Million Steps Innovation Hub

We connect Japanese industry with Israeli entrepreneurs to create inspiring innovations

Ingenious Japanese technology and Israeli entrepreneurial spirit are bound to create world-changing innovations

Become part of our inspiration.
Join us in building something great, step-by-step, a million steps.

Why work with us?

Access to thousands of Israeli startups and seeds of disruptive technology
Deep knowledge of Israel and Japan and appreciation of the cultural differences
Long-term vision and passion to build a Japan-Israel bridge

Our innovation hub offers a variety of platforms for collaboration.

Work with Israeli teams to challenge the status quo and reinvent existing products.
Intensive work sessions with Israeli entrepreneurs to discover and incubate new ideas.
Engage in joint R&D projects with Israeli companies.
Integrate new technologies to improve service level and meet customer demands.
Turn research output into business models.
Initiate bilateral projects with potential funding from Israel.


Our founding team represents the full spectrum of the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem: Unit 8200, startups, investors, accelerators, academic research and public sector organizations.
Yoav Ramot
Founder, CEO

Alumni of 8200, grew up in Japan. Yoav is a certified Attorney at Law and has worked at numerous Israeli startups.

Nir Turk
Founding Partner, COO

Served as Scientific and Cultural Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo (2011 - 2016). Nir is deeply involved in the Japan-Israel relationship.

Daniel Ramot

Founder and CEO of Via Transportation, global provider of on-demand transit and ride sharing technology.

Esther Barak
Founding Member

Founder and Partner of Nielsen Innovate, Israel's prominent technology incubator and investment fund, licensed by the Israeli Chief Scientist.

Oren Baron
Founding Member

Senior Partner at EY, and founder of the Firm's High-Tech Assurance practice. Oren's department audits more than 50% of Israeli startups.

Avinoam Nowogrodski
Founding Member

Serial entrepreneur and founder of numerous successful companies. Avinoam has years of experience taking disruptive products to market.

Yair Cohen

Served for 32 years in the IDF Intelligence Division, and former Commander of Unit 8200. Yair now leads PeriTech investment firm.

Chemi Peres

Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango, Israel's leading Venture Capital Firm. Chemi serves on the Board of many portfolio companies.

Hiroki Asano

Hiroki has extensive experience in finance and investment, including Fidelity Japan, Merill Lynch and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi. Hiroki is also the founder of Greenfield Capital investment consultancy.

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