

At the end of 2009 we launched ArabCrunch in Arabic to bring our vision to everyone we can reach in the Arab world. And in less than a month launched ArabCrunch.NET as the first social platform to connect and empower Arab tech professionals with mentorship and startup Q&A  along with the ecosystem social profiles . Thanks to the backing of Bassel Ojjeh Former Vice President Yahoo!

About one week ago we announced here ArabCrunchStart a global events initiative from ArabCrunch and run in collaboration with AC’s global Ambassadors program, a program which aims to help at the grass root level, entrepreneurs  to start their startups and to help geeks innovate and be come top-notch engineers.

Today, DEMO.PS moves in to its next level, I am glad to announce that DEMO.PS is now part of ArabCrunchStart program and now called ArabCrunchStart #Palestine.

With this announcement ArabCrunch continues playing one of its important roles since day one of its inception, which is bringing the fragmented, emerging and young Arab technology and startup sector together, from Silicon Valley, to Bahrain.

Under this announcement ArabCrunch ambassadors will work closely with private and non – government entities in the West Bank of Palestine promoting entrepreneurship and offer free mentorship to Palestinian youth via ArabCrunch.NET mentorship match making program.

ArabCrunchStartPalestine will work in 2 tracks: startuping and technology advancement, and will host a series of events featuring top notch local and global speakers, startups and highly skilled engineers.

ArabCrunchStartPalestine will also work closely with the Palestinians startup and tech community and help them in any way possible.

DEMO.ps will redirect to ArabCrunchStartPalestine profile on ArabCrunch.NET/StartPalestine and all events will be managed via ArabCrunch.NET upcoming events application.

Quotes:
Gaith Saqer, ArabCrunch Founder.

” At ArabCrunch we started small, using a very old PC. Our brothers at DEMO.PS are young and also started small with almost nothing, but like AC they are growing day by day, and this is what startups are all about,”

” Palestine is in the heart of every Muslim and Arab, serving our Palestinian brothers should be a top priority to anyone. As the only completely independent entity with a full time staff that is focused in helping Arab entrepreneurs, tech professionals and geeks, ArabCrunch is very proud to serve the youth in Palestine”

Amr Tamimi from Demo.ps team:
I ‘ve been following ArabCrunch since its inception, I saw its growth day after day, I am honored to be an ArabCrunch Ammbsador in the West Bank and 48 territories. Now by becoming a part of the ArabCrunchStart team DEMO.PS will grow to its next level in helping Palestine youth to innovate at a grass root level”

“Uniting DEMO.PS with ArabCrunchStrat should be a model for all Arab tech professionals. We need unity.”

“Uniting DEMO.PS with ArabCrunchStrat should be a modle for all Arab tech professionals, we need: unity.”

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  1. fatin khwarizmi  |  April 28th, 2010 at 4:16 AM #

    A noble step from you brother Gaith, We all know the extent of suffering and deprivation of the Palestinian people life , the least we can each of us do is, to remind people again and again the tragedy of this nation and this people and the narrow live which they are living,the issue is vast ,and may take pages, but , brother Ghaith , posed the topic with a smooth and dramatic way to able everybody to feel and to react with his writing ! Thank you very much

  2. Gaith Saqer  |  April 28th, 2010 at 9:22 AM #

    thank you fatin, this is just a small step o help our brothers in palestine.

  3. Ahmad  |  April 29th, 2010 at 1:02 AM #

    I am glad that we have ArabCrunch in Palestine now.

  4. Gaith Saqer  |  April 29th, 2010 at 12:07 PM #

    thanks Ahmad we are very excited too :)

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