Program

Israel Innovation Marathon 27-28 March 2012

27 March 2012 - Day 1

27 March 2012 – Day 1

  • 09:45 - 10:45     Registration + Coffee:
  • 10:45 - 11:00     STARTING LINE OF MARATHON
          • Ed Frank / Esther Loewy - Bootcamp Ventures
          • Ms. Yarden Leal - Peres Peace Center
  • 11:00 - 11:10     Keynote: Matt Marshall, Editor in Chief VentureBeat /// From Sand Hill Road to Tel Aviv

Don’t Run the Race with Lead Weights Tied to Your Ankles!” Barry Levenfeld – Yigal Arnon & Co.

  • 11:10 - 11:15     Fuel for the First Mile - Barry Levenfeld, Yigal Arnon & Co.
  • 11:15 - 11:45     Fireside Chat: Matt Marshall with Israeli icons: Zohar Zisapel and Ed Mlavsky
  • 11:45 - 13:15     Session 1: Digital Media: Start-Up Presentations + Investor Feedback

Thomas Hoegh - Arts Alliance; Jose Marin - IG Expansion; Jeremie Berrebi – Kima Ventures; Lucian Despoiu – Kondiment; Oliver Holle – SpeedInvest ; Greg Lockwood – Piton Capital; Marina Treschova - Fast Lane Ventures;

Moderator: Bootcamp Ventures

  • 13:15 - 14:00     Lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:15     3 Minute Sprints / Start-Up Pitches
  • 14:15 - 15:15     Session 2:  What's Missing? How can Israeli Start-Ups Compete? Global Investor Panel

Boris Ryabov - Bright Capital; Cesare Maifredi - 360 Capital Partners; Nazmin Alani - BDC; Marina Treschova - Fast Lane Ventures; Oliver Holle - SpeedInvest; Dan Stone - Lenovo; Zohar Zisapel - RAD; Eric Van Der Kleij - CEO Tech City

Moderator:  Tova Cohen - Reuters

  • 15:15 - 15:45     Coffee Break
  • 15:45 - 17:15     Session 3: Mobile & E-commerce: Start-Up Presentations + Investor Feedback

Greg Lockwood – Piton Capital; Jan Borgstadt – Bertelsmann; Cesare Maifredi - 360 Capital Partners; Thomas Hoegh - Arts Alliance; Emre Ekmekci- Dogan Online; Lucian Despoiu – Kondiment; Michael Jackson – Mangrove Capital Partners; Mony Hassid – Motorola Ventures;

Moderator: Matt Marshall - Venture Beat/Demo

  • 17:15     1-1 meetings
  • 18:00     Evening Special - Invitation Only

28 March 2012 - Day 2

  • 09:00 - 09:30     Registration + Coffee
  • 09:30 - 11:00     Session 4: Information Technology: Start-Up Presentations + Investors Feedback

Jan Borgstadt – Bertelsmann; Cesare Maifredi - 360 Capital Partners; Boris Ryabov- Bright Capital; Nazmin Alani – BDC; Dan Stone – Lenovo; Michael Jackson – Mangrove Capital Partners; Eric Van Der Kleij, CEO -Tech City; Philipp Moehring - SeedCamp

Moderator: Matt Marshall - Venture Beat/DEMO

“Injuries Occur When You Run Too Fast” Barack Platt – Yigal Arnon & Co.

Runner's High - Barak Platt, Yigal Arnon & Co.

  • 11:00 - 11:30     Coffee Break
  • 11:30 - 11:45     3 Minute Sprints / Start-Up Pitches
  • 11:45 - 12:45     Session 5: Where is the Next Blockbuster Technology? Global Investor Panel

Boris Ryabov - Bright Capital; Emre Ekmekci - Dogan Online; Jose Marin - IG Expansion; Jeremie Berrebi – Kima Ventures; Lucian Despoiu – Kondiment; Greg Lockwood – Piton Capital; Marina Treschova – Fast Lane Ventures; Michael Jackson – Mangrove Capital Partners

Moderator: Naomi Krieger, Director UK - Israel Tech Hub

  • 12:45 - 13:15     Lunch
  • 13:15 - 13:45     Keynote: Eric Van Der Kleij, CEO, Tech City UK /// How to Realize Your Hi-Tech Vision
  • 13:45 - 15:15     Session 6: Seed Start-Up Presentations. + Investor Feedback

Thomas Hoegh - Arts Alliance; Jan Borgstadt – Bertelsmann; Emre Ekmekci - Dogan Online; Jose Marin - IG Expansion; Jeremie Berrebi – Kima Ventures; Oliver Holle – SpeedInvest; Saul Klein -  Seedcamp

Moderator: Matt Marshall - VentureBeat/DEMO

  • 15:15 - 15:30     Break
  • 15:30 - 16:30     The Yigal Arnon & Co. Happy Hour

Race to the Finish Pitches

Master of Ceremonies: Assaf Gilad, Hi-Tech Reporter, Calcalist