Israel
26 July 2021

MassChallenge Israel Names Nine Startup Winners of the 2021 Accelerator Cohort 

Nine startup winners will join nine 2020 winners and receive an all-expenses roadshow to Boston and New York City to meet with investors, officials and business leaders. 

Jerusalem – July 26, 2021: MassChallenge Israel, part of MassChallenge’s global network for innovators and zero-equity startup accelerators, today announces the 9 startup winners from the 2021 MassChallenge Israel cohort. The four-month  accelerator program concluded with a finale and showcase event highlighting the achievements of the 42 participating global startups and entrepreneurs. The 9 winners will receive an all-expenses paid roadshow and business trip to Boston and New York City to meet with investors, VCs and sector-specific leaders in the global MassChallenge community in Fall 2021. 

“At times of Global challenge, we need new ideas, innovation and partnership to solve our shared realities and the startups accelerated in the MassChallenge Israel cohort are doing just that,” said Yonit Golub Serkin, Managing Director of MassChallenge Israel.  “We are proud to have partnered with outstanding corporate and government partners who are dedicated to catalyzing and supporting innovation and to the founders who are committed to creating a smarter, healthier and more connected future.” 

The 2021 MassChallenge Israel cohort was the most geographically diverse group to date and 43% of the startups were led by at least one female founder. The companies were based in Germany, Ghana, India, Mexico, Norway, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, The United Arab Emirates and the United States, in addition to Israel. This year’s program featured a curated Nanotechnology and Metamaterial track powered by IAI-ELTA and an Impact Series for the entire cohort powered by Arc Impact.  

2021 MASSCHALLENGE ISRAEL WINNERS 

Accounting Made Easy (South Africa) Accounting Made Easy upskills non-financial people to understand finance and make smart business decisions in a hands-on, gamified, synchronous learning experience.

EcoPhage (Israel) EcoPhage is an agribiotechnology company, providing sustainable and effective, phage-based crop protection solutions for bacterial diseases.

Fabric (United States) brings geospatial experiences to mobile apps by combining real-time geolocation, augmented reality and messaging capabilities in one turnkey technology.

Fabriloo (Israel) Fabriloo’s off-grid, waterless, sanitation systems provide a solution to the global need for a safe toilet. 

IMMA (Israel) Imma reinvents the Fertility Journey by offering women a remote monitoring system to perform their own follicles ultrasound followups in the comfort, safety and intimacy of their home thus increasing access, lowering stress and saving time both for patients and physicians. #digitalfertility 

Matricelf (Israel) Matricelf is developing a platform for autologous (personal) 3D printing of tissues and organs that significantly reduce the risk of rejection. 

RightHear (Israel) RightHear turns public spaces into accessible environments with its audible wayfinding system for the visually-impaired, 90% of whom do not read braille.

Serenno Medical (Israel) Serenno Medical is developing a novel method to monitor, identify and avoid Acute Kidney Injury and other common, life threatening complications in Intensive Care hospitalizations. 

WiDE (Israel) WiDE is a personalized digital platform for children with developmental needs, to help them overcome challenges in a playful, easy and effective way.

The winning startups were selected through a vigorous, two-part judging process where each company presented two rounds of 20 minute pitches to a panel of esteemed judges from the MassChallenge Israel community. The winning startups presented significant growth from the start of the program and demonstrate a clear path for continued success and development in their sector-specific domain.

MassChallenge Israel is proud to be headquartered in the diverse city of Jerusalem and continue its mission to foster opportunity, growth and collaboration in the Israeli technology and innovation ecosystem. The 249 alumni companies of MassChallenge Israel have raised over $530 million to date, while creating 12,000 direct and indirect jobs globally. 

MassChallenge Israel 2021 Partners 

The Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, The Jerusalem Development Authority, The Kraft Group, Universal Music Group, Arc Impact, Goodwin Procter LLP, IAI-ELTA, Poalim Hi-Tech, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co., US Embassy, Jerusalem, ESOP Excellence, Brandeis University, EisnerAmper, Yigal Arnon & Co., Merchant & Gould P.C., Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud for Startups, Digital Transformation Association (DTA), Peres Center for Peace & Innovation.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is a global network of innovation engines and 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 2,458 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $6.2 billion in funding, generated more than $3 billion in revenue, and created more than 157,000 total jobs.

 

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