The Israel Innovation Fund (TIIF) is registered in the U.S. as a 501(c)3 non-profit and in Israel as a nonprofit organization. Our headquarters is in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood of Tel Aviv and we sponsor activities in Jerusalem, all over Israel and in North America.Our vision is to reignite the Zionist spirit in the 21st century by connecting people around the world to Israel through the vibrancy and creativity of contemporary Israeli culture.
“Start-Up Nation” taught us that Israel’s technological excellence flows from deeper elements of its national character. Through cutting-edge contemporary culture, lifestyle and travel, young diaspora Jews and non-Jews are discovering new ways to connect to the Israeli experience in ways that go far beyond conflict and survival.
TIIF operates as a venture philanthropic fund investing, and incubating, high-impact enterprises that are capable of sustaining themselves through commercially viable revenue-generating activities. As a nonprofit, we reinvest all income back into the organization to strengthen and expand our cutting-edge work.
FOUNDER & CEO
Adam is a serial entrepreneur who has worked in the United States, China and Israel. Raised in Cincinnati, he served in the IDF and now calls Tel Aviv home. He received his B.A. in Judaic Studies from the University of Arizona and an M.A. in Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University.
Executive Assistant To The CEO & Head Of Operations
As an Executive Assistant, I’m responsible for managing logistics and organizational operations. I’m currently studying BA Business Administration at IDC University and I served in the IDF as combat commander.
Lead Editor, What If? Studios
Ella Kohn was born in Jerusalem. She served in the IDF as a Military Photographer, and as the Head of a Military Video Unit. Her experiences during her military service inspired her in creating her short film “Who Sank Your Ships?”. The film participated in dozens of international film festivals, including Academy Award Qualifying film festivals, and won several international prizes.Ella holds an MA in Film Studies from the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. She currently works as an editor and is developing her first feature film, which is also based on her experience in the military.
Chief Vibe Officer
Hallel Silverman is an American born, Israeli raised digital activist and blogger located in Tel Aviv. With a decade in Israel Advocacy, Hallel has created and executed content for dozens of major organizations, and has been a leading voice online for progressive Zionism. She is the Chief Vibe Officer of the Israel Innovation Fund.
An award-winning director, cinematographer, and editor
As TIIF’s prominent director and videographer, Guy aspires to capture Israel’s unique vividness in a moving image.
His creative projects usually deal with morality, family relationships, and conflicts between one’s needs and the greater good.
I’m a data analyst who helps our team optimize our campaigns and strategies. I collect and interpret data from various sources and use different tools and methods to measure our performance and impact. I also create reports to communicate our results and findings to our stakeholders. I’m passionate about data and always looking for new and exciting ways to use it for business growth and innovation.