About Inno-Negev

Inno-Negev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's technology accelerator, provides start-ups and hi-tech entrepreneurs with unique support and essential tools needed to increase viability and develop abilities to advance their ventures. The accelerator is a joint venture of the Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and BGN Technologies (Ben-Gurion University’s technology company).


Inno-Negev opens its doors to all hi-tech entrepreneurs. The ventures targeted are in the pre-seed and seed stages, with a promising team and a formulated idea, seeking assistance, direction, connections and business support. The accelerator offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive exclusive services, including practical lectures and workshops by leading individuals; experienced mentors; expert advisors in IP, law and finance; experience in presenting to investors; branding packages; and more.


Inno-Negev serves as a critical connection point for entrepreneurs, investors and global organizations, in one of Israel’s most rapidly developing hi-tech areas – the Negev. The Negev region hosts academic institutions, leading hi-tech companies, technological incubators, a hi-tech park and soon the IDF’s elite technological units. This creates a promising and lively entrepreneurial community, which the accelerator will assist and lead.


The goal of the program is to help entrepreneurs promote their start-ups at a rapid pace, within 3 months, to reach a state where they have:


  • Advisory Committee

  • Establishment (market, research)

  • Beta site / LOI

  • Business relationships with other companies

  • Strong client connections

  • Active prototype – proof of feasibility on a high technological level

Marketing/ Business

  • Website, investor presentation, brand, etc.

  • Business plan – main focus on financial aspects and R&D plan


How it works


Meet the team

Yossi Shavit

CEO & Founder

Rachel Eisman

Program Coordinator

Board of Direcors