Think You Have a Great Startup Idea?

TheHive Accelerator in Ashdod is Calling You!

The Ministry of Economy and Industry – The Agency for Small and Medium Businesses, by its operation arm ‘Maof’, in collaboration with Ashdod Municipality and Youth Center “Kivoonim”, announce the re-launch of TheHive by Gvahim, a Technological Business Accelerator. We welcome start-up entrepreneurs, in all development stages, from idea onwards, to join the  program that will boost you and your startups to success. Additional details regarding the MaofTech initiative by Maof- The Agency for Small and Medium Businesses could be found following this link.

TheHive by Gvahim program in Kivoonim Youth Center is open to everyone. We welcome all entrepreneurs, having a technology idea or startup, to submit their application when the registration for the next season will open.

Introducing TheHive
by Gvahim Accelerator

Together towards success

TheHive by Gvahim accelerator runs for the 7th year in Tel Aviv and for the 5th year in Ashdod.

TheHive program offers you a rich variety of professional lectures, practical workshops, entrepreneurial training and business skills, supported by mentors, international networking and investor’s meetings. Our goal is to train and equip you with practical skills, enabling you to face head-on, some of the challenges expected to come your way tomorrow and in the future. One of the goals is to empower the entrepreneurs and assist their integration into the ecosystem and the Startup Nation. We offer the following services: 

CoWorking HUB

CoWorking office space at the Kivoonim Youth Center, including meeting rooms and a well-equipped startup’s work environment

Training & Business Skills

Even a brilliant startup idea needs a set of business skills in order to materialize it to success. As part of the rich training program of TheHive by Gvahim, you will enjoy guidance in entrepreneurial skills including how to build a business plan, choose the business model, how to perform market surveys as well as strategic and financial understanding

Professional Lectures

TheHive by Gvahim offers you professional lectures in aspects of technological entrepreneurship, as well as enriching your skills towards the next phase of your startup

Practical Workshops

You will test your progress in learning by conducting practical workshops, with the guidance of professional mentors, receiving feedbacks that will promote your startup as well as yourself and your team

Global Networking & Investors

Get inspired in our networking events and social meetups, meeting and e-meeting business people and leads, that would help you find cooperation and commercialization opportunities

Professional Mentoring

Experience brings wisdom! TheHive by Gvahim offers you a pool of professional mentors, that have been working with us throughout the years, with hands-on experience in guiding startups. The mentors are coming from big companies and successful entrepreneurs by themselves. This includes tailor-maid matching between specific mentors to answer the specific needs of the startup

Demo Day

During the program, you will be given the opportunity to pitch your startups in front of an audience of industrial, hi-tech and venture capital leaders, and major stakeholders

דמו דיי

Joining Gvahim Community

The participants will join the entrepreneurial Gvahim community, which includes 250+ graduates of previous cohorts, that could guide the new participants and assist their success. And also the larger community of academic Olim and returning citizens that enjoy the other programs of Gvahim association.

TheHive by Gvahim is one of the first accelrators in Israel, meant for Olim and returning citizens. We are experienced in operating successful acceleration program, 16 were conducted already. Our graduates already raised more than US$22M during the course of the program and afterwards.
For details about TheHive general program, visit our website.

What the participants benefit from the cooperation with Maof Agency? Among others, saving up to thousands of shekels- similar acceleration programs often require the participant to forward royalties or pay certain percent from the fundraising. In our program, the participantion and the services provided are free of charge!

TheHive by Gvahim Managed by Izabella Filipov, who is experienced in running the acceleration program for several years, organizing events and meetups, empowering the alumni and making valuable intros for the participants with key players from the ecosystem.
LinkedIn profile: Iizabella Filipov

איזבלה פיליפוב

TheHive by Gvahim participants can also enjoy a variety of ‘Maof’ consulting services, including Business Plan development, conducting market surveys, business and financial consulting. ‘Maof’ professional consulting team will guide you and your startup according to specific needs. Read more about the offered services here.


When and how to begin?

  • The current program will run until September 2019. The new call for projects will be posted a few months after it ends
  • Program duration will be 6 months, twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, from the morning hours until the afternoon
  • No admission nor participation fees are required, as well as no equity demand. However, we expect all participants to devote most of their efforts and attention towards their startups
  • The program will be held in English

Perquisites for Admission

  • Entrepreneurs from the general population, having a technology-related business idea, that have yet to raise over $100,000 from an investor or government program/fund
  • None of the applying participants are related to the program’s operator or its representatives
  • All applicants are over 18 year of age, and eligible according to Maof regulations, as published on its website
  • The idea or startup involve innovative technology
  • Participants will be chosen according to their computability to the program
  • Every cycle of the program will include up to 14 projects/startups, approved by a steering committee that will evaluate according to the following criteria:
    1. Team composition and skills.
    2. The project's innovation.
    3. The project meets a market need and demand.
    4. The project’s readiness and chances to successfully meet its next target by end of the program.
  • E&OE (Errors and Omissions Excepted)

** Please visit Maof-tech page for full information about the project.

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