SynergyMed envisioned product for treating localized cancer tumors. Mechanical design made by engineer Saed Shweiki.
The following steps are needed to move the startup ecosystem into a better phase. 1) We must create an immediate task force of qualified personnel completely devoted to boosting the startup ecosystem. The semi-casual meetings that have been taking place are insufficient. 2) We must restructure the education system in schools and universities, utilizing the new approach of instilling in the students a spirit of research and development and removing them from the traditional “memorize the information” methodology. 3) We must make it possible for talented Palestinian entrepreneurs, company leaders, business development experts, scientists, and engineers who live abroad to return to Palestine and offer them significant financial incentives and positions. 4) We must train successful businesspeople in investing in risky but promising startups where, if successful, the profit is exponentially higher than in traditional businesses. 5) We must create local government grants that are designed to support breakthrough innovative technologies for startups and help them make traction in order to minimize the risk for investors. The grants should be substantial and include salaries for the startup team and not just money to buy equipment or pay for a few services. 6) We must create effective startup sandbox communities that are designed to help test and develop scalable ideas and rapidly create minimum viable products with a strong product-to-market fit.Sailing will not always be smooth, but the Palestinian community has seldom seen a calm blue ocean. It is ready to find its own pathway towards a new world.
Anan Copty received a BS from Gordon College, an MS from Boston College, and a PhD in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has worked at the Harvard Physics Department in particle-trapping experiments, the Harvard–Smithsonian Astrophysics Center, the Harvard Medical School, and as staff scientist at Radiation Monitoring Devices, Boston. Anan joined Intel in 2004 where he worked in the area of research and development of new technologies. He founded Noninvasive Medical Devices in 2015, and later SynergyMed in 2018, a start-up involved in cancer-tumor treatment through noninvasive thermal ablation. Anan is married and the proud father of two children.