Promoting Israel In All 50 States!

$5,846 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 13 months

About Me

My name is Lior Vaknin, I'm an Israeli entrepreneur and an Hasbara expert, and I'm on a mission to promote Israel's Startup Nation activity in all 50 States, and share with local communities how Israeli tech can help us promote Israel in the best way possible!


In the past 3 years, I helped build the bridge between Israel and the US tech ecosystems using an intiative I started called Israeli Startups NYC.

With Israeli Startups NYC, I've held more than a dozen events, bringing thousands of people together, all in effort to build a better future for Israel, and the Israeli tech.

Today, 3 years since we launched, New York City has much more awareness to the Israeli tech and there are number of really great initiatives, all focusing on this important cause.

As I am very happy to see it, I also feel that my work here is done and I should move to the next chapter in my journey.

As much as New Yorkers would like to think that this is the center of the world, I think that the Israeli Hasbara is much more crucial in all the small cities around this country that you don’t hear about other than the elections.

That’s why, on June 1st, I left New York and started on a journey to share the sides of Israel people don’t usually hear about in the media.

How Israel’s Startup Nation phenomena is helping the American people in their everyday lives, and how proper education and awareness about Israel’s activity in the tech world, is the key to fight Anti-Semitism and the BDS groups.

I am almost at the half way point, with talks in universities, Jewish and Christian communities, local centers, Summer camps and more and I am documenting the journey in my blog and social media.

All the talks and lectures I plan on giving will be free and donation based only!

How Can You Help?

1. If you know people who will be able to help me with my journey, please introduce us!

2. Contribute To My GoFundMe Campaign!

Please donate as much as you can!
It can be $10 or $10,000, any contribution counts and I will thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


More About Myself

I served with the special forces of the Paratroopers. 

During Operation "Cast lead" he wrote a war diary that was later published on "Bamahane", the official newspaper of the IDF, as a featured story. 

I am an Official Speaker of The Embassy of Israel to the United States on Economics, Business & Entrepreneurship.

Thank Your For Your Support! 


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Raised by 42 people in 13 months
Created May 22, 2017
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7 days ago
Susan Green
7 days ago

This is just from me honor of your wedding ! Best, Sue Green

Stanley Rest
8 days ago

Drop me another line sometime. The Israeli Scouts Tzofim are coming to Temple Shalom next week.

Nimrod Vered
1 month ago


Tal Journo
1 month ago

Lior, I'm proud of you and what you stand for, brother. You and Daniel are very lucky to have eachother. Stay in touch! Tal

shimon chouai
1 month ago

good luck

Denis Sklyarov
3 months ago

Happy Passover and Safe Travels Brother!

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