Hargol wins Tel Aviv Creator Award

Confetti, Grasshoppers, and Why Tel Aviv is the Heart of ‘Startup Nation’

By Dana Kessler (27 October 2017)

“Let’s throw inspiration around like it’s confetti!” read the gigantic poster, the last message people took in before heading home after a surprising night at the Tel Aviv Creator Awards. An hour earlier, confetti had rained on all of our heads as Dror Tamir bagged the grand prize in the Scale category, for— get this — growing grasshoppers.

Hargol FoodTech CEO Dror Tamir (center) is showered with confetti after his winning the Tel Aviv Creator Award.

Hargol FoodTech CEO Dror Tamir is showered with confetti after winning the Tel Aviv Creator Award. “The global competition, which started this year when WeWork committed more than $20 million to fund innovative projects around the world. … The global finals will take place in January 2018.”

“In his one-minute presentation, Tamir, co-founder of Hargol FoodTech (“hargol” means “grasshopper” in Hebrew), the world’s first commercial grasshopper farmer, convinced the judges and the audience that this seemingly disgusting insect is the protein source of the future.

“Grasshoppers are the most widely eaten insect in the world, being considered a delicacy in Africa, Asia, and Central America,” Tamir told the crowd of 3,500. Be that as it may, convincing the Western world to digest grasshoppers is no small feat, and for this, Hargol FoodTech received $360,000.”

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