Jerusalem24 – Dina Amin – For many startups in Palestine, entrepreneurship is not only a choice of employment but a form of resistance.
With restrictions faced by few others in the region (or the world), Palestinians are turning to startups as a means to both attend to the needs of daily life as well as nurture the ecosystem of a developing and promising industry.
A value-driven entrepreneur, Malak Baghdadi is CEO and co-founder of Factory-X, a co-working space in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.
Malak, a graduate of An-Najah University, has the ambition of developing the entrepreneurial sector in Palestine.
Factory-X holds events that provide an opportunity for youth to both work and network, with the aim of creating more opportunities for graduates to find the path right for them.
Malak tells Jerusalem24 that Factory-X’s major purpose is to bridge the gap for young Palestinians between university studies and the work field – an issue especially important for young women graduates, who are less likely to be employed than anywhere else in the Arab world.
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