“Palestinian start-ups need to compete on the world stage”: An interview with Sami Abu Heiba, founder of GIL

Sami Abu Heiba

Why did you start GIL?

What’s your co-founder situation?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of starting a company in Palestine?

What is the reason for the lack of Palestinian technical talent?

What is the best and the worst decision you’ve made since starting GIL?

Did you join an incubator/accelerator as soon as you started GIL?

Do you think that Palestine lacks start-up content geared towards Palestinian start-ups in particular?

What’s your incorporation status?

Has the Palestinian ecosystem improved since you started GIL in 2019?

What’s your fundraising status?

Can a foreign investor even invest in a Palestinian start-up?

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