IAC Eitanim Teen Entrepeneur Program



IAC EITANIM was founded by Tarbuton for the San Diego community in 2016.  Follow this link for current information with IAC San Diego.

Are you a leader of tomorrow? Your place is in IAC Eitanim!

Shaping the Leaders and Entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Presentation About the National Programclick here


A teen entrepreneur program startup nation, Israel innovation style.  Teens learn to research, pilot, present and sell their ideas. A cross between Junior Achievement and Model UN, this program is ideal for creative smart Teens available monthly during the year keeping them connected with Jewish friends and getting them ready for college.

We are looking for high school students that want to be the leaders of tomorrow in their communities and Israel ambassadors for their peers, while preparing them for college and developing their professional skills.

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for high school students, 8th-12th grade, that allows them to connect, explore and experience Israel.

The program includes monthly sessions where participants meet with proven leaders and entrepreneur mentors and they will have the have the opportunity to take part in an optional multi-day summit. (travel to destination likely *LA or DC for Teens will be subsidized)


guri starkGuri  Stark:  Guri is the CEO of CorTechs Labs, a developer of innovative brain image analysis solutions that assist neurologists and radiologists in diagnosing serious neurological disorders. A seasoned leader in the high tech industry, with a track record of over 35 years of scaling businesses in global markets, Guri’s experience spans the management of small and large companies delivering cloud, web, mobile and desktop software technologies. Prior to CorTechs Labs, Guri was CEO of CloudShare, Vice
president and general manager with Autodesk, Inc., and Vice president of marketing at Synopsys. Previously, Guri served in executive leadership, marketing, sales and operations roles at a variety of high tech companies.  Guri holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from Technion, Israel University of Technology, Haifa and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Additionally, Guri is known as a mentor to young entrepreneurs, a watercolor artist, a reputable lecturer on art history and a harmonica musician. You can find Guri’s art at http://www.guristark.com

mitch simonMitch Simon:  A former Director of Strategic Planning at Nokia, Mitchell Simon launched the Simon Leadership Alliance, now recognized as a top ten Corporate Training company in San Diego.  Through cutting-edge executive coaching, training, and retreats, the Simon Leadership Alliance makes a significant impact to the leadership, communications, and strategic execution of executives, executive teams, and entrepreneurs at Texas Instruments, DTZ, LBA Realty, BioMed Realty, California Bank & Trust, CDC Small Business Finance, GreatCall, Independa, Canadian Western Bank, the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Perrigo, ISEC, The American College of Phlebology, and QSC Audio, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional audio amplifiers.  Mitchell Simon co-wrote the book, “The Trusted Advocate,” is on staff at the Global Institute for Leadership Development, is a keynote speaker throughout the United States, and performs live comedy in San Diego, California.  Mitchell graduated with a J.D., M.B.A. from UCLA, and is the father of four sensational boys.


*Sundays 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Please note, all sessions of the program are held in English.

10 SUNDAYS 5:30-8:30 p.m.*
Dates:  October 23, November 13, November 20 (*9-12), December 11, February 19, February 26, March 19, March 26, April 16 and June 4

Fee: Program cost is $160 (Does not include cost of the annual summit/conference) $180 after July 29th.

IAC Eitanim develops and strengthens critical skills needed to succeed in college and career, including:

  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Research and development
  • Complex critical thinking skills
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Time management
  • Debating


1. When available, fill out the online application form below. Please note, only completed application forms will be considered

2. Once your application is submitted, qualified candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

For more information contact info@tarbuton.org


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