Steering committee, mentors and faculty from industry and academia

Nava Swersky Sofer

Managing Director, IDCBeyond

Former CEO, Yissum – Hebrew University Tech Transfer
Founder, NanoIsrael
Former VC, California & Israel
Former VP, Novartis

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Liat Aaronson

Partner, Marker LLC
Former Executive Director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, IDC Herzliya

Yonatan Adiri

Founder and CEO,
Founder, Disruption Labs
Former CTO for the President of Israel

Shai Agassi

Co-initiator, IDCBeyond
Founder and Former CEO, Better Place
Former President of Products and Technology, SAP AG

Dr. Barak Ben- Avinoam

Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV)
Former Managing Partner, Fastlane Ventures Idea

Dr. Orna Berry

Corporate VP Innovation, EMC
Former Chief Scientist and
Head of the Industrial R&D Operation, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor

Zeev Bikowsky

CEO, GigaSpaces
Former General Manager, Radvision
Former CEO, Seagull Semiconductor (acquired by Cisco)

Udi Chatow

Strategy and New Business Incubations, HP

Rami Efrati

Founder and President, Firmitas Cyber Solutions
Former Head of the Civilian Division, the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office

Prof. Shmuel Einav

Professor Emiratus of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, NY

Prof. Deborah Estrin

Professor of Computer Science, Cornell Tech
Co-founder, nonprofit startup, Open mHealth

Tzameret Fuerst

Co-founder and Former CEO, Circ MedTech (PrePex)

Prof. Boaz Ganor

Dean, Lauder School of Government, IDC Herzliya
Founder & Executive Director, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, IDC Herzliya

Zohar Gilon

Angel Investor
Managing Partner, Tamar Ventures

Eyal Gura

Co-founder and Chairman, Zebra Medical Vision
Venture Partner, Pitango VC
Co-founder and Former CEO, PicApp (sold to Ybrant)
and PicScout (sold to Gettyimages)

Ron Gura

Head of R&D Center, WeWork Israel
Former CEO and Co-founder, The Gifts Project (acquired by E-Bay)

Prof. Eran Halperin

Dean, Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, IDC Herzliya

Dr. Shlomo Kalish

Managing Partner, Vaizra Investments
CEO and Chairman, Jerusalem Global Ventures Ltd.

Prof. Amir Lerman, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Yanki Margalit

Chairman, SpaceIL
Partner, Innodo Ventures
Co-founder, Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd.

Dr. Shavit Matias

Director, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution Program, IDC Herzliya
Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Former Deputy Attorney General of Israel

Prof. Yossi Matias

Vice President, Engineering, Google
Managing Director, Google R&D Center, Israel
Holder of over 35 patents
Recipient of the Godel Prize

Chemi Peres

Managing General Partner and Co-founder, Pitango

Uri Rapoport

Founder, President and CEO, Aspect Imaging Ltd.
Holder of multiple worldwide and US patents in the fields of NMR, MRI, and GPS

Shai Schiller

CEO,webintPro Ltd.
General Partner at Concord Ventures.
Vice President at Comverse Technology Inc

Prof. Moshe BenBassat

Founder, ClickSoftware.

Prof. Yoav Shoham

Principal Scientist, Google.
Co-Founder Chairman, Timeful.

Ika Abravanel

Founder and President of Integratika Ltd.

President; Prize4Life

Nurit Berman

Founder and Chairwoman of EMDA

Prof. Uriel Reichman

President and Founder, IDC  Herzliya

Yaron Samid

General Manager, Prosper
Co-founder and Former CEO, Billguard
Founder, Pando Networks (acquired by Microsoft) and DeskSite

Yuval Tal

Founder and President, Payoneer
Founder and President, BorderFree (Acquired by Pitney-Bowes)

Prof. Yair Tauman

Academic Director, Dean, Adelson School of Entrepreneurship, IDC Herzliya
Director, Stony Brook Center for Game Theory, Stony Brook University of New York

Simon Weintraub

Founder and CEO,
Brack Capital

Avigdor Willenz

Founder and CEO, Anapurna Labs
Co-founder and Former CEO, Galileo

Prof. Yoav Yair

Dean, School of Sustainability, IDC Herzliya

Dr. Oren Zuckerman

Co-director, Media Innovation Lab (MiLab), Sammy Ofer School of Communications, IDC Herzliya

 Adv. Yonatan Altman

Chairman of Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. and heads the firm’s Corporate and High Tech department and fund practice