2013 | Impact, Social-Tech, Digital Health, Energy, Sustainability
Chen Shmilo, Managing Director
Mirel Vansovski, Manager of Value Creation and Community
Eynav Biadgo, Operation and Marketing Manager
Founders and Board members: Uria Lin, Neta-li Meiri, Guy Katsovich and Natalie Biderman.
Our startups aim to tackle significant social or environmental challenges through advanced technology
Founded by 8200 alumni in 2013, 8200 IMPACT is the first acceleration program and community for Israeli impact-tech startups that aims to tackle significant social or environmental challenges through advanced technology for the benefit of the society and economies both locally and globally. Nowadays the program focuses on Health tech, Climate-Tech, and Accessibility.
This program was launched in order to harness the human capital of 8200 alumni for the benefit of the society, yet despite its name the founders do not need to be 8200 alumni to apply. Founders accepted to the program get 5 months of intensive support packed with workshops, top-tier mentors, impact-tech consultants, and meetings with successful entrepreneurs and prominent investors. The program ends with a Startup Showcase event enabling entrepreneurs to get a unique opportunity to pitch to hundreds of investors, potential customers, industry leaders, and partners. It’s important to state that the program doesn't take equity nor claim ownership of the intellectual property of our ventures'.
Upon graduation the startups join the 8200 Impact community and continue to get value from the program and its community in the form of connections, mentors, business development assistance, and follow-on programs such as Calling2Scale in partnership with EIT Hub Israel. “We're here for entrepreneurs who really aim at making a true change,” says Chen Shmilo, Managing Director. “Our team of experts and mentors focuses on one target: to enable more startups to do good as well as to do well.”
Among 8200 IMPACT's partners are Bank Hapoalim, Doral Energy, Partner, Amdocs, Harel Insurance, Ford Israel R&D center, ICL, IMed TLV, Naschitz Brandes Amir, the Tel-Aviv municipality, and MFI. Among its alumni are promising startups such as Eyecontrol, Voiceitt, SafeUp, Soapy, Sensi.Ai, 6Degrees, TuneFork, SkillSet, and many more.
Photo by Inbar Levi