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MassChallenge Israel Announces 2018 Class

JERUSALEM – MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced that 55 of the world’s highest impact, highest potential early-stage startups will join its 2018 program in Israel. The selected startups work across a range of industries – including medtech, future mobility, visual technology, and medtech – and 33% of the cohort comes from […]

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Gaming takes off in Jerusalem!

WHILE ISRAEL is well-known for being the “Start-up Nation,” the story was very different when it came to gaming (playing games) – until just recently. While nowadays, gaming is the biggest entertainment industry, games are just now beginning to come out of Israel, and most of them are in the forms of casual-games (mobile, social, […]

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Minister Elkin: Jerusalem is a Hightech Superpower in it’s own right

השר להגנת הסביבה, לירושלים ולמורשת אמר בוועידת ניו יורק של “כלכליסט” כי ירושלים נמצאת על סף כניסה לרשימת 20 הערים החדשניות בעולם. לדבריו, בעיר פועלות כיום 600 חברות הייטק וההשקעה הפרטית עמדה אשתקד על 250 מיליון שקל

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Jerusalem based OlehPay partners with uChange

OlehPay is pleased to announce a partnership with uChange! OlehPay’s services are now being offered to the thousands of uChange’s users to give them access to extremely convenient and inexpensive transfers from the US to Israel. “I’m excited to work with OlehPay to give the users at uChange access to super convenient and inexpensive transfers […]

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9 Jerusalem Startups going to Calcalist NY

בשנים האחרונות, סצנת היזמות בירושלים התעוררה לחיים ותפסה תנופה משמעותית. לוועידת “כלכליסט” בניו יורק, שתיערך בשבוע הבא, יגיעו לא מעט סטארט-אפים ירושלמיים, הכירו חלק מהם

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Orcam Valued at $1 billion

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s OrCam, which has developed a visual aid for the blind, has completed a funding round that values the company at $1 billion, putting it on track for a planned initial public offering (IPO), its chief executive said on Tuesday.

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Lishtot tells you if Water is safe to drink

(The Times of Israel) The Jerusalem-based company, which was founded in 2015, has developed the TestDrop, a key chain-like device that the company says detects contaminants in water such as E. coli, lead, arsenic, mercury, copper and chlorine in just two seconds. All users need to do is point the device at a plastic glass filled with water […]

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Jerusalem, Israel Was The Place To Be Last Week

(Forbes) Israel was the place to be last week with multiple investor/innovation events going on such as the OurCrowd equity crowdfunding event held in Jerusalem. The summit marked OurCrowd’s $650 million of funds raised for 145 startups and 12 venture funds since its start in 2013 by Jon Medved (photo). Several new initiatives were announced:

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