“The Pre-Summit Leaders Forum was the best use of five hours I’ve had in the past five years.”
Schedule – Wednesday, February 12 subject to change
Facilitated networking between OurCrowd portfolio startups and funds, investors and corporates, throughout the day.
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Breakfast
Speaker: Jon Medved, Founder & CEO, OurCrowd
Speaker: Dr. Ami Applebaum, Chairman, Israel Innovation Ministry, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy
2020 Insiders Preview
Speaker: Alec Ellison, Chairman, OurCrowd US
Is Private Equity the New Venture Capital?
The incredible increase and growth of Israeli startups has prompted interest from the exclusive world of private equity, providing another potential source of investment, acquisition, and acumen. Managers of global PE funds explain why they’re looking, what they’re looking for, and the pitfalls and windfalls available to entrepreneurs.
Moderator: Philip Rosen, Senior Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Panelists: Eran Gorev, President, Israel & Senior Operating Partner, Francisco Partners
Anders Thulin, Head of Digital Practice, Triton
Yuda Doron, Co-Managing Partner, Greenfield Partners
Israeli Innovation in the Era of Global Transformation
Speaker: Shlomo Dovrat, Co-Founder & General Partner, Viola
Investor Track: Pre-Summit Show with Jon Medved
In its second year, in an entertaining, talk-show format, hear from the people behind your investments and gain insights into the latest, ground-breaking technology from the most promising startups in the tech ecosystem.
Show Host: Jon Medved, CEO, OurCrowd
Speakers: Assaf Frenkel, Co-Founder & CEO, SeeTrue
Mike Telem, Co-Founder & CMO, Kemtai
Yossi Pollak, Co-Founder & CEO, SightDX
Harel Tayeb, CEO, Kryon
Tal Lapidot, Founder & CEO, Silo
Startup & Corporate Track: A Walk Along the Innovation Journey
The State of Innovation
A brief introduction to OurCrowd Innovate, and what has happened over the last year in corporate innovation in Israel
MCs: Laly David, Partner & Head of Business Development, OurCrowd
Dan Fishel, VP of Business Development, OurCrowd
Straightening Bananas: What Makes Innovation in Israel Unique
A highlight of the unique, audacious way Israelis operate – and why it produces results. Discover how working with Israeli startups can be both frustrating and, more importantly, rewarding.
Speaker: Nir Tsuk, Founder, NYU Institute for Impact & Intrapreneurship
The Big Three: Successful Models of Corporate Innovation in Israel
Over 500 multinational corporations have opened offices in Israel to connect with Israeli innovation – 150 of them over the last four years alone. A recent report by Startup Nation Central and PwC outlines what are their most successful models of operation, and the goals they set for each year.
Speaker: Eliran Elimelech, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Startup Nation Central
From Poposal to Engagement: What Works, What Doesn’t
Top executives share their insights on best practices for successful POCs, and their key achievements vs. challenges over the past year.
Moderator: Laly David, Partner & Head of Business Development
Panelists: Inken Braunschmidt, Chief Innovation and Digital Office & Executive Board Member, Halma
Tony Cannestra, Director of Corporate Ventures, Denso
Mitchell Weinstock, Partner, HP Tech Ventures
Alan Goldstein, Managing Director, P&G Ventures
Tatyana Orozco, Vice President, Grupo Suro
Couples Therapy: The Ups & Downs of a Startup-Corporate Relationship
Watch corporate executives and startup CEOs put their working relationships under the microscope. They’ll share the embarrassments, the disappointments – and the keys to a successful partnership.
Moderator: Dan Fishel, OurCrowd
Pamela Becker, VP Marketing, prooV
Panelists: Tal Bakish, Founder & CEO, VocalZoom
& Dr. Inken Braunschmidt, Chief Innovation and Digital Officer & Executive Board Member, Halma
Michael Migendt, Head of Innovation and Cooperation, TeamBank AG
& Uri Rivner, Co-Founder & Chief Cyber Officer
Joint Session and Roundtables
Capital Making Impact
MC: Laly David, Partner & Head of Business Development, OurCrowd,
Speakers: Baruch Lipner, Executive Director, Tmura
Ofer Ben -Noon,Co-Founder & CEO, Argus Cybersecurity
The Reality of Digital Transformation
Moderator: Alec Ellison, Chairman, OurCrowd U.S
Speakers: Mariano de Beer, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Telefonica
Barry Simpson, SVP & Chief Information and Integrated Services Officer, The Coca-Cola Co.
Italian Innovation Strategy 2025
Speakers: Paola Pisano, Minister for Technological Innovation & Digitalization, Government of Italy
Leveraging the power of the Leader Forum crowd you will have the opportunity to explore the potential of the startup-corporate relationship, join discussions of real examples in fostering and deploying innovation, and hear insights into how investors can help and benefit. Each table will be led by an industry thought leader, and will include members of the corporate, startup, and investor spheres.
Lunch & Networking
An unparalleled opportunity to connect with leaders of the tech ecosystem.
“There’s no better place than the OurCrowd Summit to start thinking about the big themes.”
Check Out Session Highlights from 2019 OurCrowd Leaders Forum
“The job of every investor is to identify what stories are compelling, to be able to detect nuances. Its one of the highly predictive facets of whether the company will or not become a unicorn.” – Daniel Schreiber, CEO & Co-Founder, Lemonade
“The technology sector is gone. Every single company in the world is a tech company…. Traditional non-technology companies have now bought more technology companies than the technology companies themselves.” – Storm Duncan, Global Head of M&A, Jefferies