Our Story

Medical Cannabis

CanNegev Incubator in Yeruham – The home for entrepreneurs and startups in the field of medical cannabis.

Our Vision

Our vision is to transform Yeruham and the Negev into a center of knowledge, research, development and technological innovation for any medical cannabis related innovatives.

Call for Proposal

We invites entrepreneurs and startups with medical cannabis related innovations in the field of biotech, pharma, agtech, cleantech and foodtech to present their initiative and be part of CanNegev – the home for medical cannabis innovations.

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.

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

Perrigo Israel

Ido Yosha

Ido Yosha, Ph.D.

Director Rx R&D Project Management
Perrigo Israel


Kfir Avraham



Hugo Goldman



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.


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