28 January 2019

Startups application process is closed


Tel Aviv Startup Challenge is the largest and most recognized startup competition in Israel where best of breed startups pitch in front of a panel of corporate representatives, leading Investors, top worldwide leaders and Judges from across the tech ecosystem.


The purpose of the competition is to connect organizations with specific needs and challenges to start-up companies that lead solutions in the field. Winning startups will be awarded great prizes and the chance for glory, to pitch in front of a crowd of decision makers and potential business partners.


Our panel of judges so far consisted of global innovation leaders from: The White House, Google, NASA, Twitter, Mckinsey, Plug&Play, Mailchimp, Nike, Y Combinator, AirBnB, Microsoft, Paypal, TechStars, Youtube, Yelp, Cisco, HP, eBay, Facebook, Amazon and many more.



Having senior representatives of leading corporations from relevant verticals and leading investors in one place is every entrepreneurs dream served to you on a silver platter.


We invite you to get a first row view of the best that the startup nation has to offer within the context of your particular vertical.


Major corporations being matched with cutting edge startups in the arena in front of you. All that will be left for you to do is to make your pick.


If you’re an impressive startup looking to get your foot in the door with corporates and big investors, have we got an opportunity for you!

Take the chance to pitch your start up to a panel of the top investors and corporates in your startup's field along with an audience of hundreds of decision makers.

Apply today for Tel Aviv Startup Challenge and prepare to get noticed!


November 28

Application open

January 12

Application close

January 16

TOP 40 Announced

January 21

Pitch Workshop

January 28

Final Event


Pre-seed to Round A start ups with a minimum MVP product showing initial signs of traction in terms of customers, revenue, etc., in the following verticals:









Green Tech

HR Tech

Individuals cannot be members in more than one team of applicants. Startups can be from any country in the world.


$ 370M+






$ 500K


Meet Our Judges 2019

Dror Dotan

Head of Innovation at Taavura Holdings

Yaniv Shiryon 

Co-Founder & CEO at ExitValley

Sylvain Paineau

EMEA Business Incubation Director at Schneider Electric

Simon Legziel

Venture Partner at Fusion LA

Dr. Shlomit Kaminka

CEO at The Israeli Association for HR Management 

Ronen Koehler

Global Head of People and Culture at Outbrain

Pnina Keren

Director of Human Resources & Administration at Bank of Israel

Or Shinhertz 

Director of Innovation at Johnson Controls

Philippe Brami

Country President at Schneider Electric Israel

Daphna Michaeli

VP Human Resources at Outbrain

Karen Azulai

HR Tech Evangelist

Ayelet Steinberg

CEO at Hutchison Kinrot

Arik Amarilyo

VP Sales at iDigital

Avi Manaim

Chief Innovation Officer at The Israeli Phoenix

Itay Zetelny

Partner at EY

Ady Nordman

Partner and CEO at Soroker Agmon Nordman


Meital Foerster Sela

CEO & Founder at PerfectaHR

Noam Bernstein

Director of Business Development at Nekuda

Aaron Montero

Founding Partner at Eproint Latam Partner at Duco

Ariel Zadok

CTO at Compie Technologies

Marcial Chaverri

Investment Banking for Acceleration Director at Procomer, Costa Rica

Danny Cohn

Head of Strategy at EY - Digital, Customer & Innovation

Laly David

Partner, Business Development at OurCrowd

Avi Feldman

CEO at Green Future Ventures

Gal Melamed

Director of Product Management and Business Innovation at Toyota Connected Europe

Atsushi Mizuno

General Partner at Magenta Venture Partners

Liat Sverdlov

Partner at OurCrowd

Dov Hoffman

Founder & CEO at PGL

Ido Rozenberg

Co-Founder and VP R&D - Head of Deep Learning at Razor Labs

Yehuda Netanel

Head Of Road Operation and Maintenance Division at Nativey Israel

Ohad Plotnik

Visionary Entrepreneur and Investor 

Eran Soroker

Partner at Soroker Agmon Nordman

Yogev Katzir

Managing Director at INFRALAB

Eyal Hoffman

Managing Partner at Highroad Innovation Center

Daniel Rod

Deputy Director General for Engineering and Development Projects at Nativey Israel

Shai Hadar

CRM & Digital Communications Manager at ElAl

Julia Kagan

Senior Associate at JVP

Pavel Livshiz

Principal at Hetz Ventures

Naftali Dratman

Techology Scouting and Innovation Manager Israel at Airbus

German Vivas

Connecting Talent With Opportunity at IE

Dror Gurovich

Managing Partner at AKT

Mali Marton

Innovation Manager at ELTA Systems Ltd

Uri Pinhasi

IAI Preliminary Design

Roxanne Horesh

Managing Director at Union Tech Ventures

Liron Azrielant

General Partner at Meron Capital

Henry Chen Weinstein

Co-Founder at Global Startup Challenge

Alon Lifshitz

Founding Partner at Hanaco Ventures

Andy David

Director of Innovation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israe

Ohad Broide

Angel Investor, Visionary Entrepreneur, Advisor

Ilana Averkin

Director, Chief Innovation Officer and R&D at IAI

Boaz Peer

Director at Qualcomm Ventures

Sarit Netanel

Partner, Technology Sector at KPMG

Second Place

IP consultation on Trademarks, Patents, and Designs in the value of  5K NIS

by Soroker Agmon Nordman

2 Ipads

from IDigital


First Place

Round Flights and an Investor Road Show in the Silicon Valley

IP consultation on Trademarks, Patents, and Designs in the value of  10K NIS

by Soroker Agmon Nordman

Third Place

IP consultation on Trademarks, Patents, and Designs in the value of  5K NIS

by Soroker Agmon Nordman








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