our impact - MEET - Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

our impact


Tackling real-world problems

100 student projects created by bi-national and mixed gender teams

19 alumni ventures that tackle issues like media bias, education, ecology and sharing economies


Valued and resilient connections

60% increase in the students who value working with someone from the “other” side in just one year at MEET
72% of alumni are significantly involved with MEET and each other despite social, political and time pressures



Joint skills, values and motivations

400 young leaders who embody MEET values in their school, military and professional communities

300,000 hours of pragmatic skill building and growing

High retention and demand: 82% retention and 800+ youth applying each year (10% accepted)



Since 2004, MEET alumni have taken steps as young leaders in their personal and professional lives. Alumni have launched 15 ventures that address real-world problems, in both uni-national and bi-national teams (see more in “MEET our projects”). They have scaled up volunteer efforts by applying their technology and entrepreneurial skills to local charities. Alumni have been accepted to high profile universities across the globe, from MIT (8 alumni accepted so far) to Cambridge (2 alumni) and Harvard (1 alumnus), as well as prestigious local universities such as Bethlehem (10 alumni) and Hebrew University (11 alumni).

Moreover, aside from entering prestigious universities, developing startups with a social/political impact, taking leadership positions in local charities and initiating community projects to improve Palestinian-Israeli relations, alumni have focused on giving back to MEET. From 2004 onward, 39 alumni have volunteered in the student program - both during the summer intensive and during the yearlong program, to help the next generation of Palestinian and Israeli leaders learn tools to take action towards positive change in our region.

Alumni are taking steps as leaders by initiating ventures with a positive impact, attending prestigious universities, and giving back to their communities and MEET.

our stories

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Finland Embassy
August, 2014
Interviews with MEET graduates in Summer 2014 Read>
The Economist
February, 2014
Emerging Palestinian and Israeli entrepreneurs at MEET Read>
Google Europe Blog
July, 2013
Supporting Israeli and Palestinian technology students Read>
June, 2013
NGO trains Palestinian and Israeli youth to be peacekeeping entrepreneurs Read>
Fast Company
June, 2013
Bringing Israelis and Palestinians together with mobile apps Read>
No Camels
June, 2013
Unique MIT-backed program uses technology to bridge gaps between Israeli and Palestinian youth Read>
President Obama refers to MEET
March, 2013
President Obama names MEET as an example of how innovation is reshaping the Middle East Read>
Technology Review
June, 2012
Palestinian and Israeli students strive to overcome barriers by working together on technology projects. Read>
NBC News
August, 2010
Watch the report in Jerusalem Read>
Arab News
July, 2010
Most people don't believe Palestinian and Israeli high schoolers can get together and get along. But a summer program in Jerusalem proves they can. Read>
The Huffington Post
May, 2010
“A Message to the West from Palestinian and Israeli Students” Allen Grossman, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard University Read>

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