Advisory Committee

Dr. Neta Kela
Dr. Neta Kela is head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC) at the SCE.
Dr. Kela has more than 15 years of experience in international business development, as well as in innovation and entrepreneurship in advanced technologies in the health field. Dr. Kela has extensive experience in innovation development and disruptive technologies in the life sciences industry, with a background in immunology, immunotherapy and drug development from Stanford University and the Weizmann Institute.

Dr. Kela holds a PhD in immunology from the Weizmann Institute and a post doctorate from Stanford University, and is the recipient of the McCormick Award from Stanford University.


Dr. Peter M. Kash
Dr. Peter M. Kash is Co-founder and Vice-Chairman of TargImmune Therapeutics AG that is based in Switzerland. He has more than 30 years of experience founding and financing bio-pharmaceutical companies and is co-founder of more than twelve biotech companies. Dr. Kash has served as chairperson, deputy chairperson and member of the board of biotechnology companies. He published several books, among them the bestsellers “Make Your Own Luck:  Success Tactics You Won't Learn in Business School” and “Freedom from Disease”.

Dr. Kash holds a BA in management, MA in international banking and economics and a PhD from the Azrieli Graduate School- Yeshiva University.


Daniel Lorer
Daniel Lorer is a managing partner at BrightCap Ventures, a venture capital fund based in Sophia, Bulgaria.
Daniel is a mentor, investor and founder, with 20 years of experience in international business development and in the founding and development of startup companies.

Daniel holds a degree in computer science and in business administration.


Dr. Yael Villa
Dr. Yael Villa served as a vice-president at Cisco and managed the company’s R&D center in Israel. Dr. Villa is an experienced business and technology leader, with more than 30 years of knowledge and experience in leading companies and initiatives, mainly in the data science and big data fields.
Dr. Villa is also a senior lecturer at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo and served in a variety of academic positions at the School of Mathematics at Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Vila holds a BA in statistics and computer science, an MA in applied statistics and a PhD in statistics from Tel Aviv University.


Mark Coles
Mark Coles is an expert in international business development, collaborations and strategic and financial investments.
He is a lawyer by training, served as vice-president and company secretary at Taro and founded Ridgeback Business Development Ltd.

Mark holds a JD degree from CWRU School of Law and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.


Chemi Peres
Chemi Peres is Co-Founder and Managing General Partner of Pitango venture capital, the largest venture capital fund in Israel.
Peres served as a business development manager, and also founded and managed both the Mofet and Polaris 2 venture capital funds. He also served as chairperson of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce and chairperson of the Israel Venture Capital Association in Israel.
Chemi Peres is chairperson of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.

Chemi Peres has a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University.