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NOVUS Center of Entrepreneurship


NOVUS, the Center of Entrepreneurship, is the focal point for entrepreneurial activity at the School of Business Administration. It welcomes those thrilled about entrepreneurship and innovation and serves as a one-stop-shop for students, alumni and staff wishing to translate their dreams into real ventures. NOVUS programs contribute both to the advancement of knowledge and to the practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through hybrid, research-practical based education. NOVUS team consists of faculty in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation as well as mentors that are leading figures in the entrepreneurial, financial and startups ecosystems.

The Center provides professional tools, support, networking options, and importantly, attends to each of its students and graduates personally.

The Center operates an incubator, an accelerator program, mentoring, kick starters to support startups in the community, and consulting projects for startups. Its unique teaching program, based on robust research and ample creative and exciting processes and practices, has already been dispersed to many institutions around the world. It provides a vigorous value chain to all of its collaborators.

Novus has robust collaborations with academic and business communities in Israel and worldwide that are manifested by various Hackathons, ‘white nights’, competitions, panels and round tables, offering unique insights and substantial experience.

Our Director

Prof. Dafna Kariv


Prof. Dafna Kariv, Vice-President for Development and Global Initiatives , is also the Director of NOVUS Center of Entrepreneurship, head of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship program at School of Business, is a graduate of Tel Aviv University and Technion Institute of Technology. She has been a visiting professor at MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Munster University, and HEC Montreal.

Her research focuses on international entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial performance, entrepreneurial education and gender.

Her forthcoming book (co-authored with Alain Fayolle and Harry Matlay) is FROM INTENTION TO START-UP PERFORMANCE: THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION, published by Edward Elgar publishers.
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