YourStartApp founder Yisrael Gross, in collaboration with the Haredi High-Tech Forum and the Global Entrepreneurship Week, will be organizing the Annual Investors and Entrepreneurs Event 2014 to be Held at Google’s Tel Aviv Campus, along with the Startup Competition.
Over 350 participants from Israel and abroad have registered to date. The event will highlight the major developments that took place in the last year in the Israeli hi-tech sector, with predictions for the coming year.
The first panel will bring together several key figures in the Israeli hi-tech industry. Scheduled are Prof. Yossi Matias, Vice President of Google, and two funds managers, Jeremie Berrebi and Dr. Shlomo Kalish, who are both experienced investors in dozens of initiatives. Also sitting on this panel will be Leonid Voldman, who has already had one round with his company, worth S100M. The panel will discuss the driving forces in the world of entrepreneurship and the hottest fields for investors.
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The second panel will cover the practical aspects encountered by entrepreneurs in the area of investment recruiting and provide insights into how to reach potential investors. The panel members, who will include Zohar Levkovitz and Ran Bar Sela, will highlight the importance of personal networking and the standards to follow when submitting a funding request.
Time will be allowed so that entrepreneurs from the audience can briefly share their issues and questions and receive answers from the panel members.
At the end of the event, an entrepreneurial competition will take place. Many fine initiatives were submitted, in the fields of finance, cyber, social media, and other areas, and five among these have been selected for the final stage.
The finalists’ projects will be assessed by the panel members, according to project attractiveness, advancement, and success evaluation.
Prizes worth tens of thousands of dollars will be awarded to the winning project. The competition will be fierce among the finalist entrepreneurs, as they all want to succeed in convincing the panel members to choose their startup project for first place.
YourStartApp aims to cultivate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in particular by fostering collaborations to advance the Israeli high-tech industry. They provide start-ups with consulting in business development, marketing and raising capital, as well as networking opportunities. YourStartApp also provides outsourcing services for entrepreneurs with the possibility of a partnership model. They adapt the model to each start-up company to suit their needs.