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Design, Tech and Wellbeing in the New Digital Age

December 9th 2020 16:00 - 17:00


The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the global transformation to a new digital age, and with it, immense challenges to and opportunities for our wellbeing.


The intersection of technology, wellbeing and design is breeding innovative technologies that will revolutionize the post-coronavirus world.


Join us to hear from psychiatrist, bestselling author and entrepreneur, Dr. Nina Vasan. Her talk will be followed by a panel of investors and start-up founders, who will explore what investors are really looking for in emotional wellbeing start-ups.

Webinar Recording

Screenshot of Wendy Singer, Start-Up Nation Central and Dr. Nina Vasan, Chief Medical Officer, Real speaking at a webinar: Tech, Design, and Wellbeing in the Digital Age


Nina Vasan, MD, MBA

Nina Vasan, MD, MBA

Founder and Executive Director, Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation

Dr. Nina Vasan, MD, MBA is a psychiatrist, entrepreneur, and pioneer in mental health innovation. She is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she is the Founder and Executive Director of Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovatio...
Miri Polachek

Miri Polachek

CEO, Joy Ventures

Miri joined as CEO of Joy Ventures in January 2018. Prior to Joy, Miri co-founded and led Israel Brain Technologies (IBT), a non-profit envisioned by late Israeli President Shimon Peres that accelerated brain-related innovation and established Israel as a global brain technology hub. Miri started he...
Jonathan Friedman

Jonathan Friedman

Partner, LionBird

Jonathan previously served as Operations Director at Dupree, a multi-national consumer products company, managing new product launches and sales operations reporting directly to the CEO. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from University of Michigan and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation fro...
Boaz Gaon

Boaz Gaon

Founder and CEO, Wisdo

Boaz is the CEO and Founder of Wisdo, an award winning Social Health and Wellness platform going beyond the Social Graph by connecting people to others who’ve “been there”, are helpful, and are available to chat within 10 seconds and less. Wisdo reduces feelings of isolation by 70% within the ...
Wendy Singer

Wendy Singer

Executive Director, Start-Up Nation Central

Wendy Singer has served as Executive Director of Start-Up Nation Central since its founding in 2013. She worked with its US-based philanthropists to build the infrastructure and professional team in Israel, and to launch its initial activities – connecting Israel’s innovation ecosystem with gove...

Start-Up Nation Central

Joy Ventures

The Jerusalem Development Authority

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage

Jerusalem Municipality


Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem

New Spirit



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