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Ohad Elhelo '16, MA '17 on what motivates him, the future of work and how Brandeis changed his career

Ohad Elhelo ’16, IBS MA’17
Ohad Elhelo '16, MA '17 is the recipient of the 2019 Brandeis Alumni Entrepreneurship Award.

It’s a question every entrepreneur inevitably asks themselves.

“Building a company or organization is hard,” said Ohad Elhelo ‘16, MA ‘17. “When you’re just starting out the challenges are steep and you’re left asking: ‘Why am I doing this?’ The answer must be substantial — something that moves you, something so meaningful that you just keep going.”

For Elhelo, who arrived at Brandeis University and Brandeis International Business School as a student five years ago by way of Israel, the answer is simple.

“It’s always about helping others,” he said.

That’s the driving force behind Our Generation Speaks, the fellowship program and incubator Elhelo founded for emerging Israeli and Palestinian leaders. And Elhelo says it’s the inspiration behind his newest entrepreneurial pursuit, a venture capital-backed mobile app called Delegate that he co-founded in 2017.

On April 1, Elhelo will receive the Brandeis Alumni Entrepreneurship Award at the Innovation in Israel: Economy and Society conference. Presented by the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship, the honor is given annually to a Brandeis alumnus that best exemplifies an entrepreneurial spirit and independent thinking.

During a recent interview, Elhelo touched on his latest business venture, the future of work and what it means to be honored by his alma mater.

Read the full article via Brandeis International Business School. 

Categories: Alumni Profile
Date: March 28, 2019