BuildPalestine Fellowship Program

At BuildPalestine, we’re committed to amplifying the work of the most impactful and innovative social enterprises in Palestine

Meet Palestine’s most innovative social enterprises


BuildPalestine fellowship program is designed for social enterprises committed to solving Palestine’s most pressing challenges. Our role is to connect fellows with the expertise, resources, and funds needed to maximize their impact.

Reasons to become a fellow: 


Access knowledge, advice, and support from experienced mentors specialized in supporting social enterprises

Enroll in advanced workshops to help grow your social enterprises. Topics include impact measurement, fundraising, and online presence 


Share your story with the global BuildPalestine community through curated content

Gain priority to participate in our public events and get recommended for international opportunities


Make direct connections with impact investors, and grant matching opportunities 

Crowdfund from BuildPalestine’s global network of supporters

Selection Criteria

Social Impact

Your solution has a positive, meaningful, and sustainable effect on the Palestinian community and particularly for those at disadvantage or contributes to solving a social or environmental issue

Social Innovation

Your approach should be more efficient and/or effective than the alternative available solutions or should provide a new solution to a problem not yet addressed

Launched Solution

Your product should be launched with a track record or you have a tested MVP. Idea stage projects aren’t eligible for the fellowship

"The BuildPalestine fellowship program was a great experience for me; I was able to communicate with leaders from Palestine, learn from their expertise and mutually share knowledge. I liked the diversity of the sessions provided; they included important topics that helped me grow as an entrepreneur and apply practical tools to the development of my startup. The BuildPalestine team has also helped us launch a crowdfunding campaign that funded our services in Gaza. I would like to continue being an active part of this amazing network."

Majd Manadre, Co-founder at Hakini

"Joining BuildPalestine's fellowship program was a great opportunity to improve our business and develop it further. I learned a lot about social entrepreneurship and met with great like-minded entrepreneurs committed to achieving social and environmental impact. The support provided by BuildPalestine team and the program mentors was essential to help us align our work with the envisioned impact and refine our impact generation approach. Thank you BuildPalestine!"

Baker Bozeyeh, co-founder and CEO of Flowless

"The fellowship exposed me to a diverse network of local social entrepreneurs where we have an open and safe place to exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and explore opportunities together. Not to mention the rich knowledge I gained from the mentors and experts in the field which helped me better understand some concepts and techniques. I don't consider the fellowship as a short-term relationship with BuildPalestine! instead, it's a strategic one where we can get support and give back too. Hopefully, BuildPalestine will stay part of our support system."

Hiba Awaysa, co-founder and CEO of Sawaed19

Designing innovative and sustainable solutions despite all challenges, meet Palestine’s most promising social entrepreneurs 

Got an innovative project?

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Fellowship Program. We are no longer accepting applications for this year, but we encourage you to apply for next year!