Startup Grind Israel GenZ (SGz) to reach high school future entrepreneurs

SG views education and offering opportunities as being hugely important, the GenZ Israel kick-off event will be online.

Startup Grind Israel Country Manager, Shahar Matorin "I invested time and effort (almost ten years). It was important for me to put the Israeli start-up ecosystem on the Startup Grind community map" (photo credit: Courtesy)
Startup Grind Israel Country Manager, Shahar Matorin "I invested time and effort (almost ten years). It was important for me to put the Israeli start-up ecosystem on the Startup Grind community map"
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Startup Grind (SG) Israel, as part of the global community, will give Israeli high school seniors and graduates a leadership opportunity via its SG GenZ Israel community on September 2, starting with Tichonet student Rotem Dolev.
Dolev was on her school’s robotic team,” she told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. Keen on the world of entrepreneurs, she first heard about SG Israel when she attended a roundtable organized by the innovation team at the Education Ministry. The topic was: How can Israel encourage young people to seek leadership roles in the new economy?
Israeli teenager Rotem Dolev will kick-start Startup Grind GenZ Israel event this September 2. (Courtesy)Israeli teenager Rotem Dolev will kick-start Startup Grind GenZ Israel event this September 2. (Courtesy)
Changing the world is not easy, hence the grind in the SG title. When WhatsApp founder Jan Koum gave a talk during a SG event three years ago, he confessed that if you want to make a product worth $19 billion, “work-life balance is the first thing to go.”
“Entrepreneurs become lonely,” SG Israel country manager Shahar Matorin told the Post on Monday, which is why he finds great value in “becoming a hub to give help and opening doors.” Matorin spoke at the same roundtable, which is where Dolev approached him.
The principles of SG are to give first, make friends not contacts, and help others through local community events.
Google for Startups has been a SG global partner since 2013. SG has 3.5 million members and is active in 600 cities worldwide, including Beirut, where Nour Atrissi serves as the SG chapter director. She is the founder of TeensWhoCode, which offers workshops to teenagers eager to learn about technology.
SG Israel views education, inspiration and offering global networking opportunities as being hugely important. On September 2, SG GenZ Israel will begin a series of virtual events, as all SG events have been since the coronavirus crisis began.
SG GenZ Israel will mostly use Instagram to grow its community of future entrepreneurs.
Matorin is a great believer that SG can change lives. When SG marked its 10th anniversary at an event in San Francisco attended by some 8,000 people, he met a nurse who came from Los Angeles just to say thank you, he told the Post.
“I invested time and effort (almost ten years). It was important for me to put the Israeli start up eco-system on the Startup Grind community map and to offer the SG values to other entrepreneurs,” he added.