On June 30th, the High-Tech Forum – comprised of stakeholders from the high-tech and defense industries, academia, government, and the Haredi community – convened for an initial evening of learning and discussion at the home of Giora Yaron, Founding Investor at Itamar Technologies and Investments.

A number of partners shared their perspective: Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Chief Rabbi of Migdal Emek and Haredi Institute for Public Affairs Advisory Board member; Eugene Kandel, CEO of Start-Up Nation Central; Kobi Richter, Founder of Medinol; Izhar Shay, Prior Managing GP at Canaan Partners; Eyal Waldman, Founder and CEO of Mellanox.

L-R: Shmil Levy, Partner, Sequoia Capital Israel; Eli Paley, Chairman, Haredi Institute for Public Affairs; Eyal Waldman, CEO, Mellanox; Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Chief Rabbi, Migdal Haemek; Giora Yaron, Founding Investor, Itamar Technologies and Investments

The Haredi community wants this opportunity and is waiting for it…. We can find solutions that work for everyone.
—Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman

Start-Up Nation Central has recognized the potential in this population and we are already deeply invested in enabling Haredi seminaries to address the needs of the industry.
—Eugene Kandel

Think of what the Russian Aliyah did for Israel’s economy – we are talking about an opportunity of the same size and significance. Our goal is to prove that potential to the government and industry.
—Eli Paley

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