50:50 Startups' inaugural class has created a diverse range of startups. From visas to toys, our startups are challenging some of the biggest markets in the world, and using the diversity of their founders to create commercially cutting-edge businesses. A few examples are listed below!
Avodeem is a new platform for laborers to find work. To start, they are focusing on workers crossing from the West Bank at Qalandia, who face impossibly long queues, byzantine bureaucracy, and job uncertainty on arrival. The new platform will facilitate and provide access to workers - starting mainly with Palestinian craftsmen - arriving in Israel by connecting them with Israeli employers who need labor.
Qusai (26) Palestinian
Tariq (23) Palestinian
Fehmi (21) Israeli
BlockIt is an educational toy that makes learning more fun by turning the digital world into something you can touch, feel and play with.
Gal (38) Israeli-Jewish
Kareem (25) Jordanian-Israeli
Nicola (28) Arab-Israeli
Get Involved is an innovative way to support charitable causes beyond only money. Get Involved integrates into social media, as well as hosting its content, and allows users diverse options of giving like volunteering, donating, supplying equipment, and more.
Omri (21) Jewish-Israeli
Ivan (20) Arab-Israeli
Babelblog is an online community where the different sides of conflict zones can connect to each other and communicate freely without linguistic barriers. User-generated content is translated using existing language software and crowd-sourced community edits. When language barriers are broken down, Babelblog believes other walls can come down too. Sivan and Mezher are starting their pilot in the West Bank, Gaza, and Southern Israel, with posts in Hebrew and Arabic.
Sivan (26) Israeli
Mezher (24) Palestinian
WipRain is an innovative new technology startup disrupting one of the world’s most established industries: autos. In the last century, almost every part of a car’s design has changed, from the engine itself to steering or aerodynamic aesthetics. Window wipers, and how cars deal with rain on the windshield, however, have not. WipRain uses the latest technical developments from a range of industries to solve one of the simplest problems drivers face: how to keep a clear view while driving in rain.
Adi (22) Israeli
Ariel (24) Israeli