Born in 1995, Ohad is enrolled in the computer science and mathematics course. He is enjoying his studies immensely. He came to his studies without any background in computer sciences but knew that the field interested him. He is combining computer science with math because math also interests him a lot and he feels that the combination is right and also enriches him. Ohad was raised in Kfar Vradim. He went to high school in Haifa and completed 10 units of music. He plays the drums and piano. He was drafted into the air force and after about a year and a half was dropped from the course and went to the Golani Brigade. There he commanded a platoon and afterward a team of cadets. Today he lives in Haifa and studies at the Technion. He loves music and sports.
Born in 1995, Ori is enrolled in the computer engineering track. He chose to study computer science because he loves to delve into solving problems using computers. Using the correct code and programming, we can solve problems or calculate complex formula in a couple of seconds compared to other people who may take days and nights to solve them. According to Ori, the great effort that one must invest in one’s studies is not a cliché and as an example, he presents himself. He did not finish high school and especially did not take computer science or physics at the level needed to get into the Technion. And despite this, after his army service, he began the Technion’s preparatory course, finished it as an outstanding student and continued to computer science studies at the Technion. In terms of hobbies, he loves to swim, read books and learn new things.
" This place is meant for those who are not willing to give up on themselves. Those who will also fight after failures and obstacles are those who will always walk with their head held high and continue on. If entrepreneurship, leadership and looking forward describes you, this is your place. "
Born in 1994, Roi is enrolled in the four-year computer science degree program. He chose to study computer science in order to acquire the tools to realize his ideas. He loves to think and challenge himself, and the field of computer science is replete with challenging problems so it’s the field he chose to study. Originally from Holon, today Roi lives in Haifa. He went to Yitzhak Navon High School and completed the computer science track. In the army, he served in the ELINT section of Unit 8200, and afterward worked for a year and a half in a high-tech company involved in communications. He loves long-distance running, diving and travelling the world.
" Whoever wants to be more exposed to the world of entrepreneurship, new developments, and to integrate into management positions in the future, this is the program for them! "
Born in 1997, Roni is enrolled in the computer science and mathematics course. Already in high school, Roni loved computer science and math, with computer science her favorite. It was clear to her that she would take a combination of the two when she went to university. Roni was born and grew up in Herzliya and went to Rishonim High School. She completed the chemistry, physics and computer science track. She participated in the math programs for gifted youth at Bar-Ilan University and finished her mathematics matriculation exams in grade 10. She had a very meaningful year as a cadet in the “Ami Chai” pre-army preparatory program in Kibbutz Cramim, a social-Zionist leadership preparatory program. In the army, she served as an electro-optical technician, in the technology unit of Military Intelligence
Born in 1998, Sivan is enrolled in the computer science and mathematics course. “You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but it isn’t a lot of fun to spend your whole life on the ground.” In Sivan’s opinion, this is the essence of the program—to know how to create and utilize the atypical opportunities to create unique products. The choice of computer science stemmed from a desire to integrate into the developing and changing technology world, in a leading field. The choice of the computer science and math track grew from the desire to challenge myself, and because of the natural combination of the two. My dream is to be part of a revolutionary project that will cause a change in the way a particular population lives, and I believe that the program can be the first step in realizing this dream. Sivan danced ballet for 15 years, plays the piano and volunteered for Magen David Adom. She lives in Nahariya and loves to hike through the north on weekends. She loves to listen to music. In the army, she served as a commander in C4i and Cyber Defense Directorate courses.
" The program is an excellent opportunity to get exposed to the world of entrepreneurship and leadership, to develop yourself and acquire tools to continue on your way. "
Born in 1994, Nesi is enrolled in the three-year computer science degree program. He chose to study computer science because he has always been interested in the field of computer science, complex problem-solving using algorithms, and pieces of code looked like magic to him. Studies at the Technion, and especially the math courses in first year, were hard but challenging and very satisfying. Nesi was born and grew up in Migdal. He went to the ORT High School in Ma’ala in Tiberias. After finishing his studies and before starting his army service, he worked for his family in agriculture for about a half a year. In 2013, he was drafted to pilot school but dropped out after about a year and continued to an air traffic controller course. After finishing the course, he was assigned to a unit in the north, where he served as an air traffic controller for five years. He was discharged from the army with the rank of captain, and shortly afterward married.
Born in 2000, Maroun is enrolled in the three-year computer science degree program. He really enjoys his studies in the Faculty and the material he is studying is fascinating. Moreover, he enjoys the parties in the Technion and the Faculty activities. Maroun was born in Haifa and went to the Italian School. He plays the violin and the viola, loves to play soccer and travel abroad. Already in high school, he was drawn to the field of computers and knew he was going to study computer science in university. After finishing high school and before coming to the Technion, he worked at a startup and his passion for the field of computer science, on the one hand, and for the field of entrepreneurship and management, on the other hand, only grew. Accordingly, he decided to apply to the Lapidim program that combines both fields.
" I warmly recommend joining the program. As a student in the program, you can learn, experience and understand many, many things that aren’t bounded by the syllabus leading to a degree, and obviously, knowledge is power. "
Born in 1995, Yaniv is enrolled in the four-year computer science degree program. He works at Intel and is a member of their team performing optimizations for processor validation by machine learning. He chose to study computer science because he was always drawn to computers. In high school, he took ten units of computer science and was exposed to the thinking that the field requires, which is thinking outside of the box and mixes complex problem solving with transforming the solutions into algorithms. Since then, he has always understood that this is the field he wants to be involved in. Yaniv went to Leo Baeck High School in Haifa. Afterwards he volunteered for a year of national service in Gedara as part of the “Scouts” youth movement and at the end of the year, joined a NAHAL army unit (Brigade 50), in the framework of the Scouts. He loves to travel and after he completed his army service, he hiked the complete Israel Trail and spent five months travelling in the East.
" In my opinion, the program is an outstanding opportunity to get added enrichment beyond the classes and develop one’s leadership and entrepreneurship skills, beyond one’s professional and technical abilities. "
Born in 1998, Hadas is enrolled in the three-year computer science degree program. She chose to study computer science because already as a young girl, she was drawn to the fields of logic and riddles and many of the courses teach thinking methods, solution techniques and open one’s mind in terms different thought patterns and deepen and broaden knowledge in future-focused subjects. Hadas was born in Ramat Gan, went to Blich High School and graduated from the computer science and physics tracks. In the army, she served in Unit 8200, first as a data analyst where she dealt with the techno-intelligence world and afterwards was promoted to product manager for systems in the Unit. The position was very meaningful and she learned a great deal including how to work on a development team, how to characterize systems and how to lead implementations and provide instruction. Hadas loves to cook, dance (she danced for nine years), sports in general and Maccabi Tel Aviv in particular – loves to watch sports, the Olympics, tennis, the Mondial, and especial Maccabi Tel Aviv during the EuroLeague and loves to travel.
" The program is an excellent platform for enriching knowledge and acquiring skills and tools from the world of management and entrepreneurship while getting to know good people in the Faculty. "
Born in 1997, Dor is enrolled in the computer science and physics track. He chose to study computer science because ever since he was young, he was drawn to riddles and thinking games and because of this, learned on his own during high school how to program. When he understood how significant a field computer science is for our lives, he decided to study the field and make it his career. In addition, he also decided to combine physics studies with it because he enjoys the special relationship between physics and computer science—where physics describes the real world and computer science creates a new reality. Dor grew up in Zichron Ya’akov, went to the Mevo’ot Irron High School and studied in the physics and Arabic tracks. In the army Dor served as a soldier and chief (commander of mechanics) on the naval patrol boats based in Haifa Bay. His hobbies are solving riddles, playing computer games and Brazilian jujitsu.
" I believe that the Lapidim project provides tools that are essential today, if we want to realize fully the potential inherent in every one of us. "
Born in 2001, Or is enrolled in the advanced software engineering track. He chose to study computer science because, today, computers are a scientific field with the greatest impact on humanity and are central to our lives. It is also a field that he already knew very well before starting his studies, having locked onto to it in high school and the “Magshimim” program. Or especially likes the area of algorithms and databases, and in general likes any topic in computer science that is closely related to mathematics. Or is an army reserve student in the Psagot program. He originally lived in Jerusalem, went to the Lida High School and is the oldest of four boys. He plays basketball and swims for fun, runs as a sport, and tries to read as many books as he can between semesters. He loves to spend time with friends, hike in Israel and travel abroad.
" If you’re an entrepreneur through-and-through and you have creative ideas in technological areas that you’re interested in realizing in the future, this is the place where you’ll get the tools that will help you create, initiate, lead projects and choose entrepreneurship as a way of life. In the program, we get special training in entrepreneurship and leadership skills and even learn from the rich experiences of active entrepreneurs. In addition, through the program you get to meet outstanding people, individuals with strong entrepreneurial instincts, with whom you can stay in contact even after you finish your studies—and embark on joint projects, or consult with them on professional matters. In short, I highly recommend you join! "
Born in 1994, Ofir is enrolled in the three-year computer science degree program. He works at IBM in NLP R&D. He chose to study computer science because it is a broad area touching many fields and, using it, you can solve problems and improve the quality of life of many people. In the army, Ofir served as an office for four and a half years in Unit 8200. He loves to travel and participate in sports. He is also a member of the Technion’s Debate Team.
Born in 2000, Ahmed is enrolled in the four-year computer science degree program. He chose to study computer science because computer scientists improve the world. He lives in Musmus and went the El-Ahalyya-Atid High School. Today, he works as a social mentor in the Technion’s Equal Opportunities Project and among his hobbies, he counts computer games, football/soccer and running.
" Lapidim is an enriching program, which gives its students opportunities to be exposed to the profession in the broadest and deepest sense. In addition, the program will help you integrate into the world of high tech that much faster. I warmly recommend joining the program. "
Born in 1995, Asaf is enrolled in the three-year track. He chose to study computer engineering given that already in high school, he felt very much attuned to the field, and after deeper examination into the issue, understood that it is for him. Asaf grew up in Gedara and Ramat Hasharon. He went to Alon High School in Ramat Hasharon and completed the computer science and physics track. Asaf served in an army intelligence corps for five years. He loves music and playing music.
" I warmly recommend joining the program. In my opinion, it provides an added value to the degree, diversifies it and makes it much more interesting. "
Born in 1991, Jonathan is enrolled in the three-year track. He chose to study computer science because, already at an early age, he was told he has “ants in his pants” and that would hurt him. He learned that this gives him an advantage. He calls it the blood of an entrepreneur. It is what makes one feel that one cannot stand on the same spot, that one must keep advancing all the time. Computer science is a dynamic and developing field. He who stands on the same spot – gets left behind. This is the reason Jonathan chose to combine the study of computer science with his entry into the world of entrepreneurship, where he is headed. Jonathan loves learning and teaching. His hobby is playing soccer, basketball and tennis.
" If you are the smartest guy or gal in the room, you’re in the wrong room” – Confucius. The right room is on the second floor in Taub "
Born in 1995, Matan is enrolled in the computer engineering track. He chose to study computer science because, in his opinion, the field is one of the strongest and broadest existing in the market. Programming and mathematics can be taken into a vast number of directions. This is the present and especially the future. Matan was born and raised in Haifa. He went to Alliance High School, focusing on computers and physics. He did his army service as an aerial photograph interpreter in Unit 9900 (a military intelligence unit). It was an interesting job that included many hours in front of a computer as well as working with people on the subject of training and different projects. His main hobby is sports, whether it is different ball games such as volleyball or football, and jogging, and in recent years, mainly working out in a gym. In addition, he likes to play guitar occasionally, to read books and to travel!
" Try with all your might. The program is full of interesting content, smart people and a great atmosphere. What is better than combining entrepreneurship and computer science? "
Born in 1995, Ronny is enrolled in the three-year track. He chose to study computer science because it had always seemed like magic to him. In his view, if there’s a problem that take a long time to solve or that cannot be solved by humans, all one needs, in general, is make a really big one-time effort to create “magic” that will solve the problem in a reliable and quick way from here on in. There is nothing like it anywhere. Raised in Haifa, Ronny studied in the physics, economics, business and Arabic track in the Reali High School. In the army, he served in Unit 8200. He loves to jog, travel the world, learn new things, meet new people and see good quality films. He was a football judge for eight years, as part of the Israel Football Association, and in that capacity, judged second tier football games, sometimes with large crowds, in different and varied locations in the north of the country.
" I warmly recommend the program to any student interested in developing her- or himself in terms of entrepreneurship and leadership, and who wants to add a practical and enriching slant to their studies at the Technion. "
Born in 1994, Yonatan is enrolled in the four-year track. He chose to study computer science because he was drawn to the field as an abstract one using technology and mathematics to solve very complex programs. In addition, he is very interested in artificial intelligence and in the shape the world is taking and changing using it. Yonatan was born in the US and came to Israel when he was two years old. He served in the army as a ground control officer in the operational headquarters of the air force. He loves to play guitar and the piano, to play basketball and watch American sports
" The program constitutes a unique opportunity to develop oneself and get exposed to entrepreneurship fields and industry leaders, beyond one’s undergraduate studies "
Born in 1998, Hasan is enrolled in the three-year track. He chose to study computer science after getting a taste of it during his high school studies and after taking the Full Stack course, Founders and Coders, and working on a few projects. In his view, studying in university is not easy but it is an opportunity to learn, to advance and to grow. Hasan lives in Umm al-Fahm and plays the violin and loves to sing. In his opinion, he always loved new things and challenging himself. Today, he works as a social coordinator in the Department of Computer Science as part of the Equal Opportunities Project
" Lapidim is a program that encourages students not only to continue to succeed in their studies but also to be entrepreneurs. The program also provides a warm atmosphere and a sense of belonging, in addition to providing students with help that enables them to focus on their studies without worrying about financial aspects. "
Born in 199, Heba is enrolled in the four-year track. According to her, the decision to study computer science was obvious. She has always loved challenging herself and problem-solving, and since studying programming in high school, had been in love with the field. In her view, computer science is a pioneering and interesting profession, and constitutes a key to advancement of any other technological subject. She loves to play piano in her spare time, to jog and to travel around the world.
" The program is an excellent platform for getting exposed to and integrating into industry and broadening one’s horizons already in university, in a supportive environment composed of outstanding people from the department. And in my opinion, it will help anyone who gets accepted to utilize their potential. "
Born in 1995, Boris is enrolled in the three-year track. He chose to study computer science because he sees it is a developing field that offers the option of building things that are useful and provide value to others. In particular, he chose the three-year track to, on the one hand, acquire knowledge and a theoretical background, and, on the other hand, to start getting involved in practice as soon as possible. He loves sports and learning new things and creating new things (to transform ideas into reality). During his army service, he was a commander of new recruits.
" If there’s an option to broaden one’s horizons and meet new and interesting people, it’s always a good thing to do so! "
Born in 1995, Gal is enrolled in the general three-year track. She chose to study computer science because, by coding, she believes one can transform any idea into something real and create something from nothing. In addition, she loves mathematics and, therefore, chose computer science because the degree that combines mathematics with programming seemed to be the best program for her. She lives in Ra’anana and graduated from Ostrovsky High School, having completed the physics and chemistry track. She served in Unit 8200 and afterwards worked for a year and a half as a software tester in a communications company. She is a member of Technion’s women’s basketball team and in general likes to play sports. In addition, she likes to plan trips and travel around the globe.
" Anyone who is looking to combine entrepreneurship and computer science studies – this is the program for them. The program provides important tools for entrepreneurs just starting out and offers a springboard into work in industry. "
Born in 1994, Gal is enrolled in the three-year undergraduate program. He chose to study computer science because he has always been attracted to technological topics, and believes that computer science is an inherent part of almost all technological innovations in our time. Gal feels that computer science is a fundamental and important tool in the various research and development fields, besides computer science itself – biology, medicine, agriculture, chemistry and more. Gal was born and raised in Nahariya. He went to high school in Kibbutz Cabri’s Manor-Kabri High School. During high school, he took computer science, physics and Arabic. He began his army service in Flight School and after his first training flight, dropped out and started training in an airborne intelligence unit. He served as a soldier and then as an officer in this unit, until his release from the army. Over the years, he learned how to play various instruments – piano, drums, and guitar (as a hobby).
" I recommend joining the program, becoming part of a high-quality group of students, being exposed to the world of industry and to leading companies and enriching your studies with additional content from the world outside of academia. "
Born in 1995, Noa is enrolled in the three-year computer science track. According to Noa, she came to study as much as she can and to also enjoy herself, to create friendships with the wonderful people at the Technion and to discover and be exposed to new fields. Noa lives in Hoshaya and served in the technological unit of the Intelligence Corps. She loves music, reading, knitting, drawing and preparing memes.
" Don’t miss any opportunity to become the person you can be. "
Born in 1999, Nadav is enrolled in the Psagot program enhanced computer programming track. He chose to study computer science because it is a huge field through which one can reach almost any other area and it can be linked to everything, beginning with aeronautics through robotics and up to virtual reality. Nadav grew up in Netanya and went to ORT Gutman high school. He is the oldest of four boys. Today, he is an academic reserve (atuda) in the Psagot program. His hobbies are tennis and ping-pong, going on extreme hikes in Israel and abroad, including rappelling, mountain climbing, via ferrata, canyoning etc. Further, he regularly participates in navigation competitions throughout Israel and has even participated twice in a navigation camp for youth in the Czech Republic. During high school, Nadav studied several areas of computer science and programming on his own and even worked on a security project on a subject combining networks and NFC technologies.
" The Lapidim program enables one to enrich the studies in the Faculty, giving them an added value, asides from the rich knowledge acquired in regular studies. The program is especially appropriate for anyone interested in expanding his or her horizons beyond standard studies, and particularly to get acquainted with the world of high tech and advanced technology, which one generally enters after finishing studying. "
Born in 1999, Nader is enrolled in the four-year computer science track. He chose to study computer science because he loves to solve problems, to work in a group and to build projects. Moreover, the field of computer science is a central area, touching almost every other field and, through it, one can advance, build and influence. Nader lives in Kfar Yasif. He completed the computer science and physics track in high school and, since then, has loved the field. He likes programming competitions where the work is done in groups and loves to hike with friends.
" I highly recommend to every student that he or she register for the Lapidim program. The atmosphere is very supportive and it is very important to meet new people, entrepreneurs with high abilities. The program also enriches you, giving you important tools and contacts, and don’t forget the scholarship that helps us concentrate on studying without financial worries. "
Born in 1999, Gal is enrolled as part of the Psagot program in the computer engineering track. She chose to study computer science because she believes the field is interesting and continually developing, covering a range of subjects and key to future technological advances. Gal lives in Modi’in and is a graduate of Mor high school. She completed the physics and computer engineering tracks of the Gvahim program. Before beginning her studies, she was involved in competitive swimming and even today continues to swim and compete in her free time. Gal also loves to cook.
" The Lapidim program is an opportunity to be exposed to the practical side of the field and to broaden your knowledge of the entrepreneurial and managerial side also. In providing a supportive and nurturing environment, the program is an additional springboard for the future "
Born in 1992, Elia is enrolled in the three-year computer science degree track. Elia, a graduate of the Bnei Zion Leadership Academy in Tel Aviv, served four and a half years in the Givati Reconnaissance Battalion beginning as a combat soldier moving up to the position of platoon commander and assistant platoon commander in a platoon commanders’ course.
" Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are” – The Technion, beyond being a framework for learning, provides an excellent and high-quality social environment. The Lapidim program takes this principle to the limit "
Born in 1995, Daniel is studying for a double major degree in mathematics and computer science. Daniel chose to study computer science because it is a challenging and innovative field and the combination of the field with high mathematical abilities should enable her to work in interesting and exciting areas. Daniel, who lives in Petach Tikvah, graduated from the “Ahad Ha’am” high school’s gifted students track. She served as a logistics officer in the Armored Corps and loves to dance the salsa.
" The program combines the computer science field with the field of management and entrepreneurship. If these are fields that interest you – I highly recommend you join the program! "