The Largest Accelerator in Israel

MassChallenge Israel is the largest and most diverse zero-equity accelerator in Israel. Since 2016, MassChallenge Israel has been proudly headquartered in the vibrant city of Jerusalem. Each year we accelerate between 40-50 companies, solving some of the world’s biggest problems through our core accelerator. In addition, we run a variety of stand-alone innovation programs throughout the year in collaboration with universities, hospitals and corporate partners supporting dozens of additional founders.

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Program Benefits

  • Zero cost and zero equity taken
  • Over 100 hours of content sessions, workshops and events
  • Introductions to top mentors, corporate partners, and investors from around the world
  • Access to our shared office space at our prime location in Jerusalem
  • Engagement with MCIL corporate partners fostering collaborations
  • Small group peer-to-peer mentorship and relationship-building opportunities with MassChallenge Israel alumni and global experts
  • The opportunity to join an all-inclusive curated international business trip to Boston and New York at the end of the accelerator

About Our Industry Tracks

Alongside the program we will be running industry specific tracks focused on critical industries ripe for global innovation. The 2023 program will include 6 tracks that will receive additional content and networking opportunities from leading experts in these fields. Joining a track is an additional time commitment but does not influence the odds of being accepted into the core accelerator program.


The following tracks are planned for the 2023 program:


The Global Sustainable Food Track

This track will focus on sustainable food and packaging and aim to accelerate the impact of startups in the fields of food production, distribution, packaging, and disposal.


The Better Plate Track – Alternative Protein

MassChallenge Israel in partnership with The Modern Agriculture Foundation (MAF) will be running for the second year a track focusing on alternative protein startups. Any processes or technologies that are used to provide sustainable alternative proteins are included in this category, including plant-based meat-like foods, cultured meats, fermentation products and land-based aquaculture as a means of protein intake.


The Med-tech Track

Startups in this track will be from the e-health and medical devices fields, coming up with ideas to solve medical issues and help millions of people around the world.


The Climate-tech Track

This track seeks to support innovators tackling the greatest challenge of our time – the preservation of our planet. It will include startups focusing on energy, environment, carbon accounting, sustainable transport, etc.


The Disaster-tech Track

This track is open to innovation tackling the prevention and mitigation of large scale disasters (earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, fires, etc.) as well as post-disaster factors such as communications, clean water, clean-up, humanitarian aid, etc.


The Bio-convergence Track

This track aims to help startups combining science and engineering in search of creative solutions that will transform the human condition for the better through deep-technologies.

Key Dates

MCIL 2024 Key Dates


Startups accelerated


Active alumni


Funding raised


Female founders


Israel companies located outside the center


Startups public via Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

MassChallenge Israel Partners

MassChallenge Israel works with corporate leaders across the innovation continuum, to offer a range of industry/interest-specific solutions that are tailored to meet our partners’ innovation goals. Working with MassChallenge Israel allows our partners to build, grow, and evolve their corporate innovation practices and connect with high-quality startups across the Israeli ecosystem and around the world through the MassChallenge global network.


Learn more about partnering with MassChallenge Israel here.

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