Dr. Maria Blekher

Behavioral scientist and founding director of the YU Innovation Lab
Dr. Maria Blekher is the founding director of the Yeshiva University innovation lab, which connects startups based in New York City and Israel with students and experts who are passionate about tech and innovation. Working at the intersection of the startup economy and academia, Maria helps emergent businesses validate and accelerate into market. Her work leverages a unique background in consumer psychology and marketing research to help young tech companies surface and exploit deep consumer insights. She is also the clinical associate professor of Digital Strategies at Yeshiva University. Dr. Blekher holds a PhD in Marketing from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.