Adv. Liat Aaronson
Head of Zell Entrepreneurship Program
Liat is the Executive Director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at IDC. The innovative venture creation program she helped grow and develop in the years of her leadership allows undergraduates in their final year of study at IDC to experience entrepreneurship hands-on taking ideas and developing them in to funded startups. Many successful companies, including Gift’s Project, Wibiya, Wibbitz, Bizzabo and Argus were founded out of the program. She holds a B.A. in political economy of industrial societies (economics and political science, cum laude) from the University of California at Berkeley, an LL.B. and MBA from Tel Aviv University, and an LL.M. in European law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands (cum laude).
Today, she is also a co-founder and CSO at Horizen Labs, a blockchain technology company. Before that, she was the COO of Selina, a high growth start-up in the hospitality space. Before that, she was a Partner at Marker LLC, a leading Israel-New York based venture capital firm, where she continues to oversee their follow-on annex fund. She holds a B.A. in economics (cum laude) from the University of California at Berkeley, an LL.B. and an MBA from Tel Aviv University, and an LL.M. from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands (cum laude). She attained practical experience in M&A at Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. Liat is a board member at Wristcam and at the Infinity Investment Group. She is a member of the Friends of IDC’s advisory board and on the advisory boards of: WiSe, Weizman Institute’s entrepreneurship program and Scola, the 81 Unit entrepreneurship program.