We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy a good life, filled with support and empowerment.
We are not the heroes of our story. No, the heroes are the children, the elderly, the sick, those with special needs, all of those who can and should receive more.
Every day, we come to Hilma with one goal in mind: to pay attention. To listen carefully. To open our hearts. To think outside the box. To support those who need us. One small step at a time. And then another.
We are a part of something far larger than ourselves. We believe in something more.
What’s our story?
After years of entrepreneurship and Hi-tech management, we decided to create Hilma—Hi-Tech for Society.
As entrepreneurs, we built start up companies that grew to be big, successful, and impactful, but now we want to use technology to impact our society for the better, because we believe that technology has the capacity to improve quality of life immensely.
To nurture technological leaders, training a new generation of young women and men who will change the landscape of the Israeli Hi-tech world.
To enable social service organizations to better meet the needs of their targeted populations.
To develop innovative technological solutions geared towards traditionally under-served populations.
To transform Israel into a proud global leader in social tech, contributing to the fields of welfare, health, and education.
Yossi holds a master’s degree from the Weizmann Institute of Applied Mathematics and is a Hi-tech entrepreneur. In 1988, he co-found NDS, a global leader in PayTV, which Cisco bought for $5 billion in 2012. He now leads Hilma as a volunteer.
Founder & CEO
Israel is a “life-long student of the humanities” at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as the CEO and owner of Simcotec Ltd., which was sold in 2007. His previous experience extends to his positions as the CEO of NDS Jerusalem and as the Chief Executive Officer of Phasecom Ltd. Israel. He is a full-time volunteer at Hilma.
Merav is an attorney. She co-founded a Biotech company and before was handling investor commercial legal counseling . She co-founded a legal department that supports sexual assault victims through legal processes and also established leader empowerment programs. She’s a member of the Board of Directors of the Her-Academy, which provides vocational training for women coming out of prostitution.
Michal is an EdTech and UX expert and a social activist. She works to initiate, develop, and support technological innovation in both nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in Israel and internationally. She led both the Snunit User Experience and the Internet Department of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
Co- Founder & VP Projects
Shlomo is a lecturer, entrepreneur, and consultant. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT. He held research and management positions at IBM, NDS, Gilian, and ProCrowds.
Prof. Kipnis served as Head of Computer Science at Hadassah Academic College.
Prof. Shlomo Kipnis
Co- Founder & EVP Training
Hila is a UX UI designer
Working in design for over a decade.
Enjoys thinking outside the box and creating things that positively influence others.
Senior Projects Manager
Nathalie is a lawyer. She founded a successful events production Co. and excels in operation and logistics. Nathalie serves as a senior advisor to the dep. mayor of Jerusalem for tourism and innovation. She actively volunteers in different associations. Nathalie holds a LLB degree and a MBA from the Hebrew U.
Experienced software engineer in multiple software fields. Lately managed R&D team at Cisco. Today R&D manager at Carmel 6000.
Shmuel Sam Bendahan
Yaffa has worked in the field of Education and Educational Consulting for many years. Her experience includes running a remedial teaching institute. She loves advising and supporting students.
National Service Advisor
Tamar is an expert in Data Analysis, Big Data and Machine Learning. Following over 20 years as a technical leader in software development, Tamar served as a professional evaluator for the Israel Innovation Authority. She holds a bachelor degree from Harvard and a masters from the Hebrew University
Director of Data Analysis
Technologist from birth
Completed B.Sc. in computer science
Manages technological training and supervision for Hilma's project teams
An engineer by training and comes from the field of information systems management. Has extensive experience in marketing and sales, and a background in initiating, establishing and selling a project management company in the fields of content and digital products. Connected to the social world, initiated and managed projects in various social areas.
Michal has been working in Human Resources management for many years. She managed HR at Yad Sarah—recruiting, screening, placing, and training managers, employees, and volunteers. Michal manages Carmel 6000’s personnel on a voluntary basis.
Head of HR
graduate of Carmel 6000’s first training.
Development team manager: technological guidance and training assistant.