Ayla Matalon, Executive Director, MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel
Pioneered action learning and taught 50+ entrepreneurship courses on a variety of MBA and undergrad tech related academic programs.
General manager TRIO-Tech entrepreneurship hub with local and global partners at Kfar Kassem for the Israeli Arab minority, co-founded entrepreneurship school and accelerator.
Adjunct lecturer at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology MBA programs (Growth of Tech Companies, Innovation in Strategy), Tel Aviv University, Herzliya Interdisciplinary and TISOM - Tel Aviv International School of Management (Tech Entrepreneurship).
Previously an analyst at Steps Investments in Technology and managing director of the US-Israel Science and Technology Center (part of the US-Israel Science and Technology Commission), reporting to the US commercial attaché.
Prior to that - software engineer at Technion Research & Development Foundation, Christian Rovsing (DK), Daisy Systems (NASDAQ: DaisySy) and Indigo (HP).
Sporadic investor. Board member positions. Strong understanding of the Israeli high-tech start-up scene.
Cum Laude Technion Alum (B.A., M.Sc. computer science), M.B.A. (INSEAD, France; emphasis on entrepreneurship).
Specialties: supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs in high technology, lecturing around the world about entrepreneurship in general and the Israeli high tech scene.
Hobbies: Trekking, rowing, music. Private pilot liscence 1992.