Gilli Cegla, Founder & Managing Director

Serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in marketing, business development and hands-on innovation.
Gilli focuses on Western European markets where he is involved in the building of new digital related businesses in various domains.
Hands-On innovation for Gilli, is all about enabling his customers to benefit from innovation rather then become disrupted by it.
As a serial entrepreneur, Gilli has co-founded 6 startups in the digital space and helped build many others.
During the past years he has done several angel investments in internet & mobile start-ups including (sold to Facebook).
He obtained his MBA (Marketing & International Management) from the Tel Aviv University.
As Social entrepreneur, he is involved in the following:
  • Founder & Curator of EuropeDays, the platform to connect the TLV and European eco-systems (Handelsblatt article)
  • Co-founder of , The Israeli maker movement for “hacking the digital lifestyle” (WSJ article).
  • Founder & Curator of, Israel’s largest Video & New Media community (1,100+ members).
  • Co-founder of, Israel's business focused Cyber Security community.
  • Mentor, AxelSpringer Plug & Play, The Berlin based accelerator of Axel Springer.
  • Mentor, Metro AG, Techsters Metro, The food technologies accelerator of the Metro group.
  • Mentor, hub:raum, The incubator & accelerator of Deutsche Telekom.
As speaker, Gilli is talking about: Entrepreneurship, Tel Aviv, Europe, Internationalization, community & eco systems, Innovation, Out of Box approaches. Recent speaking engagements include Heureka, TOA Berlin, the EISP 8200 Accelerator, re:publica, NEXT, Munich Venture Summit, Microsoft Ventures Academy and others.

On a personal note: Kitesurfer, windsurfer, open water swimmer, geek & foodie.