Jamil R. Mazzawi
Founder and CEO
Jamil is a semiconducto-r and EDA industries veteran with over 22 years experience in these industries, both Israel and California. His experience is focused on: ASIC Verification, ASIC design, Verification Services, EDA tools (designing the tool, sales and support), high-end customer-support.
Jamil has a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from San Jose State University. In Jan 2014, founded Optima.
VP Research and development
Amir has been working in the VLSI CAD/EDA area for over 27 years, mostly in Intel’s internal CAD organization. He worked as a manager and a technical leader in areas spanning system-level design, functional simulation, circuit-design tools, physical analysis and post-Si verification.
Amir has a B.SC & M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion, IIT.
Director of NBIC – Nazareth Business Incubator Center
As director of the NBIC, Fadi is responsible to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation among the Arab community, seeking to bridge the “entrepreneurship gap” between the two communities. His mission is to successfully establish entrepreneurship ecosystem by developing partnerships and collaborations with leading organizations from the private and public sector, to assure real and substantial social impact, especially at the hi-tech industry. Fadi holds a MBA degree from Clarck University, Boston, and a Bsc in industry engineering and managment from the Technion, Israel.
In the past years, Fadi worked as freelancer Consultant for startups, writing business plans and go-to-market strategies. Prior to that, Fadi worked as the assistant of Nazareth Municipality CEO.
CEO, PresenTense Israel
Guy Spigelman is the CEO of PresenTense Israel, and is leading efforts to bring its proven model of community enterprise accelerators to 15 new communities and organizations in Israel as well as to new communities in the Former Soviet Union. Prior to PresenTense, Guy spent 14 years in Israel’s hi- tech and biotech industry in senior management roles, including AposTherapy (a leading orthopedic device manufacturer and service provider) and XMPie (a graphic arts software company acquired by Xerox). Alongside his business career, Guy served as the chairman of Merchavim, the Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel. During his time as chair, Merchavim’s innovative programming reached 500 schools and kindergartens in Israel and a major community initiative, Kulanana, was launched to promote citizenship, diversity and fairness for all of Israel’s 8 million citizens.