Stav Erez

Labs/02 | Partner

Stav is a social entrepreneur that somehow found herself in the business world. Her biggest asset is thinking outside of the box and her biggest passion is solving problems.
In March 2012, Stav Erez co-founded Siftech. In June 2013, after 2 successful cohorts of Siftech accelerator and the establishment of the Jerusalem startup community, Stav moved to the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) in order to build and manage Jnext, a joint project of the JDA, the Ministry of Jerusalem and the Municipality of Jerusalem.

Jnext’s mission is to build an ecosystem for entrepreneurs in Jerusalem and foster the development of technology innovation. This by engaging all the active organizations in the entrepreneurial space in one, city-wide coordinated program.

In 2015 Stav was featured in Forbes 30 under 30. In April 2016 Stav Joined OurCrowd as Director of business development. Today Stav is a partner at Labs02, a new incubator backed by leading VC crowdfunding hybrid OurCrowd, Motorola Solutions, India’s Reliance Industries and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Oded Barel

Jnext | Executive Director

Oded has background both in business entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. Today, Oded is the Executive Director of Jnext, a project of The Jerusalem Development Authority for strengthening the city’s tech ecosystem.
Before Jnext, He has co-lead Siftech for four years, worked with many early-stage startups and was involved in countless activities related to Siftech’s core mission of developing and growing Jerusalem’s creative and innovative scene, such as: CreativeMornings, HUJI Hackathon and TIP.
Prior to Siftech, Oded co-founded Israel's largest daily deals aggregator which was sold to one of its main competitors. He's also co-founded, Hashchena one of Jerusalem's most lively bars located at the Machne-Yehuda Market.
Oded holds a B.A in Political Science and Business from The Hebrew University and M.DES in Design Management from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

Guy Cherni

Atlas Dynamics | Chief Service Design

Guy is a born and raised Jerusalemite who believes in the power of entrepreneurship with an impactful “Why” to inspire people and promote social mobility. His experience with the startup industry extends across multiple continents, having worked in China, Africa, the U.S, and Israel, both as an entrepreneur and as a Siftech startup accelerator managing director.
Previous to his startup career, Guy worked in Gondar, Ethiopia with a local NGO, where he established an alternative energy program that teaches the community the know-hows of bio-fuel briquette manufacturing.

Guy holds a Masters in “Glocal"; Community Development Studies and a B.A in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) interdisciplinary program, both from his home-town university - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Ayelet Batist

Lightricks | Creative director

Ayelet loves combining her backgrounds in programming, cognitive sciences and visual design for nailing and polishing UX & UI designs for startups.
Joining Lightricks' founders in 2013, Ayelet worked on creating the branding, UX and UI design of the company's first photo editing app, Facetune.

Today, after Facetune's sensational popularity on the Appstore and Play store, Ayelet is leading the creative team at Lightricks. Her team is responsible for the all aspects of the look & feel of the new app, Enlight, and for the branding UX & UI design of new apps on the way.

Ayelet is a mentor at various design and entrepreneurship forums, and loves taking part in projects that mix design with science and technology.

Marcelle Kaspi

ProdUX Studio | B2B UX Designer

Marcelle is a B2B UX Designer and product manager​ driven by her passion for creating beautiful, useful, ​easy-to-navigate products, applications and websites.
Her expertise lies in helping companies ensure their products are designed to best meet users’ needs, through storytelling, journey mapping and simplifying task completion.

She believes that deeply understanding the problem is the key to finding the best solution. ​

Drawing on her experience in marketing and business development for leading Israeli software companies,
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such as Kasamba, mySupermarket and Anyclip, Marcelle offers a holistic approach to product management, ensuring that improvements directly support business objectives.

She has characterised and designed ​products for a wide array of companies such as DBS-H, 40Nuggets, Bat Shlomo Vineyards and Sensilize.

Marcelle started ProdUX Studio in 2014 after 8 years in the industry and is currently supporting a wide array of young companies to develop winning products.

Marcelle completed her BA at York University in Toronto with a major in Economics after which she worked as an investment adviser at one of Canada’s largest banks. She moved back to Israel at age 25, and now lives in Jerusalem with her husband and son. When she’s not running after her toddler she loves curling up with a history or mythology book.

Perry Nalevka

Penguin Strategies | CEO & Co-Founder

Perry Nalevka has been working at and with startups for the past 20 years. Starting out as a developer then moving to product, sales, marketing and management.
He has turned his passion for technology and startups into a business by scaling the largest B2B Tech marketing agency in Israel where he works with companies in Israel the US and Europe helping them scale marketing and to achieve amazing results.

He's passionate about helping early-stage startups and can be found sitting with founders whenever they'll let him.

Guy Cohen

PlaySight Interactive Ltd. | UX Designer

My name is Guy Cohen and I'm a UX designer based in Rehovot.
I'm in love with all related to app design and crafting sublime, detailed user experiences.

In the past, I founded one of the biggest social networks in Israel named 'Mekusharim'

Today I'm working with several companies, most of them are startups in their early stage, but I also work with mature startups like and big enterprises like TEVA.

I care a lot about storytelling and research, my passion is to solve problems which are constantly arising in the creation of a simple and usable interfaces.

Yonatan Machado

JVP Labs | Partner

Yonatan is an Associate at JVP where he is responsible for deal sourcing and due diligence.
In addition, Yonatan supports the partners at JVP in managing the Fund’s portfolio companies specifically providing support to the companies in the realms of business development and strategy. Prior to joining JVP, Yonatan, a licensed lawyer, worked at one of the leading law firms in Israel, E.S Shimron, I. Molcho, Persky & Co, while there he was involved in a number of high profile cases. Yonatan has a joint LLB-MBA honors degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Yaron Inger

Lightricks | Co-Founder & CTO

Yaron Inger is a co-founder and the CTO of Lightricks, the company behind the successful image editing apps Enlight and Facetune.
Prior to Lightricks, Yaron worked at Google and was a senior consultant in the field of computer and network security. He received his M.Sc. in computer science (summa cum laude), specializing in real-time 3D rendering algorithms, and B.Sc. (magna cum laude) in computer engineering from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dr. Harold Wiener

Terra Ventures | General Partner

Harold has over 20 years of industrial and operational experience, in the
biotechnology and natural products fields, both is Israel and abroad.
Harold was the Research & New Business Development Manager from Aromor for 17 years and the New Business Development Manager for Alga technologies for 5 years.

At both of these companies Harold led the product development process from the early development stage to the marketing stage and played a crucial role in the new business development of both companies.

Harold has also served as CEO of several small biotech and biomedical companies, and he is currently CTO of the Misgav Technology Center Incubator.

Harold holds a Ph.D in Applied Chemistry from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and has co-authored more than 20 scientific papers and patents in
prestigious international Journals.

Gil Ben-Artzy

UpWest Labs | Partner

Gil is a Partner at UpWest Labs, a US-based seed fund that supercharges the growth of Israeli startups in Silicon Valley.
Prior to UpWest Labs, Gil was part of Yahoo!’s Corporate Development group, working on strategy & acquisitions, as well as managing the relationships with the Israeli ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs and startups. In this role, he led the acquisition of Yahoo!’s first Israel-based startup (FoxyTunes) and helped open the company’s first R&D center in Haifa. Gil was also VP of Operations Management at Yahoo!, driving the business aspects for the Tech Infrastructure organization.
Gil was previously a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in New York, where he advised Fortune 500 companies. Gil holds a BA in Economics & Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MBA with Honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Outside of work, Gil enjoys going to live music performances (Coachella Music Festival is his annual highlight). He is also an avid sports fan, and though soccer is at the top of his list, he will pretty much watch anything that has a ball and/or timer involved.

Hanan Brand

Cornerstone Venture Partners | Partner

Hanan Brand is a Partner at Cornerstone Venture Partners (CSVP), a U.S. based venture capital firm investing mainly in Israeli startups.
Hanan has more than 8 years of experience as a senior investment manager and business development manager for two of Israel’s largest venture capital funds: JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners), ranked one of the top-10 consistently performing VC funds worldwide, and Ofer Hi-Tech, the venture arm of the Ofer Brothers Group, one of Israel’s largest conglomerates. He also has marketing and business development experience in several startups. Hanan is the Founder and Chairman of MadeinJLM, a non-profit promoting Jerusalem’s startup and tech ecosystem, and mentors in several accelerators and entrepreneurship programs.

Ben Wiener

Jumpspeed Ventures | Managing Partner

Ben Wiener is the Managing Partner of Jumpspeed Ventures, a micro-fund based in Jerusalem, Israel that he founded in late 2013.
Ben began his career in law, first as a clerk on Israel’s Supreme Court and then as a practicing corporate lawyer at Kramer, Levin in New York and Sharir, Shiv in Tel Aviv. He left law and co-founded his first software start-up in 1999 in Jerusalem. He has co-founded and managed Business Development at a number of startup and investment ventures and also served as VP of International Business Development at IDT Corp. (NYSE: IDT) where he led M&A transactions and was part of IDT's Venture Services group.

Ben earned a B.A. in Economics from Yeshiva University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He is married with seven children and in his spare time runs marathons.

Zaki Djemal

Tzvi Fund | Managing Partner

Zaki co-manages Keren Ha-Tzvi, a micro-fund for early-stage startups. He is also the founder of tradr, an e-commerce platform for independent fashion brands that is consistently among the most popular in the Brazilian App Store.
Zaki has worked as a product manager, a humanitarian aid worker in South Sudan, Japan, Haiti and Nepal, and a freelance journalist published in Ha’aretz, Times of Israel, Galatz, Channel Two News, CNN and others. He graduated from Harvard College cum laude with a degree in Behavioral Economics.
He’d love to talk with you about e-commerce, marketplaces, consumer apps, social innovation, fundraising strategies, emerging-markets, and how to use behavioral economics to design kick-ass products.

Fleur Hassan-Nahoum

Message Experts

Fleur grew up in Gibraltar and studied law at Kings College, London University.
She qualified as a barrister in 1997 and practiced in London before becoming the Campaign Director of World Jewish Relief.

In 2001 along with her husband Fleur made Aliyah and was recruited by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee where she served as a senior associate in resource development for 6 years, dealing specifically in Europe with individuals, foundations and institutions.

In 2007 Fleur was recruited by Tikva Children's Home to establish and lead an International Relations Department based in Israel in order to develop resources for Tikva worldwide. Fleur is the founder of Message Experts, a boutique communications consulting firm and uses her experience as a presenter, barrister and fundraiser to help a wide range of organizations and individuals develop effective communication strategies with effective messaging to deliver winning presentations. Fleur is bilingual in English & Spanish and fluent in Hebrew.
Her clients range from established hi-tech companies to start ups to academic institutions and nonprofits.

Yaron Magal

Terra Ventures | CTO

Driven executive with 20 years of proven C-Level leadership in multidisciplinary product definition & development, comprising hardware, software, RF, EO, power and additional technologies
Accomplishment Highlights:
•As GE Technology site leader in Israel, doubled (+20) & Integrated Lightech Technology group into GE. (Reports directly to head of GE-L Technology – Recommendation attached)
•As Lightech CTO/VP R&D/VP Products: Successful Build & Due Diligence enabled Acquisition by GE
•IDF: As sub-System manager: PRAS Israel rewarded project
•Taking ownership on Capturing Lockheed Martin as a customer
•Led multiple products & Groups from Market research and development through successful customer deployments

Hillel Fuld

Marketing | Strategic Advisor

Co Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at ZCast, a company taking on the pain of modern audio broadcasting. I also blog for many influential sites including TechCrunch, Mashable, The Next Web, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Venturebeat, and others.
Additionally, I mentor startups across Israel in different accelerators including The Google Launchpad, the Microsoft Ventures accelerator, Techstars, The Junction, and more. I've 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.

Guy Gordon


As the only Irishman on the team, Guy has been told he has a reputation to uphold, though he’s not sure what for. He spends far more time on his laptop than he does in the pub.
Guy joins Siftech with over 15 years’ experience in marketing, advertising and branding. As a strategist at Saatchi & Saatchi, he created award-winning campaigns for Procter & Gamble, Ford, Carlsberg, American Express, Strauss, the Government of Kosovo and the Peres Center for Peace. Guy led user acquisition at startup Glide that propelled the video messaging app to Top 5 ranking on the AppStore. An avid runner, Guy earned as BA in War Studies from King’s College London before declaring all-out war on the world of communications.

Isaac Hassan

Open House Studios | CEO

Isaac is a born entrepreneur with a wealth of experience
He started out running a number of family investments, and moved to the nascent de-regulated telecommunications industry, from writing specifications for cutting edge IN platforms, through running multi-site integration/installation projects as well as managing the commercial activities for a multi-national billion dollar company.
Isaac has successfully started a number of enterprises and is a consummate team player/leader, problem solver and hands-on implementer. Great communication skills and a keen sense of humor.

Alona (Lerman) Stern

Freightos | Senior Product Manager

Alona is a Senior Product Manager at Freightos, where she gets to combine her love for product, strategy and design.
Alona’s experience spans multiple sectors, from consumer-packaged goods, to software, hardware, and manufacturing. Since making aliyah four years ago she has worked with Israeli software and hardware startups, guiding them in product management, marketing, and strategy.

Alona completed her MBA at MIT with a focus on marketing and operations, and received her B.A. from the University of Chicago with a double major in Economics and Public Policy.

She is inspired by smart people, user experiences that delight, and beautiful typography.

Gary Levitt

Co-Founder | Yala

Gary Founded & designed Mad Mimi (acquired by GoDaddy - GDDY) and is an angel investor in 17+ startups.
He was raised on a farm in South Africa, ex-pro skateboarder, ex-pro bass player, creativity fan, tech-designer, artist, lover of mud.
As of today, he is working on Pinecone, a social ecommerce app and currently on the senior team @GoDaddy, focusing on solving big problems with beautifully-designed consumer applications.

Dvir Bach


Dvir is one of Siftech’s alums (round 4). He’s an designer-entrepreneur who is absolutely mad about the Jerusalem ecosystem. He’s passionate about helping people solve problems and for taking part in creative processes.
Dvir is experienced with early stage startups, working as a Product Manager and Head of Design at over 5 different companies.
Dvir was one of the founders of ‘HUJI Hackathon’, the largest student-led Hackathon, held in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Dvir was one of the founders of ‘_upstart’, a project which aimed to create a vibrant entrepreneurial students’ community in Jerusalem.

Dvir has recently founded a subscription delivery business, managing projects for two other startup companies, and finishing up his final year at the M.Des Program (Design and Technology) in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

Itzik Yarkoni

Bomah | Itzik Yarkoni

Itzik Yarkoni knows how to help you establish brand loyalty, create compelling on line content, and build an active and engaged community.
Itzik has a proven strategy, the BOMAH StoryTelling, used by clients as diverse as Harvard University, Israel 's Prime minister, startups and Jerusalem City Hall (The Jerusalem Ambassador that he helped establish). Itzik's early inspiration came from the plight of the citizens of Sderot, whose situation was largely ignored by the mainstream international media. As Director of Media at the Sderot Media Center he learned how to push the stories out, even a message the world would prefer to ignore. Later, while working at the University of California’s Irvine campus, Itzik coached student groups on how to build their online communities and share their stories. Now he is a mentor for Israeli startups and focuses on training them on how to make a difference.

Itzik works with pure energy and genuine excitement towards achieving his dream, which is creating real change in the startup culture, student culture, and the Israel advocacy sphere. Itzik also teaches his storytelling strategy in International Communications at Bar Ilan University and graduated with an MA in International Conflict Resolution from Bar Ilan University.

When Itzik isn’t answering emails or trying to create a better world, he’s spending time with his wife and new baby boy in Jerusalem

Bob Rosenschein

Curiyo | CEO

Bob Rosenschein is an American-Israeli internet entrepreneur. His latest startup is Curiyo.
In his early career Rosenschein worked for Data General, American Management Systems, the World Bank, and Ashton-Tate. He moved to Israel in 1983, where he worked as a software consultant. He is the founder and was Chairman and CEO of, formerly GuruNet until May 2011, when it was bought by Summit Partner's AFCV Holdings.

Uri Adoni

JVP Media Labs | Partner

Uri has extensive experience in internet, mobile, online advertising and new media, having served in numerous senior positions in multinational companies in these sectors.
He is looking after investments in new media, mobile, advertising, IoT and computer vision. Prior to joining JVP, Uri was the CEO of MSN (Microsoft Networks) Israel, and prior to MSN, he was a partner and a co-CEO at Geller-Nessis/Leo Burnett Advertising Agency.

Uri holds a B.A. in political science and an MBA, and a professional music degree from the Rimon School of Music.

Lior Yekoutieli

Deloitte | Head of Global Technology Alliances

Lior is leading the Global Technology Alliances practice at Deloitte in Israel and is an active contributor to tech and entrepreneurship communities across The Startup Nation.
Throughout his 25 years of professional curriculum in the hi-tech domain, Lior accumulated vast experience in management of technology, business development, sales and operations activities, as well as in working with various cultures and disciplines.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Lior was the head of Nokia Developer Ecosystem activities in Israel, and before that he was leading technology scouting and business development activities specializing in advising to large European companies in searching for innovative startups and technologies in Israel. Earlier, Lior spent most of his career with Comverse, where he held various senior management positions in Israel and abroad, including the Technical Director of Comverse in France, CTO of the Asia-Pacific Division and Associate Vice President, head of the Mobile Software department.
In parallel, Lior is an active contributor to the Israeli technology and entrepreneurship communities, where he is a volunteer leading the creation of the tech communities mainly in Jerusalem and Nazareth. He is a member of the steering committee of “Made in Jerusalem” and a member of the advisory board of EdTech Israel.
Lior holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Guy Spigelman

PresenTense Israel | Former CEO

Guy Spigelman is the CEO of PresenTense Israel a Jerusalem based organization that is making entrepreneurship accessible to all population groups and communities across Israel.
Under Guy’s leadership PresenTense has built a network of 8 accelerators including A3i (Accelerating Inclusion in Israel) - the first accelerator dedicated to disability solutions, NaserahTech, the leading tech accelerator for Arab led StartUps in Israel and Yazamiot, the first accelerator for Haredi women. Prior to PresenTense, Guy spent 15 years in general management and senior business development roles in software and medical device companies, including XMPie that was acquired by Xerox, and AposTherapy. Guy lives in Tel Aviv with Naomi and their three daughters Eden, Galia and Neta.

Tomer Shemi

Frame Media House

Graphic designer. Since graduating with honors from Bezalel Academy’s Department of Visual Communications in 1993, I’ve designed marketing communications tools and user interfaces for local and international customers.
A man of many media. Connecting content to diverse forms and formats of visual communications: print, web, film, user interfaces; creating static, animated or interactive designs – it’s the message and how it’s expressed in specific media that are the heart of my work.

Techie. Here’s what I'm passionate about: working with high tech companies (for two decades already!), visualizing smart, useful and crazy inventions made in Silicon Wadi. Translating technology into user experiences that combine functionality with esthetics, true to message and brand.

Lecturer. At the Department of Industrial Design, Bezalel Academy

Mentor. Sharing my knowledge and experience in UX architecture and design with start-ups from Siftech

Mordecai Holtz

Blue Thread Marketing

Mordecai Holtz is the Co-CEO of Blue Thread Marketing a boutique digital marketing firm working with brands ranging from startups to cities.
Mordecai works with each client to create a unique digital narrative that is focused on advancing business goals. Besides mentoring and working with clients, Mordecai is an active contributor to many industry blogs include Social Media Today, Business2Community and Social Media Club. Mordecai has also been featured on Dukascopy TV, a leading Swiss Financial Television Station.

David Keller product design | Managing Partner

Designer, entrepreneur and a tech junky. Managing partner at product design
Prime is an award winning technology design boutique specializing in connected platforms, IoT, Wearable electronics and consumer products. Prime has helped it's bring award winning products to the market, brake national crowd funding records and raise more that 20M dollars.

Itay Zandbank

Platonix Technologies | co-founder

Mr. Zandbank is the co-founder and manager of Platonix Technologies, a software development firm with expertise in financial technologies and in start-ups.
In 2008 Mr. Zandbank co-founded Platonix Joint Ventures, which has helped design and develop systems for more than 20 start-up companies.
Mr. Zandbank also advises to the Hebrew University Computerized Archaeology Lab.
Mr. Zandbank holds a BSc in Computer Sciences from Tel-Aviv University.

Yoav Tzruya

JVP Cyber Labs | Partner

Yoav brings to JVP over twenty years of experience in digital media, content services, telecom value-added services as well as mission critical enterprise software including C5I and Cyber Security.
With his hands on approach to working with the numerous incubated and graduated portfolio companies, Yoav sits on the board of several of JVP’s companies including ThetaRay, Morphisec, CyActive, SACDAfence, SDO and AnyClip Media. Prior to joining JVP, Yoav headed venture capital consulting business, Altus Media, and ahead of that, spent five years as General Manager/COO and CMO of Exent Technologies leading its strategy, business and operations in the space of video games digital distribution. Prior to this, Yoav held multiple executive level positions with TeleKnowledge, an innovator in business support systems, helping develop telecom value-added services and digital media strategies for Telefonica, Yahoo,, StarMedia and others. Yoav spent six years in the Israeli Air Force, managing mission critical development projects including in the "enterprise" control, command & security space, and is a decorated officer. Yoav holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science) from Tel-Aviv University, as well as an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management’s international program in collaboration with Tel Aviv University.

Tevi Hirschhorn

Eved | Director of Design

Tevi led the User Experience on large projects for CSG in Chicago, designing digital products for call centers and movie studios. To transition to Israel he started UX consulting for bootstrapped and established startups, helping them achieve scale and profitability.
Currently, Tevi is designer in residence for Jumspeed Ventures in Jerusalem, Israel. He lives in beautiful Bet Shemesh in the Samson Hills amongst gorgeous mountain biking trails and amazing boutique wineries.

Yoni Colb

Quickode | Co-Founder & Mobile CTO

Yoni is a mobile software expert, has extensive experience in development and specification
of mobile applications and is a fan of the Lean Startup Methodology.
Yoni co-founded Quickode Ltd. in 2011 - one of the leading mobile-centric software development firms in Israel - where he acts as CEO and CTO of Mobile Development. Yoni is also Mobile CTO at, a sales, marketing, accounting and analytics platform for the music business.

Yoni mentors at PresenTense and various accelerators and lectures about mobile development, product specification and building MVPs. Before founding Quickode, he was head of mobile development at (Israeli Government R&D Center).

Yoni served for five years in an Intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Force and holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

Oron Ogdan-Adam

Emind Cloud Experts | CTO

Emind is the leading Israeli cloud consulting company, Currently helping startups in the Israeli market to build their next dream app / service on the AWS & Google Cloud Platforms.
Oron leads technology at Emind and is personally involved in designing and building scalable highly available systems for dozens of cutting edge startups every year. Oron Joined Emind from it’s early days in 2009.

In the past Oron co founded Butterfly Communications in 1994 (Sold to TI in 1999), Then he joined M-Systems (acquired by SanDisk in 2006) and is one of the inventors of the USB DiskOnKey. Following that he started a price comparison site for the UK mobile market and a file transfer service called

Oron holds a BA in computer science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

Orly Izhaki

WiseStamp | CEO & Co-founder

Orly is the co-founder and CEO of WiseStamp, an email signature service that helps hundreds of thousands of users promote their small businesses, become more visible and demonstrate professionalism.
WiseStamp email signatures get over 30 million monthly views. WiseStamp is also a Google for Work Premier Technology Partner, the top tier of Google Partnerships. With a small backing by angel investors and the application of lean startup principles, Orly transformed WiseStamp into a profitable business. Currently, WiseStamp’s 17 team players serve more than 10,000 paying micro- business customers and over 1000 paying companies.

Orly started her first company in 2001. She sold her first company at the age of 25. Since then she has held different positions including CEO, Product Manager and Marketing Manager.

Orly has a passion for small businesses and loves to think up new ways small businesses can promote themselves. She also continues to be passionate about building a company that challenges its workers, is fun to work for and respects the work-life balance.

Orly mentors at MindCet and serves as advisor to various startups.

David Stark

Groundup Ventures | Partner

David is a Co-Founder & General Partner of Ground Up Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund with offices in Jerusalem and New York.
Prior to founding Ground Up, David was a founding team member and General Partner at OurCrowd, one of the largest online venture capital firms in the world. David began his career as an investment analyst at Blackstone. He graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School with a B.S. in Economics and was a Jospeh Wharton Scholar.

Ariel Sterngold

Bevyz | Former Head of Business Development department

Until the recent sale of Bevyz to Keurig, Ariel led the Business Development department at Bevyz and played a intregal role in executing the strategic direction of Bevyz in the global marketplace.
The role generated new global business prospects by building relationships with strategic partners and distributors such as Pepsi, Whirlpool, Conair etc.

Ariel graduated in 2012 from the Key Executive Program at Harvard Business School, Boston and holds a BA from the Open University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Yaniv Corem

Nukadima | Co-Founder & CEO

Yaniv studies, designs, and writes about technologies that engage people.
Yaniv is an architect and designer who went rogue and joined the MIT Media Lab to complete an MS in Computer Science. He has worked on many cutting-edge projects - from responsive lighting systems to Lego-based city planning tools - that combine design and technology in unique ways. In 2010, Yaniv joined the Social Technologies Group at IBM Research where he led the design and development of Human Computation Games & Gamification to leverage innate human abilities and solve difficult problems within organizations.

Today, he runs Playful Labs and works with companies, big and small, to build products that engage people in meaningful ways.

Yaniv is married to Gila and father to Yotam and Abigail.

Royi Benyossef

Stealth | Developer Relations Manager

Royi has been an Android developer since before the first Android phone existed and proceeded to work on development for Android based tablets and TVs long before they were launched by Google so you might say he's somewhat Android pioneer whose expertise is in non-standard Android platforms and products which involve Android internals as well as application development.
As an avid Open source enthusiast he has been Organizing events as well as blogging, speaking and mentoring on Android related topics since 2010 and it is due to the above that he is a Google developer expert since the program's inception which means that he's not a Google employee but that Google believes that he knows what he's talking about as well as how to say it.

Outside of Android he has been a full stack developer at a projects company where he was developing mobile applications in Android as well as iOS (Objective-c) and also dabbled in server side development in PHP, Jquery and more including a few projects of mobile applications using cross platform push technologies using, XMPP and other similar protocols as a server-side, he also had other projects which granted him experience in widgets, live wallpapers, network and battery efficiency and many more exciting topics.

In the last 4 years he has been a part of a company which enabled him to grow and prosper by allowing him to manage a group of developers and QA engineers, both on site and remotely, to lead a team technologically and to build a few wonderful products from scratch including architecture, software, firmware and continuous integration design and implementation.

Moti Kintzlinger

Artware | Founder and CEO

Moti is a serial entrepreneur, where two of his startups made successful acquisitions.
Moti is the founder and CEO of several successful companies in the diverse spaces of Mobile Applications and Semiconductors including Artware, Geemodity, Octalica, Cinata, Tioga Technologies and Silicon Value. Two of his companies were successfully acquired. Moti has an extensive experience in growing companies from early stage to a significant market player stage and successful acquisition.

Nate Jaret

OurCrowd First | Investment Associate

Nate Jaret manages the pipeline of investment opportunities for OurCrowd First, Israel's most active Micro VC and seed investor
As an early OurCrowd employee, Nate is passionate about early-stage hyper-growth ventures and discovering what makes them tick.

Originally from Boston, Nate graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University in NYC with a degree in English Lit and Economics, and is currently finishing up his MBA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is studying entrepreneurship, business strategy, and marketing.

Eliav Rodman

OrCam Technologies | Director of Marketing

Eliav understands markets and people and enjoys bridging the gap between Israeli chutzpah and American finesse.
Eliav Rodman is an entrepreneur and content marketing expert with international experience in community building, marketing, and management. In his current position as Director of Marketing at OrCam Technologies, Eliav manages the customer life-cycle process for an innovative start-up in the emerging artificial vision and wearable space.

In his years working in the US, Eliav founded a Los Angeles-based consultancy providing digital content marketing services to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Eliav served as Interim Executive Director of the LA Jewish Chamber of Commerce and Director of Business Development for a New York based daily deal platform. Eliav holds a BA from the Hebrew University and an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from IDC Herzliya.

Helen Wexler

Jnext | Manager

Helen Wexler is an award winning "archi-tech", working at the intersection of architecture and technology.
Helen holds a degree in Architecture from the Bezalel Academy of Art and design and has recently received an award from NASA for her design of 3D printed Martian housing.

After working as a technology analyst for a Tel Aviv based investment firm, she moved from the private sector to the public one. There she currently manages the Jnext program at the Jerusalem Development Authority, where she writes and implements economic development policies to support startups and technology companies in the city of Jerusalem. She also teaches fourth and fifth year architecture students at Bezalel on the topic of “Technology Paradigms in Architecture”.

Aaron Wilson

Glide | Product & UX Designer

Aaron recently did a strange thing and left his job as a UX Designer at Amazon to move to Israel and Live The Dream in Jerusalem.
Aaron grew up in New York and eventually went to Penn where he studied Information Technologies and Organizations as well as Computer Science. After graduating, he went to work as a designer at Amazon's audiobook division, Audible, where he was the full time UX Designer for a new product called Channels which is now live and doing swell.

After moving to Israel, he joined Glide as a Product Manager & UX Designer. He's currently splitting his time between dreaming up a new product vision for Glide, jamming on UX at Siftech, and exploring cleantech.

Ariel Weiss

Product Maven

Ariel was the first product person at OurCrowd the leading equity crowd funding firm in the world. At OurCrowd he was charged with building the platform that revolutionizing the startup investing Arena.
Prior to joining OurCrowd, Ariel held senior product rolls at ICQ, msn and financial companies and worked, as product consultant for major brands such as Mako and William Hill. He also teaches product and UX at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ariel brings to the table a diverse professional background in content products, B2C, gaming and financial applications.

Anna Axenov

UX Expert

Anna is an independent User Experience consultant for complex systems with 3+ years of professional experience. She holds a B.Des Degree in Visual Communication from Wizo and a Masters Degree in Design Management from Bezalel.
After graduating Wizo, she worked in the IDF in a small, highly prestigious think-tank where among other duties she consulted on Software Requirements Specification, Users Experience, User Interface and Project Management.
While working there she started her freelance career, consulting in optimization of Graphic Interface and User Experience to Israeli Startups and Enterprise companies amongst them: eXelate, Microsoft and Trax Retail Analytics.

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Scott Markovits


With 15 years of experience, Scott has spent the past 5+ years helping building startups from the ground up. In 2012, he was one of the first employees to join InVision.
Recruited to help build the foundations of the company. He's spent the past 2+ years working with 10+ early stage Israeli startups as a mentor/advisor in most areas of a business included: fundraising strategy, sales/marketing strategy, growth hacking, user engagement, UI/UX design, product management, operations, employee recruitment/retention and more. Scott helps run a 1000+ member slack channel for Jewish entrepreneurs (TribeofAngels). He's also helped launch and oversee numerous young professional non-profit organizations and executive boards.

Alexandra Joseph


Alex is a designer-turned-product manager, obsessed with using emerging technologies to create unforgettable user experiences.
She’s worked in welding shops and on farms, at art museums and the UN. Originally from Washington DC, she has a bachelors in Fine Arts and a masters in Design Management. Currently the Product Manager at 40Nuggets, she develops and perfects software for conversion optimization.

David Balsam

Freightos | Lead Product Manager

David leads the product team focusing on the Marketplace at Freightos, one of the hottest Jerusalem startups which is changing the way the world ships goods.
David started his “career” as an officer in an elite intelligence unit doing product management work before he even knew about that role in high-tech. Since then he has played around with 2 startups (one financial and one teaching kids about cyber), was the Director of Research in a business intelligence and cyber company called KELA and now has fun getting ship done at Freightos.

David is passionate about understanding human beings problems and designing an amazing user experience for them using a lot of data. He also loves helping young entrepreneurs understand “The problem” they are trying to solve and their “Product Strategy”.

Itamar Steuer

Lilsyl LTD | CEO

Itamar Steuer, with over 30 years of experience with entrepreneurship, medium size companies, and large international enterprises. A highly experienced mentor and guide for startups and young entrepreneurs. Born in Jerusalem, and with great connections, both local and abroad
With more than 30 years of experience in senior R&D & Implementation positions for international software companies, Itamar has a huge knowledge of leading enterprise software development, implementation across Europe and North America. Many years of success in international companies as Amdocs, SintecMedia and LogNet created a huge experience in management of Telecom / CRM / Internet and Billing software Itamar has helped many startups in achieving their goals, using his business experience and development knowledge