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

16 December 2018

Early Bird Deadline

16 January 2019

Applications Close

5 February 2019


March - April 2018

Finalist Announcement

Early April 2019

Accelerator Program Commences

29 April 2019

Startup 'Shuk' Showcase

June 2019

MassChallenge Israel Awards

30 July 2019

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Internet of Things
2017 Israel Diamond Winner
Poverty Alleviation
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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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MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.