As Partnerships Manager at Start-Up Nation Central, Yael builds bridges between Israel’s tech sector and key markets worldwide; she currently focuses on the US States of Texas and Michigan, as well as Taiwan, Thailand and New Zealand. The goal is to allow for a free, mutual flow of challenges, ideas, solutions, and collaborative efforts. One of the leading collaborative initiatives in these markets is online discovery platform Global Finder, modelled after the successful Start-Up Nation Finder. Among other roles, Yael was previously a team leader at the Reut Institute, offering decision-support services to Israeli government agencies, particularly in the field of socioeconomic development. Yael holds an MBA from IDC Herzliya, and is a graduate of the IDCBeyond entrepreneurship program, and the Legacy Heritage leadership program.