JVP׳s International

Startup Competition

$1M Investment Prize

Bridging Technology and Business Between Israel and New York City

In partnership with


Apply for the Opportunity to Compete for a $1M Investment by JVP, Significant Exposure & Recognition in NYC and Invaluable Connections within the NYC Business Ecosystem, Liaise with Industry Leaders & Exclusive Professional Support from Industry Experts in the Tech Community

New York Play - JVP’s International Startup Competition, is the 1st-of-its-kind international startup competition building bridges of innovation and entrepreneurship between New York City and Israel. 

New York Play seeks to create a powerful and unique ecosystem of innovation and business growth.

Who can apply? 

- Disruptive New York City startups that understand the value of setting up an R&D center in Israel – the Startup Nation
- The hottest Israeli startups seeking to establish business presence in New York City

New York Play offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain significant exposure in global markets – primarily NYC – to liaise with leading industry partners, raise capital from growth-market investors.


New York Play is led by leading Israeli VC Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) in collaboration with Calcalist, Israel’s most widely-read financial newspaper and online news source.

Participation in the competition requires registration to the Calcalist's Mind the Tech NY 2018 Conference



$1 Million Investment by JVP

Significant Exposure to

Market Leaders

Gain Access to Potential Investors

Assistance in Building a Business Footprint in NYC

Local & International Branding and Positioning 


Call for Applications


Announcement of finalists 


Winner Announcement 



Application Deadline

March 3   ,2018



Disruptive New York City startups looking to establish their R&D operations in Israel,
the Startup Nation & Established Israeli startups ready to scale their operations to New York City

Though amount of past financing is not limited, companies at the Pre-A to B stages will be most suitable for the competition.



The competition is open to startups in all verticals including, but not limited to, the following fields:

Automotive, Mobility or transportation


Media Technologies


Food Tech


Enterprise Software


Cloud Technologies


Cyber Security

Artificial Intelligence 

Big Data and Analytics

Enterprise Software

Cloud Technologies

Agro Tech

Health IT and Medical Devices



Jerusalem Venture Partners (“JVP”) is an internationally recognized top-quartile venture capital firm dedicated to building world-class companies, with an emphasis on emerging technologies from Israel. Established in 1993 by Dr. Erel Margalit, JVP has raised to date close to $1.2 billion across eight funds, spanning all stages of venture capital, from early through expansion-stage, and has been ranked numerous times by Preqin as one of the top-ten consistently performing VC firms worldwide. With deep technological expertise and strong company-building skills, JVP has invested in and built over 120 companies over the years in Israel, Europe, Asia and the U.S. With a global network of strategic business partners spanning the key industries guiding our world today, JVP is renowned for creating some of the largest and most disruptive companies to emerge from Israel, facilitating 12 Initial Public Offerings on NASDAQ and numerous industry sales. JVP leverages its market expertise, experienced and dedicated team and substantial capital base to build companies with the potential to shape global markets. JVP is based in the JVP Media Quarter in Jerusalem, in the Cyber Park in Beersheva, and has offices in New York City.

Calcalist is a financial Daily and website, part of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's leading media group. Among other publications, the group includes the highly influential and the most circulated daily in the country.








JVP’s International

Startup competition 
Bridging Technology and Business Between Israel and New York City