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:
Establishment (market, research)
Beta site / LOI
Business relationships with other companies
Strong client connections
Active prototype – proof of feasibility on a high technological level
Website, investor presentation, brand, etc.
Business plan – main focus on financial aspects and R&D plan