תמונה

Erel N. Margalit, PhD
Chairman and Founder

Building on Dr. Erel Margalit’s 25 years of leadership in venture capital, economic development and community, Margalit Startup City is developing the next generation of urban development. Bringing together private and public partners to transform cities around the world by encouraging technological innovation and entrepreneurship

 

“If innovation can change a country, it can change a region, and serve as a bridge to the entire world.”

Our Vision

The company was founded in 1993 by Dr. Erel Margalit to create a physical infrastructure for his vision of turning Jerusalem to a capital of Innovation and culture.                    The first real estate opportunity was the old railway compound which was abandoned and neglected. First to be active in 2003 in the compound was The Lab, center of Performing arts, Today Zappa Jerusalem in the Lab, Later the compound became the home for JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners) organization and for different High Tech Companies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The goal of the company is to develop real estate for creating homes for High Tech, Social and cultural entrepreneurships around Israel.                                                                      Today the company is involved in Various projects in Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheva, Kiryat Shmona and New York.

Economic Development

Creating an ecosystem with hundreds of new companies, leading to over 20,000 jobs in our Jerusalem quarter, over 5,000 jobs in our Beer-Sheva ecosystem, and more jobs to come around through our Haifa, Kiryat Shmona and International ecosystems.

Transforming Communities

Bringing together private and public partners to transform cities around the world by developing the next generation of urban innovation centers.   ghdghdghhdfghhfghfghfghfghfghfghfghfghfghfghfghfghfghgfhffghfghfghfghf  fghfghfghgfhfghghfhfghfghfghfhgh     dgdfgfgdfgdgdgd    סכגעגכעגכעכגעדכגעדכעכ

Social Impact

Bakehila is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002 by Dr. Erel and Debbie Margalit, whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty, empower communities and foster a network of young social leaders in Israel by promoting civic responsibility, equal opportunity and social mobility.

Bridging Innovation through Key Themes

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Our Global Initiatives

Recent News

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