the founders


We are a team of passionate changemakers on a mission to support the growth of FoodTech startups.

We are building a platform for startups and chefs to work together on the development of food products.

The ACT community is working together to connect, learn, research, cook, help, build, and belong.

We do this daily through our local events, flagship conferences, startup programs, partnerships, and online content.

Serial & Multidisciplinary Passionate Entrepreneur.

Founder of OpenRestaurants® – An urban culinary festival,  combining food with everything – Art, design, innovation & tech, Founder of WMN – A CoWork space & ecosystem for women-led startups and female entrepreneurs and Founder & CEO of UrbanPlayground, focused on Innovation, Lifestyle, & tech.

Merav works with cities, commercial entities, and nonprofit organizations, providing services and solutions designated to create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.

Assaf Granit is an Israeli chef, restaurateur, and television personality.

He is the co-owner of numerous award-winning restaurants including Machneyuda in Jerusalem, Palomar, Barbary, and Coal Office in London and Shabour and Balagan in Paris. 

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Chef Granit sees this city as his inspiration.

This unique DNA is what goes on to lead Chef Granit's food and restaurants around the world.

Carmit has more than 20 years of experience in executive positions in various organizations where she gained a deep understanding of startup challenges and management of complex operations.

Carmit's passion is working with flexible, dedicated, and passionate founders,  supporting their growth. 

Carmit’s most significant advantage is her ability to combine strong business skills to create proven, outstanding results.

Carmit Oron

Assaf Granit

Merav Oren