February 11-13, 2020 | Jerusalem, Israel

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08:30 - 14:00
OurCrowd Technology Showcase (invite only)
Tel Aviv

New this year, a select group of leading corporate innovation executives will receive a curated and customized demo session with relevant OurCrowd portfolio companies, as well as an overview of OurCrowd Innovate, the breakthrough program that leverages Israel’s largest startup network to help corporations boost their innovation journey.

09:00 - 19:00
OurCrowd Tech Tours (invite only)
All Around Israel

Sneek peek into Israel's cutting-edge technologies and high velocity growth.

14:00 - 16:00
OurCrowd Advisory Forums (invite only)

OurCrowd Advisory Forums harness the extensive knowledge and experience held by OurCrowd’s most elite investors and senior corporate contacts. Knowledge Advisors from all over the globe will share perspectives, leverage their networks, and tackle the biggest challenges in their sector.

18:00 - 23:00
Summit After Dark: Tel Aviv (open to the public)
Patrick's Pub, Tel Aviv

Capping a day of tech and cultural tours and high-level meetups, the global crowd moves to Patrick's Irish Pub, one of the premier nightspots in Tel Aviv, in the heart of the tech district. Join the crowd for an evening of great food and drink, productive networking, and a lot of fun.

Address: Rothschild Boulevard 39, Tel Aviv-Yafo

08:15 - 09:00
Registration & Breakfast
Teddy Exhibition
09:00 - 10:15
Opening Plenary

Welcome Remarks

Teddy A

Greetings From the Chief Scientist 

Teddy A

2020 Insider Preview

Teddy A

The Chairman of OurCrowd U.S., who has led hundreds of tech deals with some of the largest and most dynamic companies in the world, provides a look back at the year and the potential for the coming one.

The Surprising New Driver of Israeli Innovation: Private Equity

Teddy A

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. Sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Keynote: Israeli Innovation in the Era of Global Transformation

Teddy A
10:15 - 10:45
Networking Break
Teddy Exhibition
10:45 - 12:00
Breakout Sessions

Investor Track: The Pre-Summit Show with Jon Medved

Teddy A

The 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.

Host: Jon Medved, Founder & CEO, OurCrowd


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

Teddy B


Laly David, Partner & Head of Business Development, OurCrowd

Dan Fishel, VP of Business Development, OurCrowd


The State of Innovation

A brief introduction to OurCrowd Innovate, and what has happened over the last year in corporate innovation in Israel.


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: Dr. 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 Proposal 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.

MC: Laly David, Partner & Head of Business Development, OurCrowd


Dr. Inken Braunschmidt, Chief Innovation and Digital Officer & 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 of Corporate Affairs, Grupo Sura


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.

MC: Dan Fishel, VP of Business Development, OurCrowd

Special Consultant: Pamela Becker, VP Marketing, prooV


Michael Migendt, Head of Innovation and Cooperation, TeamBank

    & Uri Rivner, Chief Cyber Officer, BioCatch

Eran Levy, Founder & GM, Enel Innovation Hub Israel

    & Natan Barak, Founder & CEO, mPrest

12:00 - 12:15
Coffee Break
Teddy Exhibition
12:15 - 13:15
Joint Session and Roundtables

Capital Making Impact

Teddy B

Tmura and OurCrowd will award one of their biggest contributors, Argus, after their significant exit, and discuss the importance of the involvement of the high-tech community in the nonprofit world.


Fireside Chat: The Reality of Digital Transformation

Teddy B

Italian Innovation Strategy 2025

Teddy B

Roundtable Discussions

Teddy B

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. 

13:15 - 14:15
Teddy Exhibition
14:15 - 16:00
Pre-Scheduled Networking
21:00 - 23:00
Summit After Dark: Jerusalem (open to the public)
First Station, Jerusalem

The global crowd will gather at First Station, a lively center of music, restaurants, and colorful markets. Repurposed from the Ottoman-built terminus of the historic Jerusalem-Jaffa railway, the food, drink, and vibe are some of the best in the city.

Address: David Remez Street 4, Jerusalem

08:00 - 09:00
Breakfast and Registration
Break hall
09:00 - 10:30
Opening Plenary (doors open 8:30)

Welcome to the Startup Nation

Plenary Hall

A living icon of Israel -- head of the largest Jewish nonprofit organization in the world, a former Cabinet Minister, son of a President and grandson of a Chief Rabbi -- welcomes the international crowd.

The State of the Crowd

Plenary Hall

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved provides an intriguing update on the tech landscape, the Innovation Nation, and how the crowd continues to revolutionize startup investing. He will also debut a special video presentation.

Startups: Going Beyond

Plenary Hall

A series of eye-opening sessions revealing how startup technologies are creating astonishing solutions to old problems, overturning industries, and impacting individuals and societies alike. Showcases from the entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and investors making it happen – as well as the people whose lives are being changed by the tech.

Investment Spotlight

Plenary Hall

Sneak peeks and snapshots of some of the most exciting startups and funds available today.

Summit Preview

Plenary Hall

Highlights of the incredible spectrum of programming, opportunities for networking, and tips on how best to take advantage of them.

10:30 - 10:55
Networking Break
Break hall
10:55 - 11:45
Breakout Sessions 1

The High-Tech Horror Show: Our Worst Fears and How Startups Can Address Them

Teddy A

Climate Change, the Dark Web, Gene Tinkering, Fake News, Cyberhacking... We're putting the sum of all fears on stage in dramatic live demos, scary videos, and audience participation, then showing how Armageddon can be postponed through breakthrough technologies that will protect your privacy, treat disease, save lives, and help you sleep at night.

Sponsored by Maximus Real Estate Partners

The Long and Winding Road: Making Autonomous Driving a Reality

Teddy B

Technological and regulatory roadblocks have postponed the dream of self-driving vehicles. The four keys to accelerating progress are explained by top startup, corporate, and venture capital experts in mini keynotes and lively Q&A.

Is Three a Crowd? The Israel-U.S.-China Conundrum

Teddy C

As Israel's importance as an innovator and exporter of technology grows, so do the complexities of international relationships. In a revealing dialogue, high-profile government and financial figures -- representing Israel, America, and China -- will square off to explore the current situation, where it will be in 10 years, and how politics affects the global tech landscape.

Sponsored by Yigal Arnon & Co

HealthTech 2030: Where We'll Be and How We'll Get There


The most dynamic sector in venture capital will be unrecognizable 10 years from now. Top entrepreneurs and global innovation experts map out three key global trends driving medical innovation, what technologies to bet on, and the state of our health a decade hence.

Sponsored by European Institute of Innovation & Technology

Five Top Fund Managers Walk Into a Bar: Incredible War Stories and Lessons Learned


Join the managers of the most innovative venture funds in the world as they tell terrifying and inspiring tales of how they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.  The audience will learn the mechanics and opportunities of investing through VC funds, with actionable takeaways and some empty beer bottles.

OurCrowd University for Investors: The Naked Term Sheet

OurCrowd University

A master class in everything you need to know about investing in private companies, from valuations and term sheet essentials to deal selection and portfolio diversification.

OurCrowd Entrepreneurs Academy: The Fine Art of Fundraising

OurCrowd Entrepreneurs Academy

The capital part of venture capital can be the most difficult in the entrepreneurial process. Three industry experts provide detailed guidance on what you need to know to succeed: Fundraising Survival Kit and Developing the Perfect Pitch.

Meet the Startups- Enterprise Software & Platform as a Service

Oren 1

The entrepreneurs behind the most exciting tech startups in OurCrowd's portfolio present updates on their investment opportunities.

Sora Lunzer

Jonathan Aizen

Toby Olshanetsky

Eytan Buchman

Bibi Rosenbach

Howard Cooper

Seth Haberman
Sense Education

Meet the Startups- Semiconductor, Optics & Business Insights

Oren 2

The entrepreneurs behind the most exciting tech startups in OurCrowd's portfolio present updates on their investment opportunities.

Gilad Rozen

Tal Bakish

Ido Yovel

Eynav Azarya

Daniel Sarfati

Udi Segall

Meet the Startups - Available for Investment (accredited investors only)

Oren 3

The entrepreneurs behind the most exciting tech startups in OurCrowd's portfolio present updates on their investment opportunities.

Mark Gazit

Sagi Brink-Danan
HIL Applied Medical

Tamir Gedo
BOL Pharma

Amit Gilboa

Gadi Mazor

Assaf Carmi
Consumer Physics

Uri Rivner

11:45 - 12:10
Networking Break
Break hall
12:10 - 13:00
Breakout Sessions 2

Eat the Sharks: The Startups Grill The VCs

Teddy A

We’re turning the tables again on the venture capitalists, as the founders of three successful startups put the feet of three leading investors to the fire. The VCs compete to explain what they can do for their investments, illuminating the upsides and downsides of the whole venture process. Once again, the sharks are in the cages, looking out.

Is This News? Startup CEOs Pitch to Top Tech Journalists

Teddy B

In a game show format, a lineup of startup CEOs make announcements about their latest tech or business breakthroughs -- and representatives of some of the most influential media organizations in the world tell them how to get maximum impact.  If you've ever wondered why things make the news, this is the session for you. 

Feeding the Planet Without Killing It: Breakthroughs in AgriFood

Teddy C

FoodTech and AgTech startups and corporations alike are innovating every step in the process of feeding people, from production and processing to distribution and preservation -- even as they push the frontiers of sustainability. An overview from a top scientist followed by presentations from some of the most leading edge companies, as well as VCs on the best areas for investment.

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

How AI Is Transforming Entire Industries


The accelerating application of artificial intelligence, especially the phenomenon of machine learning, is overturning one business after another. Global innovation experts and startup entrepreneurs demonstrate the technologies driving the revolution in key industries – and which are next.

Cyborg Athletes and Augmented Fans: SportsTech Leaps Ahead


Tech-driven participation and spectator sports are pushing the boundaries, from connected players to gamification to 24-hour, 360-degree fan participation. Pro athletes, innovation execs from some of the most elite teams, and top VCs talk the state of the art, what’s next, and what’s investable.

OurCrowd University for Investors: What It Takes To Be a Great Venture Investor

OurCrowd University

Three industry figures provide an invaluable foundation for successful private markets investing: The Essentials of the Asset Class, Being Smart About Your Venture Allocation, and Developing the Grit to Get to Greatness. 

OurCrowd Entrepreneurs Academy: Recruiting Amazing People - and Holding On to Them

OurCrowd Entrepreneurs Academy

Technologies don't grow and build a business, people do. Practical tutorials by topic experts will get you up to speed on compensation issues, recruiting strategies, and creating effective corporate culture.

Meet the Startups- CyberTech & FinTech

Oren 1

The entrepreneurs behind the most exciting tech startups in OurCrowd's portfolio present updates on their investment opportunities.

Nathaniel Meron
C2A Security

Assaf Frenkel

Eyal Rozen

Kfir Kimhi

Guy Kashtan

Carmi Bogot

Leonid Cooperman

Meet the Startups- Medical

Oren 2

The entrepreneurs behind the most exciting tech startups in OurCrowd's portfolio present updates on their investment opportunities.

Chen Barak

Geri Katz

Ianiv Eisenscher
Syqe Medical Ltd

Eyal Baror

Eyal Baum

Ronen Eavri
Barcode Diagnostics

Erez Na'aman

Meet the Startups - Available for Investment (accredited investors only) 

Oren 3

The entrepreneurs behind the most exciting tech startups in OurCrowd's portfolio present updates on their investment opportunities.

Shaul Gelman
Realview Imaging Ltd

Ofer Barnea
Syncath Neuroscience Ltd

Omri Shor

Eliron Ekstein

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch & Networking
Break hall
14:00 - 15:15
Mid-Day Plenary (doors open 13:30)

Top 10 Tech Trends for 2020, and Beyond

Plenary Hall

A look at what will be hot, disruptive, and actionable in the coming year. In light of the end of the decade, this highly anticipated annual presentation by senior OurCrowd investing leaders will also identify which of the trends will shape the tech landscape for the next 10 years.

The Age of Cyber Warfare: Attack and Counterattack

Plenary Hall

States and corporations alike have redrawn the battle lines, and they are virtual. One of the foremost voices in cybersecurity walks through the evolution of offensives from theft to disruption, what the frontline will look in 10 years, and the unlikely source of salvation.

The Power of Connectedness

Plenary Hall

A revealing look at what happens when a global network of investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovation professionals begins to disrupt an industry. Hear the early successes of OurCrowd's Introductions program that supports startups with ideas and people, and the Innovate program that helps companies navigate their innovation journey.

Global News Desk: Tech Announcements and More

Plenary Hall

Breaking news and features on major announcements from around the world, including OurCrowd, portfolio companies, partners and more.

Investment Spotlight

Plenary Hall

Sneak peeks and snapshots of some of the most exciting startups and funds available today.

Presentation of the OurCrowd Connectors Circle Award

Plenary Hall

Individuals within OurCrowd’s broad, multifaceted network -- investors, corporate innovation executives, entrepreneurs, VCs, and others -- make connections on behalf of startup companies, building value for every stakeholder. The OurCrowd Connectors Circle Award is presented to the most effective connector of the past year.

15:15 - 15:40
Networking Break
Break hall
15:40 - 16:30
Breakout Sessions 3

Demo Theater: No Pitches, Just Wow

Teddy A

A lineup of the coolest, most eye-popping technologies from leading-edge startups. Live demonstrations by the innovators themselves, with a bit of unique audience participation mixed in. Popcorn will be served!

Power to the People: The FinTech Revolution

Teddy B

Innovation has empowered people in communications, transportation, healthcare, and more -- and now it's finance's turn. CEOs of cutting-edge startups explain how they're providing individuals with unprecedented tools for managing money, managing risk, and even buying insurance. Then top VCs reveal where they’re placing their bets.

Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Reinventing the Startup Nation: What You Need To Know About Israel's Next Decade

Teddy C

Ten years after the publication of the book that coined the term "Startup Nation," Israel has become a world leader in innovation and more. But what's next? Top entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, and government leaders provide invaluable insight into the future of innovation and investment in the fastest-growing tech ecosystem in the world.

Protecting Us From Ourselves: Cybersecurity to the Rescue


From users who click on things they shouldn't, to bad guys committing cyber crimes, to design flaws that allow them, the human factor is the biggest risk factor in cybersecurity. Hear about the cutting-edge innovation that's preventing theft, damage, disruption, and misdirection.

Sponsored by Latham & Watkins, LLP

The Venture Platform You Need To Know About: Incubators


Few understand the phenomenon that's driving the unprecedented growth of venture investment, providing crucial support to underserved seed-stage startups. OurCrowd's partners in the broadest network of Israeli and global incubators explain how these platforms work and how to benefit from them.

OurCrowd University for Investors: Inside the Dark Art of Valuation

OurCrowd University

A dream team drawn from across the tech ecosystem tutors you on the mechanics of evaluating an investment, including pre- and post-money, ARR, and pricing at different stages. No calculators necessary, just be ready to get a lot smarter.

OurCrowd Entrepreneurs Academy: This Way to the Exit

OurCrowd Entrepreneurs Academy

A panel of venture professionals provides the tools and know-how to get your business to a successful acquisition or IPO, from setting an exit strategy to choosing the right advisors, from negotiating tactics to late-stage fundraising.

Meet the Startups - Energy, Enterprise Hardware & AI

Oren 1

The entrepreneurs behind the most exciting tech startups in OurCrowd's portfolio present updates on their investment opportunities.

Joe Benun

Christian Weeks

Raz Itzhaki

Will Kain
SonicEnergy (uBeam)

Gavin Goodvach

Eitan Varon

Zvi Ginosar

Meet the Startups - Medical & AgriFood

Oren 2

The entrepreneurs behind the most exciting tech startups in OurCrowd's portfolio present updates on their investment opportunities.

Jordan Feder

Liat Cinamon

Doron Behar

Tal Lapidot

Gilly Regev
SaNOtize Research and Development Corp.

John Vikupitz

Meet the Startups - Mobility

Oren 3

The entrepreneurs behind the most exciting tech startups in OurCrowd's portfolio present updates on their investment opportunities.

Chandan Mohapatra

Kobi Marenko
Arbe Robotics

David Oberman

Adi Pinhas

Graham Gullans

Ronny Cohen
VayaVision Sensing

Roy Fridman

Barak Matzkevich

16:30 - 16:55
Networking Break
Throughout the Venue, Break hall
16:55 - 18:10
Closing Plenary (doors open 16:30)

Investment Spotlight

Plenary Hall

Sneak peeks and snapshots of some of the most exciting startups and funds available today.

Saul Singer - Startup Nation: The 10-Year View

Plenary Hall

The man whose best-selling book started it all in 2009, reviews Israel's rise to preeminence in innovation, and what the next decade holds in store.

Michael Eisenberg - When Will Israel Produce a Hectocorn?

Plenary Hall

A legendary venture investor provides insights on Israel's increasing dominance in innovation, the long road it took to arrive here, and getting to the first $100 billion startup.

Jun Sawada - A New Approach to Innovation

Plenary Hall

The CEO of Japan's leading telecom company provides a strategy for creating innovation of future communication infrastructure.

Ron Kruszewski - The Democratization of Venture Capital

Plenary Hall

The Chairman and CEO of Stifel, one of the largest U.S. retail brokerage networks, explains how technology is changing the wealth advisory business, its groundbreaking partnership with OurCrowd, and its Israel strategy.

Aharon Aharon - The Israel Tech Agenda

Jason Greenblatt - Regional Cooperation and Investment Opportunities

Plenary Hall

In the footsteps of the new U.S. peace plan, the former U.S. special envoy to the Middle East sheds light on the prospects for getting business done amongst Israel and its neighbors.

Presentation of the OurCrowd Maimonides Award

Plenary Hall

The third annual OurCrowd Maimonides Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science, Leadership and Menschlichkeit, presented to the industry figure whose career and character have driven progress and inspired colleagues.

This year's recipient is Prof. Ruth Arnon, a pioneering biochemist, President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Science Advisor to the President of Israel, codeveloper of the most successful multiple sclerosis drug in history, and cofounder of a startup now in clinical trials based on her current research into a universal flu vaccine.

Going Beyond the Day

Plenary Hall

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved summarizes an incredible day of content, innovation and networking, then previews what’s to come in the next year. and the next decade. He also reveals a major announcement.

18:10 - 19:30
Post-Summit Party

Let loose at the legendary OurCrowd post-Summit party, featuring Israeli craft beer and a whole bunch of surprises.

20:30 - 23:55
ShukTech: Drink. Network. Party. (Open to the Public)
Mahane Yehuda Market

At the end of Summit Day, the incredible networking continues into the night, as the crowd moves to Mahane Yehuda Market, the cultural center of Jerusalem. Along with delicious food, craft beer, live music, and video, the night will be filled with informal pitches, CEO meetups, and great conversation.

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