Business Development Manager

Tel Aviv-Yafo Full-time position

Business Development Manager-Maternity leave replacement

We are hiring! We are looking to recruit a Business Development Manager to our growing team. The Business Development Manager will assist in SNC’s mission to advance Israel's innovation ecosystem. As a member of the Business Development Team, he or she be responsible for generating, managing, cultivating and analyzing the business relationships of Start-Up Nation Central with its potential clients. He or she will filter opportunities, manage ongoing relationships, and create scalable models to improve operational procedures. 


The position requires an understanding of all SNC departments' workplans and connect them with relevant incoming opportunities. This role will be responsible for proactively reaching out to potential prospects and managing relations with potential partners and clients. This requires a positive, extremely and collaborative and timely approach to executing and documenting processes. 

This position reports to the Vice President of Business Development. 

Who are we? Start-Up Nation Central is a non-profit organization that connects Israeli innovation to the world in order to help international entities solve global challenges. Immersed in the Israeli technology ecosystem, we provide a platform that nurtures business growth, recommends policies, and generates partnerships with corporations, governments, investors, and NGOs to strengthen Israel's economy and society. 

Job location – TLV

Full- time position


  • Understand and translate the business challenges and primary objectives of clients into tangible goals 
  • Research companies and individuals to identify who makes decisions about engaging with innovation 
  • Initiate, filter, and manage the relationship with identified clients.
  • Follow-up and analyze the status and evolution of business relations. 
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information for existing clients 
  • Research missing information, present insights in the form of well-written reports and presentations
  • Speak and present in front of international business leaders
  • Use CRM and other platforms to document and keep track of progress and status 

Skills and Requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience in Business Development, Account Management, Strategic Partnership or an equivalent business function.  
  • In-depth Knowledge of the Israeli ecosystem of innovation, experience with international customers.  
  • Analytical and creative mindset, with a focus on strategic thinking as it relates to the “big picture.”  
  • Proven track record of defining and meeting clear business KPIs through business efforts.  
  • Be extremely responsive, positive and keep to deadlines. 
  • Able to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines and multi-task in a multi-team environment 
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented – able to self-manage and prioritize 
  • Fluent English is a must (verbal and written) 
  • Excellent written, oral and digital presentation skills, including experience with speaking at international events 

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Working at Start-Up Nation Central

We’re searching for people who are ready to jump right in, love collaborating, and share in our passion for innovation to join our team. Come join us so together we can impact the future of Israel’s economy, society, and global standing.

Building for a stronger future

At Start-Up Nation Central we employ around 100 people across nearly a dozen departments. Our daily tasks may differ wildly, but we all share a vision and a goal of helping to strengthen the Israeli innovation ecosystem.


Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, and we encourage all our team members to constantly come up with new and bold ways to accomplish everything we do


We tackle a wide range of difficult challenges, so we make sure to mix demanding assignments with rewarding conditions.

Top professionals

Everyone on the team was carefully selected and thoroughly vetted before coming on board, so you can be confident that you are in excellent company, with top-tier professionals in every role

Organizational Values

The values we’re looking
for in our employees


Committed to open communication, transparency with external and internal partners, responsiveness, and a readiness to support colleagues and partners while working towards shared goals.

Comfortable with unstructured challenges, open to new ways of thinking about and engaging with new opportunities, willing to take bold steps through trial and error, capable of working outside their comfort zone, and willing to kill a project when needed.

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Acts with utmost integrity, professionality, and impartiality, strives to be objective in their work with clients and partners.

Passionately committed to fulfilling Start-Up Nation Central’s mission and vision, possessing a deep sense of personal accountability toward achieving goals, large and small, has a “whatever it takes” attitude, is creative, comes up with new initiatives, assumes personal responsibility for all assignments, available to colleagues, executes work plans.

Strives for excellence in all activities, aims to ensure an ongoing balance between improving the quality and efficiency of our output while pushing boundaries and experimenting with bold new impactful initiatives.

Start-Up Nation Central Employees

Here’s what they had to say

As a sector lead at Start-Up Nation Central, I get to be exposed to a wealth of innovative technologies and business models that I simply couldn’t be if I was working at a specialized company. I have the honor of working both at a strategic and a tactical level, interacting with most key stakeholders in the ecosystem: from gov entities, to multinationals, local corporations, startups & innovators and more. I think the local tech community recognizes and values people who gain such wide-spectrum experience.
Yael Weisz Zilberman
Head of the Climate Tech Sector
Working on Start-Up Nation Finder feels like I am at the heart of Israel’s innovation ecosystem, connecting all the players and having an impact on the sector’s incredible success. Enabling the platform to work as an effective conduit between innovators and their clients, partners, and investors is extremely rewarding in itself, but the organization also knows how to reward its people in more direct ways…. Did anybody say beach party?
Yotam Maman
Information Specialist
Working at Start-Up Nation Central is an entirely unique and eye-opening experience. I am constantly being exposed to exciting new initiatives; my work never becomes ‘routine’ by nature and provides me with endless opportunities to be creative. Being part of an organization that promotes Israeli innovation around the world is a wonderfully fulfilling challenge that keeps us looped into the latest industry developments, and I am privileged to be part of a team that inspires me every day.
Chanel Itzhaki Ganor
Marketing Manager
Every time I read a headline talking about the achievements of the Israeli innovation sector, I can’t help but feel I have a small part in it. Our work helps glue together the various parts of the puzzle that make up the ecosystem. Sitting in the heart of Tel Aviv surrounded by tech companies, also makes you feel like part of something bigger that’s taking place. The restaurant selection nearby is also second to none.
Maor Perlov
Data Specialist
Since I started working at Start-Up Nation Central, I have been exposed to some of the most interesting and exciting technologies out there. Helping the developers of the cutting-edge made-in-Israel innovation find markets and clients around the world provides a great deal of satisfaction and keeps me with my finger on the pulse of this huge industry.
Yael Raviv
Marketing operations manager
For me, working at Start-Up Nation Central feels like a true calling. It is a genuine contribution to Israeli life, not to mention the economy of the country, and gives an authentic sense of belonging.
Jenny Sotnik-Talisman
Senior Information Specialist
Lilienblum St 28, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Life at Start-Up Nation Central

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