Start-Up Nation Central Ltd. (CC) connects companies and countries to the people and technologies in Israel that can solve their most pressing challenges.
We are the authoritative source on, and the GPS to, the Israeli innovation community.
We are an independent, non-profit organization committed to accelerating your growth.
Our goal is to provide international clients with their first tangible point of connection to the Israeli companies that can solve their challenges. To date, we have hosted over 200 global business and government leaders.
We design highly customized engagements for government and business leaders, connecting them directly to the innovation they need. Our curated engagements feature interactions with industry experts, academics, companies and start-ups. Our propriety curriculum helps our clients understand Israeli innovation and its relevance to their specific needs.
We have created the largest and most up-to-date database that provides data and connectivity to more than 4,500 Israeli companies across dozens industries. Search the database here using the Start-Up Nation Finder.
Our team of experts has the deep connections, knowledge, and relationships necessary to introduce clients to the right people to solve their low or high tech problems. Our team stays on the forefront of global innovation and breakthrough Israeli solutions to ensure you find the right solutions to effectively tackle your challenges.
In recent months Start-Up Nation Central hosted:
Wendy Singer is Start-Up Nation Central's Executive Director, following a 23-year career at AIPAC. During the last 16 years, Ms. Singer served as Director of AIPAC’s Israel Office, and was previously a registered lobbyist for AIPAC on Capitol Hill. Singer also worked for five years as a legislative aide in the House and the Senate. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband Saul and their three daughters.
Inbal joins Start-Up Nation Central after a decade of experience working with start-ups and building companies of her own. After serving as a Lieutenant in 8200, Inbal was the Head of Faculty at the Intelligence Officers’ School. Later, Inbal was Executive Member and General Counsel to several Israeli high-tech companies and start-ups. Unable to fight the entrepreneurial bug, Inbal founded a series of resources for innovators, including 8200 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support Program, Israel’s first start-up accelerator, and GAMMADO, a company that targets Israel’s outstanding young entrepreneurs to enable them to think big and launch meaningful start-ups.
Omri is the CTO at Start-Up Nation Central. He has been coding since the age of six and is a true hacker by spirit. Omri joined Start-Up Nation Central after co-founding SafeWallet. He founded the Google Technology User Group in Tel Aviv (GDG Tel Aviv), mentors for Google Launchpad and organized the AngelHackHackathon in Tel Aviv. He graduated summa cum laude in Computer Science from IDC. He also co-founded ILVenture, an open platform for start-ups, investors, accelerators and others who are interested in Israeli innovation.
Jeremie is an entrepreneur with technological expertise in consumer electronics, software, and 3D imaging industries. Jeremie previously served as the Director of Worldwide Business Development at PrimeSense (acquired by Apple), Director of Marketing at GameGround, and VP of Business Development at Zonerank. Over the course of the last decade, Jeremie has mentored and advised various investors incubators and startups. He is a co-founder of GameIS, the Israeli digital games association, and sits on the boards of several innovative technology companies.
Ohad Reifen is VP for Strategy and International Development at Start-Up Nation Central. He spent seven years working in the budget department of Israel’s Ministry of Finance, where he was involved in a variety of fields including trade and industry, tourism, social security, welfare, immigrant absorption, and strategic planning and oversight. He subsequently received an MA in the Politics of the World Economy at the London School of Economics. Reifen spent a year as a Tikvah Fellow in New York, from 2012-2013.
We are master relationship builders, providing customized solutions for government and business leaders, academics and investors.
We are focused on getting innovative technology in front of some of the most significant decision-makers in the world. Our partners are some of the most exclusive and influential networks in the world, including The World Economic Forum, The Giving Pledge, The World Science Conference, Greece Innovation Workshop and Forbes 30 under 30. Our relationships create unprecedented connectivity for leaders seeking innovative solutions to their toughest challenges.
Success in global business requires creativity and new ways to solve for tomorrow’s challenges. Start-Up Nation Central is your best connection to the leading innovators and entrepreneurs in Israel. We design and lead on-the-ground engagements for global businesses executives, ensuring they meet those most able to accelerate their growth.
"Innovation going on in Israel is critical to the future of the technology business." - Bill Gates
In Israel, entrepreneurs are creating breakthrough solutions for society. Start-Up Nation Central connects government leaders directly to the Israeli innovators who are addressing important problems: economic uncertainty, a dearth of resources, and threats to both physical and cyber security. We have hosted customized engagements for prime ministers, presidential candidates, elected representatives and ambassadors from around the world.
"Collaboration is key to serving the common good of our citizens and the commonwealth is thrilled to expand our partnership with Israel, one of the most dynamic innovation economies anywhere." - Mass. Governor Duval Patrick
With a record-setting USD $15B in Israeli exits and another 70 IPOs and M&As in 2014 alone, Israel offers a robust market for capital investment. Whether its hi-tech, biotech, clean-tech or any emerging sector, Start-Up Nation Central connects investors to the partners and companies on the cutting edge of global innovation.
"Israel is the leading, largest and most promising investment hub outside the United States." - Warren Buffett
Israel is globally recognized as an entrepreneurial, knowledge-based economy with a unique story of rapid development. Start-Up Nation Central is your point of access to the Israeli innovation ecosystem. The results of which are rapidly integrating with forward-thinking business curricula. We maintain an extensive database and map case-studies of Israeli entrepreneurship across many sectors.
Israel is a nation of problem solvers, whose perseverance, chutzpah and optimism embody a culture of entrepreneurship. Israel is a giant when it comes to innovation: a global leader in R&D spending and VC investment, and home to global R&D centers for the likes of Google, Apple and IBM.
"Israel is booming in terms of entrepreneurship because you have a culture that allows you to challenge authority and question everything. You don't follow the rules." - Eric Schmidt
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