Agenda

February 11-13, 2020 | Jerusalem, Israel

Startups: Going Beyond

The theme of the 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit is “Startups: Going Beyond,” reflecting the breathtaking potential of startup technologies to push the limits of what’s possible. Onstage, in working sessions, and in a multitude of tech demos, Summit attendees will learn about the latest breakthroughs, hear from the people living with the technology, and discover where investment opportunity lies. 

08:30 - 17:30
NYU Masterclass: Next Steps in Corporate Innovation
NYU Tel Aviv

In this 7-hour academic masterclass designed by NYU and OurCrowd for corporate executives, we will examine how to adopt innovation know-how and best practices, and successfully bring the innovation that you’ve seen in Israel back to your corporation.

To find out more information and to view the agenda, visit nyu.ourcrowd.com

Register here - open to all Summit attendees.

08:30 - 16:30
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.

09:00 - 15:00
OurCrowd Technology Showcase
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.

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

08:15 - 16:00
OurCrowd Leaders Forum (invite only)

Registration & Breakfast

ICC

Plenary

Teddy A

The international OurCrowd elite gather to hear an Insiders’ Preview for 2020, the venture capital world and the tech landscape. Active investors, corporations and OurCrowd portfolio companies will join together to examine the current and future ecosystem challenges and deliberate on their potential, creative solutions. As always, top speakers will be drawn from the worlds of innovation, business, and government.

Shlomo Dovrat

Viola Group

Jonathan Medved

OurCrowd

Nir Tsuk

New York University

Networking Break

ICC

Breakout Sessions

Teddy B

Investor Track: Pre-Summit Show
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.

Startup & Corporate Track: A Walk Along the Innovation Journey
This track will feature content from Innovate, OurCrowd’s breakthrough platform that leverages Israel’s largest startup network to help guide corporations along their innovation journey. Topics will focus on the three Innovation Blocks:

1.    Knowledge – access to expert thought-leadership

2.    Engagement – connecting with startups that solve your big needs

3.    Community – building relationships in the Startup Nations largest innovation network.

Roundtable Discussions

ICC

Small groups of entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate representatives conduct lively discussions of 15 important themes, each led by an industry thought leader. The result is greater insight, collaboration, and practical steps – a true example of the power of the crowd.

Lunch 

ICC

Delicious mix of gourmet Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food.

Pre-Scheduled Networking

ICC

An unparalleled opportunity to connect with leaders of the tech ecosystem.

18:30 - 21:30
OurCrowd Cocktail Gala (invite only)
Israel Museum

The OurCrowd Cocktail Gala brings together luminaries of the tech ecosystem from inside and outside Israel for an evening of wonderful food, fine wine, and great conversation.

21:00 - 23:00
Summit After Dark: Jerusalem (open to the public)
First Station

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.

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

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.

Jonathan Medved

OurCrowd

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.

Laly David

OurCrowd

Dave Mosley

Seagate Technology

Seth Goldman

Beyond Meat

John Backus

Proof VC

Raphi Levy

Alpha Tau Medical

Sarah Levy

Sight Diagnostics

Investment Spotlight

Plenary Hall

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

Alan Weisleder

OurCrowd

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.

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 -- including integration of transportation solutions and cooperation amongst traditional competitors -- are explained by top startup, corporate, and venture capital experts in mini keynotes and lively Q&A.

Jim Adler

Toyota AI Ventures

Frederic Lardinois

TechCrunch

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, three 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.

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

Schwartz Hall

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

Yaakov Nahmias

Tissue Dynamics

Rina Raphael

Fast Company

OurCrowd University for Investors

OurCrowd University

Startup Investing Bootcamp

Get ready to learn 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

OurCrowd Business Hub

The Fine Art of Fundraising

Meet the Startups

Oren 1, Oren 2, Oren 3

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

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.

Mitch Garber

Cirque Du Soleil

Richard Norman

OurCrowd

Is This News? Top Tech Journalists Save or Ruin the Day for Four Startup CEOs

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 shoot them down or write them up. If you've ever wondered why things make the news, this is the session for you.

Adrian Bridgwater

Computer Weeky

Claudia Chong

The Business Times

Leah Stern

OurCrowd

Samuel Shead

Business Insider & Techworld

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.

The Venture Platform You Need To Know About: Incubators

Eshkol Hall

The phenomenon that's driving the unprecedented growth of venture investment, providing crucial support to underserved seed-stage startups. Top VCs, entrepreneurs, investors and global innovation execs – OurCrowd 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

OurCrowd University

Inside the Black Art of Venture Valuation

OurCrowd Entrepreneurs Academy

OurCrowd Business Hub

Getting the Best People - and Keeping Them

Meet the Startups

Oren 1, Oren 2, Oren 3

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

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.

Stav Erez

Labs/02

TEK Talks: Keren Elazari

Plenary Hall

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.

Dan Fishel

OurCrowd

Andy Kaye

OurCrowd

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.

Jon Medved

OurCrowd

Investment Spotlight

Plenary Hall

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

Amy Stoken

OurCrowd

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!

Mike Telem

Kemtai

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.

Daniel Schreiber

Lemonade

Guy Kashtan

Rewire.to

Charlie Javice

Frank

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

Schwartz Hall

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.

Julie Bort

Business Insider

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

Eshkol Hall

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.

Etai Kramer

OurCrowd

OurCrowd University for Investors

OurCrowd University

Get schooled on the fundamentals of investing in startups in this three-part intensive course. Front-line experts will teach you everything you need to know, from valuations and term sheet essentials to deal selection and portfolio diversification.

OurCrowd Entrepreneurs Academy

OurCrowd Business Hub

MBA-style courses taught by professionals in each topic area will help startup founders and executives expand their global perspective and lead at a higher level. From managing cash flow and scaling up to entering foreign markets and undertaking an IPO, this is a can't-miss opportunity to gain a working knowledge of business practices essential to success.

Meet the Startups

Oren 1, Oren 2, Oren 3

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

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.

Sagi Brink-Danan

HIL Applied Medical

TEK Talks: Jun Sawada

Plenary Hall

TEK Talks: Ron Kruszewski

Plenary Hall

The Democratization of Venture Capital

The Chairman and CEO of Stifel -- with 1 million clients the seventh largest U.S. retail brokerage network and the largest U.S. equity research platform -- explains how technology is changing the wealth advisory business, its groundbreaking partnership with OurCrowd, and its strategy behind opening an office in Israel.

Ronald Kruszewski

Stifel

TEK Talks: Michael Eisenberg

Plenary Hall

When Will Israel Produce a Hectocorn?

Legendary venture investor Michael Eisenberg on Israel's increasing dominance in innovation, where it's going in the next decade, and getting to the first $100 billion startup.

Michael Eisenberg

Aleph VC

Jonathan Medved

OurCrowd

Maimonides Award

Plenary Hall

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

Ruth Arnon

Weizmann Institute of Science

18:10 - 20:00
Post-Summit Party
Agam

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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