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Narkis Alon
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Narkis Alon is the Co-Founder of Elevation Academy, an eco-system incubating people on their career path via technology and entrepreneurship education programs, integrating its students into the high-speed startup economy along the way.
After a stint in the corporate world, Narkis founded ZeZe in 2011, a social enterprise in which young people volunteer for projects pursuant to their natural passions, each empowering a community in need in a financially sustainable way.
A member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers network, the ROI network of Jewish Innovators and of Sandbox she spoke at WEF, TEDx, Lift conference and holds a double-major BA in psychology and film right after Lift14.

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I Decided to Stop. And I Invite You to Join Me.

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 12:01 PM

Let's face it: Most of the time, being an entrepreneur sucks.

In the beginning of our journey, we need to convince people that our business exists, has the right to exist and will continue to exist. Continuing our journey, if we scale up, we become so busy with growing our...

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'Behind Every Successful Woman Is Herself'

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 1:00 AM

Often when I mention next to men something about gender gap, they dismiss it as if it were a non issue: "It's all in your mind, it depends on you alone."

Although I strongly believe each person is responsible for his own happiness, saying the gender gap doesn't exist is...

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Vipassana: Makes Life Practically So Much Easier

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 1:08 PM

A few weeks ago I finished my second Vipassana retreat. Ten days of silence. Every day we meditated for 10 hours, from 4:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

I heard people say about Vipassana: "I can't do it... to be alone with my mind for 10 days? I will go...

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It's Not Only About the Burning Man

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 11:39 PM

Last week, I came back from Burning Man, a festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert that attracts annually tens of thousands of participants.

I describe it as a festival, but it is much more than that. Even if I were to write a book trying to explain what Burning...

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The Israeli in the Middle (East)

(160) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 3:58 PM

Middle of the night, Ben Gurion airport.

I handed my passport to the clerk at the Royal Jordanian Airline desk.

"Is Amman your final destination?" he asked, while tapping on his keyboard. 

"Yes," I answered. 

He paused, looked at me, suspicious, and asked, "What do you have to do...

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Being [On] a Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 7:38 PM

It was a sunny day in the south of France. I was sitting on the beach holding my boyfriend's hand, feeling the gentle wind in my face, hearing the birds and singing a song quietly in my mind. Tacky, I know.

We were in the second week of our...

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Your Natural Task Force

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 2:49 PM

I used to say, "I want to change the world." I understand now that it was so naive. It's like saying I want to make sure the sun rises every morning. The sun is rising regardless, and in the same way, this world is constantly changing. It doesn't ask us,...

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Being a Bridge

(5) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 11:33 AM

This week I turned 25 years-old. Roughly half of the world's population is younger than me. 

The term "youth" defines individuals between the ages of 16 to 24. So where do I fit in? I was happy to find out that according to Aric Aricson's theory of development, this week I became a...

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