Formerly the 8200 Social Program
Accelerating ventures that tackle social or environmental challenges through advanced technology
Founded by 8200 alumni in 2013, 8200 IMPACT is the first acceleration program in Israel for impact-tech startups, that aim to solve significant social or environmental problems through advanced technology, for the benefit of society and economy both locally and globally . This program was launched in order to harness the human capital of 8200 alumni for the benefit of society.
8200 is the elite IDF Signal Intelligence and Cybersecurity unit.
Entrepreneurs participating in the program are provided with free sessions supplied by entrepreneurs, professionals, and investors. These sessions are dedicated to the specific challenges, covering a wide range of fields such as: UX / UI, marketing, funding, legal issues of the start-up, Financials and Business advice, pitching skills, product and market fit etc.
Founder & CEO Helpers NGO
“Thanks to 8200 Impact, from being a rabbi I became a better entrepreneur. The program, mentors and personal accompaniment created all the conditions for me to grow on a personal level and at the company level, to be able to quickly and effectively find the right path to the next level. Not just dreaming but building the dream and seeing results. Highly recommended to any entrepreneur who dreams of changing the world, 8200 Impact will help you realize it.“
Founder & CEO at Sign Now
“Thank you 8200 impact! For the global network, personal mentoring, excellent lectures, and ,ore than all - to the great leading team and inspiring entrepreneurs.“
Co-Founder & CEO, 6Degrees
“Through this amazing program, we met entrepreneurs and mentors that are a driving force to our company's growth.“
Founder & CEO, Voiceitt
“8200 Impact brought us amazing strategic value and we are still getting value on a daily basis.“
Co-Founder & CEO, EyeControl
“Thanks to the 8200 network, we received our first investment and were able to establish our company.“
Co-Founder & CEO, TuneFork
"8200 impact is not just an amazing accelerator, it is the one of best networks for social impact startups. We are using this network and connections almost every day, and it's one of the main reasons we've got to the stage we are at."
Co-Founder & CEO, Soapy
"8200 Impact is probably the best door opening platform we have experienced, in Israel and globally."
Co-Founder & CEO, Keheala
"8200 Impact has provided Keheala a tremendous network of expert mentors that continue to support and engage in our success long after the program. In fact, the resources and benefit have continued long after Demo Day."
CEO, Pink Of View
"The program ends after 5 months, but the affiliation and connection continues. I warmly recommend to anyone who has an initiative and wants to accelerate it to join 8200 Impact."
“8200 Impact was truly a turning point for our company. We could not have come this far without the valuable knowledge and connections the program gave us.“
The 8200 Impact acceleration program, in collaboration with the Social Banking Division at Bank Hapoalim, is launching the Social Inclusion program for early-stage startups in the fields of accessibility, diversity, and inclusion for the first time in Israel.
The 8200 Alumni Association and Tel Aviv's CityZone are leading the search for relevant startups in Israel.
Every year, technological startups participate in the demo day event of 8200Impcat, showcasing solutions in the fields of accessibility, climate, energy, and healthcare.
“Raising money is probably more challenging. There is a need to prove your ability and professional knowledge to gain trust within the first moments of conversation," she said.
The startup 6Degrees, founded by the couple Aryeh Katz and Miri Berger, has developed a wearable bracelet that automatically connects to any digital device such as a smartphone and computer, and allows people with hand disabilities to operate it.
The wearable personal communication device gives a voice to locked-in patients, using audio feedback and eye gestures and allowing immediate and around-the-clock communication