Heading to the Middle East?
Visit Palestine's tech sector!
You're joining a growing group of Silicon Valley professionals who are interested in Palestine’s technology and startup sector.
We’re folks just like you – we work at tech companies, startups, and VC funds. We were so inspired by our own travels and experiences in Palestine – and found it to be easy, safe, and accessible – that we put this guide together to demystify the process.
Visit the West Bank
Suitable for both day-trips and longer stays, the West Bank is home to Ramallah, the hub of Palestine's tech activity and full of coffee shops, restaurants, and a bustling "scene" for techies and artists alike.
Beyond Ramallah, the West Bank is home to a stunning landscape, the Dead Sea, and historical cities such as Jericho, Nablus, and Bethlehem and one of the world's most hospitable cultures.
Join hundreds from Silicon Valley and elsewhere who have visited Gaza Sky Geeks - the first tech hub in Gaza. While difficult to access, Gaza City is beautifully situated on the Mediterranean coast and is Palestine's largest city.
Advanced planning is required, but those who visit will have the opportunity to be a part of supporting the startup sector of one of the most amazing, inaccessible places in the world.
Most likely, your travel to Palestine will be uneventful and the biggest danger you’ll expose yourself to is a traffic accident. Upon arrival, you’ll feel welcome and safe - hundreds of people have loved visiting and mentoring in Palestine.
We understand you probably still have questions, so we've put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.
"We are drawn by places that the rest of the world tends to underestimate."
Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of Stripe, in Ramallah in May 2017 (Bloomberg Businessweek)