Judges Panel


Jeff Pulver is a pioneer who helped shape the development of the VoIP industry.

Jeff Pulver founded the VON Coalition in 1996 which helped keep VoIP unregulated in America for 9 years. Jeff Pulver’s VON Conference ran from 1997 to 2008. In 2011 Jeff co-founded 3-Rings, Inc.

Pulver founded Min-X in 1998 which became Vonage in 2001 In 2004 the FCC issued “The Pulver Order” which was the first positive ruling about VoIP in the USA and the world. Jeff has been playing with IP/Internet communications since 1995.


Eyal Gura is and entrepreneur. Co-Founded and served as CEO of the image-advertising company PicApp Inc ( acquired by Ybrant Digital) , Co-Founded and served as CEO and chairman of PicScout Inc , a Deloitte FAST10 company , which he lead to profitability ( acquired by GettyImages). Eyal was also the founding investor of Appchee Applications the creator of the social commerce platform TheGiftsProject ( acquired by Ebay) . Eyal serves on the Advisory board of Tmura.org and was recently named by TheMarker Magazine as one of Israel’s 40 under 40 leaders.

For over 3 decades Irit Israeli-Kahana held a variety of executive positions in the high tech industry
both in Israel and the United States.

Among her roles, Irit held executive positions in Amdocs, in which she was in charge of developments
of hundreds person years projects and revenue of tens of millions dollars. Irit also served as a
development and customer relations VP at FTS.

In the last years, Irit is a managing partner at AfterDox, angels' investment group. Irit and her partners
are meeting with hundreds of Entrepreneurs and startups each year. Irit is on the board of few startups
and mentor some of AfterDox portfolio groups. Irit expertise is early stage startups. Irit is on the advisory
board of StartHub at Tel-Aviv Yaffo college.

Avital Yachin is the founder and CEO of BuyCode – a startup operating in the mobile e-commerce space.Avital is a seasoned entrepreneur with broad knowledge of consumer applications, the social web and e-commerce. Prior to BuyCode, Avital was the GM of Sears Israel - a subsidiary of Sears Holdings, and led its social e-commerce activity. Prior to Sears, Avital co-founded Delver, a venture backed company that developed the first large scale social search engine, and was acquired by Sears. Avital received his B.Sc in Computers Engineering from the Technion.

Guy Grimland is Intel Israel spokesperson. 
Prior to that he was a journalist at Haaretz and Themarker newspapers where he covered the
technology market, startup scene and VCs.
Previously he held positions at MSN Israel and DailyMaily as editor.

Nabeel Sakran is an engineering manager at Intel Israel, currently leading the development of System On Chip projects targeting the tablet and the phone market. Nabeel has been for 3 decades at Intel, in which he was in charge of development of many of Intel projects, including the high volume Intel CPUs which dominate the Notebook market. Nabeel holds a BSC in electrical engineering from the Technion.