News & Events


November 16th, 2021
Meeting with Neta Meidav, CEO & Founder of Vault Platform
Students met with Neta Meidav for a talk on social entrepreneurship: From idea to realization. Vault is a platform through which work ethics problems can be solved and, in doing so, a pleasant and professional work environment for everyone is created. During the meeting, Neta presented herself and her company, and spoke about the thought process she underwent from when she first formulated the idea up to the time through to when it took form and she established the company.
November 10th, 2021
Meeting with Raviv Melamed, CEO & Founder, Vayyar Imaging Ltd.
Students met with Raviv Melamed to hear a lecture about entrepreneurship: From idea to initiative – All the way to founding a start-up. Raviv is the CEO and Founder of Vayyar Imaging Ltd., a company that has developed a radio frequency integrated sensor that “sees” through objects and builds a three-dimensional picture of the environment without using any cameras. When it was first established, Vayyar focused on the medical field and aimed its first radio frequency sensors toward use as an imaging device that would serve as an accessible, relatively inexpensive and non-ionizing alternative for conventional mammogram devices designed for early detection of breast cancer. Today, the company’s focus has moved to include additional fields such as smart homes, cars, retail, security, medicine, consumerism and more.
October 31st, 2021
Academic year opening meeting – Excellence Program:
In this first meeting of the year—a face-to-face meeting (after a long period of only seeing each other on screens)—veteran students met the new students who joined the program this year. During the meeting, students were presented with challenging thinking activities in the form of an escape room. They had to work together as a team and received tools to help them develop creative and innovative thinking.
May 6th, 2021
Meeting with Shaul Kfir, Lapidim alumnus and co-founder and CTO of Digital Asset
During the meeting, Shaul shared with the students the story of his journey after graduating and up until today, the link between founding a business and the Lapidim program, a few things that he learned along the way, and some things he would have been happy to have known at the beginning of his journey. Shaul is a graduate of the Lapidim program who completed his studies in 2013. In the eight years since, he founded three startup companies in Israel and the U.S. Today Shaul is the CTO of Digital Asset, which he established in New York in 2014. The company employs about 170 people spread over five continents and to date has raised approximately 300 million dollars.
April 22nd, 2021
Meeting with Professor Yoav Shoham, Faculty graduate and professor emeritus of computer science at Stanford University
The students met with Prof. Yoav Shoham, Faculty graduate and professor emeritus of computer science at Stanford University. His research focuses on artificial intelligence in the field of multi-agent systems and game theory. During the meeting, Prof. Shoham spoke to the students about academia, industry and life itself. He told the students about his academic path and his research, and also described his entrepreneurship and the companies he established that deal with online businesses. The most well-known of these is Trading Dynamics, involved in online tenders. Prof. Shoham is the CEO and co-founder (with Prof. Amnon Shashua and Ori Goshen) of AI21 Labs, which deals with AI applications.
December 17th, 2020
Meeting with David Sokolic, Manageing Partner at OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Fund
Students met online with David Sokolic, managing partner at OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Fund. The meeting focused on crowdfunding as a method for funding initiatives.OurCrowd, one of the worlds’ leading crowdfunding platform for investing in startups, is managed by serial entrepreneur, Jon Medved. Since 2014, OurCrowd has invested over 220 million dollars in 93 portfolio companies.  
July 22nd, 2020
Yevgeny Dibrov, a Lapidim graduate, CEO and co-founder of Aramis, in an article in Calcalist

"Organizations today are a lot more exposed to cyberattacks”,said Yevgeny Dibrov in an interview during Calcalist’s online cyber conference. For the complete article, see:,7340,L-3840378,00.html  (Hebrew)

January 6th, 2020
(עברית) אקזיט של בוגרי תכנית לפידים: נדיר יזרעאל ויבגני דבירוב

Lapidim Program alumni make a high-tech exit: Nadir Izrael and Yevgeny Dibrov

Nadir Israel and Yevgeny Dibrov, Lapidim Program alumni (class of 2014), are the founders of the cyber startup, Aramis, which was just purchased by Insight Ventures for $1 billion. For the complete story as reported in Calcalist:,7340,L-3777133,00.html

December 23rd, 2019
Israeli startup Aramis is on Globes’ list of ten most promising startup companies

Aramis, an Israeli startup, founded by Nadir and Yevgeny, Lapidim graduates, is ranked number four on Globes’ list of the ten most promising startup companies.

To read the complete article (in Hebrew), see

December 15th, 2019
Yevgeny Dibrov and Nadir Izrael, Lapidim graduates, feature in an article in Calcalist

Google invests in Aramis Tel Aviv

Aramis protects IoT devices and Google is investing millions of dollars in the company as part of increasing its efforts in the area. Google intends to continue investing in the future.

To read the complete article (in Hebrew), see:,7340,L-3773689,00.html