Our Generation Speaks

The Heller School is proud to host Our Generation Speaks (OGS), a fellowship program and incubator where emerging Israeli and Palestinian leaders create high-impact ventures. OGS works to establish a network of these change agents, supported with the necessary resources to make a difference in their home communities. OGS provides an alternative model of cooperation through the creation of high-impact ventures that change facts on the ground in Israel and Palestine. Each cohort works to inject optimism back into the public discourse and promote a more productive conversation regarding Israeli-Palestinian affairs.

This innovative fellowship connects these emerging leaders with tailor-made coursework from the Heller School, mentoring from public and private sector leaders, and the opportunity to receive seed funding for startups they develop and launch throughout the fellowship. Over the course of a three-month summer residency on-campus, the annual cohort of OGS Fellows are educated in business strategy, communications, financial planning, and more from Brandeis faculty. After the completion of the fellowship, OGS Fellows are equipped with the tools they need to maximize social and economic impact in their home communities.

OGS partners with the Heller School and MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup incubator, to empower and support its fellows. For more information about Our Generation Speaks, please visit the program’s website.

Ohad Elhelo, founder of Our Generation Speaks
Ohad Elhelo '16, MA'17, of Our Generation Speaks.

When All Else Fails, Try Entrepreneurship

Brandeis Magazine profiles Ohad Elhelo and Our Generation Speaks.

Ohad Elhelo, founder of Our Generation Speaks

Can entrepreneurship bridge the Israeli-Palestinian gap?

BetaBoston, the Boston Globe's innovation and technology news section, reports on Our Generation Speaks.