Bridging Theory and Practice
The Coller Institute of Venture (CIV) aims to be pre-eminent in combining theory with practice in venture, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The specific activities of the Institute are Research, Education, and Outreach. Our research is meant to help scale newly-capitalized ventures into mature operating companies; it is also intended to impact government policy and planning. Our outreach focuses on disseminating the knowledge accumulated in CIV to the world.
The Institute maintains close relationships with academic units across Tel Aviv University. It leverages these relationships and contacts within Israel’s vibrant startup community to share insights relevant to entrepreneurs everywhere. The team at the Institute draws upon experience in entrepreneurship, business management, and social science research.
The Coller Institute of Venture publishes the Coller Venture Review (CVR) twice a year. Institute leadership seek to help startup founders, forward-thinking CEOs in established companies, and VCs make sense of technologies and social trends that many publications address separately but fail to integrate. The magazine serves the venture community with practical information for strategic decision-making while remaining true to academic standards of methodology and transparency.
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CVR addresses the gap between theory and practice through several sections and formats:
The Deep Innovation section reviews basic research advances, mainly in engineering, exact sciences, and life sciences, and its potential transformation into commercial products and services. Tentative topics include Robotics & Automation; Energy Storage; Smart Cities; Neuroscience; Drug Delivery; Artificial Intelligence, Nano Technology, and many others.
The Venture Policy and Management section looks into government policies that shape the institutional environment in which venture-related decisions are made. It will also publish review articles and research papers that address various managerial aspects of ventures, such as financial, operational, marketing, HR and the like.
The Case Studies section publishs original venture- or technology-related case studies involving an up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a new venture, as well as its related contextual conditions. The cases selected for CVR are likely to be chosen because of the inherent interest of the case or the circumstances surrounding it.
The Literature Review section brings insightful updates of state-of-the-art academic research by highlighting leading articles in academic outlets and provide CVR’s readers with a digest of such articles Entrepreneurship and Human Capital as it relates to fields in Robotics & Automation; Energy Storage; Neuroscience and Neurodegenerative diseases; Clean Hydrocarbons; Drug Delivery; Life and Computer Sciences.
Odeya is a coordinator at the Coller Institute of Venture since 2013. Odeya has a rich background of Sociology and Organizational Sociology. Odeya is also a Graduate Research Assistant in Creative Industry, and she is experienced as a teacher assistant for an undergraduate course on organizational behavior. Odeyás main focus is on coordinating the different approaches and fields of the global reaseach being done in the Institute while converging different approaches.
Prof. Jonathan Levin
Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business
Jonathan is the Philip H. Knight Dean and Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has been a member of the Stanford faculty for sixteen years. He is also Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory in the School of Humanities and Sciences and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Chair of the Stanford Economics Department, and Director of the Industrial Organization Program at the National Bureau for Economic Research.
Prof. Moshe Zviran
Dean of the Coller School of Management
Moshe is a Professor of Information Technology at the Coller School of Management and serves as the Dean of the School. He is the incumbent of the Isaac Gilinsky Chair of Entrepreneurship, Technology, Innovation and Management and also serves as the academic director of the Eli Hurvitz Institute for Strategic Management. He received his B.Sc. degree in mathematics and computer science and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in information systems from Tel Aviv University, Israel, in 1979, 1982 and 1988, respectively.
Tal is a Research Associate in the Coller Institute of Venture. Tal is currently doing his master’s degree in finance at the faculty, and his approach to finance is mostly focused on venture capitals, raising funds methods and strategic financial management. Tal has a BA in Accounting and Management from Tel Aviv University, investigating enterprises valuation, financial statements effects on investors, and advanced issues in corporate governance. Tal is a multidisciplinary thinker; his research covers vast areas, like entrepreneurship, finance, business strategy, and innovations.
LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY
Dr. Leslie Broudo-Mitts
Head of the Coller Institute of Venture
Leslie was appointed in April 2018 as head of the Sofaer Global MBA and the Coller Institute of Venture. She previously started and then led what became the largest entrepreneurial practicum at the Wharton School focused on high-growth technology ventures, in fields ranging from HealthCare IT to Financial Services. She earned her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Social Anthropology.