About us


ASPER HUJI-Innovate, the Hebrew University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, serves as a platform to encourage and assist students, faculty and alumni to develop their innovation and entrepreneurship skills. We also serve as a catalyst for venture creation processes to solve real-world problems.

For us at ASPER HUJI-Innovate, Entrepreneurship is a mindset, it is the ability to identify challenges and create solutions. We believe that everyone is born with an entrepreneurial spirit and can generate new ideas to drive impact. We operate in four parallel tracks - promoting entrepreneurial culture and community, developing and running academic courses and programs, creating experience opportunities as hackathons and competitions, and managing acceleration programs for new ventures. These activities create a nexus point between academia and the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.


Stemming from our belief that the potential for innovation is omnipresent, we’ve decided to create a center which would awaken participants’ creativity and curiosity, regardless of whether or not they fit the traditional stereotype of “entrepreneur”. The center provides participants with critical tools for the 21st century economy - analytical thinking, creativity, problem solving, public speaking and more. Whether or not you have entrepreneurial experience, whether or not you have an innovative startup idea - there’s a place for you at ASPER HUJI Innovate.

How to get Involved?

Community & Events

By being part of our community, you’ll receive updates and information regarding unique opportunities in the world of innovation, create new friendships with other entrepreneurial students and enjoy events with pioneering founders and investors.

Courses & Training

Starting Fall of 2020 - you’ll be able to participate in academic courses created by or in partnership with HUJI Innovate - as our new digital course, “An Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, which is open to every B.A. student. You will also be able to join our professional training sessions.

Hackathons & Competitions

Our entrepreneurship competitions are a fantastic opportunity for experiencing the process of ideation and prototyping in a fast, risk-free and no-obligations environment - all while getting the opportunity to present to leading industry experts.

Entrepreneurship Programs

our programs accompany you in the different stages of venture creation: market research and ideation, business model planning, product development, marketing processes, fundraising, management and presentation.

Meet the team

Amnon Dekel, PhD

Executive Director

Ayelet Cohen

Deputy Director

Yotam Zach

Communities Manager

Sharon Levite Vaknin

Academic Program Manager

Itay Asher

Marketing Manager

Michal Or-Ad

Programs Manager

Keshet Naiman

Project Manager

Liron Finkelstein

Programs Manager

Roya Yacovian

ASPER-HUJI Innovate Hub Manager