Window cleaning has not changed since the industry launched.
In the last 100 years, buildings have scaled dramatically in height and window surface area, allowing tenants to enjoy the external beauty around them. But cleaning these windows while suspended hundreds of feet in the air poses a great risk for the workers and the public.
“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.”
– Buckminster Fuller
As an automation company, our robots inevitably displace human jobs. We believe that it is our responsibility to reinvest in those most impacted, as such, we are working to partner with online education platforms to create a specialized program to re-train window cleaners so they can supervise and maintain robots like Ozmo™.
Our objective is to provide people with better and safer jobs.
Passionate about problem solving, our team has rich and diverse expertise in robotics, innovation, architecture, and of course, window cleaning.
Yaron started his first company at the age of 22, later selling it to start academic studies. Since 2012 he has been researching and later consulting in the field of exponential technologies, working with numerous organizations including: the Israeli Innovation Authority, XPRIZE and NEXUS Global. He was the Regional Director of Kairos Society Israel and is a Digital Leader at the World Economic Forum. Yaron graduated Singularity U’s GSP’14 and holds a B.A. in Behavioral Psychology and Political Science.
Avi is a robotics domain expert, specializing in systems control, robotics, microrobotics, microfluidics, 3D printing and data science. After graduating magna cum laude MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University (TAU), he went on to head TAU’s robotics lab as a technical expert and researcher. During this time Avi led research in various innovative fields such as medical micro-devices for IVF automation and a 3D printing system of living human cells. Later he spearheaded the robotics lab at the Center for Agricultural Technologies of the Israeli Government, developing key agriculture robotics solutions rooted in statistical analysis and machine learning. Avi has pending patents and published papers in the fields of microfluidics and surgical microrobotics.
Dr. Leslie Broudo Mitts is an anthropologist, entrepreneurship professor and venture capital investor.
Leslie currently serves on the faculty of Tel Aviv University, where she also runs the Coller Institute of Venture and the Sofaer Global MBA Program. Leslie previously built and led the largest entrepreneurship practicum at the Wharton School for high-growth ventures. Prior to moving to Tel Aviv, she was CEO of a University – associated venture fund that invested in education technology ventures globally.
Leslie received her MBA from the Wharton School with a concentration in Decision Sciences, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nir Ben Zeev is the CEO of Ben Zeev Management Ltd. The company was founded in 1991 by Udi Ben Zeev, formerly one of the founders of the CRR (climbing, rappelling and rescue) unit in the IDF and a Maintenance Manager in one of the largest hotel chains in Israel. The company was established in order to provide high maintenance services for hotels and towers. The company provides high-reach cleaning and maintenance services on a monthly basis to most hotels, residential towers and offices throughout Israel. The company has 20 employees and is considered a leader in its field in the country.
During his military service and after serving as commander of a combat team in one of the elite units in the IDF, Nir was appointed Head of the first Rope Division in the unit and thus wrote and founded the subject.
Upon his release from the military in 2008, Nir joined the ranks of the company – first as a full-time employee and later as a regional manager. In doing so, he accumulated the relevant experience and specialized in the field of high-reach maintenance services. Since 2015, Nir has been managing Ben Zeev Management Ltd..
Sarah Persitz is an organizational strategist and Founder of Omanut Consulting. Sarah partners with individuals and teams to amplify their goals, igniting the creative process to identify aspirations and bring them to fruition. Blending presence and curiosity, she assesses complex systems, identifying challenges and opportunities, formulating solutions and coaching clients through execution. After a decade of working as an intrepreneur within national and multi-national advocacy organizations, Sarah brings a deep knowledge of building authentic communities, fundraising, program design and strategic communications. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Comparative History of Ideas and Certificate in Non-Profit Management and currently splits her time between San Francisco, New York and Tel Aviv.
Iko (Mordechai) Assa received his B.A in Civil Engineering from the Technion, and his Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University’s Recanati School of Business Administration. From 1982 to 1986 he served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as Lt. Colonel in a loading unit in the Air Force, working both in Israel and abroad. He started off as a Project Manager and Execution Engineer at B.S.T. Development & Construction Co. Ltd., in the construction of 450 residential units (Reut, Neve Afek) for the IDF Residential Administration. He later managed different projects in various fields for A. Epstein Project Management; from the entrepreneurial stage, the establishment of planning teams and the preparation of a project program, full accompaniment to management and supervision in the stages of planning and issuing tenders, conducting negotiations with contractors, and managing the execution of the entire project. He was also entrusted with the full management (economic and engineering) of the construction of a residential neighborhood at the Weizmann Institute.
From 2006 to 2012 he served as CEO of Ampa Malibu (in the Galilee) and as Chief Engineer of the Ampa Group. At Ampa, he took on the full management of the company’s operations as part of the execution of extensions (new neighborhoods, including infrastructure and development), worked hand in hand with authorities, government agencies and banks, and accompanied the development of tourism projects within the framework of Ampa’s activity.
From 2012 and on, he has been serving as CEO/Founder of Gash Assa Ltd., Chief Engineer at Ampa Group, and has been an active partner at the companies Siteware and Skylinerobotics, as well as the Israeli Consortium for Energy Efficiency and Green Building. As part of these functions, he managed the construction of a private school at Ruppin College, 7 WeWork complexes in Israel (Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Beer Sheva), accompanied the construction of an aquifer treatment plant in the city of Rawabi, and supervised the construction of an urban gas transmission system in the PEX pipeline in Rawabi (Golan + Pellegaz).
Gabor Kosa received his B.Sc., M.Sc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Technion in Haifa. From 1995 to 1998, he served in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) as a research engineer. He was post-doc in the Computer Vision Laboratory in ETH Zurich, Switzerland working on novel sensing for haptics and swimming micro robots while leading the biomedical micro systems group. Later he was a senior lecturer at the School of Mechanical Engineering in Tel Aviv University and served as head of the laboratory of Robots and BioMedical Micro Systems (RBM2S) and the Education Robotics Laboratory (ERL).Currently he is at the University Hospital of Basel, working with the group of Intelligent Medical Micro/Nano Systems. His research projects are in the fields of Medical Robotics, Micro Systems and Micro Robots for biomedical applications, Sensing and Bio Inspired Systems. His expertise focuses on robotics, micro systems, sensing and actuation, micro fluidics, piezoelectricity, dynamics, control and rapid-prototyping.