5th Annual Trendlines Company Showcase

Showcase booklet The 350 attendees who joined us at the Kibbutz Shefayim Conference Center on January 28 heard keynote speaker Jon Medved, met 13 presenting companies in medical and agritech, participated in Q&A with 7 expert panelists, and took part in our Annual Company Showcase, our largest ever.

The event offered ample opportunity to mingle, network, and meet one-on-one with company entrepreneurs.



9:00  Registration
9:30  Welcome and introductions; keynote address: “Why has investing in Israeli start-ups become better than ever?” by Jon Medved, Founder & CEO, OurCrowd, and CrowdFund Beat 2014 Person of the Year 
10:20   5-minute company presentations (presented in 2 parallel tracks); each presentation followed by short Q&A from panelists and (new this year!) audience
11:30   Audience Q&A with panelists and entrepreneurs
11:45   Break
12:00   Networking, meetings with entrepreneurs; product and poster display (new this year!)
12:45   Buffet lunch

Expert Panelists

Medical: Robert Grossman, Co-Chair, Israel Practice, Greenberg Traurig  • Limor Sandach, Venture Partner, Access Medical Ventures • Zeev Zehavi, VP Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Development Corp.  See the panelist bios (PDF).

Agtech: Moshe Bar, Head R&D, Golden Leaf Holdings • Benjamin Belldegrun, Founder & Managing Partner, Pontifax Global Agriculture Technology Fund • Ofer Haviv, President & CEO, Evogene • Ohad Zuckerman, CEO, UniVerve Biofuel  See the panelist bios (PDF).

Presenting Companies: Medical

  • Clinical trials!  ApiFix Minimally invasive device for treating adolescent scoliosis
  • New!  Arcuro Medical All-suture, “all-inside” meniscus repair system
  • Advanced preclinicals!  Endobetix Nonsurgical implant for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
  • Successful clinicals!  IonMed Surgical wound closure and healing
  • Preclinical phase!  Omeq Medical Sensor-based epidural needle placement system
  • New!  ST Stent Removable nasal stent following sinus surgery
  • New!  Visidome Accommodative intraocular lens (AIOL)

Presenting Companies: Agtech

  • Patented!  Catalyst AgTech  Reducing contamination from agrochemical use
  • Commercialized!  EdenShield  Natural, nontoxic insect control system for crops
  • New!   Virentes  High-throughput robot for plant grafting
  • Award-winning CEO!  Metabolic Robots Cloud-based automatic poultry feeding system
  • Proof of concept!   Saturas  Embedded stem water potential sensor for optimal irrigation
  • Successful tests!   Valentis Nanotech  Coating platform for food packaging, agritech, and more

Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsors

Greenberg Traurig

OurCrowd logo

Gold Sponsors


Shibolet & Co Law Firm

 Silver Sponsors

Broad & Bright logo


Leumi Tech logo

Meitav Dash

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