2011 | Vertical Agnostic
Yarden Abarbanel, Managing Director
Yuval Kadishevich, Operation and Community Manager
We are looking for entrepreneurs with a passion for solving significant problems and building something from zero to one. A good network could make it more enjoyable and easier for them
Founded in 2011 and backed by the 8200 Alumni Association, 8200 For Startups by EISP is a nonprofit organization driven by its ever-growing network of entrepreneurs, experts, investors, and others, all geared to provide the participants with the best tools on their journeys to success.
The program focuses on supporting early-stage startups working on groundbreaking tech ventures in all verticals. The program is open to all founders and not only 8200 alumni. Yarden Abarbanel is the Managing Director of EISP. “Our program supports promising first-time founders on their journeys to becoming successful entrepreneurs. We have the right network and resources to help them avoid common mistakes and help accelerate the growth of their companies,” she says. “Most of all, we know how difficult it is to build a startup and how lonely the CEO could be, hence we make a strong supportive community where founders can safely and openly consult and share. Moreover, we aim to leverage the brand and the network of the 8200 Alumni to the entire entrepreneur community.”
In order to get accepted to EISP's 5-month program founders go through a screening process that emphasizes the quality of the team, as “We are looking for promising founders who are eager to solve critical problems.” says Yarden. The process includes submitting pitch decks, Zoom interviews, and board F2F interviews.
Besides the acceleration program EISP operates many other programs, such as the FEP (Female Entrepreneurship Program), Seed2A (growth-stage program), annual delegation to the U.S., and more.
Photo by Inbar Levi