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June 25 @ 9:30 am

Israel, the Startup Nation


As part of our Finnovators Breakfast Series, this unique webinar will showcase the Fintech ecosystem in Israel, their open innovation approach and their VC industry.


  • 09.30 – Introduction: Israel, the Startup Nation
  • 09.40 – Citi Group: the Innovation Lab, with Haim Haviv, Head of Citi Accelerator
  • 10.00 – Axell: Fintech Accelerator in Wealth Tech and Insurtech, with Lyron Wahrmann, Senior Advisor at Axell
  • 10.20 – Sweetwood Capital: how to invest in the startup ecosystem in Israel, with Manuel Sussholz, Managing General Partner, Sweetwood Ventures / Sweetwood Capital
  • 10.40 – Q&A


Companies & Speakers

About Citi Accelerator, Haim Haviv, Head of Citi Accelerator 

Citi Accelerator is a free, non-equity, program designed for fintech, data analytics, AI, cybersecurity, and enterprise startups. The program is focused on advanced stage companies that have a working product and preferably multiple clients. The companies participating in the program receive the opportunity to gain access to Citi worldwide and its network, and are mentored by key decision makers at the bank worldwide. The goal of the mentorship is to understand how to best tailor a product to a large financial organization’s needs, as well as to define and access relevant clients. This engagement may potentially result in a POC/commercialization with Citi and its network.



About Axell Hub – Lyron Wahrmann, Senior Advisor at Axell 

We are innovation builders and strategic partners for insurance and financial services companies. We focus on discovery and transformation of our clients’ digital business across the entire value chain. Our innovation advisory services put the customer in the center of what we do – Reimagining business models to create value. We provide priority access & collaboration with the Israel innovation ecosystem.



About Sweetwood Ventures – Manuel Sussholz, Managing General Partner, Sweetwood Ventures / Sweetwood Capital

Sweetwood Ventures is the venture capital arm of Sweetwood Capital, an Israel based financial firm. Sweetwood Ventures is investing out of a Luxembourg-based fund of funds, through an integrated strategy which includes primary and secondary allocations to top-quartile Israeli venture capital funds and direct co-investments in leading Israeli startups.


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