Abigail Klein Leichman
February 22, 2017, Updated February 21, 2017

Forbes Israel has released its second annual Forbes Israel 30 Under 30 List, comprised of top young innovators who are bringing disruption and game-changing transformation to business, technology, media, government, management and finance, social entrepreneurship, sports and culture across Israel and beyond.

The list actually includes 60 names — 30 from the entrepreneurship and technology arena and 30 from a variety of different categories.

According to a statement from Forbes, the list was compiled by Forbes Israel’s team after lengthy research that included consultations with local industry leaders and institutions including Tel Aviv University, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, IDC Herzliya, investment banks, VC funds and tech accelerators.

From left, Helen Wexler, Lior Grunhaus and Roy Munin at the Forbes 30 Under 30 announcement in Israel. Photo via Facebook
From left, Helen Wexler, Lior Grunhaus and Roy Munin at the Forbes 30 Under 30 announcement in Israel. Photo via Facebook

Among the honorees on the 2017 Forbes Israel 30 Under 30 list are:

Hasan Abo-Shally, founder of Hasoub, an NGO seeking economic and social change through technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Adam Friedler, cofounder of low-cost drugstore chain GoodPharm.

Yarden Gerbi and Ori Sasson, bronze-medal winners in judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Navonel Glick, CEO of humanitarian NGO IsraAID.

Lior Grunhaus, deputy CEO at Eden Jerusalem Development Company

Mickey Haslavsky, CEO and cofounder of RapidAPI.

Maya Katz, deputy mayor of Herzliya.

Roy Munin, community programs manager at OrCam and CEO and cofounder of Made in JLM.

Nadav Shoval, cofounder and CEO at Spot.im, a system that enables every site to manage its own social community.

Yonatan Winetraub, cofounder of SpaceIL.

Helen Wexler, Jnext project manager in the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Forbes magazine Editor Randall Lane, creator of the Forbes Under 30 franchise, said: “Each of these honorees has accomplished tremendous success in an incredibly short amount of time and we expect that, similar to the experiences of our Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni from all over the world, inclusion on this list will present each of them with new partnerships and opportunities that they otherwise would not have had access to, helping accelerate their already impressive careers.”

The honorees will be invited to participate in the Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA, to be held in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, April 2-6, 2017. The summit is expected to bring together more than 600 young entrepreneurial game-changers from the United States, Europe, Africa and Israel.

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