• 2011

Company Description

8200 EISP is a start-up accelerator in Israel to promote and empower early stage, first-time entrepreneurs.

Founded in 2011, 8200 EISP was the first start-up accelerator in Israel. Our vision is to harness the vast network of 8200 alumni in order to promote and empower early stage, first-time entrepreneurs from all industries and, by doing so, help all of Israeli society. The 8200 program is a non-profit organization, established by the 8200 Alumni Association. The program is not limited to 8200 alumni but is open to all talented entrepreneurs from across Israel. 75% of the program alumni are currently leading their start-up as founders. Our alumni raised seed funding and beyond of over $250M in total, employ more than 400 people in Israel and overseas. So far, 4 of our alumni have already made exits. Each year, 400+ start-ups apply to join the 8200 accelerator, however only 20 hand-picked teams are accepted. The 8200 EISP’s core is an intensive 5 month hands-on workshop for 1 leading entrepreneur from each start-up. These workshops cover every aspect of a start-up’s life from: Product & Marketing, Finance, Fundraising, Legal, Team-building, and so forth. The program also provides a workplace in WeWork Tel Aviv, top mentors and all the other tools start-ups need in order to succeed. The workshop ends with the famous 8200 EISP Demo Day - a prestigious and exclusive event, with 350 investors in the audience, in which the 20 teams showcase their start-ups. Some of our alumni include leading start-ups: Lacoon Security (acquired by CheckPoint), Zipory (acquired by Como), Desti (acquired by Microsoft), Carambola, WireX Systems, Yeloha, NextPeer, Storee, Medasense, and Evolero. 8200 EISP is funded and supported by our partners, all leaders in their respective fields. Our partners include Bank Hapoalim (the largest bank in Israel), EY Israel, law firms Naschitz Brandes Amir and Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz, the BRM Group, Battery Ventures, AOL Israel, Nextage and WeWork Israel.