Gvahim Entrepreneurship & startup Programs

Gvahim’s entrepreneurial arm offers Olim-friendly, all-English startup programs to support founders and co-founders of startups and businesses and increase their chances of success.

We offer three programs:
■ Gvahim Entrepreneurship Center (GEC)
5-Week Online Business Acceleration Program
2-day Idea Validation Online Bootcamp

■ Gvahim Accelerator
5-Month Startup Program in Ashdod

Gvahim Entrepreneurial Programs Offer:

  • Proven, practical hands-on approach through lectures and workshops
  • Mentoring during, and following the programs by top-tier executives and experts
  • Community of entrepreneurs that learn from, motivate, and support each other
  • Alumni benefits through strategic partnerships
  • Introductions to potential investors; and networking opportunities
  • Demo day at close of 5-month startup accelerator program; access to HUBashdod co-working space

Program Requirements:

  • Founder or at least one co-founder currently living in Israel
  • Founder or at least one co-founder made Aliyah up to 10 years ago* – Israeli-born entrepreneurs are welcome to apply; however, applications from Olim are given higher priority
  • Solo entrepreneurs may apply, but teams are preferred
  • Applications are reviewed for business potential, innovation, and enthusiasm; participation shall be at Gvahim’s sole discretion.
  • 5-Month Startup Accelerator – participants must commit to attending all the sessions, including face-to-face meetings in Ashdod

Startup Program Price:

  • The participation fee is subsidized and is paid per startup (not per number of co-founders)
  • Participating startups do not provide equity and do not pay royalties

Gvahim Network:

Alumni become members of our dynamic international online community that brings together other alumni; volunteers, that include mentors, experts, and buddies; business executives; and Israeli employers. We all come together to share ideas, learn, form friendships, and make lasting connections.


For additional information, please contact:

■ Gvahim Entrepreneurship Center (GEC)
Izabella Filipov – Director, GEC at GEC@gvahim.org.il

■ Gvahim Accelerator
Ran Sasson – Director, Gvahim Accelerator at ran.thehive@gvahim.org.il