CanNegev Technology Incubator in Yeruham

The home for startups and entrepreneurs in the Negev

Our Vision

Our vision is to transform Yeruham and the Negev into a world-class knowledge center.

Call for Proposal

We invite entrepreneurs and startups to present their initiative and be part of CanNegev.

Our Team

The incubator’s team – highly experienced and knowledgeable in managing startup companies

and in the fields of biotech, agtech and medical cannabis

Israel Birenbaum

Israel Birenbaum


Extensive experience in Bio-Technology companies. CEO at several companies – startup as well as mature one. Held executive positions in global enterprises. Hands on Business development and strategy, Sales and Marketing, Clinical and regulations, Finance, Investments and Funding, multidisciplinary developments and operations.

MBA, Bar Ilan University (with honour).
B.Sc., Computer Science Engineer, Technion (with honour).
Practical Electronics Engineer, Amit Schools.
Teaching Certificate, Electronics, Talpiot College
Corporate Directors.

Ziv Bet Or

Ziv Bet Or

VP Business Development

Highly experienced in medical cannabis companies.
CEO at several companies – startup global projects, international, agriculture and civilian infrastructure.
Various positions in global companies.
Main expertise -Business development and strategy, Sales and Marketing, medical cannabis regulations, Finance, Investments and Funding.

B.A., Economic, Hebrew University.
M.A., Industrial engineering, Ben Gurion University.
M.A., Strategic management, Bar Ilan University.

Bnaya Patron

Bnaya Patron

Administration Manager

Held leading executive positions in several companies, with a focus on digital marketing, data analysis, and business intelligence.

BSc (with honors), Industrial Engineering (major: Operations Management), Azrieli College of Engineering, Jerusalem

Michali Beeri

Michali Beeri

Program Manager

Multidisciplinary manager and business consultant, with an entrepreneurial mindset and vast experience in both the local and international arenas – leading business development processes and managing finances, marketing, operations, logistics, employment, services, and administration. Led a range of complex projects in different industries worldwide.

MBA (with honors), Financing, Accounting & Marketing, Tel Aviv University
MBA (student exchange), AGSM, Sydney
BA (with honors), Business & Economics, Finance & IT, Hebrew University

Our Board of Directors

The Incubator’s board of directors are top-edge managers representing our 3 successful partners

Ori Sobovitz

Ori Sobovitz

Partner, Government Relations and Israeli Partnerships OurCrowd

Andy Kaye

Andy Kaye


Michael Kalman

Michael Kalman


Ido Yosha

Ido Yosha, Ph.D.

Director Rx R&D Project Management


Kfir Avraham



CanNegev has wide connections with many entities that will enable important collaboration and will leverage our portfolio companies to success.
Our ecosystem includes Universities, Hospitals, Non-governmental organizations, Industry, Venture Capital, Yeruham council and all CanNegev 3 partners network.