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Silicon Negev Startup Competition
Entrepreneurship Festival

Let the FUND begin!


May 23rd, 2018 | 12:00 - 18:00

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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Welcome to SilicoNegevBGU!

SilicoNegevBGU Entrepreneurship Festival is an annual event tailored for entrepreneurs.
Come listen to top speakers, join us for the finals of our startup competition, and network in our unique innovation circus.

Call for entrepreneurs

We have a vision that has already come true., A thriving Hi-Tech community is growing in the Negev sands. An amazing start-up scene, backed by an excellent eco-system, is making the Negev bloom. Beer Sheva’s tech scene is thriving. Join us for a day of serious talk and experience: Funding, Technologies, Visionaries. Are you an entrepreneur? Areyou an investor? this event is for you!

Call for startups

The biggest startup competition is here! Open to all Israeli companies: you are invited to apply for a game-changing prize of 500,000 NIS!

Looking for inspiration?

The Circus arena is the place for you! Whether you are an investor looking for the next technology idea, or an entrepreneur looking for investment. The pitches and the exhibition serve as places for inspiration and business. Come have fun with us!

Agenda & Speakers

May 23rd, 2018 | 12:00 - 18:00
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Aharon Aharon

CEO
Israel Innovation Authority

Prof. Rivka Carmi

President
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ruvik Danilovich

Mayor
Beer-Sheva

Sharin Fisher

Managing Director
8200 EISP

Ran Krauss

CEO & Co-Founder
Airobotics

Gideon Shavit

Chairman
Mata

Wendy Singer

Executive Director
Start-Up Nation Central

​Assaf Rappaport

General Manager
Microsoft Israel R&D Center

​Dr. Eitan Yudilevich

Executive Director
BIRD Foundation

Shirle​y Sheffer Hoffman

VP Investments, Capital Nature
Senior VP BD, BGN

12:00
Lunch & Mingling at the Entrepreneurship Exhibition Arena
13:00
Event Opening
13:10
Greetings
Prof. Rivka Carmi, President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
13:20
Fireside Chat: The Way of an Entrepreneur
Assaf Rappaport, General Manager, Microsoft Israel R&D Center and Prof. Rivka Carmi, President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
14:00
Be’er Sheva’s Vision for the coming years
Ruvik Danilovich, Mayor of Beer-Sheva
14:20
Mata's Vision For the Negev
Gidon Shavit, Chairman, Mata
14:25
Bird’s Eye View: A Journey from Ideas to Reality
Ran Krauss, CEO & Co-Founder at Airobotics
14:45
The Very Best of Entrepreneurship: Hear what the three finalists of SilicoNegev BGU have to pitch!
15:05
Coffee, Mingle, Inspire
15:50
Start-Up Nationwide
Wendy Singer, Executive Director, Start-Up Nation Central
16:10
To VC or not to VC?
Adi Pundak-Mintz, Venture Catalyst, Canaan Partners Israel
16:30
Panel: Funding is everything!
Moderator:
Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority
Panelists:
Sharin Fisher, Managing Director of 8200 EISP
Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, Bird Foundation
Shirle​y Sheffer Hoffman, VP Investments, Capital Nature and Senior VP BD, BGN
17:15
Grand Finale: Festival at the Entrepreneurship Exhibition Arena
Announcing the winner of the SilicoNegev BGU startup competition check
Introducing: The "Jonathan Raber and Friends" band's show
1.5.18 | 6 PM
Pitch night event
Join the first stage of the startup competition
and watch live 15 startups pitching their way to the finale event!
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15
Startups
5
Minutes Pitch
500,00
ILS In investment
Directions
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Marcus Family Campus, Ohayon Hall (Building #98)
Address
Prof. Haim Hanani st., Be'er Sheva
Parking is available at the visitor's parking lot next to Hakidma (Ramot) gate.
הוראות הגעה
אוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב, הקמפוס ע"ש משפחת מרקוס,
רחוב פרופ' חיים חנני, באר שבע
WAZE
שער "הקדמה", אוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב
ניתן לחנות בחניית המבקרים הצמודה לשער "הקדמה" (רמות).

Sponsors

Founders

Mata Tech7 BGU University

Platinum

BGN Beer Sheva Negev Authority CDI

Gold

ICL TSMCL Poalim Hight-Tech Rafael Startup Nation WeWork

Partners

Innovation Authority Israel Advanced Technology Industries: IATI Microsoft WebBaker