Michael Matias

Entrepreneur and Software Developer

Forbes 30 Under 30

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  • Michael Matias
  • 21
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • michael@michaelmatias.com
  • +972 544 994 061


  • FounderOctober 2014 - Present

    Hacking Generation Y

    Hacking Generation Y (hackgeny.com) was formed to promote youth entrepreneurship through collaborative learning, bringing together high school students and excite young men and women to in joining and continuing education in the field. Its first 36 hour hackathon (January 2015) brought together some 450 bright high schoolers from all over the US and internationally to Silicon Valley, partnering with Google, MIT Launch, Anderseen Horowitz and some 30 hours sponsors. Subsequent hackathons include one in Jamaica (April 2015) and upcoming hackathons in Israel and India (June 2015).

  • InternOctober 2014 - February 2015

    Irrational Labs - Dan Ariely

    A nonprofit that applies behavioral economics findings to product, marketing, and organizational design problems, co-founded by leading behavioral economist and best selling author Dan Ariely. Through understanding human decision making and motivations helping companies (including Google, Intuit, Netlfix and Fidelity) create compelling value propositions, grow their customer base and keep them engaged.

  • Co Founder and CEOJuly 2013 - July 2014


    AnyMeal is a platform to help people discover restaurants and dishes that are suitable for their diets and eating preferences. Drew Bent, my Co-Founder, and I met at an MIT Entrepreneurship program where we created AnyMeal.

  • Internship WorkJune - July 2013


    Worked with a team at Google Tel-Aviv to advance a new feature in Google Search.


  • Pertinent Coursework2010-2014

    Walworth Barbour American International School

    AP Computer Science, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics B, AP English Language, AP English Literature

  • MIT Entrepreneurship Summer Program Launch2013

    MIT University

    Took part in a 4-week entrepreneurship program at the Massachussets Institute of Technology.

  • Stanford Summer Program EPGY (Education Program for the Gifted Youth)2012

    Stanford University

    Studied Number Theory in an intensive 4-week course taught at Stanford University.

  • High School2010 - June 2014

    Walworth Barbour American International School

    Graduated as Valedictorian and with Outstanding Senior Award.

Activities & Awards

  • Chosen for Forbes 30 Under 30 ListFeb 2016

    Chosen by Forbes as 30 Under 30

  • Speaking at Conferences2010-2015

    #140conf (TLV, 2009 & 2010), #140conf (NY, 2011 & 2012), DLD (Munich, 2012), TLV University (TLV, 2014), TEDx (Palo Alto, 2015)

  • Valedictorian of Graduating ClassJune 2014

  • Outstanding Senior AwardJune 2014

  • Secretary General at TIMEMUN2013-2014

    600+ Participants Conference of Model United Nations

  • Captain of Robotics2012-2013

    AIS FIST Robotics #4338

    Semi-finalists 2012 state competition

    Quarter-finalists in 2013 state competition

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarship Award2013

    Scholarship of $60,000

    Awarded for excellence in mathematics and engineering

  • Treasurer of High School Student Council2012

    Walworth Barbour American International School

  • Captain of AIS Varsity Tennis2014

    Walworth Barbour American International School

    Winner of 2013 ISST Division 3 Championship

    Player from 2010 (4 years)

  • AIS Varsity Volleybal Player2013

    Walworth Barbour American International School

    Runner-up of 2013 ISST Division 1 Championship


  • Robotics

  • Debate

  • Student Council

  • Sports Teams

Programming Skills

  • Java

  • Python

  • Javascript

  • Eclipse

  • BlueJ


  • Saxophone

  • Guitar

  • Piano

  • Tennis

  • Volleyball

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