SAED KARZOUN is a journalist, social and business entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and the founder and CEO of the Palestinian organization Taghyeer. He is also the founder and CEO of WLW profit company for Digital and Training Services which was created in 2017, and in 2020, Saed founded Hayah Youth Movement. Taghyeer’s mission is to inspire youth to create social and economic change through the use of new technologies and entrepreneurship. “Taghyeer” is a non-profit company working on developing social media usage in Palestine and making a change in society on issues revolving around women and youth. Some of its initiatives include YouKnow: Freedom of the Internet and Speech, BlogBus– We blog to Develop, Mappingher – Tech for Women, Hona- I have a story to tell. In 2019, Saed founded The Mountain Business Incubator- Inspiring Economic and Social Change in Palestine.
Saed is a lecturer in entrepreneurship, digital journalism and design thinking. His mission is to motivate and engage young entrepreneurs and changemakers to maximize their political, economic, and social impact as well as to inspire people to do the things that they love to, so that when used together, positive change can be created through the turning of social and economic conflicts into opportunities to create lasting peace.
In May 2016, Saed was awarded the King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement (KAAYIA), a $50,000 grant benefitting Arab countries. In October 2015, he was awarded the ASHOKA Prize, the world’s largest entrepreneurship fellowship. In July 2015, he published his first book “30 Secret Numbers”. And in April 2015, he was chosen as a 2015 Internet Freedom Fellow under the auspices of the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. In December 2014, Saed won the German Transparency International Prize for the Social Entrepreneurs Initiative Global in 2014.