Sign up your startup for START JLM and win a trip to Jerusalem

Start JLM

The Israeli Embassy is looking for Dutch MedTech, BioTech, Digital Health & Life Sciences startups for the START JLM startup seminar in November. Selected startups will pitch and compete for an all-inclusive, cost-free startup experience in Jerusalem. Closing date for signups is October 1.

Start JLM brings together innovative, early-stage startup founders from around the globe to explore and experience Jerusalem’s vibrant startup ecosystem. This is a unique opportunity for startup entrepreneurs to connect and benefit from interaction with prominent local (med)tech leaders in a five-day immersive program, featuring interactive fireside chats and panels, specially designed how-to workshops, site visits at leading companies and exclusive networking meet-ups with the city’s start-up community. The program is running for the second year now after a phenomenal success last year.


Timeline and criteria

The deadline for submissions is 9:00 am on October 1. Selected startups are invited to the Pitching & Award Event on October 17 and the winners will go on an all inclusive trip to the seminar in Jerusalem from November 11-17. 

As for the criteria, the startup needs to represent a new initiative to improve the quality of life in the world with connection to MedTech, BioTech, Digital Health & Life Sciences.The startup needs to be in the seed funding or early-stage funding phase, having proven itself already though any possible prototype production or POC. The representative of the winning startup who will participate in the seminar (11-17 November) in Jerusalem needs to be member of the executive board or founding member of the company.

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START JLM is organized by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Jerusalem Development Authority, the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, and the Municipality of Jerusalem, Siftech and The Hebrew University in partnership with leading local organizations such as JVP and OurCrowd.