- Professional Experience:
Business consultant specializing in business plans, business models and business development; mentor and lecturer at business accelerators and entrepreneur centers; advisor to initiatives competing in BizTEC (3 consecutive winners 2011-2013), judge of BizTEC, extensive experience with research/consulting projects to the European Union (5 European framework projects) and Israeli government agency (3 projects).
Former Academic advisor to the monthly Israel Venture Capital Journal; Analyst, Poalim Capital Markets; Research assistant in the Research Department, Bank of Israel.
2009: Post-doctoral fellowship in public policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2008: Post-doctoral fellowship in business administration, Tel Aviv University
2007: Ph.D. in business administration, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2002: M.A. in economics, Tel Aviv University
1999: B.A. in economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Subjects Taught:
Entrepreneurship, financing entrepreneurship, developing business models and writing business plans.
- Research Interests:
Entrepreneurship, financing entrepreneurship, business models, industrial groupings, regional development and policy for innovation and technology.
1. Avnimelech, G. and M. Feldman, (2015), "The stickiness of university spin–offs: a study of formal and informal spin–offs and their location from 124 US academic institutions", InternationalJournal of Technology Management, 68(1-2), pp. 122-149.
2. Avnimelech, G., Zelekha, Y., and E. Sharabi, (2014), "The Effect of Corruption on Entrepreneurship in Developed versus non Developed Countries" International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 20(3), pp. 237-262.
3. Zelekha, Y., Avnimelech, G., and E. Sharabi, 2013, "Religion Institutions and Entrepreneurship" Small Business Economics, July 2013, pp. 1-21.
4. Avnimelech, G., (2013), Targeting the Biotechnology Clusters in North Carolina and Israel: Lessons from Successful and Unsuccessful Policy Making. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 25(7), pp. 835-851.
5. Rosiello, A., Mastroeni, M., Teubal, M., and Avnimelech, G. (2013). Evolutionary policy targeting: Towards a conceptual framework for effective policy intervention. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 25(7), 753-772.