Ory Zik

Prior to founding Energy Points Inc., Dr. Zik was the founding CEO of HelioFocus where he currently serves on the board of directors. The company develops solar thermal augmentation for conventional power plants and is now growing internationally. Prior to HelioFocus he was the founding CEO of QuantomiX Inc., a microscopy company based on his invention, which he led from inception in 2001 to commercialization. QuantomiX was the first to visualize cells and tissues in their native wet state with an electron microscope. In 1992, he spent a year as the curator of Israel’s National Museum of Science and in 1993, while a Ph.D. student, he founded Greenpeace Israel.

Dr. Zik Holds B.Sc. (cum laude) in Physics and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University as well as M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he received the Feinberg physics award and the national Amos De Shalit physics prize. He holds worldwide patents and has extensive experience in founding startups based on university innovations (Weizmann Institute, Stanford, Harvard, Boston University, Purdue). Currently, Dr. Zik is an MIT research affiliate. He is also active in education, coaching first-time entrepreneurs, and environmental protection.