The first to volunteer to coordinate student activities and events, Birzeit University students, Ahmad Ramahi and Hassan Jaddes, are known for their ambition and enthusiasm over the newest technology tools and trends. It is no surprise then, that the two friends jumped at the opportunity to participate in a Business Plan Competition announced by the new Business Startup Centre in Ramallah. Seeing this as an opportunity to create something on their own, Ahmad and Hassan, with a team of 4, submitted their business plan and won third place in the July competition.
Following the competition, Ahmad and Hassan were able to register their company, Concepts Ltd and begin offering services that include: e-marketing , e-commerce services, graphic design, 2D and 3D Animations, web design, web hosting and domains, printing, branding services, and photography. Concepts is currently catering to local, regional and international customers in the Gulf States and Europe. In early 2012 Ahmad became a regional celebrity when he appeared on the satellite TV station MBC in a programme for Arab inventors. This enabled he and his Concepts team to secure more contracts for his business and gain the promotional recognition they deserve.
Ahmad and Hassan understand the challenges of being young people in business, and how they not only have to prove themselves to senior competitors, but ensure they are constantly adopting the latest technological trends in order to always provide the highest quality products and services.
What is your personal ambition?
The company is new and very small. We want to make it grow and transform it into a successful enterprise.
What impact do you see your business making?
We help local companies compete in stagnated and overcrowded local market, by providing creative and affordably priced marketing solutions. We also help local companies operate in more efficient manners by using ICT solutions.
How do you see the future of your business?
Medium-sized company operating in the local market and relying on local technical specialists, but providing services to international clients. In the near future, we plan to enter the Qatar market.