2019 Highlights

“Extraordinary and historic event!” — Daniel Taub, former Israel Ambassador to U.K.

18,000+

Registered to attend from 189 countries

1,200

Entrepreneurs

600

Multinational corporate representatives

470

Venture capitalists

The startup world gathered during the first week of March for the 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit. Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate representatives, investors, government officials, and press engaged in a packed week of activities, including tech and press tours, corporate meetups, VC forums, insider access to accelerators, labs, and startups – and of course, some great partying.

The Summit Day Experience

After a smooth registration, attendees plunged into a sensory experience of ideas, technology, global networking, and abundant food.

  • Interactive, unprecedented insight into the world of startup venture capital
  • Incredibly diverse programming, with some 80 different sessions and over 200 speakers
  • Almost every hall at or over capacity
  • 103 exhibitors and 65 sponsors
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder all-day networking, over 1,000 facilitated meetings among investors, startups, and corporates

“Smart people, smart entrepreneurs, smart investors and smart corporates. Get together, create something new, change the world.”

– Nick Sugimoto, CEO , Honda Innovations

QUICKCLIP:

eBay Chief Scientist Kira Radinsky on the inspiration that led to an AI engine for predicting the future

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Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman on when to use intuition for decision-making – and when not

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Nuseir (Nas Daily) Yassin on whose responsibility it is to create change

See full Summit playlist

Startups: Making a Global Impact

In a series of eye-opening – and often moving – sessions, the crowd heard seven real-life stories on the incredible power of breakthrough technologies to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of individuals and societies alike.  Entrepreneurs, innovation executives, and users of the tech provided insight into how four global challenges are being met: Natural Disasters, Human Disabilities, Ecosphere in Crisis, and Modern Plagues.

 

 

“There are needs in energy, hunger, food… investors want to solve these challenges. And many of our companies are meeting these challenges head on.”

– Jon Medved, CEO, OurCrowd

QUICKCLIP:

Adir Siman Tov on how his dream to stand at his wedding was made possible by startup UPnRide

Top 10 Tech Impact Trends for 2019

As spectacular animated images of tech played on the walls, Stav Erez, Partner and EVP Business Development, Labs/02, and Eli Nir, Senior Investment Partner, OurCrowd, revealed what would be impactful, disruptive and actionable in 2019.

“Sugar has become public health enemy number one. Startups are helping us fight this epidemic by lowering the amount of sugar in food, or changing our habits, or providing better analytics and faster insights.”

– Eli Nir, Senior Investment Partner, OurCrowd

QUICKCLIP:

Stav Erez, Partner, Lab/02, on applying bio-mimicry to HealthTech

OurCrowd Pre-Summit Leaders Forum

Over 800 startup CEOs, corporate partners, and active OurCrowd investors gathered for rich content and productive meetings.  Top speakers participated in workshops, roundtables, and presentations on such topics as “Storytelling as a Strategic Tool,” “Startups Scaling for Hyper-growth,” and an insiders preview of venture capital in 2019. For the first time, the roundtable session included all the attendees and produced powerful ideas and connections, a real-time realization of the Power of the Crowd.

“Part of our role as impact investors is to help entrepreneurs articulate what thy’re trying to accomplish.”

– Vanessa Bartram, Managing Partner, Zora Ventures

QUICKCLIP:

Daniel Schreiber, CEO of InsurTech unicorn Lemonade, describes the art of storytelling

Summit Week

A record 24 events and activities provided a unique insider’s look at the fastest-growing tech ecosystem in the world. Access to accelerators and labs, meetups and startups, as well as cultural tours served up a taste of the rich past and exciting future that live side by side in Israel as nowhere else.

“I don’t know of any company in the world that doesn’t want to be in Israel today.”

– Jensen Haung, Founder & CEO, Nvidia