Entrepreneurs Story

Gabriel Lipschutz

I moved to Israel from Belgium in April 2015 after completing a degree in Industrial Design Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship with the goal of becoming an entrepreneur. Prior to joining TheHive, I had three potential ideas for a startup but no team and no connections in Israel. TheHive Start-up Accelerator Program in Tel Aviv introduced me to Avi Sharvit, a software developer, who had a similar idea to mine. We decided to become a team and four months later we founded our startup Appevivo, an app that can be used inside any partner restaurant to easily choose, order and pay from the client’s phone. It is almost ready to launch the MVP in 3 restaurants in Tel Aviv.

Throughout my experience at TheHive I met many professionals relevant to our industry who helped us better identify and tackle our critical success factors. A couple of highlights so far include meeting members of the Rotary Club, Google Launch Pad and Open Startup event where we received an office around the Rothschild area for the event. Furthermore, working together with other teams who are in the same situation proved to be extremely valuable. Everybody helps each other out, and there is just a great supportive atmosphere.

TheHive accelerator program has been an exciting journey so far that I can recommend to anyone who’s new to the Israeli startup scene.

One tip:
“Familiarize yourself with lean startup methodologies and find a mentor in your industry”

"Find a great mentor who knows your industry and set concrete goals"
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