By Jonathan Davies

When we hear of Gaza, we think of a war torn region embroiled in a long-running dispute and conflict with Israel.

'Business', 'entrepreneurship' and 'start-ups' are not words that immediately spring to mind. But a fundraising campaign has been launched to save Gaza's only start-up accelerator.

The funding which allowed Gaza Sky Geeks to launch has ended, with additional funding redirected to humanitarian responses.

The start-up accelerator is looking for $70,000 worth of investing through fundraising platform IndieGoGo. After just three days, it has already received more than £28,000.

According to the campaign, it will be forced to cease its operations and close its co-working space if it doesn't achieve its goal.

Gaza Sky Geeks was created to launch a start-up movement in Gaza and harness local talent and give opportunities to the region's youth.

Earlier this year, it sourced the first ever investments for Gaza start-ups.

Its co-working space is the cornerstone of Gaza's startup ecosystem. It's a home for startups - young people who are exploring the idea of launching a startup, the local Microsoft Student Partners and Google Developers Groups, a book club where The Lean Startup was first brought to Gaza, an English class for entrepreneurs, and much more.

The recession is over. It's time to grow!

Join us from 19th – 20th November 2014 at the ExCeL Campus, London.

Register for your FREE Ticket today:

Join us on
Follow @freshbusiness