Daniela Kandel is the Senior Advisor for Sustainability and Impact for Start-Up Nation Central.
Prior to this Daniela was the Senior Director at Start-Up Nation Central, leading the organization’s ecosystem-to-ecosystem work, developing bridges between innovation ecosystems around the globe by leveraging Israel's unique assets and capabilities. Daniela and her team develop two main kinds of innovation bridges – the Global Finder Network and Impact Bridges –to increase the positive impact of Israeli technologies and knowledge on social and environmental challenges globally. She previously led SNC’s efforts to alleviate the shortage of human capital in the Israeli high-tech industry that was later spun off to become Scale-Up Velocity.
Prior to joining Start-Up Nation Central, Daniela was a Milken Institute Fellow stationed at the Department of the Accountant General in Israel’s Ministry of Finance. Focusing on financial innovation, social entrepreneurship, and impact investing, she was involved in developing Israel’s first social impact bond for the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.
She holds an M.A. in financial economics and a B.A. in economics and statistics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.