For three days (54 hours), we have held the digital tourism Hackathon at Palestine Technopark, where entrepreneurs, technologists/developers, designers, tourism specialists, and business professionals come together to pitch ideas, join teams and launch businesses, all in one weekend. It was a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, prototype products/services, help in advancing the tourism & tech entrepreneurial community in Palestine, and launch the next high-growth startups.
- The first day: During the first day, Tonny Khashram- Accredited Tourism Consultant for Palestine, presented the outcomes of our workshop in Jerusalem and Bethlehem about “Tourism sector challenges”. In addition to Ice breaking exercises, Pitching ideas, Voting & Startup Selection, and Teams formation.
- Second day: during the day, we held different sessions and talked about Business modeling & customer empathy map and How to do the right storytelling about Palestine with Malak Hasan (Ahlan Palestine ) and Samer Sharif ( Tijwal Safar). Moreover, we did team leader's briefs with mentors and hacking.
- Third day: On the last day of the Hackathon, we started the day with a Pitching Skills session with Anas AlChalabi - SME Development Expert - SPARK and it was followed by hacking and sending final documents. In the middle of the day, we reached the most exciting part, the Judging deliberations and selection of the winners. We ended the day with Winner's Announcements & Final Ceremony.