Last Thursday, three out of the four teams that won the last challenge of the Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation met the CEO of Intel Israel! At the meeting, the teams presented their Big Data projects and held a fascinating discussion on the subject. The students, like Intel Israel, place great emphasis on positive social action and the creation of Social Impact. We are confident that they will continue to promote their projects and this important issue even outside the competition. We wish them success in the future!
The Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator team is in town and wants to meet promising Israeli entrepreneurs for their next cohort! This is your chance to discover exciting opportunities for Israeli entrepreneurs looking to penetrate the UK market. The accelerator is equity free and offers start-ups focused advice in the business growth trajectory, expert mentors within the bank and opportunities to pitch to their innovation team. It takes place from October 2018 to March 2019 Come and meet the UK Israel Tech Hub and the accelerator’s management team at WeWork, Beer Sheva– Wednesday 25th July, 9:30-11:30 http://bit.ly/2KSDj07
Bavaria is coming to Be'er Sheva, and that means a whole lot of possibilities you don't want to miss out on. Join us for the finals of our first BIPA edition and prepare yourself for the opening of the 2nd application round! More about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2135022946512622/ Register Here: https://lp.vp4.me/eb51 The Bavaria Israel Partnership Accelerator is a unique program that promotes open innovation via the creation of tailored solutions for unique challenges arriving from real companies.
The Edmond de Rothschild Partnerships is the executive arm of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation for Social activity in Israel. As part of the activities of the foundation and the association, the 'Battery' program (HASOLELA) was established this year to promote the social projects of the Rothschild ambassadors of our various programs, and is a hotbed for promoting these projects. Starting with writing a personal vision, goals and objectives, economic models, preparation for meetings with investors and more. the 'Battery' program is now towards the end of the first cycle of the battery program and face forward towards the second cycle when the goal is to focus on the south. We will be happy to cooperate - starting with meetings of the program and meetings with senior entrepreneurs in the Be'er Sheva high-tech park, exposure to a pool of mentors, investments in social projects from the Negev and generally open to suggestions and ideas for working together for more information about the Rothschild Foundation for Social activity: http://rothschildcp.com/%D7%AA%D7%9B%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%AA-%D7%A9%D7%92%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%A8%D7%99-%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%98%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%9C%D7%93%D7%A2%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%94-%D7%97%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%AA%D7%99%D7%AA-%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%9E%D7%A2/
BEER-SHEVA, Israels (Press Releaser) — Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) President Prof. Rivka Carmi has announced a $1 million BGU Entrepreneurship Fund (BEF), the first of its type established by an Israeli university. The student-led fund will provide students and recent graduates with micro-grants to jump-start innovative technologies and concepts. The Fund was announced at the SilicoNegevBGU conference, the largest entrepreneurship event in Israel’s southern region, held yesterday at BGU in Beer-Sheva. “Ben-Gurion University has made a strategic decision to formally designate entrepreneurship as one of its engines for growth, as part of its collaborations with key players in the Beer-Sheva ecosystem and the Ben-Gurion Advanced Technologies Park adjacent to the University’s Marcus Family Campus,” says BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi.” Students will initially be invited to take a class in identifying and investing in promising technologies. Students who graduate will have the opportunity to join the BGU Entrepreneurship Fund’s investment committee, and become campus scouts for new grant candidates, together with industry leaders and BGU’s management. The Fund will invest annually in dozens of student groups. for more read: http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2018/05/23/bgu-offers-graduates-micro-grants/
May 24, 2018 | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has launched a$1 million BGU Entrepreneurship Fund (BEF) to invest in technologies developed by BGU students and graduates, BGU President Rivka Carmi announced at the SilicoNegevBGU entrepreneurship festival on Wednesday. Students will be invited to join a course to learn how to identify innovative and disruptive technologies with a chance to join the fund’s investment team alongside industry leaders and BGU management, once they have successfully finished the course. These students will also become on-campus scouts for innovative technologies. BGU says this is the first student-led entrepreneurship fund created by an Israeli university. Tel Aviv University has also established TAU Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund to invest in early-stage startups founded by students and alumni in the TAU network. read more: http://nocamels.com/2018/05/bgu-negev-student-fund/
Israel’s Ben-Gurion University (BGU) is pioneering a wave of innovation and economic progress in the Be'er-Sheva desert region. Medtech Insight meets with some of the leaders based at Ben-Gurion's Advanced Technologies Park where innovation and technology is developing the region into a world-class hi-tech hub. Israel’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion had a vision. The late leader believed Israel’s large Negev desert area held the key to the country's future growth and that it could bloom into a place of infinite possibility. Although Ben-Gurion died in 1973, today his vision for the desert may be becoming a reality. Located at the northern edge of the Negev is Be’er Sheva, one of Israel’s fastest growing cities and the heart of Israel's rising hi-tech hub. The city is home to the Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and a growing number of multinational companies which are forming a strong tech ecosystem. BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of BGU, is focused on spurring this innovation by commercializing technology coming out of the university to serve market needs. Located in the University's Advanced Technologies Park, BGN Technologies nurtures relationships between academia and industry to bring inventions from the labs to the market. To date, the company has founded over 100 start-ups across various fields including medtech companies such as cartilage care start-up CartiHeal, the developer of an implant for repair of articular cartilage and osteochondral defects and ElMindA, that has a platform that reveals and affects the neural pathways in the brain. "We focus on enhancing licensing and research collaborations between academia and the industry, and we always try to be very flexible in our negotiations," Netta Cohen*, CEO of BGN Technologies told Medtech Insight. "Each agreement we sign is different from one another, as each company has specific conditions and needs. Most of our efforts are based on feedback we receive from the industry. We ask our potential partners what their needs are and try to come up with arrangements that benefit both parties." for more: https://medtech.pharmaintelligence.informa.com/MT122632/How-Israels-Desert-Bloomed-Into-A-HiTech-Hub
The BGU center for quantum science and technology (BGU-QST) is a unique center that brings together scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to promote a quantum revolution. This conference aims to bring together young researchers from all fields engaged in quantum technology, to give them understanding and awareness of related work that is being done in other areas of expertise, and to build a cohesive community in quantum technology in Israel. When: May 31, 2018 9:30 AM to 6 PM Overview: Quantum technology is an exciting new field that employs the principles of quantum physics in innovative applications, including secure communication, medical diagnostics and treatments, sensing with unprecedented sensitivity, and more. Researchers in this field work in areas that include physics, chemistry, engineering and computer science. However far too often, students working in one field are ignorant of work that is quite related to their own, but that is done in one or more of the other fields. This conference will bring together representatives of all these different areas, and enable students and researchers to gain understanding and make contact with people outside their own immediate circle who are also engaged in the exciting new field of quantum science and technology. link to page: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/QI/Pages/1st-conf.aspx Contact info: Prof. Shlomi Arnon, email@example.com Dr. Judy Kupferman, firstname.lastname@example.org
IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members—advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch—compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. for more information read: https://www.ieee.org/membership/students/competitions/xtreme/
Congratulations to HC Vision on a great article published in the national newspaper read: 2017-05-11 The_Marker YEC_2018_02_28_074
The hi-tech and start-up community in Israel is concentrated in the Central region, but start-up competition SilicoNegevBGU aims to shine the spotlight on innovation in the South. The Meta Foundation for Development and Growth, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Tech7 – the official tech and entrepreneurship community of Beersheba and the South – have collaborated to produce the competition, which is open to technological start-ups from around the country that focus on strengthening the Negev region. Twenty start-ups out of those registered for the competition will present their ideas to investors and five will move on to the final stage. The winner of the competition will receive an investment of up to NIS 500,000 from the Meta Foundation. “The partnership between the Meta Foundation for Development and Growth and the Tech7 organization at SilicoNegevBGU promotes innovation and hi-tech initiatives in the Negev,” Gideon Shavit, from the foundation, said. “This year we joined with Ben-Gurion University in organizing the Entrepreneurship Festival, in order to further strengthen the southern innovation ecosystem. The Innovative Entrepreneurship Festival presents an opportunity for us to continue to support entrepreneurship and innovation and to increase national exposure to the progress taking place in the desert,” he said. This is the second year that Tech7 and the Meta Foundation have collaborated on the entrepreneurship initiative. Last year’s competition was won by Consis Medical, a company that is developing an innovative disposable colonoscopy device that is used for colon screening, which is expected to significantly reduce the cost of gastro-therapy and other treatments. The start-up was founded in 2016 by Oleg Popov and Raphael Moisa, co-founders and CEOs of the leading engineering company from Beersheba, IBEX Technologies. Yotam Zucker, head of the Tech7 community, said that the last few years have seen the southern hi-tech industry develop dramatically. “International hi-tech companies are opening operations in Beersheba,” he said, as Ben-Gurion University is also expanding its activities and research. As such, this year the university decided to partner in the initiative. “The University is the beating heart of the developing innovation ecosystem of the Negev. For that reason, our joint venture with the SilicoNegevBGU event, which includes the most significant start-up competition in the area, is natural,” BGU president Prof. Rivka Carmi said of the university’s involvement. “The university promotes entrepreneurship in the south through its Advanced Technologies Park – attracting international companies that raise the quality of jobs in the Negev region – as part of the vision of turning the Negev into the wellspring of innovation coming out of Israel,” she said. Registration for the competition closes on Friday; the winner will be announced at the closing event of the Entrepreneurship Festival on May 23. For more: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Start-up-competition-aims-to-shine-spotlight-on-innovation-in-the-Negev-547248
The 2018 SilicoNegevBGU competition is open to startups with an affinity to the Negev region. The 2018 SilicoNegevBGU startup competition is underway. The competition is open to technological startups from across the country that focus on the Negev region and are working to strengthen the Negev on both the national and the international level. The competition is under the auspices of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Tech7 innovation community, and the Meta Foundation for Development and Growth. Twenty startups out of those that register for the competition will be selected to make presentations to the investors. Five of these will go on to the final stage. The winner will receive investment of up to NIS 500,000 from the Meta Foundation for Development and Growth. Registration is open until March 28. The final event of SilicoNegevBGU will take place on May 23 at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, during an entrepreneurship and financing event for young companies. Last year's competition was won by Consis Medical, a company developing an innovative disposable colonoscopy device designed to significantly reduce the costs of gastro-therapy and treatments. Prof. Rivka Carmi, president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, said, "The university is the beating heart of the developing innovation ecosystem of the Negev. For that reason, our joint venture with the SilicoNegevBGU event, which includes the most significant startup competition in the area, is natural. The university promotes entrepreneurship in the south through its Advanced Technologies Park, attracting international companies that raise the quality of jobs in the Negev region, as part of the vision of turning the Negev into the wellspring of innovation coming out of Israel." Gideon Shavit of the Meta Foundation for Development and Growth said, "The partnership between the Meta Foundation for Development and Growth and the Tech7 organization at SilicoNegevBGU promotes innovation and hi-tech initiatives in the Negev. This year we joined with Ben-Gurion University in organizing the Entrepreneurship Festival, in order to further strengthen the southern innovation ecosystem." Other organizations participating in the competition are the Beersheva Municipality, the Negev Development Authority, Poalim High-Tech, the law firm of Tolchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co., Israel Chemicals (TASE: ICL: NYSE: ICL), and the Israel Innovation Authority. Tech7 is the official tech and entrepreneurship community of Beersheva and the South. It was founded in January 2015 by a group of representatives from the Advanced Technologies Park, students and local entrepreneurs. Tech7's aim is to strengthen and develop the tech community in Beersheva and to enable it to become a technological leader on a global scale. Today, the community has over 14,000 members and over 100 startups. META (Future Technologies Center) was founded in order to assist innovation initiatives in the Negev region. The organization invests up to NIS 500,000 per company in projects with a positive economic chance of success. for more: http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-siliconegevbgu-startup-competition-offers-nis-500000-prize-1001229315
Contact us and we will help you make it a reality! - Providing initial consultation and guidance - Receive professional feedback from a team of experts - Help build a team - Assistance in building prototypes - Help build a business plan - Exposure to customers and potential partners Read more: http://www.innovationmed.co.il/from-idea-to-reality/
Do not miss the opportunity to participate in the unique track of faculty members at HackBGU Collaboration in developing and promoting innovation in learning and teaching. The Deans Award In light of the importance of promoting innovation in teaching, At all, the faculties at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, And created a unique moment for faculty members, in which the Deans Award will be awarded - The self-righteousness of the Yazvism project promoted by a staff also includes a faculty member. Registration closes on 19.03.18 To sign up and to see more info: http://www.innovationmed.co.il/
The first course in Israel to combine engineering and management problem-solving, and the first course at the university to belong simultaneously to two faculties. Work throughout the course in teams of four students – 2 from management and 2 from engineering. Experience problem solving, form connections with industry representatives and get an intensive and enriching experience: for more info and to sign up: https://www.bengis.org/case-study-bootcamp
Inno-Negev, technology accelerator, provides start-ups and hi-tech entrepreneurs with unique support and essential tools needed to increase viability and develop abilities to advance their ventures. The accelerator is a joint venture of the Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, of the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business & Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and BGN Technologies (Ben-Gurion University’s technology company). Inno-Negev opens its doors to students and hi-tech entrepreneurs. The ventures targeted are in the pre-seed and seed stages, with a promising team and a formulated idea, seeking assistance, direction, connections and business support. The accelerator offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive exclusive services, including practical lectures and workshops by leading individuals; experienced mentors; expert advisors in IP, law and finance; experience in presenting to investors; branding packages; and more. Inno-Negev serves as a critical connecting point for entrepreneurs, investors and global organizations, in one of Israel’s most rapidly developing hi-tech areas – the Negev. The Negev region hosts academic institutes, leading hi-tech companies, technological incubators, a hi-tech park and soon the IDF’s elite technological units. This creates a promising and lively entrepreneurial community, which the accelerator will assist and lead. Inno-Negev’s greatest strength is the partnerships recruited for each cycle, which vary in accordance with the cycle’s focus of activity. Partners provide active assistance to participants, including contact with experienced investors, global companies, support figures and more. What We Offer: 3 months acceleration program 24/7 Co-Working Space - All the facilities a startup needs Presentation in front of investors Practical lectures and workshops Experienced mentors and expert advisors 10,000$ AWS credit read more: https://www.innonegev.com/
The Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation invites dreamers to open their minds and learn how to make dreams a reality. In this short, 3-session, course you will take the first step towards becoming an entrepreneur. Who Should Take the Course? If you ever said one of the following, you should definitely attend the course: "This idea will change the world, you'll see" "I wish I could open a business" "I want to work for myself and not for a boss" The course is suitable for all students, staff and faculty of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, of all departments and fields of education. No previous experience is required The Syllabus In the 3 sessions of the course, you will gain practical tools in: From Idea to Startup How to consolidate an idea What are these unique entities called "startups" How to promote a startup How to craft a business strategy, including: Financial plan Canvas model The principles of pitching to investors read more: https://www.bengis.org/startup-101
A BGU team captured the bronze medal in Concordia University's annual Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ENGCOMM), placing third out of a starting field of 13 teams. In the final round, which took place on March 11, BGU was up against the University of Calgary, which came first, American University at Cairo, which came second, and Trinity College Dublin. On the way to the final, BGU finished first in its division in the round-robin tournament, besting the University of Alberta, the University of New Brunswick and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in total points. Over the course of three days, the teams, which were composed of an equal number of undergraduate students from engineering and commerce programs, tackled three realistic business dilemmas that required expertise from both disciplines. The first two cases lasted six hours each and the third lasted a grueling 12 hours. Each case concluded with a presentation before a jury of three industry experts, supported by a PowerPoint presentation and the appropriate documentation. The four finalists were given a problem that related to blockchain technology and cybersecurity that was posed by Paysafe, an online payments company. Five company representatives served as judges. BGU won the prize for the most sustainable solution, coming up with a proposal for an “e-wallet," which would enable people to carry just one credit card for all electronic transactions. The competition, held every year since 2013, aims to promote collaboration between two fields that have traditionally been separate. The student-run meet recognizes that the lines between the business and technical worlds are increasingly blurred, yet university undergraduate programs are only starting to catch up with this reality. The competition gives participants the chance to network with their peers from around the world, as well as to make connections with corporate partners. This was the fourth year that BGU entered the competition. Its participation was made possible with the support of the Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University (CABGU), whose Montreal chapter raises funds to help cover the costs of the trip and takes much pride in “their" team. CABGU CEO Mark Mendelson is delighted with the results, but more important than a medal finish, he said, is showcasing “a world-class Israeli institution of education and research," and providing the students with an experience that enhances their education and careers. The team was coached by Prof. Amir Shapiro, director of the BGU's Robotics Laboratory and a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He said that, while female representation remains low in his department – about 12 per cent – in industrial engineering, about half of the students at BGU are women (3/4 of BGU's team was female). The team was composed of Dana Rubin, a fourth-year industrial engineering and management student who is currently working at Intel as a system analyst; Noam Levin, a third-year business management, sociology and anthropology student who works at a Beer-Sheva startup center for community development and will soon be joining L-net Knowledge Technologies which develops educational software; Avital Hayat, also in her third year, is pursuing a degree in business management and finance. She manages the Beer-Sheva branch of One Hour Translation, an online translation service; and Ehud Cohen, the sole male on the team, a third-year mechanical engineering student who works in Shapiro's lab. They practised for six months leading up to the competition. Shapiro, having coached BGU's previous teams, knew how rigorous the competition would be. The four team members represent the best of a larger group of students who took part in a weeklong class, in which they had to come up with a design for a new piece of technology and a plan to commercialize it, with outside experts serving as judges. Shapiro sees much value in “bridging the gap between the marketing and financial side and the engineering side." Two previous BGU competitors have since started a robotics company in Beer-Sheva, putting their respective management and engineering backgrounds to practical use, he noted.
Convincing other people to give you a lot of money for a small stake in your risky startup is not an easy feat. this lecture will provide you with the useful insights and practical tips to secure an early stage investment. When: April 26, 2018 Time: 13:00 Where: Ben Gurion University
You dont get a second chance to make a first impression. In A-round, you need to act and talk, like a company. This lecture will introduce you to investors presentation from a business model story perspective. When: March 17, 2018 Time: 11:00 Where: Ben Gurion University
VAYOMOR has developed a model for one of the most challenging scenarios: Pitching your venture, in front of hundreds of people, on demo day, in only 60 seconds! When: June 6, 2018 Time: 11:00 Where: Ben Gurion University
The lecture is about the different possible forms you can position your idea around and how to make a smart decision about your path, a decision that can hold the fate of your startup When: June 14, 2018 Time: 11:00 Where: Ben Gurion University
Calcalist recently published a special issue of 36 young people who will change the world, one of them is Eran Orr; a graduate of the first cycle of the Starter Program (formerly called StarterClass). Eran founded VRHealth, which has raised $ 3.5 million so far. A start-up developer of an application designed to create sessions of medical treatments using virtual reality. "A year and a half ago, I finished my army service as a pilot," he says. "A little while ago, I began to have pains in my neck, which spread to my right arm. I was diagnosed with a lumbar disc herniation, and much of the rehabilitation process involved a lot of physiotherapy. This happened around the time when the Google Cardboard (VR) was launched, so during the boring exercises, I felt like I wanted to play virtual reality games. At the same time, I started studying entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University, Between physiotherapy and virtual reality, I founded a company called VRHealth " click the link below to read more http://newmedia.calcalist.co.il/lv36/a06.html
Where it all started Anyone from the outside looking in at the high tech scene in the Negev cannot help but be impressed with the growing involvement of young Israelis in the changes taking place in the area. In order to understand where it all started, I am sitting at CDI Negev with Yotam Tzuker, for a talk about the Tech7 Innovation Community. A few months after the successful SilicoNegev startup competition finals event, and just before the Beer-Sheva startup day, Yotam speaks about how young people are getting involved and how in a persistent and quiet manner they are making a difference. Read the rest of the article: http://blog.tech7.community/tech7-closer-look/
Tech7 Juniors is a branch of the greater Tech7 community in Be’er-Sheba, launched the activity in September 2016. From the wheel to Mars, the progress of humankind is based on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology entwined with values. We follow the same route in the Hi-Tech and Cyber era.
Google Hash Code 2018 the annual competition by Incubit technology ventures, for students and professionals March 1st at 18:30 for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768882630084319/
The Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation invites dreamers to open their minds and learn how to make dreams a reality. Startup 101 Short Course For more information, go to https://www.bengis.org/startup-101
The search is on for ideas and business models targeted at the figure of 100 million. These can be, for example, clicks, new customers, sales, kilowatt-hours, autonomously driven passengers or freight containers. Whether with cars or commercial vehicles or in the field of mobility and financial services, there are no limits on your creative potential! This Challenge is presented . by Mercedes-Benz. For more information go to https://www.bengis.org/first-challenge-mercedes
In recent years, academic institutions have seen an increase in the field of Entrepreneurship and Innovation via academic programs, practical entrepreneurship programs and frameworks, research and more. Strengthening this progress is a growing demand from students for both academic and extracurricular activities. Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as academic topics, have become vital for academic institutions in aspects such as branding, attracting students, research, industry-academia cooperation and much more For more information, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwY_T_vwVqVa1y4Kx1LFusfx0DPMG_F_X1bpsxkZSY7cjb6g/viewform