ACCELERATE

YOUR WAY INTO
THE INDUSTRY

ACCELERATE

YOUR WAY INTO
THE INDUSTRY

THE PERFECT STAGE FOR YOUR STARTUP

THE PITCH is the leading startup competition
in Israel.
As a participant, you will enjoy working closely with mentors from top Israeli VCs and with leading professionals who will help you sharpen your pitch and prepare for the big day! Journey 2022 – your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present to the most influential people in the Israeli high-tech ecosystem and give them the show of your life!

We are here to help you deliver the ideal pitch on the perfect stage, in order to take your company from obscurity to stardom in only 3 minutes. You will have a chance to convince the entire high-tech ecosystem that your startup is the next big thing and that YOU ARE the right choice for the industry!

SPONSORS

WHO CAN APPLY

We are searching for the next generation of leading high-tech companies in Israel.
So if you are a seed or an early stage startup with an extraordinary idea, we are looking for you.

THE JOURNEY TO THE PERFECT PITCH

01. Applications

CLICK HERE  to apply (last date: 1.6.22)

 

02. The screening process

After applying, your applications, presentations and
executive summaries will be assessed by our special
screening committee.

03 Semi-finals

Semi-finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:
Genuine innovation | Added value | Wide market potential | Focus and clarity | Entrepreneur teams | Actual solution for the “smart world” strategy.

04 Finals

The 8 finalists will be selected and will present their pitch on the JOURNEY conference stage.

To view terms and conditions: CLICK HERE

ACCELERATE YOUR WAY INTO THE INDUSTRY

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Join Israel’s
top startups

Learn from the
best mentors

Attend the most
prestigious event

Enjoy vast
exposure

Compete on the
biggest stage

Professional assistance and guidance:
­“One on one” mentoring
sessions with leading VCs, principals and EY experts |
Professional presentation workshops designed and conducted by Barry Katz Ltd.

Become the choice
of the industry

Join Israel’s
top startups

Learn from the
best mentors

Attend the most
prestigious event

Enjoy vast
exposure

Compete on the
biggest stage

Professional assistance and guidance:
­“One on one” mentoring
sessions with leading VCs, principals and EY experts |
Professional presentation workshops designed and conducted by Barry Katz Ltd.

Become the choice
of the industry

Join Israel’s
top startups

Learn from the
best mentors

Attend the most
prestigious event

Enjoy vast
exposure

Compete on the
biggest stage

Professional assistance and guidance:
­“One on one” mentoring
sessions with leading VCs, principals and EY experts |
Professional presentation workshops designed and conducted by Barry Katz Ltd.

Become the choice
of the industry

IMPORTANT DATES

01.

Kick off meeting and first professional workshop
29.6.22
meet your mentors and start working on your perfect pitch.

02.

Second professional
workshop and
Semi-finals rehearsal 

21.7.22

03.

Semi-finals 
2.8.22
Pitch your venture to leading VCs, angels and local & global investors and be selected as one of the 8 finalists of THE PITCH competition. In addition, receive professional feedback, ask questions and form business relationships with industry leaders.

04.

One-on-one professional
guidance meetings
for the 8 finalists 

6-7.9.22

05.

THE PITCH competition finals
20.9.22
Present your pitch on the biggest industry stage at the JOURNEY conference and convince the entire Israeli high-tech industry that you are the next big thing. After each presentation the judges and audience will rate the finalists and choose the winner of THE PITCH competition.

MODERATOR

Noam-Canetti-PITCH

Noam Canetti
Partner
EY Israel

MENTORS

Amir Alroy

Co-Founder
Welltech Ventures

Yael Alroy

Partner
Viola Ventures

Shahar Arazi

Partner
Meitar

Renana Ashkenazi

Partner
Grove Ventures

Ori Barzilay

Senior Associate
Pitango First

Aviad Ben-Laish

Principal
Stageone

Ran Camchy

Partner
Meitar

Ofer Dolinsky

Partner
Meitar

Eli Dubnov

Investor
Entrée Capital

David Fruchtman

Partner
Meitar

Sian Goldofsky

Principal
MoreVC

Yoni Heilborn

Founder & Managing Partner
IL Ventures

Ohad Hollander

Investment Analyst
Amoon Fund

Galit Horovitz

Co-Founder
Welltech Ventures

Ziv Idan

Associate
Gefen Capital

Julia Kagan

Partner
JVP

Omer Kalderon

Head of Value Creation
State of mind

Noga Lakritz

Director of Strategy and Business Research
Team8

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Founder and General Partner
Cardumen Capital

Itzik Mizrachi

Investments Manager
Glilot Capital

Yael Nardi

Partner
Meitar

Nicole Priel

Partner
Ibex Investors

Itay Rand

Partner
10D Ventures

Amit Sabag

Investment Analyst
TPY Capital

Keren Sadeh (Mizrahi)

Partner
Meitar

Lidor Sigron

Associate
Red Dot Capital Partners

Ariel Sterman

Vice President
BVP

Niv Zarfati

Associate
Moneta Ventures Capital

Or Zolty

Associate
Viola Growth

Dina Walker

Investor
Lool Ventures

EY MENTORS

Hila Alkoby

Shachar Alfia

Yuval Efrat

Osher Amsalem

Adi Ben-Zion

Nir Binyaminו

Nimrod Gamliel

Omer Kichler

Dan Konik

Avihu Lev

Ela Raanan

Eden Rozen

Daniel Sharon

Tal Shwartztooch

Hinda Shnitkevich

Ynon Srebernik

Sebastian Taich

PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE

Great ideas do not sell themselves. The best pitches instantly grab the audience’s attention, hold it throughout and present a clear, concise and valuable message in a memorable way.

To ensure our semi-finalists are fully prepared to present to investors and C-level executives, you will have the opportunity to take part in a tailored-for-you presentation skills program. This includes a group learning workshop and one-on-one meetings with industry leaders. Our finalists will receive additional workshops and personal guidance towards their “pitch perfect” moment at the finals.

The process is led by a team of seasoned experts from Barry Katz Ltd, who have coached thousands of presenters, entrepreneurs and keynote speakers around the world since 2001.

FORMER WINNERS

PRESS

GLOBES

Amai Protein

Geektime

Bancor

CALCALIST

Insurights