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The Trendlines Group Update February 2015

The Trendlines Group Update February 2015

… Save April 27 for AgriVest … 2014: a year of achievements … On the road with Trendlines Medical … Showcase photo gallery … Welcome Enology Wise Tech … Happy Chinese New Year …

5th Annual Trendlines Company Showcase

5th Annual Trendlines Company Showcase

Our largest Showcase ever: Keynote speaker Jon Medved of OurCrowd, 7 expert panelists, 13 medical and agritech companies, and 350 attendees.

Sol Chip Wins Most Innovative Israeli Start-Up at iNNOVEX 2015

date 09-February-2015

Sol Chip was selected from 180 Israeli start-ups as the “Most Innovative Israeli Start-Up“at iNNOVEX Disrupt 2015.

2014: A Year of Achievements

2014: A Year of Achievements

It’s that time of year again. We’re taking a look back at six standout achievements from 2014.

Saturas Featured in Water & Irrigation

date 04-February-2015
Saturas Featured in Water & Irrigation

The miniature stem water potential sensor from Saturas was featured in the Hebrew-language trade magazine Water & Irrigation.

The Trendlines Group Update January 2015

The Trendlines Group Update January 2015

… EdenShield raises $1 million … Welcome OrthoSpin … Eran Feldhay attends J.P. Morgan conference … Saturas completes successful trial … Calling Israeli agritech and food companies …

Meet Our 13 Showcase Companies: 5th Annual Company Showcase

Meet Our 13 Showcase Companies: 5th Annual Company Showcase

Meet our 13 medical and agritech companies presenting at the 5th Annual Company Showcase — January 28, 2015, Shefayim Conference Center.

Saturas Completes Successful Field Trials of Its Stem Water Potential Sensor

date 13-January-2015
Saturas Completes Successful Field Trials of Its Stem Water Potential Sensor

Saturas conducted successful initial field trials of its embedded stem water potential (SWP) sensor on peach and citrus trees.

AgriVest 2015 Call for Companies

AgriVest 2015 Call for Companies

Calling all early-stage Israeli food and agritech companies! AgriVest 2015 is your opportunity to present to leading agritech industry players and investors.

Nitza Kardish Participates in International Agritech Conferences

date 08-January-2015
Nitza Kardish Participates in International Agritech Conferences

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish is a panelist and speaker and agritech conferences in January and February.

Meet Our 7 Expert Panelists: 5th Annual Company Showcase

Meet Our 7 Expert Panelists: 5th Annual Company Showcase

Meet our 7 expert panelist for our 5th Annual Company Showcase — January 28, 2015, Shefayim Conference Center.

EdenShield Raises Over $1 Million

date 06-January-2015
EdenShield Raises Over $1 Million

EdenShield completes $1 million raise, led by OurCrowd.

Portfolio Companies among 12 Disruptive Technologies

date 05-January-2015
Portfolio Companies among 12 Disruptive Technologies

Trendlines portfolio companies ApiFix, CoreBone, Sol Chip, and Virtual Ports received a mention in Israel21c’s look at disruptive technologies to watch in 2015.

OurCrowd’s Jon Medved Is Keynote Speaker at Our 5th Annual Showcase

OurCrowd’s Jon Medved Is Keynote Speaker at Our 5th Annual Showcase

Named “2014 Person of the Year” by CrowdFund Beat, Jon Medved, founder and CEO of OurCrowd, is the keynote speaker at our 5th Annual Company Showcase, January 28, 2015.

Valentis’ Nanocrystalline Cellulose Technology in RSC Advances

date 21-December-2014
Valentis’ Nanocrystalline Cellulose Technology in RSC Advances

Valentis’ technology combines nanoparticles with cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), a biodegradable, transparent material made from plant pulp waste, to produce highly improved polymeric films with new functionality that can be tailored to specific applications and needs.

EdenShield Featured in OurCrowd Blog

date 20-December-2014
EdenShield Featured in OurCrowd Blog

OurCrowd mentioned EdenShield’s nontoxic natural insect control system on this post about Israel’s medical marijuana tech.

The Trendlines Group Update December 2014

The Trendlines Group Update December 2014

… Trendlines presents at the OurCrowd Global Summit … Why join an incubator? … Welcome Escala Medical … See Nitza Kardish at the Pioneers Festival … Sol Chip signs with Netafim …

Spotlight On: The “Seeds” of Automated Plant Grafting

date 14-December-2014

Robotic technology and a new grafting method under development by Virentes are poised to change the costly, labor intensive process of plant grafting. Yuval Fradkin, the company’s CEO, explains how his entrepreneurial idea “took root.”

Advanced MemTech Receives BIRD Investment

Advanced MemTech Receives BIRD Investment

Advanced MemTech will collaborate with a U.S. partner on a joint development project that addresses energy challenges. The project is one of five selected to receive a BIRD investment.

Sol Chip and Netafim Collaborate To Develop Unique Maintenance-Free Crop Monitoring Solution

Sol Chip and Netafim Collaborate To Develop Unique Maintenance-Free Crop Monitoring Solution

Sol Chip, a leader in solar-energy powering of electronic and mobile devices, and Netafim, the global leader in drip and micro-irrigation solutions, announced joint development of a hybrid, maintenance-free crop monitoring system.

Nitza Kardish Speaks at Pioneers Festival 2014

date 04-December-2014
Nitza Kardish Speaks at Pioneers Festival 2014

Nitza Kardish, CEO of Trendlines Agtech, and Shalom Nachshon, CEO of Catalyst AgTech, addressed a number of critical issues in agriculture during the panel session Deep Dive: Food for 9 Billion People – Agriculture 3.0 at the Pioneers Festival 2014.

BioFishency Featured in Israel Exporter

date 01-December-2014
BioFishency Featured in Israel Exporter

BioFishency together with Upgrade Solutions provide a complete, turnkey community fish farm solution, for the central farm and training center as well as for the satellite farms (backyard fish farms).

The Trendlines Group Update November 2014

The Trendlines Group Update November 2014

Video from awards ceremony honoring Trendlines Chairmen & CEOs … Omer Schalit-Cohen presenting at SpeedMind … Nitza Kardish presenting at Innovation in Agriculture workshop … and more news …

Steve Rhodes Featured in NRG Ma’ariv Article

Steve Rhodes Featured in NRG Ma’ariv Article

Steve Rhodes calls on the Israeli business community to raise awareness about Israel.

Nitza Kardish To Present at Biology of Crop Resistance to Stress Workshop

date 26-October-2014
Nitza Kardish To Present at Biology of Crop Resistance to Stress Workshop

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish will present at the Biology of Crop Resistance to Stress Workshop, November 24-26, 2014, Tel Aviv University and Volcani Center.

The Trendlines Group Update October 2014

The Trendlines Group Update October 2014

… Univ. of Haifa honors Trendlines’ founders … LapSpace completes FIM …

EdenShield Featured on The Huffington Post and Green Prophet

date 02-October-2014
EdenShield Featured on The Huffington Post and Green Prophet

A new crop presents a new opportunity for EdenShield’s nontoxic insect control products.

CoreBone Appears on CNN Marketplace Middle East

CoreBone Appears on CNN Marketplace Middle East

Ed. note: From the Grapevine referred to the OKCoral coral farm and CoreBone in its article “A coral farming lab that grows … bones?” by Jenn Virskus (October 23, 2014) How a coral farm in the desert […]

The Trendlines Group Update September 2014

The Trendlines Group Update September 2014

… Steve Rhodes on tech development … 4 companies on Israel 21c list … ETView exhibits at conferences … “Startup lessons” includes Trendlines Agtech … Spotlight shines on EdenShield …

Nitza Kardish and Trendlines Featured in Chicago Tribune Series

date 06-September-2014
Nitza Kardish and Trendlines Featured in Chicago Tribune Series

Nitza Kardish and Trendlines are featured in this Chicago Tribune article about how “Chicago can boost its start-up prowess” by taking lessons from Israel.

Spotlight On: Nontoxic Insect Control Product for Greenhouse Crops

date 31-August-2014
Spotlight On: Nontoxic Insect Control Product for Greenhouse Crops

EdenShield has developed and is selling a nontoxic insect control product for greenhouse crops that is based on extracts of medicinal plants endemic to Israel’s desert. The first product is applied to greenhouse screens to […]

Start-Ups at the Forefront of Technological Development

Start-Ups at the Forefront of Technological Development

Steve Rhodes, CEO & Chairman of The Trendlines Group, shares his views on the role of Israeli technological developments in Industry, a Hebrew-language magazine.

The Trendlines Group Update August 2014

The Trendlines Group Update August 2014

… Trendlines’ founders receive honor … Welcome to Vensica … Healthfundr Insight interviews Omer Schalit-Cohen … Valentis signs MOU … Agri Investor features Nitza Kardish …

Nitza Kardish and Trendlines Agtech Featured in agri investor

Nitza Kardish and Trendlines Agtech Featured in agri investor

“Awareness of Israel’s agtech sector is growing,” according to Nitza Kardish, CEO of Trendlines Agtech, in this article on agri investor.

Valentis Signs MOU To Integrate Technology in Thermoplastics Production

Valentis Signs MOU To Integrate Technology in Thermoplastics Production

Valentis Nanotech announced it has signed an MOU with one of Israel’s leading agricultural thermoplastics applications companies.

The Trendlines Group Update July 2014

The Trendlines Group Update July 2014

… Trendlines Acquires IP from Endo … NovoSpeech Receives U.S. Patent … ETView Receives Investment … Catalyst AgTech Appears on Canadian TV … Companies Raising Money …

Catalyst AgTech CEO Interviewed on Canadian TV

Catalyst AgTech CEO Interviewed on Canadian TV

Shalom Nachshon, CEO of Catalyst AgTech, was interviewed about the company’s tailored catalysts on The Street, a leading Canadian business program.

Steve Rhodes, Keynote Speaker at Agri Investment Forum in Toronto

Steve Rhodes, Keynote Speaker at Agri Investment Forum in Toronto

Steve Rhodes, Trendlines Chairman and CEO, will be the keynote speaker at the Agri Investment Forum in Toronto, Canada, on June 25, 2014.

Trendlines Featured in Times of Israel

Trendlines Featured in Times of Israel

Trendlines’ medical technology incubator was named the best incubator in Israel by the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). Two Trendlines’ portfolio companies — MitrAssist and Advanced Mem-Tech — were named best start-ups of the year by the OCS.

The Trendlines Group Update June 2014

The Trendlines Group Update June 2014

… Trendlines Scores a Hat Trick at OCS Awards … Steve Rhodes To Address Agri Investment Forum … NeuroQuest To Open U.S. Headquarters … Metabolic Robots’ Founder Honored …

Trendlines Scores a Hat Trick at Israel’s Chief Scientist Awards

Trendlines Scores a Hat Trick at Israel’s Chief Scientist Awards

Trendlines Medical and two portfolio companies of The Trendlines Group keep Trendlines on its award-winning path.

BioFishency Feeds the Future with Fish

BioFishency Feeds the Future with Fish

BioFishency overcomes two main challenges in aquaculture for increased fish production and profitability.

Can Israeli Medical Technology Lead the World?

Can Israeli Medical Technology Lead the World?

Interview with Todd Dollinger, Chairman and CEO of The Trendlines Group, in the Chinese publication, China Medical Personnel.

Recap: MIXiii | Biomed May 20-22, 2014

Recap: MIXiii | Biomed May 20-22, 2014

Meet us at booth #157. Hear company presentations. Attend the Feeding the World panel session.

Ziv Dubinsky Awarded Prime Minister Prize for Initiatives and Innovation

Ziv Dubinsky Awarded Prime Minister Prize for Initiatives and Innovation

Congratulations to Metabolic Robots’ Ziv Dubinsky, one of the recipients of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Prize for Initiatives and Innovation.

The Trendlines Group Update May 2014

The Trendlines Group Update May 2014

… OPKO Acquires Inspiro … Gordian Completes $1 Million Raise … Joint Venture with China’s Anhui Luban … Nitza “Transforming Agritech” … Meet Us at MIXiii | Biomed …

BioFishency Featured in Israel21c

BioFishency Featured in Israel21c

Israel’s BioFishency provides a plug-and-play product to cut down on water usage and produce healthier fish.

Nitza Kardish: “The World Is Hungry, and Israel Can Feed It”

Nitza Kardish: “The World Is Hungry, and Israel Can Feed It”

In this opinion piece for The Marker, Nitza Kardish writes it is incumbent upon Israel to support agricultural research and devise a sound business model to encourage development in agritech.

Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett Visits Trendlines Agtech

Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett Visits Trendlines Agtech

Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett visited Trendlines Agtech on April 29.

Trendlines To Establish Joint Venture with China’s Anhui Luban Construction Investment Group

Trendlines To Establish Joint Venture with China’s Anhui Luban Construction Investment Group

Trendlines and the Anhui Luban Construction Investment Group have agreed to establish an agritech incubator in Anhui Province, China.

Nitza Kardish on the Cover of April’s fresh Magazine

Nitza Kardish on the Cover of April’s fresh Magazine

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish named in an industry publication as one of the “12 women leaders who are transforming” agritech.

The Trendlines Group Update April 2014

The Trendlines Group Update April 2014

… Trendlines Labs and Sheba Medical Center agreement … Patent for NovoSpeech … Endobetix, NeuroQuest, and Sol Chip in media … Investment Event and Agrivest videos …

Sol Chip’s Solar Battery Featured in Israel21c

Sol Chip’s Solar Battery Featured in Israel21c

Sol Chip’s everlasting solar battery (that doesn’t need sun) and recent collaboration agreement with Tadiran Batteries are featured in this Israel21c.

Nitza Kardish Interviewed in IsraelAgri

Nitza Kardish Interviewed in IsraelAgri

Nitza Kardish, CEO of Trendlines Agtech, returned to the world of agriculture when she shifted her investment focus from medical devices to agritech.

The Power of the Crowd

The Power of the Crowd

Trendlines Marcom Consultant Shira Zimmerman discovers the strength “of the crowd” in this article for The Times of Israel.

Advanced Mem-Tech Completes a $5 Million Capital Raise

Advanced Mem-Tech Completes a $5 Million Capital Raise

Advanced Mem-Tech announces the completion of financing round, led by a U.S. investor group and SEB Alliance.

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar Named an ACE Award Finalist

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar Named an ACE Award Finalist

Congratulations to Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar, Ph.D. She has been named a 2014 ACE Award finalist for Innovator of the Year.

The Trendlines Group Update March 2014

The Trendlines Group Update March 2014

… Steve and Todd on Canadian TV … Collaboration for Trendlines Labs … … Now Funding … Agri Tech in China … FDA for MediValve … Collaboration for Sol Chip …

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger on Canadian TV

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger on Canadian TV

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger appear on Canadian TV.

Todd Dollinger Visits Anhui Province, China

Todd Dollinger Visits Anhui Province, China

Trendlines Chairman and CEO Todd Dollinger was invited for a return visit to Anhui Province, China.

Catalyst AgTech Featured in Israel 21c

date 24-February-2014
Catalyst AgTech Featured in Israel 21c

As the world’s population expands, with more hungry mouths to feed, Catalyst AgTech is trying to make the best out of an imperfect world.

Spotlight On: A Coating Platform for Food Packaging

date 18-February-2014
Spotlight On: A Coating Platform for Food Packaging

Valentis, founded in 2013, is developing a coating platform for food packaging and other applications. We interviewed Dovy Segev, CEO of Valentis, to find out what makes Valentis a company the food and agritech markets should be […]

Wise Words with Gadi Har-shai of GreenSpense

date 12-February-2014
Wise Words with Gadi Har-shai of GreenSpense

Springwise.com catches up with Gadi Har-shai, founder and CEO of GreenSpense, to discover how he manages to cope with the pressure of starting an experimental new business.

Spotlight On: Cloud-based Automated Poultry Feeding System

date 20-January-2014
Spotlight On: Cloud-based Automated Poultry Feeding System

Metabolic Robots, founded in 2013, is developing a novel technology to provide poultry farmers with a system for automatic, real-time calibration of the amount and rate of feed dispensed. Dave Springer, CEO of Metabolic Robots, will present […]

MiRobot Named One of Top 12 Israeli Agritech Companies

date 19-January-2014
MiRobot Named One of Top 12 Israeli Agritech Companies

Congratulations to MiRobot, one of Israel21c’s “top 12 Israeli agritech companies.”

Sol Chip and Tadiran To Collaborate on Solar Battery Development

date 14-January-2014
Sol Chip and Tadiran To Collaborate on Solar Battery Development

Sol Chip announced a collaboration agreement with Tadiran Batteries for solar battery development and marketing cooperation.

The Trendlines Group Update January 2014

The Trendlines Group Update January 2014

… Join us in Israel for our 4th Annual Investment Event on Jan. 28, 2014 … Missed Agrivest? Watch it “live” … GreenSpense takes the “prizes” … Welcome 5 new companies! …

2013 Was a Multimillion-Dollar Year

2013 Was a Multimillion-Dollar Year

January. It’s that time again. A time to take one last look at Trendlines and our portfolio companies in 2013.

Metabolic Robots Featured in Meshek Ha’Ofot Magazine

Metabolic Robots Featured in Meshek Ha’Ofot Magazine

The robotic poultry feeding system from Metabolic Robots stands to revolutionize the industry.

Agrivest and Trendlines Featured in Epoch Times Article

date 05-January-2014
Agrivest and Trendlines Featured in Epoch Times Article

Investors from around the world looking for opportunities in agriculture start-ups got a first-hand look during Agrivest in December.

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