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.
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.
- 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
- 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
Acting CEO at hiCenter
Project Managing Partner
Moran Ben Harosh
Director of Finance hiCenter
Administration Manager hiCenter
Head of Business Development IN-VENTech
Head of Marketing & Operations IN-VENTech
Head of Business Development
Head of Marketing & Operations
Moran Ben Harosh
Director of Finance
Members of the Steering & Acceptance Committee
Dr. Einat Kalisch Rotem
Mayor of Haifa
Chairman of the Board at hiCenter
Galit Rand PhD.
Head of Strategic Planning and Research at Municipality of Haifa