International Conference on Entrepreneurship 3.0

Paving the silicon road to MENA region

December 14, 2021

Live, from Bethlehem

About ICEP 3.0

Based on the success of the first conference held in Bethlehem 2019, and the second virtual conference in 2020, where a multitude of business connections were developed and increasing interest by international technology companies and investors in the Palestinian Entrepreneurial and Technology ecosystem continues to be evident.

The third virtual conference is under the theme: Palestine: Paving the Silicon Road to MENA Region

With the youth in Palestine making up 70% of the population with a literacy rate of over 90% and a continued supply of top-notch engineering talent, Palestine is poised to become a hub for the knowledge and information economy with a special niche in outsourcing & Arabic Content Start-Ups with a link to the MENA region.

International Conference on Entrepreneurship 3.0

Paving the Silicon Road to MENA Region

December 14, 2021

Live, from Bethlehem

About ICEP 3.0

Based on the success of the first conference held in Bethlehem 2019, and the second virtual conference in 2020, where a multitude of business connections were developed and increasing interest by international technology companies and investors in the Palestinian Entrepreneurial and Technology ecosystem continues to be evident.

The third virtual conference is under the theme: Palestine: Paving the Silicon Road to MENA Region

With the youth in Palestine making up 70% of the population with a literacy rate of over 90% and a continued supply of top-notch engineering talent, Palestine is poised to become a hub for the knowledge and information economy with a special niche in outsourcing & Arabic Content Start-Ups with a link to the MENA region.

Paving the Silicon Road to MENA Region

As the ecosystem continues to develop, Palestine is preparing itself to evolve into a hub for the MENA region for international outsourcing companies looking for young talented Arabic content and resiliency in innovation. We will explore the role of Development Finance Institutions and the Private Sector in supporting the digital ecosystem in Palestine towards becoming the Silicon Road for the MENA region.

Join us this year and get a chance to become a part of the impact.

Event Schedule

Two startups will do a short pitch after each session and the audience will score the pitch out of 10, by the end of the day three startups will be declared winners.

10:00 AM

Keynote Messages

11:00 AM

Regional Perspectives on Mobilizing Investments at a Crossroad

12:00 PM

Mapping the Innovation Ecosystem in Palestine: “Findings & Conclusions”

01:00 PM

Listening to the Youth

02:00 PM

Palestinian Startups "Traveling the MENA Region"

03:00 PM

Palestine as a Hub: "Testimonials from International Companies"

04:00 PM

“Message from the Region”

05:00 PM

The case for Palestine: Remote Working Trends in a Post – Pandemic World

Event Schedule

Two startups will do a short pitch after each session and the audience will score the pitch out of 10, by the end of the day three startups will be declared winners.

This session is co-hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

and Innovative Private Sector Development Project (IPSD)

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This session is hosted by Intersect Innovation Hub

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Roundtable with Global Shapers, Palestine Hubs

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Expanding to the MENA Region

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Testimonials from International Companies

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This session is hosted by the World Economic Forum

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Remote Working Trends in a Post – Pandemic World

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Keynote speakers

The International Conference on Entrepreneurship- Palestine 2021 kicks off with speeches by world leaders and true changemakers.

Prof. Klaus Schwab

Founder and Executive Chairman at World Economic Forum, Switzerland Geneva

H.E. Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh

Prime Minister of the State of Palestine

Meet the Co-Chairs

For the past two years, ICEP was being shaped and led by the vision of our chairs who connect a global network of experts with the vision of Palestine, the next hub for contents and talented entrepreneurs.

Samer Khoury

Chairman, CCC

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Hashim Shawa

Chairman, Bank of Palestine Group

Steffi Czerny

Senior Advisor, Hubert Burda Media

Mirek Dusek

Deputy Head, Centre for Geopolitical and Regional Affairs; ExCom Member, World Economic Forum

Sponsors

We are thankful to the visionary leadership of ICEP sponsors who share our vision and provide us with the tools to deliver our conference for the third year!

Partners

Supporters