Each year at this time, the startup world converges in Jerusalem, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate innovation executives, top investors and others, who come to Israel to meet, learn, and do business. Over 18,000 people from 189 countries registered to attend the previous summit and 140 delegations attended from 40 countries. OurCrowd expects to exceed these numbers in 2020.
OurCrowd founder and CEO, Jon Medved says “As Israel’s most active venture investor with over $1 billion in committed funding and corporate partners around the world, OurCrowd is uniquely positioned to bring the global startup ecosystem together. I’m proud that the Summit provides a gathering place to set the themes and tech trends for the coming year and to get business done.”
At last year’s summit, OurCrowd facilitated 700 connections between multinational corporations and startup companies, heightening the value to the global ecosystem players who look forward to the event each year. In 2020, there will be even more attendee lounges, dedicated meeting spaces, and facilitated networking.
The summit provides unprecedented insight into the world of startup venture capital, with exclusive exposure to cutting-edge technologies, the entrepreneurs behind them, and the corporate leaders deploying them. Plenary sessions feature top keynotes and often emotional moments, while breakout sessions break the mould with such programming as “Top 10 Tech Trends,” “Eat the Sharks: The Entrepreneurs Grill the VCs,” and “Demo Theater: No Pitches, Just Wow.” Speakers are not paid for their stage appearance – passion and expertise are the only criteria.
The summit also provides an extraordinary preview of future startup success. Thirteen startups that appeared onstage at the past four Summits experienced a notable acquisition or IPO within a year. Of the companies featured on the mainstage alone, six achieved major exits within three months.
Summit Day will take place on 13 February 2020. Invite-only events will take place on 11-12 February, including the OurCrowd Leaders Forum, an all-business event for the elite of the ecosystem, and the OurCrowd Advisory Forums, which harness the extensive knowledge and experience held by OurCrowd’s top-tier investors and corporate partners.
Visitors will also enjoy a deep dive into the history, culture and vibe of Israel, including the nightlife of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Cultural and entertainment opportunities will be available as well, with nightly activities involving great food, drink and networking with the global crowd.
For more, go to summit.ourcrowd.com.