Meet the faces : Yonatan Avraham, Schulich Leader, Physics

GET READY! Yonatan Avraham Just might be the CEO of the Next Big Idea


Yonatan Avraham is a third-year student at the Hebrew University pursing his Bsc in Physics, and he is a co-founder and CEO of two startup companies as part of HUstart, the Hebrew University Entrepreneurship Center.


 In his second year of studies at the Racah Institute of Physics, Yonatan took part in the seminar, Startup Science Innovation, which he attributes to giving him the motivation to found his own startup. He is currently working on an endeavor that creates a platform for ecommerce sites to give users the ability to shop with their friends virtually.


"Physics is like studying the edge of human knowledge, but entrepreneurship is like a drug. It's addictive and fun; its peaks are high and its valleys are low. I'm really optimistic about the possibilities for the future,” he said.


Previous to his studies at HU, Avraham was a combat paramedic in the IDF. After completing his military service, he founded his first startup, a tutoring business which still supports him to this day. He also founded a rock band, calling it “one of the coolest things I have ever done.”


Avraham is a Hebrew University Student Ambassador which takes him all over the world representing the university and the State of Israel. He is also a Schulich Leader alumnus and currently donates lessons from his tutoring business to children from low socio-economic backgrounds.