8200 Global team.

8200 Alumni Association launches global program to support Israeli startups amid tech slowdown

Eight Israeli startups will be taking part in an intense program in New York in the coming week, receiving tailored programming on the U.S. market, access to leading VCs and local experts, and will participate in Calcalist’s Mind the Tech conference

The 8200 Alumni Association has announced the first batch of startups participating in the 8200 Global - NYC edition for promising Israeli tech companies seeking U.S. expansion. The first batch of 8 startups will participate in an intensive week of programming in New York City next week and will take part in the Calcalist Mind the Tech Conference.
With the recent slowdown in tech investments, the 8200 Global program provides crucial support for Israeli startups to penetrate the U.S. market and weather the ongoing economic challenges. The 8200 Global: NYC edition is made possible by premier partners including BHI (the U.S operation of Bank Hapoalim), KPMG, and Greenberg Traurig LLP. These leading firms provide critical resources, mentorship and access to local players for the participating startups.
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8200 Global team
8200 Global team
8200 Global team.
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"8200 Global is committed to bolstering Israeli startups more than ever. The 8 carefully chosen startups demonstrate resilience under extreme circumstances along with groundbreaking Israeli tech. The 8200 Global's Partners’ unwavering support not only facilitates this unique opportunity but also reflects their profound confidence in the Israeli innovation and tech ecosystem," said Chen Shmilo, CEO of 8200 Alumni Association and the Co-Founder of the program. Adi Nechemia, Co-Founder and Managing Director of 8200 Global and Leehe Friedman, the Managing Director of the 8200 Impact program will lead the upcoming batch.
Over the intensive week, the entrepreneurs will receive tailored programming on the U.S. market, access to leading VCs and local experts, and join exclusive networking events to connect with key players in NYC tech and the local 8200 alumni community.
Until today, the 8200 Alumni Association’s acceleration programs 8200 EISP and 8200 Impact supported over 300 companies, over 50% are still active, with 9 exits in excess of total $4.5B. The past 8200 EISP delegations to the U.S. included 40 startup companies, 70% of those signed their first customers in the target market within 6 months after the delegation.
The first batch of 8200 Global NYC Edition showcases Israel's diversity of innovation across various sectors. The founders are either alumni of the 8200 Unit or graduates of leading accelerators like 8200 EISP and 8200 Impact. 50% of the participating startups are women-led.
The 8 selected startups are:
TOPeration (Dex World)
Founders: Liron Swissa - CEO, Alon Breitstein - CTO, Oded Peled - COO
TOPeration is a digital platform for communications and automation of physical operations. Dex transforms the operational efficiency of food, hospitality, and other task-intensive physical businesses through automation, eliminating employee dependence.
6 Degrees LTD
Founders: Miri Berger - CEO, Aryeh Katz - CTO
6Degrees specializes in (Tele) rehabilitation products, using 3D motion tracking technology not only to convert human motion into digital commands but also to track and report changes in motion ability, such as range, time of use, and speed etc.
Founders: Yaron Klainer - CEO, David Ring - CTO, Oz Vidal - Head of Marketing
Imgn is a revolutionary platform that aims to transform content creation in the production industry. The platform caters all production stages and requirements and leverages operational and financial data, making the entire process more intuitive, scalable, and efficient.
Founders: Lee Sharir - CEO, Lottan Horev - CTO
Relyon's algorithms and safety solutions help call centers and security providers better control, respond faster, and communicate more effectively during emergencies.
Happy Things
Founders: Talia Soen - CEO, Noa Fenigstein - CMO
Happy Things is a smart happiness coach for women, helping them practice happiness as a skill in just 5 minutes a day, with simple, science-based activities. Using Machine Learning, our platform creates personalized plans for each user based on her behavior, preferences, hormone levels and more, proactively suggesting the right activity at the right time.
Founders: Lanor Daniel - CEO, Sivan Friedman Josef - CPO
Shopperai analyzes in-store shopping behaviors using CCTV cameras, advanced AI algorithms, and computer vision to generate insights and recommendations.
Founders: Nadav Benoudiz - CEO, Yotam Wolf - CTO
GenieLabs' tech enables any player to create and monetize new in-game items.
GenieLabs is a tech company focused on the gaming sector, offering tools that allow gamers to design and sell their own in-game items.
Founders: Nimrod Barel - CEO, Guy Hizkiau - CTO
"Despite these challenging times, we strongly believe in the resilience of the Israeli economy"
SpecterX empowers IT and security teams to navigate the demands of modern business, enabling them to share sensitive data anywhere and with anyone, easily, all while ensuring it's managed and protected by their distinct rules, requirements, and policies anywhere data travels.
Gal Defes, Head of International and Tech Banking at BHI, said: “We are proud to partner with 8200 Global, and share our knowledge, insights and connections with the startups participating in the delegation as they continue to grow. Despite these challenging times, we strongly believe in the resilience of the Israeli economy and the Israeli tech ecosystem in particular.
Joey Shabot, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's office in Tel Aviv, added: "Today, more than ever, we believe in the importance of supporting the Israeli business community, and especially the tech ecosystem. Partnering with 8200 Global gives us the opportunity to share our insights on legal considerations that will help support Israeli startups worldwide."
Itay Falb, Partner at KPMG Israel, said: “We're eager to work with talented entrepreneurs, leveraging our global network while they scale up to become significant players in the ecosystem. We thank 8200 Global for this opportunity to strengthen our bond, support the tech community during these times, and build a better future, one startup at a time.”