About us

The Ed-Tech industry is thriving and developed worldwide, with venture capital investments in the field increasing by a thirty-two fold since 2010 and reaching a peak of $16.1 billion following COVID-19 epidemic. By 2022, more than 1,500 fundraising rounds and financing that exceeded 20 billion dollars were reoported.

Despite all this, In Israel this industry is still lagging with zero investments and a perception of an unprofitable market. Global expansion requires proven success in the local market, yet the tremendous growth potential is burdened by many regulatory and institutional barriers

edge – Innovative Education Center promotes research, development, and assimilation of technologies in the field of regional, national, and international education. The center is based on a unique connection between the EdTech industry, academia, and the regional education system.

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EdTech companies participating in the first cycle of the program

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Educational frameworks (Jewish schools, Arab schools, special education, talented center)

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A billion ₪ is invested in EdTech companies around the world

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Millions of ₪ are expected to be invested in educational startups in 2022

WHAT WE DO

The center connects technological and research activities in the field of education and supports EdTech entrepreneurs by creating an environment that maximizes their chances of success

We reach out to entrepreneurs who wish to revolutionize education as we know it, and provide them with a full support system: business growth and development, academic research and integration in the classrooms.

Our Program

The program is held in a hybrid manner with th The enterperneurs participate in the program from all over the country, meeting both virtually and physically, hearing and and accompanied by a team of experts in the fields of entrepreneurship, business, and techno-pedagogy.

The program is spread over a year, and takes place in two tracks at the same time: group and individual. The group meetings include lectures, workshops, and meetups. Each process includes mapping and defining business goals, integrating the product into an educational framework that matches the goals, collecting data from real users, statistical analysis, and processing the information into a summary recommendation document, all accompanied by an academic research team. Each company’s personal process includes mapping and defining business goals, integrating the product into an educational framework that matches the goals, collecting data from real users, statistical analysis and processing the information into a summary recommendation document, all accompanied by an academic research team.

Throughout the program, the companies receive personal guidance from a mentor from a team consisting of those with extensive and relevant experience in the Israeli and international industry. In addition, edge’s network of contacts is available to entrepreneurs to establish collaborations, locate investors and potential customers, connecting with key people in the field of education and entrepreneurship, and more

Our Benefits

Research team for the collection and statistical analysis of user data

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Receiving comprehensive and structured feedback, with practical recommendations to improve the product

Professional assistance in developing a business and marketing strategy

Collaborative High-end workspace

Exposure to investors and potential customers in Israel and abroad

Simulations for meetings with clients and investors

Partnership within the ecosystem, strengthening the network of connections

Meetings with the stakeholders in the EdTech scene - entrepreneurs, experts, investors and educators

Exposure to product development methodologies and user experience improvement

Joint Management

Amos Netzer

Head of Zvulun Regional Council

Eti Levi

CEO of Zvulun Regional Council

Matan Verker

CEO of Zvulun Development Corporation

Ilanit Eran

Director of the Education Department, Zvulun Regional Council

Prof. Shimon Amar

President of Oranim College

Dr. Nir Michaeli

Rector of Oranim College

Tamar Engel

CEO of Oranim College

Our Team

Dr. Danny Glick

Academic Director
A global expert on learning technologies. An experienced researcher, developer, and implementer of educational technologies in Israel and abroad. Author and editor of many books and scientific articles.

Rinat Oren

Pedagogical director
specializes in strategic planning, measurement and evaluation. As a manager of education systems in the municipal, private and academic sectors, she has extensive experience implementing innovations in large and complex systems.

Assaf Harel

Bizdev & investments
Galim Business Development & Strategy – Managing Partner - 20+ years in Israeli high-tech companies - Former President of the Israel Venture Capital Association.

Liat Slilat

Innovation coordinator in education

Gal Kadosh Aloni

General Manager
Graduated from the Ministry of the Interior's local government cadet program. Experienced in leading strategic processes, projects, training development, and community management.