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Hans Shakur

Hans Shakur

Entrepreneur | Director | Innovation Strategist | Business Catalyst | Ecosystem Augmenter

Tel Aviv

Entrepreneur, Director, Innovation Strategist, Business Catalyst, Economic Development Specialist, Policy Formulator, Ecosystem Augmenter, Lecturer and Public Speaker.

• One of the Top 100 Influential People in the Israeli Hi-Tech by Geektime (
• One of the 72 Role Models of the Israeli Tech-Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (

Recently, a partner in planning and formulating a 5-Year Policy Plan for the Advancement of Hi-Tech, Innovation and economic development in Arab society in Israel (initiated by NALCCI, in partnership with Tsofen, and in collaboration with Deloitte, IATI, Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, and a Steering Committee of top notch leaders in Israel's Tech Ecosystem). The plan was approved recently by the Israeli Government with an allocated budget of ILS 600 Million


Fascinated by the never ending opportunities folded in technology, engineering and innovation spheres, I live and breathe new ideas, strategies, innovative ventures, products and business models, and I’m always on the quest for new entrepreneurial challenges.

In the recent years, I've been engaged in advancing tech innovation, economic development, public diplomacy, policy and impact making, all of which aiming to augment the Israeli Ecosystem, and to foster collaboration, inclusion and a better future across the region.

Domains of Expertise:
• Agri-Tech, Food-Tech and Water-Tech
• Digital Health and Wellness
• EdTech, Digital Education and Games
• Public Diplomacy and Policy Making
• Economic Development and Impact

My professional experience includes Business Management, Incubation of Innovation, Startup Ventures Acceleration and Support, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Business Development, Productisation, Mobilisation and Monetisation of products/services, Policy Making and Impact Creation.

Among my specialties: creative and analytical skills, resourceful and inter-connector, entrepreneurial mind and soul, ability to translate ideas into action, excellent communication skills and inter-personal relations.

• Native expert in the Middle Eastern cultures.
• Fluent in Arabic, English and Hebrew.


  • Executive Director | Business Catalyst (Tsofen تسوفن צופן)
  • Member of the Board Of Trustees (Beit Berl College)
  • Slush Global Impact Accelerator | Country Director and Mentor (Slush)
  • Member of the Board of Directors (Beit Berl College)
  • Senior Advisor to the President of Malta Conferences Foundation for Science and Innovation Diplomacy (Malta Conferences Foundation)
  • Co-Founder (Ascend Foundry)


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