Home Must Reads Mercy Corps launches Gaza Sky Geeks

Mercy Corps launches Gaza Sky Geeks

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Portland-based Mercy Corps founded Gaza Sky Geeks, a new startup accelerator that is the first in its area.

Jordanian accelerator Oasis500 has committed cash, mentorship and a promise to co-host the initial class of startups with Gaza Sky Geeks.

That means nearly 17 months after opening, the new accelerator program will at last begin to look at candidates for its first class. As many as half a dozen Gaza startups will eventually spend four months of tutelage in Gaza and Amman, Jordan, where they'll deepen their knowledge about product concepts, consumer reach and implementation. Aside from teaching this initial class of budding entrepreneurs, mentors at both Oasis500 and Gaza Sky Geeks will also link them to a network of investors for post-incubation financial help.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

More Articles

Making faces

News
Thursday, February 20, 2014
02.20.14 Thumbnail ModelsBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

As retailers consolidate and newspapers fold, the business of modeling shifts to ad agencies, apparel companies and new media.


Read more...

Wheel man

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


Read more...

Revolution in print, pixels and passion

News
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
RyanFrankNewsBY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER

The publisher of the Emerald Media Group moves on, leaving a cutting edge media group that depends on business acumen for its survival.


Read more...

The future of money

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JAKE THOMAS

An ancient institution moves slowly into the digital age. 


Read more...

Why I became an educator

News
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
03.04.14 thumbnail teachBY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


Read more...

Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

News
Thursday, March 27, 2014
03.27.14 thumb collegeBY MARY SPILDE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


Read more...

Leader's bookshelf

Contributed Blogs
Friday, March 14, 2014
02.06.14 BooksBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Five books that will make you a better leader.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS