Fikra Innovation Hub, the corporate program that supports entrepreneurship, provides a place where individuals and teams can grow their technologies and businesses. Fikra (which means “an idea” in Arabic) is hosted by Jawwal, Palestine Cellular Communications Company which, in turn, is a subsidiary of Paltel Group.
It is a creative space for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas who need to access physical infrastructure, capacity building, and mentoring. The hub includes a well-equipped co-working space, access to Paltel Group infrastructure such as Hadara IP TV, Jawwal’s own Channels (through which Palestinian applications are visible to more than three million subscribers on Jawwal marketing channels) and Jawwal Pay (an e-wallet that will help start-ups to monetize), apart from other infrastructure services that aim to transform ideas into projects or products, ultimately turning them into investment opportunities. A vital element in our business strategy is to discover and unleash innovative ideas, especially those that take advantage of fast-moving technology and that need assistance in order to develop the idea and into a viable business. We aim to lead the transformation process and culture to enable entrepreneurs to experiment with their ideas and minimum viable products, validate them, adopt and scale.
Our mission is to prepare entrepreneurs to discover and explore their interests and to equip them with the knowledge, skills, infrastructure and funding necessary to successfully execute on their ideas into successful ventures.
Our vision is to become a leading corporate innovation hub in the MENA region, a preferred location, where start-ups can flourish where ideas are validated, adopted and scaled.