FOODTECH IN THE GALILEE
Revolutionary Center of Excellence
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Between the vineyards of Mt. Meron and the avocado plantations of the Hula Valley, technology is connecting with food and agriculture.
Margalit Startup City Galil combines Israel’s historic strength in food and agriculture with its international leadership in cutting-edge technologies. By leveraging the natural assets of the region, our center is focused on establishing Israel as the next global epicenter for FoodTech.
Israel’s national Foodtech Innovation Hub brings together the leading food and agricultural communities, municipalities, research institutes, multinational manufacturers and innovative start-ups. Together we create new chapters in the story of Israeli high-tech. Together, we are joining forces to create the next revolution in foodtech, Agtech, and Climate-tech.
SCALING STARTUPS – STUDIO.GALIL
Startup Studio.Galil is a startup cultivation platform in Israel’s Northern region, specifically designed to help innovation grow and take startups to the next level.. Startup Studio.Galil is designed to give Food and Agritech entrepreneurs the best tool.
GALILADIES is a unique community of women entrepreneurs of the Greater Galilee and the Golan – made up of over 900 women, with a vision to develop the region by making women’s dreams of social and environmental impact come true.
START ART is a program for youth from the Galilee Region, with an artistic DNA. The essence of the project is to expose them to Galilee’s FoodTech and AgroTech innovation and startups, with an emphasis on ESG impact, by fusing artistic crea
Empowering The Next Generation of Israeli Entrepreneurs
Founded in 2002 by Erel and Debbie Margalit, Bakehila’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty in underprivileged communities by promoting social and educational advancement of youth
in Jewish and Arab communities.
Today, Bakehila is cultivating the next crop of Israel’s leaders and entrepreneurs. By combining economic development with social change, we invite people from different backgrounds to be part of our community and the next generation of Israel’s innovation society.
To date, Bakehila has reached over 55,000 children and led 6 “social exits” that have reduced inequality around the country. Activities are implemented by a cadre of Year of Service fellows – young adults who defer their army service to dedicate a year to volunteering in the community.
Margalit Startup City Galil operates unique programs at most of the schools in Kiryat Shmona and the Upper Galilee aimed at promoting excellence and entrepreneurship in FoodTech. Every week, the center hosts local schools in a bid to prepare them for national contests and to connect them to leading Israeli FoodTech companies who provide mentoring and entrepreneur skills, in addition to the scientific development that they receive at school.
The Story Behind the Properties
Situated in the heart of Kiryat Shmona in the Galilee, Margalit Startup City Galil is Israel’s northernmost innovation center, bringing together in one place startups, academia and research institutions and global companies to create breakthrough solutions in food and agtech.
The 1400-square-meter complex is the Galil’s main platform for accelerated business development and creating communities for the whole region in the worlds of foodtech, agritech and technological innovation in general.
Our centers are strategically located in the heart of each city and connect to the region’s strengths. They provide places to gather, collaborate, and connect to dream of innovative solutions.
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Whether you are tech, social or cultural entrepreneur, an investor, academic researcher or multinational company, Margalit Startup City will help you turn your ideas into the next big thing.