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January 5th, 2020
A meeting with Alon Horev, programmer, architect, manager, entrepreneur and co-founder of VAST Data

A meeting with Alon Horev, programmer, architect, manager, entrepreneur and co-founder of VAST Data. During the meeting, they discussed entrepreneurship, how to turn an idea into a startup and how to raise money.

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December 24th, 2019
Students visited the Intel facility in MATAM

Students visited the Intel facility in MATAM and met with Giora Yorav, post silicon system validation manager in the Mobileye team and heard about Intel’s strategy in the area of autonomous cars. In addition, they met with Avi Salamon, innovation manager in Intel’s Development Centers, who spoke to them about innovation in industry and how to make innovative and creative thinking a natural part of the organization.

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December 4th, 2019
Meeting with Prof. Esti Segal from the Technion’s Faculty of Biotechnology and Food

Students met with Prof. Esti Segal who has developed a new technology for quickly monitoring bacteria, thus enabling rapid diagnosis of infections. The technology, which uses DNA splicing technology, also allows the matching of antibiotics to patients in real time.

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November 6th, 2019
Opening meeting and getting acquainted

At the beginning of the year, an opening meeting was held during which the students got acquainted with the program’s newest members and enjoyed team activities, and especially a chocolate workshop

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June 10th, 2019
Meeting with Ami Luttwak, R&D CTO, Microsoft Israel

Students met with Ami Luttwak, R&D CTO, Microsoft Israel, and founder of the cyber company Adallom, purchased by Microsoft. During the meeting, they spoke of entrepreneurship, management of a huge company and artificial intelligence.

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May 20th, 2019
Meeting with Prof. Alex Bronstein
Students met with Prof. Alex Bronstein, faculty member and lecture in the Department and director of the “Center for Intelligent Systems”, an expert in machine learning, computer vision, image processing and computational imaging. During the meeting, Prof. Bronstein gave a lecture titled Learning to See: Imaging in the Data Age, and spoke about his research and entrepreneurial philosophy.
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May 13th, 2019
Meeting with Iris Moshkovitz-an organizational consultant and trainer
Students met with Iris Moshkovitz, an organizational consultant and trainer, who conducted an interpersonal communications seminar intended to show them how to reap practical results from networking and how to make small talk with strangers without sounding artificial.
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April 2nd, 2019
Panel comprising Lapidim graduates
Yvgeny Dibrov and Nadir Yizrael – founders of the Armis startup, Eden Saig – a Facebook investigator, Nofar Carmeli – departmental doctoral student, and Ori Servalo – a doctoral student at Tel Aviv University – are all graduates of the Lapidim program. They came together to meet with students and speak about their experiences and life for them as students in the programs.
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March 25th, 2019
Meeting with Uzi Cohen, Software Engineer, Microsoft
Students met with Uzi Cohen, software engineer and member of the Cortana team at Microsoft. At the meeting, students heard a lecture titled The Lifecycle of Modern Applications.
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January 7th, 2019
Meeting with Prof. Hossam Haick, who gave a lecture on the subject of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and examples of wearable sensory systems for disease diagnosis
  The students met with Prof. Hossam Haick who gave a lecture on the subject of innovation and Entrepreneurship and examples of wearable sensory systems for disease diagnosis.Prof. Haick is a tenured professor in the Technion’s Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute and an expert in the field of nanotechnology and noninvasive diagnosis of disease.He completed his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Ben-Gurion University and then was admitted to the Technion’s direct doctoral program. He did a post-doctorate in molecular electronics at the Weizmann Institute and then continued at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he studied the fields of electrical devices based on nanomaterials and electronic noses.Prof. Haick’s breakthrough innovations, which are at the center of his work, focus on rapid diagnosis of cancer and other diseases based on analyzing the patient’s breath or chemical indicators emitted through skin pores.Prof. Haick holds more than 28 patents based on his inventions and has published more than 170 papers in international journals in the area of nanotechnology. His inventions and scientific work have earned him numerous awards and prizes, among the most prestigious in the world – grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, excellence grants from the European Union, and places on MIT’s list of the Worlds’ 35 Leading Young Scientists in 2008, on ’50 Brilliant Minds’ in the country list in 2013, on the 100 Most Influential Persons in the World in Digital Technology list for 2015 (Nominet Trust – London) and the 100 Influential Figures in 2016 list published by the American GOOD Magazine (Los Angeles). He received the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l’Ordres des Palmes Académiques) award from the French government and the Herschel Rich Innovation award three times, the Tenne Prize for Excellence in the Science of Nanotechnology, the Harvey Prize for Applied Sciences and many others.