About Innovation Cafe
What is “Innovation Cafe” all about?
Innovation Cafe is a creative and multidisciplinary hub, where we can share ideas, knowledge and thoughts about Israeli and Dutch innovations and collaborations in the fields of food and hospitality.
Our goal is to connect Israeli and Dutch entrepreneurs and create a bonding and a dialogue that will lead to interesting, inspiring new projects.
We boost and promote creators, inventors and entrepreneurs from the fields of food, design and leisure with emphasis on products and inventions that are sustainable or contribute to society.
Although we will focus mainly on the Netherlands and Israel, there will be references to other countries like Italy, Greece, Belgium, etc.
In our blog you can find articles that are dealing with a variety of topics like:
Kits and packages
Restaurants and cafe new concepts & design
Food waste & sustainability
Natural healthy food
Interviews with food experts
Experiments with food and design
Application for food and hospitality
Nutritions - Vitamines and Cosmetics
Recipes for healthy and tasty food
Who are we?
The founder and editor-in-chief of Innovation Cafe.
Michal Manor is a journalist with 30 years of experience in printed, broadcasting and digital media. Michal is the owner of “Roa Olam” - a traveling magazine and the manager of the Israeli Travel Blogger community.
Skilled in community management, editing, organic promotion and marketing writing.
I have a great passion for traveling, design, innovation, urban culture and food.
My favorite kitchen: Fusion Asian. My favorite drink: Wine
Freelance journalist and citizen of the world. I was born in Italy but have very strong ties with the UK and the US, where part of my family lives. In the past, I covered music, fashion and travel, but now I focus on food and lifestyle experiences.
I have opened my blog on gluten-free recipes 7 years ago, I achieved my diploma as a professional chef and in 2015 I opened with my partner Giovanni Cucina Italiana in Eindhoven in The Netherlands, both a school and deli-service.
Carmit is the Co-Founder and CEO of the ACT innovation Hub.
ACT is a platform supporting the development of new innovative food startups providing them critical culinary and operational advisory, supporting their go-to-market strategy, and helping founders scale and raise funding.
Carmit is used to work with both Israeli and large multinationals as well as family-owned companies where she took management roles in senior business development positions.
Carmit started her career in the insurance world within AIG Following that, she worked as a health division manager at a leading insurance broker and VP business development in a financial services firm where she successfully carried out projects for startups, VC's and large multinationals.
As the head of value creation at SOSA, an open innovation platform, she worked closely with Fortune 500 companies to create collaborations between the corporates, startups, and investors, in order to accelerate innovation in internal and external channels.
Carmit is the co-founder at WMN, an Israeli network of female lead ventures designed to support women CEO's in their business challenges.
Carmit’s most significant advantage is her ability to combine strong business skills to create proven, outstanding results.
How it all began?
In Mars 2019 Michal Manor visited Eindhoven for the first time and fall in love with the creative and innovative energies of this city. Since then she is trying to share the vibes of Eindhoven (and the Netherlands) in Israel, including an inspirational tour for representatives of Eindhoven365 in Israel or making special interviews for the Israeli-Dutch innovation center.
In September 2020, during the Covid-19 crisis, Michal initiated a digital platform in order to boost future collaboration between the Netherlands and Israel.