Who’s Who at the Hackathon

The Tower of David Hackathon, happening in the ancient citadel of Jerusalem, is powered by the Tower of David Museum and iJerusalem.

The Tower of David Museum is the museum of the city of Jerusalem – a national heritage site, and a leading museum and cultural center that tells the complex and fascinating story of the city. It is a meeting place for people from around the world and bridges between east and west and ancient and modern Jerusalem. The TOD leads museums in Israel in the newest digital technologies and has partnered with technology companies and universities, developing a number of applications and devices that enhance the visitor experience for both children and adults.
The hackathon is the run-up to a TOD conference, co-sponsored with ICOM, on developing new technologies to enhance the visitor experience in museums to be held on April 11, 2016 and features keynote speaker Martijn Pronk – Head of Digital and Publishing from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

iJerusalem is a where impact investing meets social networking meets virtual reality. A globally crowd-funded fund for Jerusalem, iJerusalem invests in small and medium sized businesses, tech start-ups and infrastructure. iJerusalem seeks a triple bottom line: return on investment, Jerusalem growth and global engagement with Jerusalem value. The iJerusalem platform offers shareholders a personalized and dynamic connection to Jerusalem businesses and provides Jerusalem businesses a global market place.

AtoBe, the Entrepreneur’s Center at Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem, offers an immersive six month high growth training program providing office space, mentorship, training and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and introductions to investors and industry. AtoBe supports start-ups giving them both an access to academia know-how and the world of entrepreneurship, which encourages solid development from an idea based start-up to a concrete business.

Michael Mizrahi, Director of AtoBe Accelerator at Azrieli College of Engineering, together with Doron Ish Shalom, of Israel Innovation Institute, are running the content element of the hackathon, including: registration and participant acceptance process, recruiting and guiding the mentors, presentation and roundtable schedule for the event. In addition, AtoBe will be accompanying the winning team post-hackathon and will give them access to an “AtoBe” accelerator package.

Jnext is the Jerusalem Development Authority’s technology and entrepreneurship program, whose mission is to support technology innovation development, and transform Jerusalem into a magnet for Hi-tech ventures and early stage companies. Jerusalem offers a plethora of advantages to companies located in the city and in the last three years a thriving tech ecosystem has developed to include: over 350 tech events a year, 15 Venture Capital firms based in the city, and 12 new accelerator programs established, many of which, don’t take equity in the startup companies. Jerusalem also boast quality human capital coming out of its premier institutions, like the Hebrew University, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and others. Fifty percent of the design talent in Israel is trained in Jerusalem, and thirty percent of the patentable IP in Israel originates in the city.

Jnext acts as a central management point for the ecosystem while engaging all the relevant organizations already active in the entrepreneurial space in one, city-wide coordinated program.
The Israeli government, the Jerusalem Municipality, and the JDA encourage companies to move to Jerusalem, or to expand existing businesses, and provide a diverse range of benefits to this end.

MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we connects high-impact
early stage startups from all over the world with mentors, partners and investors – while providing free no-strings-attached
support during the 4-month accelerator period in Jerusalem.
To date, the 835 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $1.1 billion in funding, generated $520 million in revenue and created 6,500 jobs.

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