Seedstars World brought its Palestine round to a successful close during Seedstars Ramallah. The event took place on November 13 and 9 selected startups were invited to present their companies in front of the local jury panel.
The local winner, Inggez, an on-demand fitness startup aimed to provide people with accessible fitness options, was named “Best Startup in Palestine” for its innovative solution. Ali Tazami, CEO at Inggez said, “We are honored to win the 3rd edition of Seedstars Ramallah. We look forward to attending Seedstars Summit 2019 in Switzerland and representing Palestine there, hoping to grow our network, meet other entrepreneurs, exchange experiences and brainstorm great ideas to make the world a better place.”
“In the meantime, we will continue expanding Inggez to other countries in the region to empower people in MENA with flexible and cost effective fitness options with our on demand fitness solution”, He added.
As a part of the prize, Inggez will be participating at the Seedstars Summit in April 2019. The final day of the Summit is dedicated to pitching in front of an audience of more than 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to $1M in equity investment and other prizes.
Seedstars Ramallah also featured H.E. Dr. Allam Mousa, The Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology of the State of Palestine. The local Ambassador of Seedstars World, Salah Amleh, organized the event with Seedstars World’s local partner Growth Palestine.
The Digital Signage Platform JWAR that connects existing LCDs in high traffic locations and transforms them to targeted digital advertising space came second. Gamiphy, the user engagement and retention platform helping businesses acquire and retain more customers through gamification, grabbed the last spot in the top 3.
After this stop at Palestine, Omar Barakat, from Seedstars MENA, said, “Entrepreneurs in Ramallah are without a doubt some of the finest and most innovative I’ve met across the region. They’ve been able to overcome many barriers and develop a small, but high potential ecosystem of tech startups. We’re looking forward to binging more of our programs to Palestine in next year”.