The kick-off meeting for the High-Tech Forum took place on November 19th, hosted by Board member Michael Eisenberg at Aleph VC in Tel Aviv.

The Forum, comprised of more than a dozen high-tech industry leaders, was established to lead a process that will facilitate an infusion of Haredi human capital into high tiers of the high-tech industry. At the meeting, the Forum members recommended that the first step to take is to reform the curriculum in the Haredi seminaries’ computer science tracks. In the coming weeks, the Institute will work with the Forum members to map industry needs and draw up a blueprint for the curriculum reform.

The involvement of these industry leaders will lend credibility and gravitas to this nation-wide curriculum overhaul. We are also glad to have the collaboration of Start-up Nation Central, an important Israeli non-profit focused on strengthening the tech sector. Participants included: Dov Moran, Grove Ventures VC; Eyal Waldman, Mellanox; Shlomo Markel, Broadcom; Shlomo Kalish, Jerusalem Global Ventures; Kerem Navo, Wix.com.