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Support uMake, Palestine's Leading Coworking Space

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Impact: Palestinian Territories

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We reached our full capacity, and with the current prices, we can’t sustain. The only solution is to expand and allow more people to join our community!



Update:  We completed our goal!! Thanks, Everyone! Any extra contributions will be used to offer more services and we will be able to host promising entrepreneurs for FREE Thank you <3 


What is uMake?

In Palestine, there is a rise in the number of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and multiple job holders. This shift suggests an increase in demand for co-working spaces. The unavailability of fully-equipped workspaces for individuals to do their work is an ongoing struggle. Freelancers and students cannot find a spot to do their projects, homework, or to hold their meetings. Entrepreneurs – particularly ones who work in newborn startups – lack a space that allows them to share ideas and expertise. This leads them to work in unprofessional and sometimes uncomfortable settings such as restaurants and cafes.


Out of this struggle, uMake was born. uMake is a collaborative, creative space that welcomes entrepreneurs, business professionals, makers, and students to work, meet, learn, and share experiences and expertise. uMake provides access to needed amenities, such as meeting rooms, electronics, and digital equipment, as well as a network of professionals to help its members work towards their goals.


Our Impact - uMake in a Year -


Over the course of a year, uMake has not only become a place for people to work, but we also became an environment that allows cooperation and creativity in the center of Ramallah. Our diverse community allows for entrepreneurs, students, freelancers, and makers to benefit both on the social and professional levels.


We have positioned ourselves as part of the Entrepreneurship ecosystem in Palestine. We have done so through hosting more than 80 events on topics like VR, product management, time management, decision-making, social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs’ lifestyle. With more than 2000 participants.


Knowledge is essential to growing talent, so we made sure to create courses on the latest concepts and technologies to complete the role of the educational institutions.



Help us become sustainable.


Our community is increasing rapidly,  and so are our needs. The capacity of the current space is not enough to meet the needs of the larger community.  

uMake is very affordable comparing to the alternatives, and we are not willing to increase our prices because we want to keep the space available to everybody. We reached our full capacity, and with the current rates, we can’t sustain. The only solution is to expand the space. We want to rent a new space next to the existing space and renovate it to allow more people to join our community and benefit from the space.

We are also planning to add more facilities to better serve this community such as phone booths, comfy seating area, private booths, a spacious kitchen, stand up desks, meeting rooms, and private offices. The new space and the new services will help us sustain on our own. 


Our role in the ecosystem

We have partnered with many support systems for entrepreneurship in Palestine. We are currently hosting the Founder Institute chapter in Ramallah, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator. We also host BUILDx social entrepreneurship Series in partnership with BuildPalestine every month to empower social entrepreneurs in Palestine.


Meet our team


Daoud Ghannam, Founder and CEO

Mahran Ismael, Creative Officer 

Siraj Abu Snineh, Outreach & Event Officer

Nour Ghannam, Space Officer  


What does our community say about us?


“The best co-working space in Palestine, friendly people, and a cozy home”  Aya Ghazawneh


“Frankly, uMake should be a role model for any entrepreneurial business in Palestine. From the staff to the space members, the atmosphere is always positive and effective. It is such a  motivating environment to anyone who is working or studying or has an entrepreneurial dream” Dawoud Zahran, founder of Mission organization. 


“In uMake, I have been inspired by listening to the stories of successful people in Palestine, and I have been introduced to new concepts which reflected positively to my work” Lama Amr, CEO of BirHakaya


“uMake is the most innovate space in Palestine today. The line between work and play are blurred in this fast moving and creative space. Good coffee, fast WiFi and smart people are all you need to change the world!” Yusuf Omar, Influencer.


“The strategic location of uMake helped me expand my operations in Ramallah.”

Ameer Abu Laban, Co-founder of Daad Center.


For more info, please contact us directly at info@umake.ps

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This campaign is supported by BuildPalestine, a platform to connect supporters around the world with innovative, social impact projects in Palestine.


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BuildPalestine .3 years ago

We have relocated! Thanks to you!

Dear uMake Supporters,


We are glad to inform you that we have relocated and expanded our space in the past few months, THANKS TO YOU!

Our friends at BuildPalestine wrote this article with more details, feel free to check it out:



We would love to meet you soon!

Thank you everyone!

Daoud and Team uMake.


BuildPalestine .5 years ago

We Made it!

Dear Supporters,


We are happy to announce that today we reached our goal in the campaign.

THANK YOU ALL for this, everyone of you made this happen!
We will keep you updated about our progress in the expansion.


THANKS!!

Daoud and uMake Team.

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