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Food Innovation 2017Food Innovation 2017

Program Description

The Leadership Program for Food Tech Executives focuses on enhancing you and your company’s ability to operate in the United States and to succeed in the global marketplace. The program is targeted towards Israeli startup companies, from Food Tech-related industries, including Agro tech, Nutraceuticals, functional foods, supply chain, post- harvest, Food Tech Apps, packaging, processing, Long-shelf life technologies, waste management, From seed to shelf technologies, and Medical Foods companies.

Professors

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Alan B. Sellers

Alan B. Sellers

CEO

Precision Restaurant Group LLC

Amir Banifatemi

Amir Banifatemi

Founder

Bayspring Group

Arie Shen

Arie Shen

Software creation and implementation, Executive Sales and Business Development, Branding and Marketing, Technology Project Management, Entrepreneur and Investor.

Bruce Money

Bruce Money

Director-Whitmore Global Management Center; Fred Meyer Professor of Marketing and International Business

Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business

Catherine A. Bradley

Catherine A. Bradley

David Feder

David Feder

Executive Editor-Technical

BNP Media Inc.’s Prepared Foods magazine

David Wilson

David Wilson

Founder Owner

Green Seed Group

Eric R. Spangenberg

Eric R. Spangenberg

Dean

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine

Evelyn Cadman

Evelyn Cadman

Owner and Principal Consultant

FDA Compliance Simplified

Eyal Aronoff

Eyal Aronoff

Entrepreneur

Co-founder of Quest Software and Fuel Freedom Foundation

Eyal Briller

Eyal Briller

Business Development and Product Management

Impossible Foods Inc.

Eyal Shahar

Eyal Shahar

Founder & President

Online Trading Academy

Fred Thiel

Fred Thiel

CEO, Board Member, Strategic Advisor, Private Equity Firm Principal and Senior Advisor / Operating Partner

Gilbert Gluck

Gilbert Gluck

B.Sci (Food Science)

University of Toronto, Canada

Imran Currim, Ph.D.

Imran Currim, Ph.D.

Chancellor’s Professor / Associate Dean, Marketing & Student Relations for Executive MBA Programs

The Paul Merage School of Business / University of California, Irvine

Joel Calvo

Joel Calvo

Board of Director, Independent Trustee, C-Level Leader, Keynote Speaker

Katherine Merage

Katherine Merage

Larry Wilk

Larry Wilk

Lena Belogolova

Lena Belogolova

Lilly Merage

Lilly Merage

Lisa Barron

Lisa Barron

Senior Lecturer, Negotiations

The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

Mark and Dana Susson

Mark and Dana Susson

Mary Schenone

Mary Schenone

Business Manager

Maya Vardi-Shoshani

Maya Vardi-Shoshani

West Coast Representative

BIRD Foundation

Michael J. Swenson, PhD

Michael J. Swenson, PhD

Christensen Professor of Marketing

Paul Merage

Paul Merage

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

University Synagogue in Irvine, California

Ramy Elitzur

Ramy Elitzur

MBA (Tel Aviv), MPhil. (New York University), Ph.D. (New York University) Edward J. Kernaghan Professorship in Financial Analysis, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Richard Ross

Richard Ross

Founder & CEO

PathTracer™ Laboratory & Consulting Services, Denver, CO

Sasha Strauss

Sasha Strauss

Managing Director

Innovation Protocol, Strategic Brand Development

Shai Rambod

Shai Rambod

Stew Lawrence

Stew Lawrence

Thomas D. Aarts

Thomas D. Aarts

Participants / Fellows

Adi Naali, Ph.D.

Co- Founder; CEO

SustainIO

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Aref Bashir

Business Development Manager

Rushdi Food Industries Ltd.

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Daniel Bareket

Co- Founder; CEO

Panda Chocolate

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Doron Efrat

Founder; General Manager

D Light

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Lee Levy Eldar

VP Biz Dev and Sales

Mycolivia

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Miriam Vider

Chief business development officer

Anvey Zion Ltd.

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Rachel Neiman

Marketing Communications

Yarok Technology Transfer Ltd.

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Raed Nakhla

Business Development Manager

Sobhi Nakhly and Sons Ltd.

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Prof. Ram Reifen, MD

Founder

CHICK.P

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Raviv Kula

CEO

FruitSpec

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Shai Slutzki

VP for BD

Amorphical Ltd

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Taly Nechushtan

CEO

Innovopro

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Yehoshua Maor, Ph.D.

Founder; CEO

Resorcix Ltd.

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Yuval Klein

Founder; CEO

Valiber Ltd.

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Zvika Bendet

US Manager / Business Development

Desert Labs

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