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A meeting with Israel's Tech Entrepreneurship culture

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GEN Startup Acceleration Program

The GEN Israel Tech Entrepreneurship program offers entrepreneurs that express good potential a chance to learn about the Startup Nation strengths and challenges, the entrepreneurship mindset, vocabulary and toolbox, an opportunity to mingle with local startups and investors and develop their entrepreneurial understanding and strengths. Program participants will meet entrepreneurs and managers in high technology, innovators, investors and decision-makers, distinguished members of the academic world, and get a better understanding of Israel's entrepreneurial DNA. Our extended program also includes intensive meetings with mentors which are carefully selected to suit the needs of the mentee (target company).

What's unique about our program

Tailor made program
GEN's personal acceleration program is customized to client needs, position on the company life cycle and the short / medium / long-term goals.
Horizontal + Vertical
GEN acceleration program relates to both challenges of entrepreneurial nature, and the relevant vertical, covering specific trends and business environment considerations.
Private meetings
Mentors are carefully selected to guide the entrepreneurs with challenges, point out opportunities, and suggest short and medium term action.


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Jose Manuel

Vicer-Rector, Tec de Monterrey

participated in the MIT EF Acceleration Program on June 2019

I want to express my deep gratitude and acknowledgement to the hard work, empathy and carefulness you devoted to our mission. Personally, I am completely satisfied (and happy!) with the intellectual+work experience, and above all with the human one. Work is irrelevant without good people.


Marianthi Fragopoulou
Founder and CEO HERADO
participated in the MIT EF Acceleration Program on January 2019

I worked hand in hand with the mentor assigned to us. Ilan assisted us with challenges, from technology to strategy, resulting in transforming our business model and doubling our target market.HERADO develops innovative active dosimeters, with the vision to become a game changer in radiation dosimetry. Our TAM, diverse and global, is in the billions.  


Joaquin Oseguera

Founding member, TRAMES

participated in the MIT EF Acceleration Program on June 2018

I participated in the GEN Acceleration Program 2018.

The mentor assigned to us showed excellent understanding of both our technology and our business challenges. He expressed a clear and honest criticism about the technological level, coupled with the advantages of the given technology.

Considerations regarding the formal application and the market were also deeply analyzed.

4 of our speakers

Speakers at the GEN IL Accelerator Programs include Israeli entrepreneurs, founders, CEO’s, consultants, and industry leaders who have in-depth knowledge of the life of an entrepreneur and come to share their expertise and their experiences.  Our speakers are chosen based on their comprehension of the subject matter, their experience within the industry, and their ability to communicate that understanding.

Elah Alkalay
Vice president, IBI

Elah serves as VP Business Development in addition to her role as board chair of the group’s mutual fund management subsidiary, IBI Mutual Fund Management.  With over 20 years’ experience in the financial markets, she began her career as an analyst covering the pharmaceuticals industry and went on to found the IBI Research Department.

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Elah Alkalay
Inon Beracha
CEO, Independent

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer electronics industry. Skilledin Device Drivers, Embedded Software, Entrepreneurship, Radio Frequency (RF), and Venture Capital. Strong business development professional graduated from Tel Aviv University. 

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Inon Beracha
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Hezi Himelfarb
General Manager & COO,
Microbot Medical

Mr. Himelfarb brings has over 30 years of management experience in the medical device and hi-tech arena, including from his current position as GM and COO of Microbo. He is the former CEO and president of IceCure Medical and former CEO of Remon Medical Technologies Ltd.,

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Hezi Himelfarb
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Shlomo Kalish
CEO and Chariman, Jerusalem Global Group

Investor in startup companies focusing on exceptional entrepreneurs going after very large markets. Funded some of the best Israeli related companies such as, Galileo, Creo, Picture Vision, QXL-Ricardo, Mellanox, Lumus Vision, Wilocity, and Moovit.

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Shlomo Kalish
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