EdTech Israel is the national business hub that successfully connects the Israeli EdTech community with international entrepreneurs, investors, and business partners.

We focus solely on the educational technologies business sector, and by adopting a nationwide, unbiased approach we contribute to the establishment and success of Israeli EdTech initiatives. We engage in market research, international business development, community meetups, conferences, lobbying activities, fund raising and investment opportunities.

We collaborate with other national EdTech hubs and international partners in expanding knowhow, expanding relationships, and building business bridges in Edtech all around the world.

The Team

Dr. Jacob (Yaki) Dayan

Dr. Jacob (Yaki) Dayan

Founder & CEO

Dr. Jacob (Yaki) Dayan is a recognized EdTech expert and the founder of EdTech Israel. His career blends international business development, academic research, educational leadership and community entrepreneurship.

Yaki holds a BSc in Electronics Engineering from the well-renowned Technion in Haifa. Yaki has also been engaged in informal education since 2002, primarily as a volunteer at the Israeli Scouts youth movement. After a long hi-tech career, attracted by the challenges in 21st century education, he chose to make the transition to education, and pursued a PhD in Educational Technology from the University of Haifa.

Yaki is passionate about leveraging the synergy between technology and education to create a global change in education.

Gal Inbar

Gal Inbar

Business Manager

Gal held several CXO positions in the past 20 years, and was in charge of managing businesses, marketing, financials, operations, and business development. 

Gal is focusing on development of investment and investment banking collaborations, and international business partnerships, with focus on the USA.

Yaron Shafrir

Yaron Shafrir

Business Development - China

Mr. Shafrir is an expert in channel and business development in China, primarily within the communication industry, Internet, software and the electronics industries and has gained extensive experience in executive management of high-tech companies in China over the last nineteen years.

Yaron is focusing on EdTech channel and business development on HK and China. 

Lior Shalev

Lior Shalev

Founding Board Member

Lior Shalev is one of Israel’s most passionate voices for transforming society through the combination of tech and social entrepreneurship.
He is the founder and CEO of Infogan, a social ed-tech startup that links parents and preschools.
Lior has more than 10 year track record of seeding and enabling social impact organizations in all sectors of Israeli society, starting with his founding role in Topaz, one of Israels biggest NGO’s in the social entrepenurship field. He is a board member of UNICEF-Israel and several other NGO’s focused on transforming society through social entrepreneurship. He is an active lecturer speaker of social entrepreneurship, giving recent talks at DLD TLV and the General Assembly of United Jewish Federations. Lior is a voice that is helping to turn the “startup nation” into the “give back” nation.

Advisory Board

Prof. Shimon Schocken

Prof. Shimon Schocken

Advisory Board Member

 

Shimon Schocken is the founding dean of the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science at IDC Herzliya. Shimon is also the chairman of the Israeli ministry of education’s computer science committee. Shimon is co-founder of www.matific.com, an award-winning portfolio of interactive games that teach mathematics through playful interaction.

 

Lior Yekoutieli

Lior Yekoutieli

Advisory Board Member

Lior Yekoutieli is the Head of Global Technology Alliances at Deloitte, and an active contributor to building innovative startup tech communities, and a mentor at several startup accelerators.

Moshe David

Moshe David

Advisory Board Member

 

A senior Hi-Tech executive with a unique track record of initiating and managing fast growth ventures; led both startups and very large global organizations, successful turnarounds, M&As and large scale, complex business development. Involved in several Educational and EdTech initiatives.

Zika Abzuk

Zika Abzuk

Advisory Board Member

Zika is senior business development senior manager in Cisco Europe and is leading Cisco’s new initiative of country transformation in Israel. Lior to that, Zika led Cisco’s corporate social responsibility efforts in Eastern Europe, Israel, Palestine, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Rami Shaked

Rami Shaked

Advisory Board Member

LTC (res) Rami was the Head of IDF’s IT & Cyber Defense Academy (“BASMACH/MAMRAM”) – in which he trained thousands of technological soldiers. Rami lead an EdTech pedagogy revolution in the technological education processes all over the IDF. Experienced in projects management and development of technologies. Involved in Educational and EdTech initiatives.

Roni Zahavi

Roni Zahavi

Advisory Board Member

CEO of CyberSpark, the Industry Initiative, created to advance research and development of cyber solutions in Beer-Sheva. Roni more than 10 years of proven success in the entrepreneurial Hi-Tech arena, integrating highly-innovative and multidisciplinary technologies into sellable products. His range of experience includes stewarding ideas through the development process into the marketplace.

 

Dr. Hedva Vital

Dr. Hedva Vital

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Vital is a world renounced techno pedagogic pioneer and expert with 25 years of experience behind her. Dr. Vital has created over 150 digital products and has a large network of publishers, schools and ministries who consult and adapt digital learning systems mainly in the area of language acquisition.

Yariv Bin Nun

Yariv Bin Nun

Advisory Board Member

CEO and Co-Founder, eTeacherGroup. Established in 2000, eTeacher Group creates and operates leading virtual schools throughout the world.  Over the years, eTeacher Group have been able to overcome the operational complexities involved in large scale operations of synchronous learning and create a unique scalable and profitable business with an endless market potential.

 

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