Bootcamp Mentors

Gabriel Weiss

Has 37 years of experience in Hi-Tech management in Israel and the Netherlands. Has been mentoring startups and has a strong entrepreneurship orientation. High skilled in International business development, marketing, and sales. Main areas of expertise: Health & medical device, industrial control, Foodtech, Energy, Security, and Transport.

Eyal Sandach

Senior Executive with over 25 years of experience in several key management positions both in Israel and in the US. Eyal is Currently Country Manager of Integer Israel, recently GM of Nordson medical Israel, GM of Vention Medical Israel (Acquired by Nordson Medical). Eyal brings effective leadership which include strategic thinking and successful execution together with proven ability to lead/coach and mentor. Comprehensive experience working for a large US company in several senior management position together with executive potions in several companies in Israel.

Brian Steinberg

A Principal at ZORA Ventures. ZORA Ventures is Israel's leading impact tech fund—backing early-stage exceptional Israeli teams solving our world’s largest challenges in climate change, the environment, health, and hunger. He was working for four years at JP Morgan Chase in New York City. He spent two years in JP Morgan’s Community Development Bank, financing projects that revitalized under-served neighborhoods and fostered sustainable economic growth. Prior to that, Brian was an analyst in the bank’s strategy rotational program. 

Memi Genosar

Entrepreneur, Strategy and BD consultant, start-up developer. Gained vast experience for more than 20 years in C-level positions in international Hi-Tech companies, gaining precious experience in international markets. In the last 5 years specializes in acceleration programs (both local and international) in which I lecture, facilitate workshops, mentor, craft the programme and run it. Senior trainer and mentor in the EIT FAN in Haifa (Third year in a row) and Bilbao.

 

Shana Krakowski

The director of the ‘Platform’, a municipal innovation center run by the Tel Aviv Municipality. The Platform aims to develop local entrepreneurship as well as urban social solutions to municipal challenges. Previous to this position, Shana directed Microfy a microfinance NGO that works to develop small businesses among marginalized populations. Shana has also worked as the director of recruitment for the Israel Brain Gain Program in the Innovation Authority of Israel. 

 

Irwin Boutboul

Staff software engineer at Google. For the last 20 years, he led the development of user facing products from ideation to production. At Google he founded the Social Good team. Most recently he led the Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainable Development Goals - empowering entrepreneurs to have greater impact.

Orlie Dahan

Orlie is the Executive Director at EcoMotion in Israel Innovation Institute. Orlie worked for a private aviation company and then founded her first company, constructing 2-wheeled electric vehicles. Orlie has represented the Israeli transport sector in Europe recently, enhancing international collaborations for joint R&D.  Following 15 years’ experience in transportation, exploring different modes and roles in transportation, Orlie is now leading the Smart Mobility Community – EcoMotion with more than 600 startups and 12,000 community members.

Adi Ashkenazi

As a project manager Adi oversees the 'Green Label for Business' a program that promotes business from the food sector and offices to green their operations. Adi initiated and managed Tel Aviv's participation in C40's Women4Climate mentoring programmer and Tech challenge.  Adi is mapping Tel Aviv-Yafo's cleantech ecosystem, and the different beta sites, together with city and non-city partners, while connecting them to the city's environmental challenges. She is a green building consultant, interior designer and an environmental activist.

Sivan Cohen Shachari

Sivan is the executive director of DeserTech, a non-profit desert technologies innovation ecosystem which plays a key part in the Negev regional economic development initiative. DeserTech is a joint venture of Israel Innovation Institute, Merage Foundation Israel, KKL and others (BGU, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Be'er Sheva municipality). Prior to joining the Israel Innovation Institute, she led the "gap year program" at Bina - the Jewish Movement for Social Change and was involved building processes of many communities in the Negev. 

Doron Meller

Doron is the executive director GrowingIL & vice president of Israel Innovation Institue. Throughout the years he has worked as a consultant to Israeli "blue-chip" companies on sustainability and CSR. Doron has joined the company in order to lead the Israel's agriculture and food tech ecosystem. At the beginning of 2018, Doron established the GrowingIL community (Ag- tech) and two years later he was appointed as the VP of the Israel Innovation Institute. For several years Doron has volunteered as a strategic consultant for Israeli's NGO's.

Martin Giese

A leading business angel, startup coach, negotiation expert and author of the book on Startup Funding  (https://startupfinanzierung.com/ ). He is Managing Director of XPRENEURS incubator - a leading Munich-based deeptech incubator. After his training at Harvard (MPA) and MIT (MBA), he spent 15-year on the successful Private Equity / IPO / Going Private cycle of Kabel Deutschland (finally acquired by Vodafone) before focussing fully on the startup world.

Jacob Vind

Seasoned entrepreneur / executive with focus and expertise in transforming early-stage technology companies in the Smart Mobility, Enterprise, Security and Telecom domains into successful businesses with growing revenue and profits. Work history includes extensive global business (Marketing, Sales, BD) and management (CEO, GM) in a variety of start-ups as well as publicly traded companies in the US (Apple, e*Trade, Level8), Europe (ASE) and Israel (Itemfield, Comverse, Aladdin).

Yael Malatskey

The Head of Innovation & startup's ecosystem at CityZone, a living lab for people, local government, corporations, and entrepreneurs to advance solutions that address urban challenges. Yael volunteer as the Head of business relations at the W2W8200 mentorship program, and she is an active advisory board member at SXSW 2020 and Disrupt Asia 2019 Startup Battle.
She is involved in several entrepreneurship programs in Israel, as a lecturer and mentor. She had a significant part in founding Israel nationwide smart city innovation community, and before Yael was part of the Israeli WeWork team, heading partnerships and managed leading projects on a national scale. She received twice an award WeWork global MVP for her performance.

Yoav Fisher

Yoav works with the HealthIL team in a formalistic, challenge-based and holistic approach to encourage innovation in the field of health, bringing a unique background from the world of start-ups, venture and business strategy. Prior to HealthIL, Yoav worked for one of the leading health-focused venture capital firms in Israel. Before that, he worked as an independent business/finance/strategy consultant to the startup ecosystem in Israel, helping founders and investors maximize their potential. 

Avi Feldman

Has broad experience and a proven track record in building innovative startups from the bottom up as well as leading venture capital investments. Before founding Mobilion, Avi served as the CEO of Capital Nature, an early stage investment company that focuses on green energy and smart mobility and led the fund’s notable investments of millions of dollars in leading startups. Avi founded the Regional Development Center at the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and served as its first director. Prior to that, he was senior deputy legal adviser for the Ministry.  
 

Carlos Boto

Co-founder of doDOC (Techstars'15 | EIT Health'16), where I lead the business development, operations and sales of the company. Have worked with several organizations around the world helping them improve documentation and information practices.  help teams that need to collaborate on complex documents save more than 70% of their time, introducing them to the doDOC software platform to eliminate all zero value-added activities when working with medical & scientific communications, regulatory documentation, and global contracts & tenders.

Peter Hajdu

Public Speaking trainer, Expert in International Relations, two-time Public Speaking World Championship quarterfinalist. Previously cooperating with EIT, I have helped startups create and deliver high level pitches. I have also worked with executives, middle managers and TEDx speakers, and I am happy to share my experience so that you can deliver the best pitch possible. I can also help you consciously prepare for media interviews, to get coverage that will have a positive impact on your project. On my trainings I provide an international perspective, building on my experience of having worked for the United Nations for five years, and having lived in five countries on three continents. 

Benny Yehezkel

Has served in various executive position within startup, matured and listed hi-tech companies and focused on strategy, business and growth roles. Benny hold a B.Sc degree in computer science from the technion and MBA  from the Tel-Aviv university. Benny, a graduate of 8200 unit, initiated and is leading the 8200 alumni association climate forum and would love to work with companies in related matters.

Menashe Zelicha

Menashe has been initiating climate related projects since 2004. Menashe consulted to several conglomerates regarding the carbon market and is very keen about new technologies implementation in this field. Projects that were implemented as carbon reduction projects varies from waste handling through power plants wind & solar farms and smart cities.