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|Laith I. Kassis||Birzeit, Palestine|
|Membership status: ICECE||Member since: September 01, 2008|
Short Profilehas over 15 years of experience in business - most recent he is managing an incubator servicing start-up companies in Palestine. His role at the incubator included the design and implementation of incubation processes and programs that included marketing, policies and procedures and outreach campaign designing and executing the pre-incubation programs.
Laith has also designed and fundraised for a seed fund and prepared incubator clients successfully for inves-tors and business development. On a regional level in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Laith has participated in the formation and was founding member of the MENA Network of Incubators MENAinc) under the um-brella of the infoDev program. Laith has presented and was a key speaker in local and regional forums and events on subjects related to incubation and seed and early start-ups investment. He is also experienced in designing and structuring for technology ventures Seed Fund and setting up the processes including deal sourcing, evaluation, due diligence, structuring of start-up deals, post-investment management and exiting. Laith has also practiced PRINCEII methodolologies for IT project management including write up of project charters, project financial plan development, process design, functional specifications, project scope and charter document, test plans and strategy, monitoring and evaluation.