2020 OurCrowd Leaders Forum

Wednesday, February 12 | Binyanei Hauma/ International Convention Center, Jerusalem

Tackling the Industry’s Biggest Challenges

The OurCrowd Leaders Forum is an all-business gathering of 800 top investors, multinational execs, and select entrepreneurs, working together on the deepest questions in the innovation community.

  • This exclusive day will feature customized, educational content and networking, including workshops, roundtables, presentations, one-on-one meetings, and more opportunities for valuable networking.
  • Attendees will also get a sneak peek at the Summit Day venue.
  • This is an invite-only event. Please contact your OurCrowd representative for more information and registration.

“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 



Pre-Scheduled Meetings

Facilitated networking between OurCrowd portfolio startups and funds, investors and corporates, throughout the day.

08:00 – 09:00

Registration & Breakfast 



Teddy A

Opening Plenary

Welcome Remark

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



Networking Break



Teddy A

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



Teddy B

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 BraunschmidtChief Innovation and Digital Officer & Executive Board Member, Halma

Michael Migendt, Head of Innovation and Cooperation, TeamBank AG

& Uri Rivner, Co-Founder & Chief Cyber Officer 



Teddy B

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



Pre-Scheduled 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

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