PALESTINIAN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (PMP)
Empowering Exceptional Entrepreneurs
PMP connects Palestinian entrepreneurs to a network of experienced mentors in Israel, Europe, and the United States. Launched in the summer of 2020, PMP was founded with the understanding that Palestinian tech entrepreneurs, executives, and startups in Palestine lack vital access to foreign partners, mentors, and companies that have had success in similar endeavors. PMP aims to fill this needed market gap and to build bridges between Palestine’s developing startup ecosystem and markets abroad. These close, one-on-one mentorships build lasting connections between exceptional businesspeople in the Palestinian tech sector and their international counterparts.
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EMPOWERING EXCEPTIONAL ENTREPRENEURS
Through Mentor-Mentee matching and high-level workshops, we engage Palestinian tech leadership in economic cooperation, further opening up Palestine’s tech eco-system.
The Mentorship relationship forms the core of PMP's programming. Potential Mentees - many of whom are referred by others in the PIP/PMP community - apply for the program by outlining key professional challenges they plan to address with the guidance of a Mentor. Mentees participate in a matching process with our Mentor pool to based on mutual preferences to determine the best fit for a Mentor-Mentee relationship.
PMP facilitates professional development workshops to provide more avenues for professional development and networking to our participants. PMP workshops are conducted quarterly and focus on the areas of improvement identified by Mentees and Mentors. This allows our participants to gain skills that are tailored to their specific contexts and needs.
AREAS OF SUCCESS
Mentees connect with one another, forging business partnerships within the Palestinian ecosystem
Mentors open doors to new markets for Mentees, helping them tap new business opportunities
Mentees receive guidance for fundraisng, investment meetings, and how to best navigate everything finance!
PMP'S NETWORK POWER
Mentees gain access to PMP's entire 60+ pool of Mentors, where they can tap legal expertise, business advice, and more.
PMP accepts up to 20 Mentees per 6-month cycle from Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank, and matches them with a Mentor from the PMP Global Mentor Network. The Mentor Pool is comprised of business professionals, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs eager to connect with and help their Mentees overcome professional challenges.