Last Friday I spoke at TEDxTaybeh, so I thought I’d share with you my lessons learned preparing a TEDx talk for the first time.

I speak regularly at various events locally and internationally on topics related to technology entrepreneurship, and early-stage investments. But this was different. TEDxTaybeh was […]

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Earlier this year I announced that I will be having open office hours in Ramallah. Since then I’ve had three sessions (one per month and each comprised of 6 meetings). I think now is a good time to discuss how it’s been going.

I had my first session on Jan […]

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Last month, Sadara Ventures hosted Jeff Pulver in Ramallah on his first visit to Palestine. For those who missed it, this should be a good recap. For all of […]

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The second Startup Weekend event in Palestine took place last month in Nablus, with over 120 participants, and 17 teams competing. I was on the judging panel with […]

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The Ramallah OpenCoffee Club (ROCC) convenes for the second time on Tuesday the 22nd at 8am in Zamn Al-Tireh.

A little less than two weeks ago we launched ROCC at the same place with a total of 13 people in attendance. We started with a brief discussion on what it […]

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Office Hours in Ramallah

On January 9, 2013 By

Everyone is familiar with the concept of Office Hours especially on college and university campuses. Faculty members schedule certain times where they make themselves available to students to drop by and discuss matters related to their coursework.

The first time I heard of Office Hours in the context of venture capital work was during a […]

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Brad Feld’s book “Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City” is a must-read for anyone involved, or has an interest in building their local startup community. This includes entrepreneurs, business leaders, public officials, academics, and other active participants in the community.

The book discusses several problems seen in the early days […]

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Our Investment in Souktel

On December 22, 2012 By

Souktel is Sadara’s second investment (following Yamsafer) in a Palestinian tech startup. Our up-to $1 million investment will go […]

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I Blog, Therefore I Am!

On December 15, 2012 By

I’m starting this blog for three key reasons:

Share insights and experiences “from the field” to serve as a resource for the community of tech entrepreneurs. Stimulate an open conversation about what’s working and what’s not in building our entrepreneurial ecosystem. To the extent possible, document the story of the Palestinian tech sector from today’s […]

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