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 2024 – 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!

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

Application will be open from 1.4.24 to 11.5.24.

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.

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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
19.6.24
meet your mentors and start working on your perfect pitch.

02.

Second professional
workshop and
Semi-finals rehearsal 
17.7.24

03.

Semi-finals 
25.7.24
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 

19-20.8.24

05.

THE PITCH competition finals
10.9.24
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

Elad Sternlicht,-BW

Elad Sternlicht
Partner
EY Israel

JUDGES

Ido Engel

Cloud apps innovation lead, MEA
Microsoft

Adam Fisher

Partner
Bessemer Venture Partners

Yifat Oron

Senior Managing Director & Head of Blackstone Israel
Blackstone

Aya Peterburg

Founding Managing Partner
S Capital VC

MENTORS

Ori Barzilay

Principal
Team8

Aviad Ben-Laish

Principal
Stageone

Eyal Ben Shlush

Partner
Meitar Law Offices

Ran Camchy

Partner
Meitar Law Offices

Avia Chen

Associate
Fresh.fund

Alon Cinamon

Associate
Ibex Investors

Ran Dagan

General Partner
Essentia

Adi Dganot Zukovsky

Partner
10D

Bar Dor

Associate
TLV Partners

Daniel Elkin

Associate
MizzMa

Lior Elovitch

Analyst
Vintage

Adrian Goergen

Associate
Mangrove

Ziv Idan

Principal
Gefen Capital

Roni Kahn

Associate
Viola Ventures

Omer Kalderon

Head of Value Creation
State of mind

Hila Kreiner

Investor
Pico

Romi Littman

Principal
Garage

Bar Maaravi

Associate
Oryzon Capital

Maya Pizov

Managing Partner
Amiti

Amit Sabag

Associate
TPY Capital

Marom Schneider

Associate
In-Venture

Or Salom

Or Salom

Analyst
YL Ventures

Noa Shamay

Principal
Cardumen Capital

Lidor Sigron

Principal
Red Dot Capital

Shir Stott

Partner
Meitar Law Offices

Mouna Totry

Partner
Meitar Law Offices

Dina Walker

Principal
lool ventures

Michal Weiner

Partner
Meitar Law Offices

Roi Yosef

Senior Associate
JVP

Daniel Ziv

Associate
Glilot

EY MENTORS

Sivan Albo

Hila Alkoby

Nitzan Alush

Itay Cohen

Sihar Elvas

Neil Elner

Guy Hadad

Nir Klaiman

Maya Leshem

Tom Maimon

Meitar Mazalian

Yosi Menachem

Tomer Peled

Dana Katz

Lior Kaplan

Guy Kazir

Anas Mhana

Masaad Mouallem

Omer Rtzabi

Bar Sabag

Lior Shapiro

Gal Ziv

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

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