ImpacTech About



ImpacTech is a unique global acceleration program that empowers startups that use technology in innovative ways to tackle social issues. ImpacTech provides a complete eco-system, infrastructure, and mentorship support to incubate startups focusing on developing innovative hardware and software technologies, engineering solutions, products and services.

We focus on a ‘Hands On, sleeves Up” approach when working with our startups. Our focus is on adding practical values to each startup, no “one size fits all” approach. We are technology focus and our global presence gives our startups significant advantage in scaling fast. Our community is powerful and like no other. Once a startup joins the program, he is part of the community and keeps being supported and supports others once he graduates.

ImpacTech has a global presence in key cities and is positioned as a global leader in empowering social tech startups. Its HQ is in Singapore. ImpacTech currently operates in: Singapore and Bangkok and has activities in Tel-Aviv and Tokyo.


Kineret Karin - Founder

Kineret Karin is an Israeli national living in Singapore (PR), a serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in IT, biotech and big data analysis. Kineret successfully founded, managed and sold 2 companies in Singapore, one to Rocket Internet. Kineret is a s founder of a business consulting company pertaining global companies to establish, build and grow their companies in Asia. Kineret is an expert in business management, IT, e-commerce, sales and marketing. She holds an MA in Statistics.

Yoav Elgrichi - Founder

Yoav is a serial entrepreneur who decided to contribute his time and energy to help young startups and is a mentor at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Singapore Management University (SMU) and an inventor of patents in the NFC and wearable devices domains. Yoav successfully sold his company, Singapore-Dine, to Rocket Internet and owns several other online businesses. Yoav was the CEO of YuuPay, a listed company in the Singapore stock market and has over 20 years of profound experience in hi-tech companies. Yoav holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University.

Peter Tan – Founder

Peter was the President and MD of Flextronix Asia and MD of JIT Electronics. Peter also played significant roles in Semiconductor, Apple, Molex and now Managing Partner of JP Asia, an equity management/investment company. Peter was head of A-Star board of Directors and is in the Board of directors for SMRT.

Narith Phadungchai (Peng) - CoFounder & MD Thailand

Narith is a seasoned sales and business development executive with extensive background in new business ventures and have held senior positions in multi-national companies (dtac, HP, Comverse and Lightbridge). He is the founder of KP Venture Partners which focuses on mergers & acquisitions and fund raising activities. In addition, he is the co-founder & managing director at Bigstone Thailand which is a lending marketplace platform catering to SMEs that are underserved and unserved by the banks and is the co-founder & managing director of ImpacTech Thailand.

Itai Yanay - MD Japan

Itai is an entrepreneur and strategy planning professional , experienced in sales and business development in diverse cultural environments . Itai has been living in Japan since 2009 upon receiving the Japanese education ministry scholarship (monbukagakusho). He is a master program graduate from Keio University in Tokyo and has established various businesses for foreign companies in the Japanese market.