"If you're a startup targeting the North American market -- and we all are -- you have to be there from day one. You have to feel the market, meet your clients, and talk to investors who are immersed in your market. I guarantee it will dramatically improve your understanding and perception of the market, and in turn - transform your company. The UpWest Labs program is exceptional at doing just that: connecting you with Silicon Valley, allowing you to get a foothold where it matters the most".

Tomer Weingarten, CEO & Co-founder, Sentinel Labs - UpWest Labs Class #4 

(Founded and sold 2 startups, VP Products at Toluna)

 

 

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"The UpWest Labs impact on us was straightforward.  Before the program, we had one non-paying Israeli customer, and poor market understanding. After the program, we had three paying US customers, five more customers in the pipeline, and a clear vision going forward. Any questions?"

Omri Morgenshtern, CEO and Co-founder Qlika

(Talpiot Graduate, Winner of Israel’s Defense Prize, MSc Magna Cum Laude in Physics, Mathematics, CS)

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"What impressed me the most about UpWest Labs is its tight community of entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.  They work in unison and provided us the support we needed both in quantity and quality through opening doors to new customers and investments."

Yaniv Makover, CEO & Co-founder, KeyWee

(R&D Mgmt at NSN, US Dept of Homeland Security, BSc & MSc in CS)

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“UpWest Labs is unique in that it brings best of breed Israeli startups into the Silicon Valley ecosystem. We found that the access UpWest Labs gave us to smart people with relevant experience helped us go in the right direction quicker, as well as helping us close our seed round with amazing investors. We see the team at UpWest Labs as partners, and they continue to help and support us along the way.”

Tamar Yaniv, CEO & Co-founder Preen.me

(Director at bwin.party, MSc Industrial Design at Technion)

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"Participating in UpWest Labs played a pivotal role in our progress and provided us a unique opportunity for high-impact engagement with Silicon Valley and its business culture.  It significantly expanded our network and sharpened the focus in our product development".

Lior Romano, Co-founder & CEO, Contacts+

(VP Biz Dev at KR Aviation, MBA from Kellogg School of Mgmt, LLB from Tel Aviv Univ)

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"Silicon Valley is the natural environment for a mobile consumer startup such as Drippler. We're targeting the US market, and so taking part in UpWest Labs and physically being in Silicon Valley allowed us to get better feedback on the product and iterate quickly, market more efficiently, build relationships with business partners and most importantly - get help and advice from people with specific knowledge and expertise."

Matan Talmi, CEO & Co-founder, Drippler

(8200 Graduate, BSc Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv Univ)

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"Momentum is the entrepreneur's ultimate weapon. Learning to create momentum and use it is one of the first steps in our long and exciting journey. In our case, we succeeded in creating momentum during the UpWest Labs program by closely working with our partners and customers"

Oz Alon, CEO & Co-founder, HoneyBook

(LLM. LLB. BA., Law and Business Administration from IDC) 

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"In UpWest Labs we found not only mentors and network, but also an extremely familial place where people truly care and work towards the advancement of one another. Even though we were already based in the Silicon Valley, the intensity of the program, the numerous intros and mentors sessions allowed us to significantly advance our model, secure first partnerships with global leaders and raise funding."

Gilad Meiri, CEO & Co-founder, Neura

(University of Michigan, MBA 2010)

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