MassChallenge Israel

MassChallenge Israel brings the cutting edge technologies of the Startup Nation to a global community of multinational businesses, innovators, philanthropists, and public sector stakeholders. Since our launch in the heart of Jerusalem's dynamic Machane Yehuda Market in 2015, we have accelerated more than 250 companies through Israel's largest, most diverse, and most international accelerator.

Our startups are leveraging the best of the Startup Nation to create the tools for a better and more connected world.

Program Benefits

  • The opportunity to join an all-inclusive curated international business trip to Boston and New York at the end of the accelerator
  • Introductions to top mentors, corporate partners, and investors
  • Small group peer-to-peer mentorship and relationship building opportunities with MassChallenge Israel alumni


Applications Open

6 December 2021

Applications Close

24 January 2022


January - March 2022

Finalist Announcement

End of March 2022

Accelerator Program Commences

April 2022

MassChallenge Israel Awards

End of July 2022

About our Industry Tracks

MassChallenge Israel will run curated sector-specific vertical tracks and initiatives to strengthen innovation across challenge areas and industries identified by our corporate and government partners. In 2022, we will run:


The Better Plate Track in partnership with Modern Agriculture Foundation (MAF) will serve as a platform for creating partnerships and networking opportunities between founders and investors, mentors, organizations and influential parties in the local and global alternative proteins and sustainable foods ecosystems. Selected startups and entrepreneurs who promote innovative, healthy, sustainable alternative food with significant business potential, will participate in the track as part of the 2022 accelerator program.

Startups advancing or disrupting such technologies and/or capabilities including the following are invited to apply:

  • Plant-Based Protein    
  • Precision Fermentation     
  • Cellular Agriculture 
  • Novel Ingredients and Technologies   
  • Sector-specific Services with High Impact Potential 
  • Sustainable Food Related Innovation 


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Yonit Golub Serkin
Managing Director
Yonit Golub Serkin is the Managing Director of MassChallenge Israel. In this role, she connects high-impact companies to leading corporates, philanthropists, and stakeholders. Previously, she was a founder of Moonscape Ventures, a corporate development office, served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Economic Development at the Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and as the spokeswoman for NYC Economic Development Corporation.

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Our mission is to equip bold entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo and to create meaningful change.