Isaac Applbaum


Isaac Applbaum was a Founding Partner of Opus Capital, a Partner and Managing Director for Israel at Lightspeed Venture Partners and founder and CEO of Concorde Solutions Inc., which was acquired by Bank of America

Clint Harris


Clint Harris founded Grove Street Advisors in 1998 as an investment advisory firm, managing over $6 billion in committed capital for its clients. Prior to founding Grove Street, Clint was a founder and Managing Director of Advent International and a management consultant and Partner with Bain & Company

Dr. Neil Laufer


Dr. Neil Laufer is a specialist in adult and consultation-liaison psychiatry, public health, and epidemiology. Neil currently heads a Research Unit in the Israel Ministry of Health and headed the Public Health Research Group in the Felsenstein Medical Research Center in the Rabin Medical Center in Israel

Robert Lent


Bobby Lent is currently the chairman and CEO of Xllents, a firm started in 2001 which invests and plays an active role in innovative high tech firms primarily in Israel and the U.S. Bobby was also the Chairman of Traiana, Inc., a company focused on Trading Relationship Management which is based in San Mateo, CA. Prior to Xllents, Bobby was the co-founder of Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA), an enterprise software company, which is the leader in Enterprise Spend Management.

Leonard Lodish


Professor Len Lodish is the Samuel R. Harrell Emeritus Professor in the Marketing Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Leader of the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum (GCP) that has subsidiary partnerships with leading business schools in Israel, Chile, Peru, China, Taiwan, India, UAE, and Spain.  Len was the initial Vice Dean for Wharton’s San Francisco campus from 2001-2009 and is currently Senior Advisor in San Francisco. He was also the first Wharton Vice Dean for Social Impact from 2009-2012.

Saul Singer


Saul Singer is the co-author, with Dan Senor, of the best-selling book Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle. He is a former Editorial Page Editor and columnist at the Jerusalem Post. Tom Brokaw called Start-Up Nation, “a playbook for every CEO who wants to develop the next generation of corporate leaders.” The book has reached #5 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal business bestseller lists, and is also a bestseller in Israel, India, and Singapore. In addition to the Jerusalem Post, Saul has written for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, CNN-Opinion, Commentary, the Wilson Quarterly, and other publications.

Prof. Nir Uriel


Prof. Nir Uriel is  Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago.  Nir is a specialist in heart failure and heart transplantation. He previously worked at the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and has been actively involved in the research of heart failure, mechanical circulatory assist device and heart transplantation. Nir is a co-investigator in international clinical trials of new drug assessments for heart failure, cardiogenic shock, coronary heart disease, and post coronary stenting.