PresenTense, an Israel based non-profit, promotes an inclusive society, one where diverse communities are equally represented in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Israel, known as the ‘Startup Nation’.

We believe that entrepreneurship is the 21st century’s superpower that enables individuals and communities to take part in exponential economic growth. In our unique innovative programs, we provide this superpower, working from the bottom up with socially marginalized communities.

While Tel Aviv is ranked as the sixth global startup ecosystem, Israel is rated poorest among the OECD countries. This paradox is evident in Gini’s index for measuring financial inequality, which places Israel in the lower third. While the ‘Startup Nation’ thrives, these socio-economic inequalities rapidly increase.

As pioneers in the field of social impact in Israel, we were the first to identify these gaps and consequently ran the first accelerator for the Arab society, the first accelerator for ultra-orthodox women, the first accelerator focused on Assistive Technology and the first accelerators in many peripheral cities, including Lod, Ofakim, Ashkelon and more. This is how we level the playing field, create inclusiveness and reduce socio-economic inequalities in Israel.

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Teachup employs over 40 teachers who teach hundreds of students. Today they are working towards expansion to Arab countries

The accelerator exposed and familiarized me to the entrepreneurial world. I met with professionals who believed in me and my idea and became my role models
(Finyar Abu Hassira Tcrore)

Teachup employs over 40 teachers who teach hundreds of students. Today they are working towards expansion to Arab countries

The accelerator exposed and familiarized me to the entrepreneurial world. I met with professionals who believed in me and my idea and became my role models
(Finyar Abu Hassira Tcrore)

Every year 100,000 people use the Akshiva platform and 1,500 reach out for counseling. In 2019 the ‘Akshiva’ book was released, reaching the head of the sales chart in the Haredi community

PresenTense is a home for personal, organizational and public growth. It’s main advantage is in its professionalism, combined with flexibility and sparkling eyes. I’m sure it will continue to do wonderful things for our society
(Michael Nachtiler)

Every year 100,000 people use the Akshiva platform and 1,500 reach out for counseling. In 2019 the ‘Akshiva’ book was released, reaching the head of the sales chart in the Haredi community

PresenTense is a home for personal, organizational and public growth. It’s main advantage is in its professionalism, combined with flexibility and sparkling eyes. I’m sure it will continue to do wonderful things for our society
(Michael Nachtiler)

Sesame Enable won international contests and awards, including Verizon and Michael Bloomberg. Partnered with Google for a national project and are supported by the Israel Innovation Authority and private investments

The accelerator was a supportive home, in a time where there were no alternatives for startups providing solutions for people with different abilities

(Oded Ben Dov)

Sesame Enable won international contests and awards, including Verizon and Michael Bloomberg. Partnered with Google for a national project and are supported by the Israel Innovation Authority and private investments

The accelerator was a supportive home, in a time where there were no alternatives for startups providing solutions for people with different abilities

(Oded Ben Dov)

Gamevision received recognition by the Israeli Gaming Association and have won several international competitions

Participating in the accelerator has opened me many doors and networking to mentors and people of whom I work with till today. The existence of the accelerator is crucial for closed communities, such as the Arab community, as it makes entrepreneurship accessible to them and brings them closer to technology
(Shady Hassan & Daniel Aronovich)

Gamevision received recognition by the Israeli Gaming Association and have won several international competitions

Participating in the accelerator has opened me many doors and networking to mentors and people of whom I work with till today. The existence of the accelerator is crucial for closed communities, such as the Arab community, as it makes entrepreneurship accessible to them and brings them closer to technology

(Shady Hassan & Daniel Aronovich)

Abraham Hostels expanded to Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Nazareth, won numerous international awards and raised an impact investment of $25M from Bridges Fund

‘Yazamim’ awarded us with invaluable innovative business tools and a strong sense of community. They helped me turn from a of backpacker with a dream, into a focused, driven traveler aiming to affect communities and bring people together

(Gal Mor)

Abraham Hostels expanded to Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Nazareth, won numerous international awards and raised an impact investment of $25M from Bridges Fund

‘Yazamim’ awarded us with invaluable innovative business tools and a strong sense of community. They helped me turn from a of backpacker with a dream, into a focused, driven traveler aiming to affect communities and bring people together

(Gal Mor)

Demiss exhibited in a Berlin museum and fashion shows, expanded to various target audience in Israel and abroad. Currently employing 10 women designers from the Haredi society

PresenTense’s accelerator gave me the knowledge and tools to penetrate new markets and identify new target audiences. More importantly, I gained the confidence I needed in my business to advance it and myself

(Esti H)

Demiss exhibited in a Berlin museum and fashion shows, expanded to various target audience in Israel and abroad. Currently employing 10 women designers from the Haredi society

PresenTense’s accelerator gave me the knowledge and tools to penetrate new markets and identify new target audiences. More importantly, I gained the confidence I needed in my business to advance it and myself

(Esti H)

Gamevision received recognition by the Israeli Gaming Association and have won several international competitions

Participating in the accelerator has opened me many doors and networking to mentors and people of whom I work with till today. The existence of the accelerator is crucial for closed communities, such as the Arab community, as it makes entrepreneurship accessible to them and brings them closer to technology

(Ismail Kharoub)

Gamevision received recognition by the Israeli Gaming Association and have won several international competitions

Participating in the accelerator has opened me many doors and networking to mentors and people of whom I work with till today. The existence of the accelerator is crucial for closed communities, such as the Arab community, as it makes entrepreneurship accessible to them and brings them closer to technology
(Ismail Kharoub)

Tunefork built strategic partnerships with Israeli and American companies, won over a dozen international competitions and raised 2M nis from private investors

PresenTense was the first organization that supported us and helped us turn our dream into reality. Without it we wouldn’t be where we are today. More importantly, we view entrepreneurship differently thanks to them – we see it as a way to help others, to advance our society and to utilize technology for improving reality
(Tomer Shor)

Tunefork built strategic partnerships with Israeli and American companies, won over a dozen international competitions and raised 2M nis from private investors

PresenTense was the first organization that supported us and helped us turn our dream into reality. Without it we wouldn’t be where we are today. More importantly, we view entrepreneurship differently thanks to them – we see it as a way to help others, to advance our society and to utilize technology for improving reality
(Tomer Shor)

Beshvil counseled over 1500 women national service volunteers, and in 2018 exited to ‘Nefesh Be’Nefesh’

Leap is a program built for a manager’s mindset, succeeding in asking and examining in depth the current system, it’s advantages and disadvantages and assisting in rebuilding it. A fresh, innovative program, that aims to the organization’s vision, all in a positive and diverse environment

(Shira Lorentz)

Beshvil counseled over 1500 women national service volunteers, and in 2018 exited to ‘Nefesh Be’Nefesh’

Leap is a program built for a manager’s mindset, succeeding in asking and examining in depth the current system, it’s advantages and disadvantages and assisting in rebuilding it. A fresh, innovative program, that aims to the organization’s vision, all in a positive and diverse environment

(Shira Lorentz)

Beshvil counseled over 1500 women national service volunteers, and in 2018 exited to ‘Nefesh Be’Nefesh’

Leap is a program built for a manager’s mindset, succeeding in asking and examining in depth the current system, it’s advantages and disadvantages and assisting in rebuilding it. A fresh, innovative program, that aims to the organization’s vision, all in a positive and diverse environment

(Shira Lorentz)

Muntaliqa is collaborating with Tel Aviv- Jaffa municipality

Participating in the accelerator allowed me to fulfill my dream. It gave me the inspiration and drive to execute my idea and realize my vision. I received a wonderful opportunity to get familiarized with the world of entrepreneurship. The team keeps consulting me and make me feel as if I joined a family
(Jamileh Siksek)

Muntaliqa is collaborating with Tel Aviv- Jaffa municipality

Participating in the accelerator allowed me to fulfill my dream. It gave me the inspiration and drive to execute my idea and realize my vision. I received a wonderful opportunity to get familiarized with the world of entrepreneurship. The team keeps consulting me and make me feel as if I joined a family
(Jamileh Siksek)

nnosphere won several international competitions, closed a seed round of 2.5M$, and are in the midst of clinical trials in Kings College of London and Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem

Leap Haifa gave us a quantum leap towards fulfilling our dream. It generously provided us with a wide variety of tools that are taking our company to the next level. PresenTense’s efforts are putting us on the brighter side of statistics

(Rami Shacour)

Beshvil counseled over 1500 women national service volunteers, and in 2018 exited to ‘Nefesh Be’Nefesh’

Leap is a program built for a manager’s mindset, succeeding in asking and examining in depth the current system, it’s advantages and disadvantages and assisting in rebuilding it. A fresh, innovative program, that aims to the organization’s vision, all in a positive and diverse environment

(Shira Lorentz)

Alma Theatre is supported by the Ministry of Culture

The accelerator provided me with significant tools for fulfilling my dreams and a true entrepreneurial process. This amazing program gave me a push to realize my venture

(Merav Hem)

Alma Theatre is supported by the Ministry of Culture

The accelerator provided me with significant tools for fulfilling my dreams and a true entrepreneurial process. This amazing program gave me a push to realize my venture

(Merav Hem)

We provide an equal opportunity to take part in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Israel by combining key elements in our cutting-edge programming for socially marginalized communities. Thus, offering the best circumstance to acquire the superpower of entrepreneurship.

Identifying the needs of the community and tailoring it
to the program

Using innovative methodologies from top international business schools

Building cross-sector partnerships for
each program

Working from the bottom up, reaching the
entire community

We focus on working with young adults from diverse and socially marginalized communities through Community Building which includes local meetups, events, workshops and tours. We provide vital tools through our Entrepreneurial Programs and Accelerators. Our Startup School exposes youth in high schools at the periphery to the opportunities of the ‘Startup Nation’. With ‘Train the Trainer‘ we ensure continuity and lasting impact, by qualifying local leaders and change agents.

Workshops

Our pioneering programs are available in various scales for diverse audiences. Our curriculum is based on innovative methodologies from top international business schools including Harvard and Stanford. We offer entrepreneurship workshops, seminars, innovation labs and accelerators.

Consulting Services

We provide entrepreneurial development consulting services to emerging hubs and communities. Our customers include municipalities, government offices, businesses, leadership programs, civil organizations, youth movements, young adults organizations and more.

Our team is composed of entrepreneurs, leaders, social activists and experts with multi-disciplinary knowledge, including the public, business and social sectors.

  • Team
  • Instructors
  • Board
  • Founders

Ariella Rosen

Co-CEO


Khouloud Ayuti

Co-CEO


Badawi Farra

Made in Jaffa Coordinator

Danielle Berkowitz

Fundraising Manager


Eran Ben Yehuda

Accelerators Coordinator


Fkado Hovagen

Made In Program Manager

Lior Urian

Jerusalem Ecosystem
Manager

Rivka Shimoni

Made in Tel Aviv Coordinator

Shimrit Levy

Operations Manager


Yasmine Babatunde

Made in Haifa Coordinator

Yifat Leibovich

Ecosystem South Manager

Yaara Cohen

Instructor

Alex Shmidt

Instructor

Gil Markovitz

Instructor

Daniel Freidlin

Instructor

Finyar Tcrore

Instructor

Tsurial Schoffman

Instructor

Danna Hochstein Mann

Co-Ceo



Aharon Horwitz

CEO at 40Nuggets



Guy Spigelman

VP Portfolio Success at aMoon Fund


Neil Corney

CEO and Markets Head Citi Israel


Nadav Lachman Lazare

Director of the Central District, Ministry of Construction and Housing

Naomi Assia

Partner Manager & Founder at Assia Law Office and Patent Attorney

Stav Erez

Partner at LABS/02



Pierre Salameh

Founder & CEO of OlfaGuard


Rebecca Caspi

Senior VP, Global Operations & Director General, JFNA Israel

Aharon Horwitz

CEO at 40Nuggets

Ariel Beery

CEO at MobileODT

We believe in partnerships as a key element of our success. Each program begins with building a cross-sector partnership, including businesses, municipalities and government, civic society organizations, foundations, private donors and more.

DONORS & PARTNERS

We invite you to join our inclusive society in which all groups will be equally represented in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Israel, known as the ‘Startup Nation’.

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