50:50 Startups Inc.

Location

Registered in Boston, working in Israel and Palestine

Staff Size

14

Regular Programming

Weekly mentorship meetings, workshops, and guest speaker events during the incubation stage for Palestinian and Israeli founders. Further education, socializing, and business planning occurs in later stages of the startup incubation period.

Goals

50:50 Startups Inc is built on the idea that the Palestinian-Israeli status quo cannot be sustained and that peace must start in the hearts and minds of individuals – through meaningful connections in venture creation and technological innovation.

Major Accomplishments

50/50 Startups has selected an inaugural cohort through a rigorous interview process and hosted a launch event on Jan 14 at the Swiss Ambassador’s residence. They have secured partnerships with Industry leaders: Microsoft, Intel, Google, Mass challenge; Northeastern University, etc, hosted their first Demo Day on August 4, showcasing the work of their teams. 50/50 Startups has diverse and highly connected board members and an advisory board from different backgrounds, countries, and experiences.

Theory of Social Change

If people invest in socially responsible technology companies founded, managed, and EQUALLY OWNED by Palestinian and Israeli entrepreneurs, then we will enable the conditions necessary to rebuild a future together of shared peace and prosperity. 50/50 Startups believe that a truly equal partnership is a powerful idea that can drive business and social change in the Middle East.

Past Volunteer Contributions

Create marketing campaigns, social media, and help plan events.

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