First lecture titled, “Startup companies: Reality and Challenges” focused on entrepreneurship and emerging companies importance in Palestine for their role in providing new job opportunities. It was moderated by Director of Hassib Sabbagh Center for Excellence in Information Technology Alaa Hattab. Eng. Hasan Omar, CEO of Glow Innovations Business Accelerator, gave a glance on leadership and innovation reality and emerging companies’ importance through local and regional statistics and reports. Dr.