Dr. Maria Blekher

Director, YU Innovation Lab, Yeshiva University, USA


Dr. Maria Blekher is a startup value accelerator, advisor, and behavioral scientist who leverages her unique background in consumer psychology and research to help startups validate, fine tune their value proposition and accelerate into markets. She has extensive experience in the burgeoning Israeli startup ecosystem and a broad international network of funders and founders. Maria is also the Founding Director of YU Innovation Lab, and a Clinical Associate Professor, teaching at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, NYC. Dr. Blekher holds a PhD in Marketing, MBA, and BA in Management, from Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.