For 15+ years, Baruch served as a synagogue rabbi in Los Angeles, CA, Des Moines, IA and Swampscott, MA. He is a motivational speaker and author, and serial social entrepreneur, co-founding multiple startups including Sage Naturals — Massachusetts's premiere medical cannabis company.
Don Schoen is a serial entrepreneur with more than 40+ years experience, owning 6 different companies, with 2 successful technology company exits to publicly traded companies. Active as business and technology consultant and Active on the University of Iowa's entrepreneurial and business advisory boards.
After training and working as an attorney in the area of employment discrimination, Bob shifted to working at the Anti-Defamation League for over 28 years and served on the senior leadership team in New York focused on social impact organizational management and leadership, managing 27 regional offices.
Larry has spent 20+ years in corporation finance, international business development, and investment planning. He is a Certified Financial Planner Professional and Managing Director with The Grabovsky Group; CEO and founder of both Accelerate Israel - bi-national business development, and Israel Investment Consultants - international investment consulting.
Jan spent 20+ years as the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Omaha; She currently serves as the Stateside Director for the Jewish Agency For Israel's (JAFI) Partnership2Gether Central Area Partnership Consortium. Jan is also the Director of North American Tours for Amiel Tours, Israel's longest running, largest, privately owned land tour operator.
Eran has spent 20+ years within the Israeli startup ecosystem and international arena focused on strategic business planning, global expansion, fundraising strategy and cross-cultural relationships. In addition to welaunch he is the Business Development Manager at Sagent Management Israel (a global financial and tax services firm).
Rafi is an Israeli attorney, formerly at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion in Tel Aviv and now the principal at Cohen, Light and Associates, a boutique law firm counseling investors and corporations in Israel and abroad. He is a partner in the Marketbound educational and preparation program for consumer product startups companies and represents the business interests in Israel of a number of cannabis focused North American companies.