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Gaza 'geeks' find new future in tech startups

While diplomats pledged billions to Gaza’s reconstruction in Cairo, a Gazan entrepreneur was seeking funds for a tech startup accelerator in the Gaza Strip.

CAIRO — Away from the Gaza reconstruction conference and the donor fatigue that dominated its politics, Nalan al-Sarraj presented the work of Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG) to a community of Cairo startups and entrepreneurs.

The Gaza-based startup accelerator drew support as Sarraj asked for financing pledges ahead of a crowdfunding campaign that has yet to kick off. The $350,000 target was dwarfed by the $5.4 billion pledged to Gaza by governments a day before Sarraj took the stage in central Cairo.

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