Ambar is the Chief Operating Officer for Palestine’s newest startup investment fund, Ibtikar, a fund that she championed and helped design, structure and fundraise. Ibtikar fills a critical funding gap faced by Palestinian entrepreneurs between seed and VC.
For the past five years, Ambar has been directly involved in supporting Palestinian entrepreneurs. As the program manager for Palestine for a New Beginning (PNB), a Palestinian non-profit company focused on entrepreneurial development, Ambar grew PNB from an idea and a loose and small board leadership to an established Palestinian institution. Through PNB, Ambar organizes the yearly Celebration of Innovation, a Palestine-wide competition of entrepreneurs, and the follow-up support to these entrepreneurs.