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 150+ 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

  • Up to 500K NIS in cash prizes
  • The opportunity to join an all-inclusive curated international business trip to Boston and New York at the end of the accelerator
  • Four months of free office space in the heart of Jerusalem
  • Introductions to top mentors, corporate partners, and investors
  • Small group peer-to-peer mentorship and relationship building opportunities with MassChallenge Israel alumni


Applications Open

20 December 2017

Applications Close

4 February 2018


March - April 2018

Finalist Announcement

27 March 2018

Accelerator Program

April - July

Startup 'Shuk' Showcase

17 June 2018

MassChallenge Israel Awards

30 July 2018

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2016 Israel Gold Winner
Medical Devices
2016 Israel Gold Winner
Versatile Natures
Internet of Things
2017 Israel Diamond Winner
Poverty Alleviation
2016 Israel Diamond Winner
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Yonit 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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Israel Ganot
Executive Director
Israel Ganot is Executive Director of MassChallenge Israel. In this role, he leads the MassChallenge Israel strategic planning process and supports fundraising in Israel and abroad. Most recently, Israel was co-founder and CEO of Gazelle, the company that pioneered and has become the leading consumer brand in the mobile device reCommerce space. Prior to Gazelle, Israel spent six years at eBay, Inc.

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MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.