Poalim Hi-Tech & Mindspace JumpStartUp Competition

Drumroll please!  We’re thrilled to announce our 1st Annual Poalim Hi-Tech & Mindspace JumpStartUp Competition. Mindspace will choose six finalists from all the applicants to pitch their idea on March 8, for 10 min each, in front of our four expert judges (see below!). Come watch this unique and original competition at Mindspace

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The six finalists will gain valuable feedback from our judges, who are also potential future investors. The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • 5000 ILS cash from Poalim HiTech
  • The Amazing Opportunity of Pitching their startup on the G-STARTUP Tel Aviv stage in front of leading investors from Israel, China and more. [G-STARTUP is part of GMIC, the largest mobile conference in Asia and takes place on March 22 at the Tel Aviv Conference Center. Winners will not be part of the G-STARTUP Competition.]
  • A Special Gift worth $2500 from RANKY that specializes in marketing and promotion for HiTech companies, which includes: 2 free marketing consultations, an SEO audit report, research about your competitors’ social media presence and recommendations, and a content and keyword plan to improve your site’s blog and organic traffic.


Who can apply?

Any startup that has raised less than 1M$ from all verticals is invited to apply.


And Now for Our Esteemed Judges:


Yossi Vinitski – Head Of HiTech Department, Bank Hapoalim

A leading executive in the Israeli VC & Fund of Funds arena with over 19 years of experience in venture investments, M&A, IPO’s and representation of large global companies in Israel.

Meirav Har Noy – Moneta Seed, Founder, Managing Partner

Moneta is Meirav’s 3rd Venture Capital, after working for Intel Capital and Apax partners, where she played a pivotal role in investments for a total of 16 companies. Recently, Meirav served as CEO of Iris Ventures, a Chief Scientist supported Technology incubator.

Arik Kleinstein – Glilot Capital, Co-founder & Managing Partner

For over 25 years Arik has been founding, growing and financing innovative technology companies. He co-founded Glilot Capital with the intention of bringing his vast experience gained from the early days of the Israeli startup industry to the investment decisions and ongoing support of the Glilot portfolio.

Matan Rabizadha – Excell Partners Israel Liason

Matan is an entrepreneur and an early stage investor. At Excell, he is responsible for screening early stage ventures, leading investment processes, seeking potential business opportunities and supporting ventures penetrating the American market.

Yoav Vilner, Ranky’s CEO

Yoav Vilner is a leading blogger who has been featured on Forbes, Huff Post, Entrepreneur, VentureBeat, Inc, ReadWrite, TheNextWeb, SocialMediaExaminer and Linkedin’s company blog.

In 2015 he was voted the top 100 FinTech influencer on Twitter. Yoav mentors startups in the best accelerators in the world, and, is otherwise a pretty boring person.

About Poalim HiTech – StartUp Your Dream With Us:

Poalim Hi-Tech offers Israel’s HiTech sector a nationwide array of specialized bankers, financial services tailored to meet their unique needs, and a powerful network, connecting Israel’s high-tech ecosystem. We are here to help Israel’s HiTech sector grow and thrive.

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