Alaa F. Saqer

Alaa Saqer is one of the founding members and leaders of Gaza’s startup and tech community. An Information Technology graduate from the top university in Gaza, he was one of the winners of Gaza’s first Startup Weekend in 2011. He went on to launch Datrios, a game and social network for sports fans, and one of the first two startups in Gaza to receive investment (from Oasis500). In 2010, he co-founded the Google Developers Group Gaza, a grassroots student organization that trains youth in tech topics and connects them to Google’s resources.Based in Gaza, Alaa is now a product manager for EXA, a well-known technology company in Saudi Arabia. He is fluent in agile product development and a mentor at many startup events in Gaza, including Gaza Sky Geeks’ bootcamps. Prior to becoming a tech entrepreneur, he worked for Mercy Corps (the largest humanitarian organization in Gaza after the United Nations) as a program officer providing psychosocial support to children using sports methods. In his free time, Alaa is a loving father and a sports fan. - "One for All and All for One"