INTERSECT

INNOVATION

HUB

Intersect is a community that will incubate social, fintech, and cybersecurity entrepreneurs with a mission to boost the Palestinian economic ecosystem by educating ,up-skilling, connecting, and growing locally and globally.

"We are strong believers that true change is possible when we form coalitions, bonds, and partnerships as innovators & entrepreneurs. "

Our role is to stimulate, facilitate and build awareness within the community, including the skilling and up-skilling of the younger generation who will shape the future of Palestine and the region, as well as exploring trends that can create solutions and be applied to systems (inside and outside the bank) that need innovative problem-solving.

How intersect innovation hub works?

. Internally

Powered by Bank of Palestine Group, as its founding partner, Intersect is at the forefront of the bank’s social impact and innovation efforts. The internal stakeholders at BoPG will have a role in connecting with entrepreneurs and startups that articulate a clear value providing them with knowledge resources and access to decision-makers in the bank, helping them execute their solutions across BoP & BoPG. The group will be the first line of support to the hub and will strive to adopt any emerging tech solutions that will support the Bank’s digital strategy and help improve the way they serve clients. employees, and community.

. Externally

Intersect Innovation Hub is an NGO* with a mandate to support the Palestinian innovative ecosystem with a focus on Fintech, Cybersecurity, Digital Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, and 4IR for impact across economic sectors and segments of society.

areas of focus

We at intersect innovation hub dedicate our efforts, network, and expertise to serve and develop the Palestinian entrepreneurial ecosystem especially in the fields of:

CYBERSECURITY

4IR

FINTECH

SOCIAL
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

DIGITAL
INNOVATION

EXTERNAL

Intersect Innovation Hub is an NGO* Powered by Bank of Palestine Group with a mandate to support the Palestinian innovative ecosystem with a focus on Fintech, Cybersecurity, Digital Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, and 4IR for impact across economic sectors and segments of the Palestinian society and globally.

INTERNAL

Powered by Bank of Palestine Group, as its founding partner, Intersect Innovation Hub is at the forefront of the bank’s social impact and innovation efforts.

The internal stakeholders at BoPG will have a role in connecting with entrepreneurs and startups that articulate a clear value providing them with knowledge resources and access to decision-makers in the bank, helping them execute their solutions across BoP & BoPG.

The group will be the first line of support to the hub and will strive to adopt any emerging tech solutions that will support the Bank’s digital strategy and help improve the way they serve clients. employees, and community.

OUR VISION

What startups and entrepreneurs really need in Palestine is a connector, initially bridging startups into the Bank of Palestine Group by providing: access to real-life decision-makers across BoP group units, resources to refine and develop ideas into businesses, support in the integration of external ideas, services, and technologies into the bank and the region’s ecosystem. Intersect will serve as a sandbox for ideas: a place to test these innovative ideas and technologies and turn them into viable solutions rapidly and efficiently.

OUR MISSION

 Provide Palestinian innovators and entrepreneurs with a strong and resilient innovative platform & environment for entrepreneurial growth that combines business, research, growth, impact, and networking, ensuring that the integration of these five is more efficient and has a higher impact on innovation than standing alone.

MEET OUR BOARD OF

DIRECTORS

Lana Abu Hijleh

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

Hashim Shawa

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hasan Afifi

Treasurer of the Board of Directors

Dr. Mona Demaidi

Secretary of the Board of Directors

Iyad Qumsieh

President & CEO, PalPay

Rabi' Barakat

Senior Security Architect, Cystack

Dr. Elham Kateeb

Dean of Scientific Research, Al Quds University

OUR

MANAGEMENT

RATEB H.RABI

Managing Director Co Founder

Pilar ElHamoury

Operations manager

Huda Tahboub

Resources Mobilization Manager