“Made in JLM” is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 and registered in 2014, with the goal of transforming and positioning Jerusalem, the capital of the Startup Nation, as one of the top 20 innovative cities in the world. By developing Jerusalem’s creative economy, we change perceptions about the city and create opportunities for entrepreneurs across the socioeconomic spectrum. Made in JLM’s ultimate vision is to establish our city as one of the world’s best places to live, work, and innovate.
These are our main avenues of impact, in addition to many others.
We’ve established a group of over 200 community leaders from multinational companies and leading startups, accelerators, investors, universities, governmental institutes, and more. These leaders work together with a mutual goal of developing a better economic future for Jerusalem. We help people who want to get involved gain access to the support and resources they need in order to get started.
We’ve created a robust database of all the tech companies, startups, investors, accelerators, and service providers in the city, as well as a one-stop-shop for jobs, events, and Jerusalem tech related news. With the data we collect, we influence strategic city decisions and make it available to the public via our website. We own the largest direct communication channels spanning on a number of platforms including multiple active groups, lists and pages.
Changing Perceptions (Inside and Out). We host international tours, speak at conferences and workshops, write articles, and work with the most influential media channels to change perceptions about Jerusalem and rebrand the city as a prominent player in the global economy. Additionally, we have created a strong and connected community who are more proud than ever to say that they are part of Jerusalem’s tech renaissance.
Jerusalem was named by Time Magazine as one of the “Top 5 Emerging Tech Hubs” and by the research center, Startup Compass as one of the “Top 28 Tech Cities in The world“. Over the past 5 years, Jerusalem has experienced 5X growth in In venture funding over $800M in over 160 companies. In addition, over the course of the past 5 Years, the amount of tech and business related meetups in the city went from only 12 to over 400 a year.
– Time Magazine, 2015
Jerusalem is growing up. We want to make sure it becomes…
Creating the next generation of business and tech leadership in the city in order to ensure that the growth of past years continues, and is leveraged to benefit the future of the city.
Leveraging and making our database accessible to all, and putting *a team a process* in place to make sure each community member has the ability to easily connect with the people and opportunities they seek.
Leveraging the change in perception to attract international companies and cutting edge talent. Making sure more leaders from around the world are exposed to Jerusalem’s unique ecosystem.
Our Team is Dedicated to Building the Innovative Future of Jerusalem