CanNegev Technology Incubator in Yeruham

The home for startups and entrepreneurs in the Negev

Our Vision

Our Vision is to enrich the Negev and Yeruham with a variety of groundbreaking technological startups

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 biotechnology companies. Served as CEO of both startups and mature corporations, and top executive roles in well known global Biotech enterprises (Given Imaging, Itamar Medical). His roles involved hands-on management in many different areas: business development and strategic planning, sales and marketing, clinical trials and regulations, finance, investments and funding, multidisciplinary R&D and operations.

MBA (with honors), Bar-Ilan University

BSc (with honors), Computer Science Engineer, Technion

Practical Electronics Engineer, AMIT Schools
Teaching Certificate, Electronics, Talpiot College
Corporate Director qualification.

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.

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Vika Halevski

Administration Manager

Social and environmental entrepreneur with extensive expertise in Construction Engineering. Held leading positions in several companies with a focus on project management, logistics, financial management and procurement.

BA, Psychology and Education, The Open University of Israel (with honors)

BSc, Industrial Engineering and Management (major: Marketing), The Technological College of Beer-Sheva

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.