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Dozens of children from Kiryat Shmona, the Galilee kibbutzim and the Druze villages on the Lebanese border presented the startups developed by META Israel and the company's management to the company.

Thinking ahead: Dozens of children from Kiryat Shmona, the Galilee kibbutzim and the Druze villages on the Lebanese border presented the CEOs of META in Israel to the CEO of META in Israel and the company's management yesterday.

Adi Sofer Thani, CEO of META in Israel and senior executives at the company, including: VP of Operations and Head of Impact, Head of Digital Health, Business Operations Manager, London, and Customer Growth Manager, Dublin and others, visited Margalit Startat International International Podtech Center, In Kiryat Shmona, in order to get to know the ecosystem in the field of food technology and agritech (food technologies and agriculture) that has developed in the area in the past year.

The visit was hosted by the entrepreneur and investor, Erel Margalit, founder and chairman of the JVP Foundation and Margalit Startup City.

During the visit, the company's management were introduced to hummus tofu, fruit caviar, natural energy balls, apple sculpting face cream, "venomous" antibiotics (March of bees), natural food colors that turn into sweets, a lotus drink, cultured meat, hydroponics and algae growing systems. And spirulina and more.

The meeting with the children took place as part of a visit by Super Thani and the company's management at Margalit Startup City Galil Innovation Center, established by entrepreneur and investor Erel Margalit, who works, among other things, to bring children together with local and international investors and allow them to experience real processes.

Adi Sofer Thani for children: "You are exciting and do amazing things. Your pitches are no less good than the pitches I hear every day from mature startups."

The meeting with the children took place at the Margalit Startup City Galil Innovation Center, which was founded by entrepreneur and investor Erel Margalit about a year ago and is now home to dozens of startups from the Galilee and a center for collaboration with multinational companies and local research institutes.

Margalit works there in order to connect the children of the Galilee with local and international investors and allow them to be exposed to the real processes of adult startups.

"Even multinational companies today understand that something big is happening in the Galilee,"

In his opening remarks,

Erel Margalit, Chairman and Founder of


and Margalit Startup City, said:

"The arrival of META Israel in Kiryat Shmona and their joining our economic and social project is another breakthrough. The multinational companies also understand today that something big is happening in the Galilee. "With META's senior staff from Europe and Israel, they came here and allowed the children who invent the great things to present to them and get a spirited spirit that thus creates the real things. The connection between the social revolution that takes place within schools and the economic and technological revolution."

Adi Sofer Thani, CEO of


in Israel

: "It is very exciting to see the entrepreneurship and innovation that is growing in the Galilee, the work of JVP and Margalit Startup City and especially the children - the next generation of Israeli entrepreneurs.

Their pitches were very impressive, no less than the pitches we hear from the adult startups.

"Part of our mission at META in Israel is to expand the boundaries of startup-ness and allow access to technology, entrepreneurship and innovation to more and more parts of Israeli society, and it's amazing to see how it happens here in the Galilee, in fact."

As mentioned, one by one, the children briefly presented the technological developments they have been working on in the past year, in collaboration with Galilium - the Center for Science and Technology Education in the Galilee, QueenB, and an association in the community that works with Kiryat Shmona's school students.  

Isabella Eid, from the sixth grade of the Janusz Korczak School

in Kiryat Shmona, presented Adi Sofer Thani and Erel Margalit with "Petrogit" - chocolate chip cookies - enriched with shiitake mushrooms, rich in vitamin B, which serve as a natural and nutritious supplement for those suffering from high blood pressure.

"The mushrooms made us use less sugar. We hope to be able to sell the product to a large food chain that will allow us to distribute the cookies to all citizens in the country," Isabella said.

"The arrival of META Israel is another breakthrough,"

Melek Bathish, from the Zruzi village, a restaurant presented together with its partner Moore

, removes stains made from natural ingredients - natural apple cider vinegar.

"This development is based on a tradition of generations, it has been 100 years, that my grandmother passed on to us. Before we developed the product, we conducted a survey in the community and also worked with researchers from Tel Hai College. This stain remover manages to remove any stain, from coffee to olive oil.

Yonatan Vanhorai, from the ORT Matmid School

in Kiryat Shmona, told Adi about their desire to produce cultured fur, with the taste and texture of a real stick.

The steak Jonathan and Nahokai want to make from fish cells and to give the fish stick a taste of real meat the young entrepreneurs discovered that it was necessary to add starch mixture from corn seeds (used as a dish for cattle).

Noa Amsalem and Ella Shmueli

, eighth graders from Har and Guy

, eighth grade, presented the revolutionary development in the field of cosmetics in order to open the market to natural substitutes that will protect the skin. The students performed several experiments and discovered that -UVC, and in addition soothes the skin when mixed with aloe vera and enriches with moisture and vitamin E and the next step is to test the cream's resistance to water and prolonged exposure to the sun.

Later, Super-Thani met dozens of high-tech entrepreneurs from the Galilee from the fields of podtech, agritech, media, wellness, fintech, adtech who operate in the center of Margalit Startup City Galil.

At the meeting, Thani shared her personal story alongside insights for entrepreneurs on how to build a successful company based on strong teamwork, and the role of META in Startup Nation.

As part of the visit to the Galilee, Super Thani launched


, Galileides


the first entrepreneurial women's community in the Galilee

  - designed to enable women entrepreneurs from the Galilee and Golan Heights, from Metula to Tova Zangaria, to receive tools for personal development, entrepreneurship and career.

More than 200 women participated in the meeting, including high-tech entrepreneurs, social activists, artists, doctors, designers and many more, who seek to influence society and the environment and lead technological and social initiatives that bridge gaps, connecting women from different sectors and ages.

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Source: israelhayom

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