JERUSALEM - MassChallenge Israel, part of MassChallenge’s global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, tonight announced the top 10 startups in the 2019 accelerator. The top companies will go on to participate in the MassChallenge Israel US Roadshow, a curated business trip and introduction to the innovation ecosystems in Boston and New York scheduled for September 9 - 13, 2019. During the Roadshow, the startups will compete for an additional 500,000 NIS in zero-equity cash prizes.
“The city of Jerusalem is proud that Mass Challenge Israel calls Jerusalem ‘home,’” said Mayor Moshe Lion. “The boost of hi-tech jobs in the city is in large thanks to this incredible initiative and I must tell you, we are just scratching the surface. I look forward to many more years of working together and many more hi tech jobs created in Jerusalem.”
"The audacity to believe you can change the world and the persistence to go out and do it is what sets MassChallenge startups apart," said Yonit Golub Serkin, Managing Director of MassChallenge Israel. "The 2019 cohort hails from nearly every continent of the globe and is ready to impact the lives of millions going forward. It's an honor for us to be part of their journey."
The prize winners were announced at the fourth annual MassChallenge Israel Finale, which brought together over 300 leaders of the international entrepreneurial community at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem. In addition to identifying the startups that will participate in the Roadshow, the event celebrated the 44 startups from from Colombia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, India, and Israel that participated in the 2019 accelerator program.
Over the past three months, the 2019 cohort has worked with more than 200 mentors and industry experts, attended over 500 office hours with MassChallenge experts, participated in a variety of workshops, showcased in front of more than 1,000 participants in industry events and connected with corporate partners and investors to refine and grow their businesses.
2019 MASSCHALLENGE ISRAEL WINNERS
Academix Bio (Israel): An AI-based collaboration platform helps Healthcare and Life Science companies make an objective and time-efficient choice of the best-suited academic research partner worldwide, tailor matched to their specific R&D needs.
Beewise (Israel): Offers a redesigned beehive, powered by AI and advanced robotics, where bees live, thrive and pollinate. We are here to save the bees and prevent global food shortage.
Butterfly Medical (Israel): Developing a non-surgical implant to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (BPH).
DAGsHub (Israel)is the home for data science collaboration.
Cloudline (South Africa) reaches 1 billion people that lack access to paved roads and runways with autonomous airships that carry essential goods.
DrizzleX (Israel): is an IOT water tracking platform that gauges residential water footprint and enables multifamily building managers to effectively manage water usage and leaks in real time.
ReSymmetry (Israel): Smart robotic therapeutic seating & wheelchair integrates movement and position changes to drastically reduce the risk of severe secondary medical conditions and discomfort resulting from prolonged motionless sitting.
Miraqules (India): Introduced StopBleed™, a powder with fibrin-like structure, with an intention to help you to survive from fatal bleeding injuries.
TuneFork (Israel): An audio personalization technology software that delivers an optimal hearing experience, improving the quality of life for people with hearing loss and the elderly.
ZygoFix (Israel): zLOCK is a simple, elegant 3D-printed spinal fusion implant, which makes it the least invasive option for one of the most common spine surgeries.
Since 2016, 155 alumni companies of MassChallenge Israel have raised over $180 million and created over 7,000 direct and indirect jobs globally.
MassChallenge Israel Partners
The Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, The Jerusalem Development Authority, The Kraft Group, Poalim Hi-Tech, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, IAI Elta, Accenture Technology, Yigal Arnon & Co, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co., Altshuler Shaham Benefits, ARC Impact, Goodwin Procter, The Deshpande Foundation, NASSCOM, Brandeis University, BioHouse, ALYNnovation, Edtech Israel, Manhi, EcoMotion, Mindspace, New Spirit, Start-Up Nation Central, AWS, Google for Startups, Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, Ingram Micro.
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 2,300 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $5 billion in funding, generated more than $2.7 billion in revenue, and created more than 136,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.