Shaher Husein and Ahmed Abuoamr are both ambitious entrepreneurs. Shaher studied Business Management and Finance at Brooklyn College. Ahmed studied computer engineering in Nablus and has built up a solid base of clients around the world through business outsourcing. ‘Team Bareedee’ met in February 2014 at a Garage48 event in Ramallah. Originally Shaher’s idea, ‘Bareedee’ (‘my mail’ in English) involves creating mail collection and delivery points across Palestine to make it an easier process for individuals. By August 2014 Bareedee was accepted onto the Welfare Association’s Fast Forward program.
The business concept is new to Palestine, and as such a significant part of their remit is to market the product and its benefits to the society, and they have come up with some excellent incentives to engage potential customers using social media and partnering with local businesses.
By June 2015, they hope to have 500 collection points and 100 people using the service. They have a freelance employee working from Amman, who has set up 26 collection points there, starting their expansion into the region. However, this will require additional funding to cover their costs and realize their expansion strategy across the region.