Inbal Arieli

Inbal Arieli

Co-Founder, Co-CEO @ Synthesis

Born and raised in Israel on hummus and chutzpah, Inbal garnered her entrepreneurial skills during her mandatory military service where she was a Lieutenant in the elite IDF intelligence 8200 unit.

In her professional career following the military, she served as General Counsel to several start-ups and leading Israeli hi-tech companies. For the past 20 years she took leading roles in the flourishing Israeli Hi-Tech sector, also known as Start-Up Nation, and founded a series of programs for innovators, led the Strategic Partnerships for Start-Up Nation Central and currently is CO-CEO of Synthesis, a Leadership Assessment & Development company, providing products and services jointly developed by veteran experts in the Israeli Defense Force, executive coaches, and one of the foremost talent search companies in the world.

In addition, Inbal serves as a Board Member and Senior Advisor to various programs and organizations such as Start-Up Nation Central, Birthright Israel Excel, Wise of the Weizmann Institute of Science, SCOLA – Startup Comprehensive Learning and the 8200 EISP.

Inbal is a force to be reckoned with having been featured as one of the 100 most influential people in Israeli hi-tech and as one of the 100-tech-business-women-speakers in the world. She lectures worldwide on Israeli innovation and its start-up ecosystem to business and government leaders. Among her most popular lectures is “The Roots of Entrepreneurship,” which analyzes how Israeli culture breeds entrepreneurship at a very young age.

She holds an LL.B. in Law, B.A in Economics and MBA in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, from Tel Aviv University.

She currently lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and their three rambunctious boys.