High school students pitched their startup ideas to investors in a program honoring Uzia Galil, a founding father of Israel’s tech industry.
Four groups of “teenpreneurs” from across the country had to the present their product, vision, revenue model and business, in English, to investors and hi-tech executives.
Moosh, an AI-based search engine helps find the perfect gift for your loved ones. ALTZ is an app designed to improve the quality of life of dementia patients and their families.
STARYEAM is a virtual reality driving simulator for home use, which can save money on lessons and get learners through their tests sooner. And Pro-Look is an AI platform to reduce electric scooter accidents based on safety profiles for riders.
Among those on the panel were: Danny Hoz, Chairman of Elron Ventures, Yael Har-Even, VP and COO at Oracle Israel, Yaroslav Meniailov, Oracle for Startups Program Manager in Israel, VC investors like Zeev Binman of Pitango, Erez Ofer of 83NORTHEARLY, Rinat Ramler of JVP, Michal Geva of the Triventures Fund, Amos Talmor – serial entrepreneur, Galia Albin.
The Uzia Galil Startup Program was set up Ella Galil, widow of Uzia Galil, founder of Elron Electronic Industries – Israel’s first high-tech multinational holding company – and one of the founding fathers of the country’s tech ecosystem, who died last year aged 96, and the Elron Ventures Tech Investment Fund.
“It is very exciting to see these teenagers, and more than that, to see that there is also a high proportion of female entrepreneurs”, said Yael Har Even, VP, COO at Oracle Israel, which jointly hosted the event with Oracle for Startups.