SUBMIT APPLICATION

pitch in the dark

Israel's leading startup competition

November 5th, 2018, 10:00 am  |  na laga’at center, jaffa

no bias, No prejudice

just technology

The Prize

The winners will go on a roadshow to the UK and/or US and meet with tech leaders and key stakeholders in relevant companies for the startup.

Citi, Discount Bank, Intuit and Visa are looking for the most brilliant ideas that will shine through the dark

Who can apply?

We are looking for the most disruptive startups that are going to change the financial industry in the future. If you are an early stage or pre growth startup with an innovative idea, you are welcome to apply.

  • Seed, early stage and pre growth startups.
  • Startups developing technologies in the fields of Fintech, AI, Customer Experience, Data Science  & Machine Learning and Cyber Security
  • Seed, A & B rounds

why apply?

  • Exposure to the leading VC firms in the industry
  • Access to the global networks of some of the leading financial institutions in the World.
  • Access to Citi, Visa, Intuit and Discount Bank
  • Get a chance to present to a prestigious group of judges

The Process

17.09

Open registration

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION

24.10

Last call to submit applications

29.10

Acceptance notice

5.11

The Pitch
The selected companies will pitch their idea in the dark to a group of investors from leading VCs and corporations

 

judges

* Alphabetical order

Gilad Engel

Partner
Target Global

Tsafrir Atar

Head of Citi Bank accelerator

Roi Ben Daniel

Venture Investments & Partnership
Visa

Yuval Cohen

Founder & Managing Partner
StageOne

Nimrod Cohen

Managing partner
TAU Ventures

Baat Enosh

Director of Strategy & Innovation
Intuit Israel

Moshe fridman

Founder and CEO
KAMATECH

Shahar Friedman

Head of Visa Innovation Studio Tel-Aviv

Meirav Har Noy

Founder, Managing Partner
Moneta VC

Irit Kahan

Managing Director
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

ALEX KUCHUK

Head of Hi-Tech
Discount Bank

Ehud levy

General Partner
Canaan Partners Israel

Idit Muallem

Principal
Pitango Venture Capital

Yanai Oron

General Partner
Vertex

Hanoch Papoushado

Chief Investment Officer
Discount Capital

Karina Rubinstein

Director
Israel innovation authority

Kobi samboursky

Co-founder & Managing Partner
Glilot Partners

Yuval shachar

Executive Chairman
Team8

Sivan Shamri Dahan

Partner
Qumra Capital

Ornit Shinar

Head of venture investing Citi Israel

Lior Simon

Head of Israel
Arbor Ventures

Yoav Tzruya

General Partner
JVP

Yael Waisbourd Sucary

Head of Fintech and Innovation
Discount Bank

Merav Weinryb

Managing Director at Qualcomm Ventures and oversees all investments in Israel

Dafna Winocur

Principal
Innovation Endeavors

CTO INNOVATION

 Israeli Security Agency