Can I Compete?
  • The competition is open to any startup with at least one Co-founder who is a student at an academic institution in Israel.
  • The startup must have a demo/prototype available to present at the competition.


  • The startup should not have funding over $100,000.


  • The venture's representative must take part in the Pre-event meeting - 16.5

  • all startup must follow the competition's guidelines that will be sent after the application process.

15 startups will be chosen by a panel of judges to compete in the final event.
At the final event, each startup will have a booth presenting their venture and the audience and the judges will be requested to choose the top 7.
The top 7 highest ranked will then enter the final stage,
and pitch in front of hundreds of participants and the judges.

The top 15 will receive a free annual subscription on


One team member from each of the top 3 startups will be accepted to the Merage innovation bridge program in California (value of 70,000 )

First Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize




The top 3 startups will win

Important Dates
  • 12.3 - Startups application open

  • 5.5 - Startups application close

  • 7.5 - announcement of the 15 startups that will compete in the main event

  • 16.5 -  Pre-event meeting which includes pitching workshop

  • 26.5 - Final event on Sunday at 17:30 at IDC Herzliya