Venture Geeks Launches New Startup Accelerator Program in Tel Aviv

Venture Geeks of Geekmedia Yaniv FeldmanGeekMedia, the company behind the Israeli blog NewsGeek (Hebrew) has launched VentureGeeks, a new incubator program in Israel, which will provide seed funding and mentorship to Israeli startups. The Tel-Aviv based incubator is meant to serve as an accelerator program for startups, following the model of US based Y Combinator. Startups which are admitted to the program will receive up to $20,000 in pre-seed funding, office space, administrative services and advice from a group of mentors. The cost for startups is 10% of their equity.

Some of the mentors include: Eden Shochat, General Partner at Genesis Partners  and Udi Netzer, a seasoned angel investor and the co-founder of Evergreen (Israeli VC), Seasoned entrepreneurs such Tomer Dvir, CEO and Co-Founder of Soluto and Liad Agmon, Currently EIR at Bessmer Venture Partners and Co-Founder of Delver (Acquired by Sears) and Onigma (Acquired by Mcafee), and Industry experts such as Zack Weisfeld, Business Development and strategy director at Microsoft R&D and Ayelet Noff, CEO at Blonde 2.0.

Applications to the program are currently open until February 28th, 2011. The incubator got $5 million in funding.

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Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote
Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze Vidra

Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.

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