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#StartupDay

#SBW2018

Presented by

STARTUP JERUSALEM COMPETITION | CANADA

Presented by

#StartJLM


THANK YOU FOR APPLYING FOR THE STARTUP JERUSALEM COMPETITION!

Presented by

2016 Start Tel Aviv Winner Andrea Palmer, Founder & CEO, Awake Labs

"Start Tel Aviv was an incredible experience to expore one of the most innovative countries in the world with inspirational founders from 31 countries. It has shifted my perspective about managing risk, choosing target markets, and optimizing efficiency." - Andrea Palmer

2015 Start Tel Aviv Winner Ronen Benin, Founder & CEO, RightBlue Labs

"I had the honour of winning the 2015 Start Tel Aviv competition, which sent me to Israel to participate in the DLD Startup Festival as well. The experience took me to both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to see exactly what it is that makes their ecosystems thrive. The experience was phenomenal. The Israeli startup mantra is effectively "anything can be done", which was something I took back with me to my startup in Toronto. My biggest takeaway was the fact that they see everybody as a potential innovator, and know that empowering even the lowest seniority employees can pay tremendous dividends. " - Ronen Benin

ELIGIBILITY

Startups with a connection to social entrepreneurship and/or urban innovation. Applicants must be in the ICT field (tech startups, web, mobile, IoT) and must be in the early seed fund stage with a proven prototype of its product.

MEET THE JUDGES

Andrea Palmer

Founder & CEO

Awake Labs

Paul Gaspar

Director, Small Business

UPS Canada

Nimrod Barkan

Ambassador to Canada from

Israel

Ronen Benin

Founder & CEO

RightBlue Labs

MEET THE 2016 & 2015  COMPETITION WINNERS

THE PRIZE

The winner will represent Canada on the global stage in Israel at the Startup Jerusalem Competition.

They will receive an intense, all-expense-paid, seven-day startup experience in the heart of Tel Aviv from November 5-11. The Canadian winner, along with winners from each of the 30 participating countries will have exclusive access to the leading global companies, investors, designers, scientists, artists, techies and cultural drivers from Israel and abroad.

KEY DATES

  • Application deadline: September 27, 2017

  • Finalists selected: September 31, 2017

  • Public accouncement of the Winner at #StartupDay October 19

  • Travel to Israel: November 5-11th

Brenda Halloran

Chair of the Startup

Canada Board of Directors

Are you a social entrepreneur and/or urban innovator? Startup Canada and the Embassy of Israel in Canada want YOU to apply for the Startup Jerusalem Competition (#StartJLM)! You will represent Canada on the Global Stage in Israel and participate in a unique and prestigious accelerator program for new technology companies. You'll be exposed to the innovative, vibrant hi-tech environment in one of the top innovation nations in the world during a week-long exclusive and intensive program.

Embassy of Israel in Canada

Myriam Massabki

Director

Global Affairs