Mentors & Experts
Our startups get access to world-class mentors who are entrepreneurs or have significant roles
in successful companies. The mentors are dedicated to helping the teams and
providing long-term guidance on vision and strategy
Owner & CEO, TK Innovations Yosi has diverse and extensive 20+ years of business and management experience in technological areas such as Software, Communications, Printing Machinery, Robotics, and Medical Device. All through his career Yosi worked in the area of entrepreneurship. He was responsible for establishing and managing over 40 start-up companies and served as Director and Chairman of the Board for dozens of companies. Currently Yosi serves as a Business Mentor for start-up companies.
R&D Director at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs Oleg serves as the R&D Director of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs Israel. Prior to joining DT, Oleg acted as an attorney, specializing in Hi-Tech and finance, and represented a broad spectrum of local and international clients, including individual and institutional investors, VCs and long list of start-ups and Hi-Tech companies, among many others.
Angel Investor After a 35+ year career in credit risk & financial services, Joe is a private investor with a particular interest in angel investments. Areas of interest include med tech, digital health, robotics, AI, cybersecurity and other niche products. Most recently, he was in charge of Stress Testing for community banks at CEIS Review. Prior to CEIS Review, Joe gained extensive senior level experience in credit risk management in banking, capital markets, counterparty credit, etc.
CEO at RAZ Technology Services Shahar has over 21 years of experience, starting with legacy technologies all the way to the most up-to-date technologies and trends, including Cloud Computing, Big Data and Software as a Service as well as many others. With his unique and pragmatic approach, he combines hands-on experience and executive management, directing and guiding companies, leading technology issues and is very aware of business and financial aspects.
Former VP of Global Partnerships at Yahoo Most recently Soujanya was VP of Global Partnerships at Yahoo. In this role, Soujanya and his team led all strategic and revenue generating mobile partnerships by syndicating Yahoo monetization, Mail and apps to App Developers, OEM's and Carriers around the world. Soujanya has a history of co-founding and leading startups. Prior to Yahoo, Soujanya was Co-founder and CEO of Cooliris, a KPCB backed company which was acquired by Yahoo in November 2014.
Tech lead at Lemonade.com Passionate about technology and creating great products, Yuval has been building and delivering leading products for 20 years. From large enterprise scale to consumer products, Yuval has served in technical and managerial (CTO) positions for companies like Comverse, Verint, Lightapp and (Now) Lemonade. Yuval also mentors young startups in various fields on building and scaling their product and operations.
Head of Global Programs and IL Sales at D+H GTBS A Seasoned manager with 15 years experience in global sales accounts and programs managements. Extensive experience in managing complex programs within telecommunications and Fintech industries. Vast experience in Telecom (mobile, cellular, OSS &BSS) and Fintech industries (Payment, financial supply chain and Cash Management Payments). A business mentor, helping startups companies with business plan sale strategy and raising funds.
CEO & Co-founder of Brooks-Keret financial management ltd. Over the last 23 years,Gil is involved in various financial process aspects such as CFO services, M&A, IPO, Fund Raising and Business Development for Startup and High-tech companies. Gil encourages and supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem by leading a monthly “expert panel” presenting and connecting Israeli startup companies from various fields to investors and experts.
Emerging markets business consultant and lectur Tal offers startup companies with tools for efficient fund raising in non western countries, such as China, Korea, Mexico, Japan, Brazil and India. He is a specialist in efficient work of Israeli companies with emerging markets in the world: Asia, Latin America and more. He is a former researcher of cultures in Tel Aviv university and the Sorbonne – Paris, manager of international activities at Israeli tech companies and columnist at YNET economy.
CEO at Star Tree Ventures Ltd. Sharon is a leading specialist in international business development and investments within the healthcare industry. Prior to founding Star Tree Ventures, Sharon was the founder and managed the business development and strategic planning in Orphan Technologies Ltd, where she has led several in-licensing transactions. Prior to that, Sharon was an Associate Consultant at Defined Health, a leading Business Development consulting company in New Jersey.
Co-Founder & CEO at Cybellum Slava is an enthusiastic entrepreneur, a security expert with extensive experience in security technology management. Prior to CyBellum, served as an officer and project manager in Israel’s elite intelligence corps, head of software development at a startup company in the automotive industry, developer of large-scale projects at “Rafael” – the military enterprise, and an academic TA and lecturer of Algorithms and Data-Structure courses.
Co-Founder of UpWest Labs Gil joined UpWest Labs as a founding Partner in 2012, opening up the firm’s Silicon Valley Office. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams of building large companies and providing resources to get them there faster. Prior to UpWest Labs, Gil was the VP of Operations Management at Yahoo! for two years after working with the Corporate Development group for four years. He led the acquisition of Yahoo!’s first Israel-based startup (FoxyTunes).
Public Speaking & Communication Consultant at Finding Your Voice Shlomy is an international communications consultant, who specializes in helping startups develop and deliver concise, compelling messaging during early rounds of fundraising. In addition, Shlomy works with professionals from a wide range of fields who want to become more confident and effective communicators and leaders. He provides one-on-one consulting, hands-on group workshops, and guest lectures.
Partner at Marker LLC Liat is a Partner at Marker LLC, a leading venture capital and growth equity firm. Prior to joining Marker, Liat was the Executive Director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at IDC, where she helped grow the program and the startups that came out of it. Today she remains involved as chairwoman of Zell and is the director of the ZEP Fund LTD. Liat is a board member at Rewire.to, a board observer at Victorious and is a member of friends of IDC’s advisory board.
Co-founder of Colu David is the Co-founder of Colu, a mobile wallet & payment solution for consumers and merchants in local areas. David has been the Co-founding and CTO of eToro, the largest social trading network in the world. David was the R&D Department Manager at 888.com. David has more than 20 years experience as an entrepreneur and technologist, and is deeply knowledgeable at the fintech industry, social platforms, blockchain technologies, and gaming industry.
Partner at Herzog Fox Neeman's Hi-Tech Department Prior to joining HFN in 2016, Gal spent 12 years with Morrison & Foerster (MoFo)'s Technology Transactions Group in Silicon Valley, where he also headed the firm’s Israel Desk. Gal’s practice focuses primarily on cross-border and domestic transactions involving technology and intellectual property, and includes structuring, negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements and strategic IP licenses, as well as representing clients.
The Manager-and-Leader expert Since early 2009 Sarah has been coaching small and medium hi-tech companies on Go-To-Market and Operational strategies. Her international clients range from Internet, to hardware and software infrastructure, and new economy services. She brings broad experience from her positions as VP in mega corporations in the US and Europe as well as from coaching small-medium companies.
VP Products development at Kornit Digital Oded Kraft brings over 20 years of global high tech innovation, development, and business experience, in Israel and abroad, in startups and large corporates. Until recently Oded served as the VP of Product Development at Kornit Digtal. Previously, Oded served in an executive business role with Roche Diabetes Care, Germany, leading the 10 year product portfolio and strategic roadmap.
CEO & Chairman of Top-Secure Noam is the CEO and Chairman of Top-Secure, highly sought security solutions firm. Areas of expertise include security solutions, operations, dignitary and executive protection, consulting and familiarity with security technologies. Today, Shalit’s expertise in high-level security operations extends to both international governments, private sector, Fortune 500 professionals and their companies, high profile personalities, including select A-list celebrities.
Founding Partner of iAngels Mor is an Israeli High Tech insider with over 10 years experience assisting global corporations define new corporate strategies, M&A activities and technological pivots, working on the corporate level of blue chip companies such as SAP, IBM and Amdocs.
Owner of Sagi Katz Advisory Services Sagi roll up his sleeves and help tech companies build and scale their businesses. He has over 17 years of executive level experience in sales, business development, corporate marketing and strategy. Before founding his consulting practice, he managed business units in large organizations and earlier stage startups and was accountable for significant revenue growth and eco-system development.
CTO & Co-Founder at Kang Health Israel has been developing software for the past 35+ years. Israel started as a high school kid programming the first home micro computers in the early 1980s, writing ballistic calculation software on hand held calculators for the artillery forces of the IDF, then joining a small company creating desktop publishing software for the first Macintosh computer in the 1980's and later joining Scitex - at that time the flagship of Israeli high-tech.
Co-Founder & Managing Director of VeloQuant Shai has over 15 years of experience in algorithms and research, and he is an expert on topics such as signal and image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition,machine learning, medical devices computational linguistics and more. Shai has worked for companies such as IBM research, Kodak research and Kenshoo.
Partner in Investable Solutions Yossi is a business professional and entrepreneur. He is a partner in Investable Solutions a boutique consulting company specializing in helping startups meet funding. Yossi's 18 years of consulting, entrepreneurial and software development experience allow him to become a bridge between techies and business people. Yossi held consulting positions in Tefen Management Consultants as well as Czamanski Ben Shahar Ltd.
CTO at Telekom Innovation Laboratories Israel Dudu brings 25 years of strategy, technical and business executive experience in the areas of cyber security, big data, mobile and telecommunications. Deeply involved in the Israeli startup scene, founder and board member of several startup companies, expert in building new operations and teams and intellectual property expert with more than 40 patents.
Founder & CEO, N.Lev Business Consulting Ltd. Nachun is an independent investor and mentor early stage Start-ups. Nachum was the Head of headquarters of corporate division at Bank Hapoalim and he also served as a manager of the MIS (Management Information System) Division, at Bank Hapoalim.
Founder & Chief Strategist of Blue Thread Marketing Mordecai is an avid blogger and an active contributor to the digital marketing space. His content has been featured on industry leading sites including Social Media Today Business2Community, Social Media World, TechAcute, Technologer and Post Planner. Mordecai is a key opinion leader for Huawei, and is the first international board member of the National Institute of Social Media.
CEO at Incentive Incubator Lior serves as the CEO of Incentive Incubator since 2005 and as General Partner at Peregrine Ventures. Under Lior’s management Incentive has made 7 exits (Valtech, Neovasc, Bballoon, NLT spine, Eurekify, Marketyze, Rocketick) and has received 7 excellence awards by the state of Israel for its performance. Lior brings extensive experience and expertise in investments due diligence, strategic planning, project management and business development.
CEO of ElMindA Ronen was the first investor in ElMindA and joined its board in 2006. Ronen is also a member of the World Economic Forum council for the future of neurotechnologies & brain sciences as well as a member of the investment committee at the Israeli Innovation authority. Early in his career, Ronen held several positions at Silicon Valley based Applied Materials. Later, Ronen joined Philips and co-founded Philips’ Global Corporate Venture arm.
CEO of Livne - Consulting Zeev is an Electronic Engineer with MSC degree from the Technion, retired from Rafael. Before Rafael, Zeev worked at Elbit and Elscint. At Rafael and Elbit he worked in the field of military products and at Elscint in the field of diagnostic medical equipment. The roles that Zeev performed included product development, production, service, plant management and projects management.
Business developer at Playtech Alona is part of the founding team and management of Playtech’s Casual Games department, where she is in charge, amongst other things, of M&A for casual games studios and technologies. She was part of the founding team of the Mobile Games department at Playtika, and has done business development for Funtomic Games (recently sold for an undisclosed amount).
CEO at IniTech-digital products & innovation Ishay's determination, coupled with excellent communication skills and a business mindset, led him to his current position as IniTech CEO. Ishay’s broad experience in the high-tech sector, veteran leadership, and passion for success make him a perfect candidate to help develop and implement business solutions. Ishay is also a founding member in several startups, a networking guru, and unyielding performer.
CEO at Linear Highlights Israel is a high-tech veteran for more than 30 years. Currently leading both a broadcast startup and lung cancer medical device for a global market leader, he has decades of consulting experience using different software technologies for segments as diverse as defense, education, medical, travel, finance and broadcast. Israel specializes in effective team building and product delivery, and manages to launch ventures with little or no funding.
CEO at Iair Tech Roni has a vast experience of 18 years in the field of electronics and project management He holds a Electronics Engineering graduation. Roni works closely with leading professionals and top professionals in the field, Iair-Tech offers a wide range of services designed for start-ups and well-established companies.
Senior Adjunct Lecturer in the International MBA program Saul, a highly regarded, C-Level executive leader with successful track record building startups, emerging growth and market-challenged organizations; known for value identification and creation that delivers market share gain, revenue growth and increased shareholder value; part of leadership that drove multiple companies to IPO or acquisition. Saul is adroit at every aspect of venture capital having worked on both sides of the equation.
Associate at Vintage Investment Partners Ameer is an Associate at Vintage Investment Partners, an Israel-based venture firm focused on secondary, fund of funds and late-stage technology investments in Israel, Europe and the US, with $1.5 billion under management. Before joining Vintage, Ameer held positions at EY and BDO Consulting Group. Ameer holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and an MBA, both from Tel-Aviv University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.
Co-Founder & CMO at ZCast Hillel also blogs for many influential sites including TechCrunch, Mashable, The Next Web, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Venturebeat, and others. Hillel has been named Israel's top marketer, has been featured on CNBC, Forbes, and many others and was recently added by Google to its marketing experts program.
Chairman & Co-Founder at Synbal, Inc. A San Diego, California based serial entrepreneur and executive with over 20 years of experience launching and managing successful start-up companies. Among them, co-founded AIS/Spectranetics, a medical device company, acquired by Philips for $2.1 billion. Co-founded the purchasing group, which became Biocom, the largest, most experienced advocate for California’s life science sector. Have raised about $175 million for several companies.
President at UTSI Capital Jonathan acquired Int’l Sales, Product & BusDev expertise from serving medium and large corporations. He achieved breakthrough contract wins leading to Multi-B$ of Annual Sales. A Technion B.Sc.EE graduate with vast experience in telecom space and Inventor of patents in wireless communications. Today focused on raising capital M&A for well established companies and assisting start-ups in meeting their funding goals.
CEO at BuzzHunter Creative Agency, Partner at BuzzHunter Global Hanan is an expert in creating and developing experiences. His deep understanding and experience in branding, marketing, product management, user experience and interface, fuel his unique goal oriented-holistic approach to product and brand development. Hanan is the CEO of BuzzHunter, a creative agency specializing in international B2B markets, which he co-founded in NYC in 2007 and currently has offices in Tel Aviv and NY.
Marketing Communication Expert Tali has over 15 years of Marketing Communication expertise with startups and corporations. Global experience in marketing communication, event and trade show concept creation, production & execution, project management, brand management, event communications, public relations, investor & analyst relations. One Stop-Shop for all Marketing Communication Activities.
Seasoned entrepreneur Served in C-level positions (Marketing / Business development) in few startups such as: Design Labs, BetandChat, Otenti. In the last years consultant in Marketing / BD / Strategy to High Tech companies. An esteemed mentor in few accelerators. Evangelist of Lean Startup methodology.
Co-founder & CEO at Cyber DriveWare Haggai is a businessman, technologist, inventor, public speaker (e.g. TEDx) and a mentor, with a proven track record of successfully leading business units in the hi-tech industry. Haggai's multiple orientations include business, technology, finances, legal, patents and people. Those were developed throughout his >15 years of experience in the hi-tech and risk-capital industries, in Israel and the US.
Strategy & Marketing Expert Hanoch is as growth and marketing strategist, transforming startup and hi-tech companies around the world, through challenges in the company's lifecycle. Hanoch has repeatedly been involved in building strategies and developing successful innovative brands, focusing on deep business and market understanding and has an extensive experience with startups companies, from early stages to multi-billion unicorns.
Owner of Penguin Studio UX Designer, UI Web and App Designer and Entrepreneur, with more than 10 years of experience. Head Of Multimedia Studies at Tiltan College, Haifa. Geek, Workaholic and Biker. Over the past 10 years I've designed and managed projects for many companies, businesses, startups and individual entrepreneurs, such as: El-Al, Cellcom, Intelitek, Shopnfly, Milgam , Anima Biotech, Chain Place, Adhestick, Eng' Bar-Yehuda, Ffwd.me, Emza Visual Sense, Supereasy and more.
Founder & Partner at Eva Ventures An angel group investing in gender diverted exceptional Israeli start-ups. Founding Eva Ventures came forth over 15 years of high-tech industry experience, as an executive and experienced marketer and consultant to start-up companies. Michal has extensive experience in working with leading companies ranging from cutting edge startups to retail and consumers market leaders. Her expertise is on helping startups define their vision, mission and initial strategy.
Deputy Manager, JDC - TEVET After a long career in the corporate sector, Eli joined the JDC-Tevet Employment Initiative as Director of the Division of Young Adults and Immigrants. Eli develops policy for three primary mission areas, including young adult centers, environment and community, and special projects specifically designed to assist new immigrants from Ethiopia and certain regions of the former Soviet Union.
Owner of Pragmatic Innovation Eitan is a consultant, mentor, entrepreneur and speaker. He is also pursue speaking opportunities at events and he teaches in academic entrepreneurship programs. Prior to starting his company, Pragmatic Innovation, Eitan initiated and was the Global Head of the Software Incubator at HP/HPE.
Founder & Managing Director, Triticum Medical Seasoned executive with more than 20 years of management experience in the multinational biotech industry. Among his roles were Head the Eastern Europe and Israel region at Merck (MSD), Managing Director of MSD Israel and General Manager of the Danish pharma company, Lundbeck in Israel. Founder and CEO of Triticum, a startup company developing a device for the treatment of stroke.
Seasoned Venture Capitalist & Start-up Executive Dan is a seasoned life-science executive with over twenty years of experience working with emerging stage life sciences companies. Until recently, for the past 12 years, Dan was Managing Director with Aurum Ventures where he was responsible for life science investments (privately held $100M+ fund). Dan has been involved in tens of starts-ups covering all stages of corporate development, from pre-inception to exit.
Cyber Security consultant & trainer Daniel held SCADA and Cyber security positions at Motorola, Siemens and Waterfall security, handling Water, energy and power applications. Daniel is actively presenting this topic at Industrial conferences and lecturing ay Cyber security colleges.
Owner of Oshyot Amnon is an entrepreneur, currently established a Start Up which develops decision support engine for mid-range Stocks & Options trade. For many years amnon worked as a self-employed Project Leader & IT consultant. His expertise is creating value for customers, based upon both well proven legacy systems and new disruptive technologies. Amnon has acquired this know how out his involvement in many IT projects as well as working as CIO for a number of companies and organizations.
Head of Co-Innovation Network Israel & Europe, Tata Consultancy Services. Ben is responsible for interacting with the Israeli technology eco-system stakeholders both from the academic and industry domains. He is Mainly focusing on IoT, Cyber Security and Fintech technologies, this interaction is designed to yield cooperation and partnerships with innovative technology vendors to widen TCS’s offering while delivering on the commitment of TCS to its customers – Experience Certainty.
Founder of M-BIOS Multi-dimension and inter-disciplinary vast experience, hands-on perspective. Combining R&D, project management, process optimization, partnering and contracting expertise, within large scale organizations and venture/entrepreneurship activities. Consultancy, support and advisory, focused on methodological systemic approach. Utilizing cost-effective business improvement tools & techniques, assimilating visionary strategic perception and creativity.
Online/Mobile Business Executive Shai has over 15 years of hands-on experience as an entrepreneur (Monotizer, Think!), consultant and as a business development executive in leading internet companies (ICQ, Conduit, Perion). In the past 4 years Shai has been leading many mobile initiatives such as educational apps, app monetization and working closely with mobile entrepreneurs as a consultant.
Founder and CEO of MCE Media & BII Holdings Doron is a highly experienced entrepreneur with over 20 years in executive management, corporate strategy, sales, marketing and business activities, both for private and public companies, in the Telecom, Mobile, Media, Advertising and Internet markets. In the past 10 years, Doron founded several technology and service companies, was the CEO of 6 companies, 2 of which were acquired and sit on several Boards.
Author: Where to Play Dr. Sharon Tal is the creator of the Market Opportunity Navigator and author of the complementing book ‘Where to Play’. Sharon co-founded and managed the Technion Entrepreneurship Center. She is a well-recognized lecturer in marketing for high-tech start-ups, and has been mentoring numerous technology ventures over the last 10 years. She also has vast experience in marketing and in strategic consulting.
Co-founder of Net Alpha Financial Systems Rami is an expert in technology-based algorithmic trading systems including order execution, market data, risk management, regulation, and operations, in diversified global Capital Markets. For several years, he served as the COO of one of the world’s leading proprietary trading firms. Previously, he implemented large scale IT systems with the main global financial exchanges and investment banks.
Renewable Energy & Cleantech Executive Ira is a performance and data-driven executive with a successful track record in building high value products and programs for companies in the areas of energy, clean-tech and food-tech. As a seasoned corporate and business development executive Ira was the founding CFO of Arava Power and CEO of GG Energy raising over $500 million to realize over 200 MW of deployed renewable energy projects globally.
Visionary business development Dror is hands-on, visionary business development and strategic planning executive with over 20 years of experience in creating value and achieving growth of technology based companies. In the last decade Dror served as Vice President of Business Development for AdaSky and Wilocity (acquired by Qualcomm). Prior to that, Dror held positions in business development, product marketing, R&D management and system engineering at various start-up companies.
Software Business Executive Amos is a business development and sales manager with strong connections to software development. He has experience in marketing and sales for SMB’s: marketing plans, building sales funnel, partnerships and managing sales process. Amos occupied many executive roles including: Sales manager for ERP, BI and tailor-made software projects, CIO of a cyber security company, CMO of a medical devices startup and manager of the Technion Alumni entrepreneurship program.