2018 Technion 3DS Organizing Team

Affiliated Faculties / Departments

Technion Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Technion Faculty of Computer Science
Technion Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Technion Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
Technion Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Technion Faculty of Medicine
Technion MBA Program
Technion Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Technion Faculty of Mathematics
Technion Faculty of Physics
Technion Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Education in Science and Technology

Affiliated Programs / Centers

Technion Computer Engineering Center
Technion MBA Program
Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP)
Bronica Entrepreneurship Center at the Technion

Organizing Committee

ChairmanShai HaimTechnion EE (alumnus)chairman@technion3ds.org
RecruitingTechnion EErecruiting@technion3ds.org
SponsorshipShai HaimTechnion EEsponsorship@technion3ds.org

3DS Event Goals

The event is designed with two specific goals in mind: kick-start new student-run companies and build entrepreneurial capabilities in students and their university communities.

For students, 3-Day Startup is an intensely fun way to learn about startups and executing on business ideas by cramming semesters’ worth of learning into three days. You connect with cofounders, make friends, drink too much caffeine, andlearn by doing. If you are excited by this idea,apply now.

For administrators and professors, 3-Day Startup is an academic program designed to teach entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands- on environment. The 3DS program creates a living entrepreneurship laboratory on university campuses by bringing together students ranging from freshmen to freshly-minted PhDs with diverse backgrounds, including computer science, business, engineering, law, design, communications and others. Participants gain experience in cross- disciplinary collaboration, brainstorming and ideation, and group productivity, including ad-hoc leadership and decision-making under severe time constraints. The resulting experience is just like that of working with a budding startup company. The 2000+ 3DS alumni from 40 events over the last four years have started 28 technology companies that have collectively raised over $8 million in investment capital.

For sponsors, 3-Day Startup is a way to reach desirable audiences and encourage a tested, proven, and exciting model for entrepreneurship education. If you are interested in sponsoring 3-Day Startup, learn morehere.

2017 Mentors & Panelists

In random order
Shai Wininger
Internet Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and chief Lemonade Maker at Lemonade, Founder and board member at Fiverr.com. Love executing complex ideas and bring them to life as desirable products which sell. Have a true passion for elite coding, hacking, product, branding, UI/UX and design (yea, i know its a weird mix). Founded several companies over the past 25 years, serving as CEO and CTO, leading and coding innovation from games on mobile devices to the aircraft maintenance for the aerospace industry.
Adi Azaria
Co-founder&Chief Evangelist
As Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist at Sisense, Adi Azaria is a passionate entrepreneur, investor, author, and an established thought leader in innovative technology. Before founding Sisense he received his BSc in Computer Science at the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel. Adi has used his extensive experience to help the company triple its growth for five years in a row, as well as raising 100m in funding.
Guy Lachmann
Pearl Cohen & Tzedek Law Firm
Guy Lachmann's practice involves a wide range of corporate legal representation, including venture capital and private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, complex project financing transactions, cross-border strategic and commercial transactions, restructurings, corporate governance and general counseling to emerging growth companies in the various stages of their development. Guy was member of the editorial board of "Law and Business", the IDC Herzliya Law Review. He further served as a teaching assistant in various high-tech and entrepreneurship courses in the Tel-Aviv University and IDC Herzliya. Guy holds an LLB and BA from the Inter Disciplinary Cente, and an LLM (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Yoav Medan
Entrepreneur & Lecturer
Dr. Yoav Medan is a visiting scientist and the Electrical Engineering faculty and a lecturer at Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Technion. Dr. Medan volunteers as a mentor at the Technion For Life program by the alumni organization, since his days as VP and Chief architect at InSightec from which he retired in 2011. In addition, Dr. Medan founded and heads Haifa3D organization which focuses on education and training in 3D printing. Dr. Medan is active in helping startups in Haifa, specifically in the life science vertical.
Liad Rubin
Kaedan Capital
A true startups addict and technology enthusiast, Liad is an associate @ Kaedan Capital, a private investment firm engaged in seed to early stage investments in focus areas of Internet, Mobile and Digital Media. Since 2007 Liad has been involved with technology startups and overseen online marketing and business development for several tech start-ups. Liad holds an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid, and is a graduate of the Venture Lab, the IE Business School Entrepreneurship program. Liad also holds a BA in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing from IDC, Herzliya
Ofer Lazovski
Kaedan Capital
Ofer served as a co-founder and VP R&D of 888.com for almost a decade (LSE: 888 holdings) accompanying its growth from start up phase up to a 1000+ employees publicly traded corporation.In recent years, after 888, Ofer has been engaged as an active investor and board member in various technology ventures, including 5min which was acquired by AOL (NYSE: AOL).Ofer holds a B.Sc. degree in computer science from the Technion, Haifa, Israel.
Stephanie Cherrin

Stephanie is responsible for running all Hub:raum operations in Israel. She works to identify and select the most eligible Israeli startups to invest in and integrate into the Deutsche Telekom network and acceleration programming. Stephanie has over 6 years of media and venture experience under her belt and is always looking for Israeli innovation to complement the European infrastructure Hub:raum offers. Stephanie holds a masters degree from King’s College London in International Affairs and Policy and has lived substantial amounts of time in Israel, the US and Europe.
Dr. Sharon Tal-Itzkovitch
Sharon is the co-creator of the 'Market Opportunity Navigator'- a business tool that helps entrepreneurs in making a smart choice of market opportunities. She gives lectures and workshops on a regular basis to students and start-ups, dealing with high-tech marketing. Sharon is the co- founder and the former executive director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the Technion, and she has vast experience in marketing, as well as in strategic consulting. Sharon earned her PhD (in the field of entrepreneurship) and her MSc (in the field of strategic management) both from the Technion.
Omer Elazari
Co-founder & CTO
Responsible for R&D and product. Prior to founding Plus500, he worked as a chief technology officer at Mevideo Ltd (an internet start-up company) and as a software developer engineer at Intel. He holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems from the Technion.
Daphne Levy

Ms. Daphne Levy is a registered patent attorney with vast experience as a software engineer, program manager, and technical communications specialist in multinational corporations (Microsoft, Marvell, Intel). She consults start-up companies as they build IP portfolios by leading patent harvesting sessions, providing expert opinions on patentability of inventions and freedom to operate, drafting patent applications and building IP strategies towards potential investments. In addition to her Patent Attorney license, Daphne holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and an MBA, both from the Technion.
Dr. Yossi Dashti

A business executive and private investor with strong technical background, Mr. Dashti is involved with technology ventures and socially responsible organizations, both in Israel and in the US including: Merage Foundation for US-Israel Trade, Markstone Capital Group, NATAL, and Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center. Currently concluding doctoral research at Ben Gurion University on the success factors of Israeli technology ventures and teach entrepreneurship at graduate level programs. Prior to joining the academic world, Mr. Dashti served as a member of the California based Broadcom Corporation management team that led a record-setting IPO in 1998 (Nasdaq:BRCM) and the M&A integration of over 20 acquired companies in multiple global locations. He served as a strategic and business development executive with Safeskin Corporation (Nasdaq:SFSK) where he prepared and positioned the company for Kimberly–Clark M&A acquisition. He held global Information Technology and Electronic Commerce management positions with Western Digital, AST Computers, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Dashti earned a B.Sc. in computer information science from the University of San Francisco and an MBA with focus on international marketing and Information Technology from the University of California.
Dr. Shady Hassan
CEO & co- founder
Shady is an internal medicine specialist, co-founder and CEO of Healthymize. Healthymize provides monitoring of COPD patients using only smartphones. Before founding Healthymize, Shady graduated from the faculty of medicine in the Technion and completed a residency in internal medicine. Feel free to ask him for advice regarding planning and conducting clinical trials, regulatory affairs, intellectual property development, fundraising, and web and mobile app development.
Dr. Daniel Aronovich
CTO & co-founder
An avid learner and problem solver. A Technion graduate (Bsc,Msc, EE). Currently is the CTO of Healthymize. Passionate about optimizing different aspects of life, with emphasis on Entrepreneurship, Technology,Innovation and Sustainability. In his spare time is interested in the biology of aging, Transhumanism and the nature of reality.

Irit Israeli-Kahana
Managing Partner
For over 3 decades Irit Israeli-Kahana held a variety of executive positions in the high tech industry both in Israel and the United States. In the last years, Irit is a managing partner at AfterDox, angels investment group. Irit and her partners are meeting with hundreds of Entrepreneurs and startups each year. Irit is on the board of few startups and mentor some of AfterDox portfolio groups. Irit expertise is early stage startups. Irit is on the advisory board of StartHub at Tel-Aviv Yaffo college & Naztech, the 1st accelerator in the Arab sector. Before joining AfterDox, Irit held executive positions in Amdocs, in which she was in charge of developments of hundreds person years projects and revenue of tens of millions dollars. Irit also served as a development and customer relations VP at FTS.Irit holds BA & MA in psychology from Bar-ilan and MA in computer science from Boston University.

Global 3DS History

In January, 2008,a group of studentsfounded3-Day Startupat the University of Texas at Austin, which is the home of the flagship 3DS event. Over the past four years, the program has spread from semester events at the University of Texas at Austin to other schools in Texas, New York, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Florida, Alaska, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island. Beyond the United States, 3-Day Startup operates successful programs in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Israel, China, and Chile.

3 Day Startup, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Past 3DS Events Worldwide