About Us

IN-VENTech is a unique startup program backed by Haifa Municipality, hiCenter and Haifa Economic Corporation. The program was initiated in order to support and promote the growing innovation ecosystem in downtown Haifa.

The program offers business support to startups including connections to investors and clients, grants, office space and more. It is designed to enable participating companies to maximize their success in raising capital and penetrating global markets.

What we look for?

  • A proven innovative technology
  • A dedicated multidisciplinary founding team
  • A validated and viable business model
  • Acceleration program or technological incubator graduates
  • Priority is given to the BlueTech, Digital Health and Smart City Solutions sectors
  • Companies will be required to establish and maintain their headquarters in downtown Haifa for a minimum of 3 years following acceptance to the program.

Program Stages

The program supports start-ups in two stages:

  • Acceleration stage – companies that are 3-6 months away from their first pilot.
  • Growth stage – companies that are post pilot and/or possess paying customers.

Program Advantages

  • Connection to industry, corporations and main institutions in Haifa, Israel and abroad
  • Support and promote global activities, connections to designated markets and specialists
  • Constant exposure to relevant funding and investment resources: Investors, strategic partners, grants and global incentives
  • Selected startups will enjoy up to $100K in cash grants
  • Rent financing in workspaces in the Haifa Port District for the duration of the program
  • Subsidized lunch cards for employees
NO EQUITY DILUTION AND NO MANAGEMENT FEES INVOLVED!
  • Modern offices adapted to the companies’ needs and progress
  • A fertile high-tech environment with diverse startups and options for multiple collaborations
  • The IN-VENTech complex is located in the heart of Haifa Port District, in proximity to entertainment centers, restaurants and cafes
  • Only 4 minutes’ walk from local train station!

hiCenter & IN-VENTech Team

Lior Hanuka

Lior Hanuka

CEO at hiCenter

Nimrod Elmish Project Managing Partner

Nimrod Elmish

Project Managing Partner

Naama Zamir

Naama Zamir

Business development

Itzik Kushel Head of Business Development IN-VENTech

Itzik Kushel

Head of Business Development IN-VENTech

Liza Koren Head of Marketing & Operations IN-VENTech

Liza Koren

Head of Marketing & Operations IN-VENTech

Moran Ben Harosh Director of Finance hiCenter

Moran Ben Harosh

Director of Finance hiCenter

Leah Shmailov Administration Manager hiCenter

Leah Shmailov

Administration Manager hiCenter

Itzik Kushel Head of Business Development IN-VENTech

Itzik Kushel

Head of Business Development

Naama Zamir

Naama Zamir

Business development

Liza Koren Head of Marketing & Operations IN-VENTech

Liza Koren

Head of Marketing & Operations

Moran Ben Harosh Director of Finance hiCenter

Moran Ben Harosh

Director of Finance 

Leah Shmailov Administration Manager hiCenter

Leah Shmailov

Administration Manager

Members of the Steering & Acceptance Committee

Dr. Einat Kalisch Rotem

Dr. Einat Kalisch Rotem

Mayor of Haifa
Chairman of the Board at hiCenter

Rami Segal Board Member at hiCenter

Rami Segal

Board Member
at hiCenter

Galit Rand

Galit Rand PhD.

Head of Strategic Planning and Research at Municipality of Haifa

Dror Avni Board Member at hiCenter

Dror Avni

Board Member
at hiCenter