Forming Ideas Into Startups

Inno-Negev, technology accelerator, provides start-ups and hi-tech entrepreneurs with unique support and essential tools needed to increase viability and develop abilities to advance their ventures. Inno-Negev opens its doors to students and hi-tech entrepreneurs, with a different focus of activity for each cycle (Cyber, Homeland Security, ICT, Medical Devices, and more). The ventures targeted are in the pre-seed and seed stages, with a promising team and a formulated idea, seeking assistance, direction, connections and business support.

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Each Inno-Negev cycle will take place over the course of six months, in three stages. The first stage is open to all entrepreneurs who wish to participate, as long as their startup relates to the requested cycle. By the second stage the teams that will be selected, receive additional support with each stage. The following is the general structure of the accelerator and its services:


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The Team

Yossi Shavit
Yossi ShavitManager
Kfir Yechezkiely
Kfir YechezkielyDirector of Entrepreneurs Relations
Adi Stein
Adi SteinPrincipal BGU Innovation Lab

Advisory Committee

Prof. Dafna Schwartz
Prof. Dafna SchwartzChair person & Director of Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Netta Cohen
Netta CohenCEO at BGN Technologies


Bengis Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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BGN Technologies Ltd.

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Second Cycle Partners

The Negev Development Authority

Governmental Agency

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Technology Ventures

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Luzzatto & Luzzatto

Patent Attorneys

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Luzzatto Law Firm

Legal Counsel and Litigation Services

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Plus Ventures

Technology Investment

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Accounting and Consulting

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First Cycle Teams


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Skyfall Technologies

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Magic in Bits

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Mentors – Business Development

Tal Chen
Tal ChenPartner, Head of Technology industry @ Deloitte Israel
Ronen Lago
Ronen LagoIS&GS CTO @ Lockheed Martin
Tal Weiser
Tal Weiser Senior Vice president global Accounts @ Fundtech (D+H)
Peri Muttath
Peri MuttathSystem Engineer working with startups
Shahar Raz
Shahar RazCEO @ Raz Technology Services
Yifat Turbiner
Yifat TurbinerVP Strategy & Business Development @ BRT Global Ltd.
Dudu Mimran
Dudu MimranCTO @ Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories Israel
Nikki Ralston
Nikki RalstonFull Stack Marketer @ Zirra
Sagiv Cohen
Sagiv CohenManaging Partner @ Tucans Technologies Ltd.
Haggai Yedidya
Haggai YedidyaFounder & CEO @ Cyber DriveWare
Amir Hofman
Amir HofmanVP Products @ Bizzabo
Efrat Judovits
Efrat JudovitsBusiness Development @ PlayTech
Doron Cohen
Doron CohenFounder & CEO @ MCE Media
Limor Shiponi
Limor ShiponiCEO @ The Storytelling Company Inc.
Yoni Kahana
Yoni KahanaProduct Cybersecurity Manager @ General Motors Israel
Ohad Frankfurt
Ohad FrankfurtCo-Founder, CEO @ Swayy (Acquired by SimilarWeb)
Nir Kaftan
Nir KaftanManaging Partner @ Tucans Technologies Ltd
Amnon Elbee
Amnon ElbeeProject Leader @ stormy water
Nir Fox
Nir FoxLean Start-up and Growth Hacking Coach
Lior Degani
Lior DeganiProduct Marketing Manager @ SimilarWeb
Yosi Turkaspa
Yosi TurkaspaOwner and CEO @ TKinnovation
Yonny Friedman
Yonny FriedmanVP Business Development @ Visualead
Gil White
Gil WhiteBusiness & Digital Consultant
Roy Timor-Rousso
Roy Timor-RoussoGM @ KANDY fring
Nachum Lev
Nachum Lev
Ben Gilad
Ben GiladHead of Co-Innovation Network, Israel @ Tata Consultancy Services
Ishay Tentser
Ishay TentserCEO @ IniTech
Guy Talmi
Guy TalmiMarketing Executive with 20 years of experience in technology companies
Avishai Victor Ankri
Avishai Victor AnkriVP R&D @ Valooto
DoronPresident & CEO @ KiloLambda Technologies
Oren Blank
Oren BlankVP Marketing & Business Development @ Warranteer Digital LTD

Mentors – Technology

Ronen Lago
Ronen LagoIS&GS CTO @ Lockheed Martin
Oleg Brodt
Oleg BrodtSenior R&D Director @ Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs - BGU
Dr. Erez Shalom
Dr. Erez ShalomCTO @ MediLogos
Israel Kehat
Israel KehatSoftware Architect @ Medtronic, Actus Digital
Dmitri Goltsman
Dmitri GoltsmanSenior Software Engineer @ Wix
Lidan Hifi
Lidan HifiFullstack developer @ Wix
Arye Lukashevski
Arye LukashevskiFull-stack engineer @ Wix
Yonatan Zur
Yonatan ZurCo Founder @ RegulusX & SCREEMO
Amit Portnoy
Amit PortnoySenior Developer @ CardForest
Gil Fink
Gil FinkCEO and senior consultant @ sparXys
Shachar Anchelovich
Shachar AnchelovichFullstack engineer @ Wix
Ran Whle
Ran WhleFull-stack developer @ Global-E
Shlomi Arnon
Shlomi ArnonPh.D. (SPIE Fellow)


Amit Gatenyo
Amit GatenyoAngel Investor
Andrey Shirben
Andrey ShirbenFounder of SYD Ventures
Nimrod May
Nimrod MayCEO @ RDSeed
Mike Peters
Mike PetersProblem Solver, Entrepreneur, Investor
Eran Yarkoni
Eran YarkoniSerial Entrepreneur & angel investor
Israel Alfassi
Israel AlfassiAngel Investor
Daniel Nissimyan
Daniel NissimyanPartner @ Valiant Investments


Yossi Moldawsky
Yossi MoldawskyChairman and Co-owner @ Moldawsky Group
Izhar Shay
Izhar ShayGeneral Partner @ Canaan Partners Israel
Dr. Esther Luzzatto
Dr. Esther LuzzattoManaging Partner @ Luzzatto & Luzzatto Patent Attorneys
Yoav Abrahami
Yoav AbrahamiChief Architect @ Wix.com
Michel Hivert
Michel HivertCEO @ Matimop
Michal Luzzatto
Michal LuzzattoManaging Partner @ Luzzatto Law Firm
Shahar Raz
Shahar RazCEO @ Raz Technology Services
Avishai Ben-Tovim
Avishai Ben-Tovim VP Sales and Business Development @ Commun.it
Yonatan Zur
Yonatan Zur Co Founder @ SCREEMO
Eli Revzin
Eli RevzinFounder & Creative Manager @ ERD

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Contact info

+972-54-6980353 (Yossi)
+972-54-9988187 (Kfir)
Email : shavityo@bgu.ac.il
Fax: +972-8-6479840

Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Hi-Tech Management
Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
P.O.Box 653, Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel

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