The New York Play

JVP׳s International

Startup Competition

$1M Investment Prize

Bridging Technology and Business between Israel and New York City

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About

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. 

By matching the most innovative minds operating in NYC 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, and opportunity to receive a $1 million investment from Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) to accelerate the development and scale of the company.
 

The competition will cover a wide range of themes, identifying the most promising innovation in Israel and New York City.
 

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

Prizes

$1 Million Investment by JVP

Gain access to potential investors

Connect with Potential Investors

Local & International branding and positioning 

Assistance in building a business footprint in NYC

Significant Exposure to Market Leaders

 

Call for Applications

January

Announcement of finalists 

March

Winner Announcement 

May

Timeline

 

Application Deadline

March 3   ,2018

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Criteria

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.
 

Product

Full Professional Support from Industry Leaders in the Tech Community in New York City

Market

Full Professional Support from Industry Leaders in the Tech Community in New York City

Beta

Full Professional Support from Industry Leaders in the Tech Community in New York City

Financing

Full Professional Support from Industry Leaders in the Tech Community in New York City

Competitive Solutions

Full Professional Support from Industry Leaders in the Tech Community in New York City

Team

A Project Team may be composed of an individual, group of individuals or a company. Entries submitted must represent the original work of the submitting team The competition is open to startups in all verticals (except BioTech and Life Sciences), including but not limited to the following fields:

 
 

Storage

Verticals

The competition is open to startups in all verticals (except BioTech and Life Sciences), including but not limited to the following fields:

Automotive, Mobility or transportation

Mobile

Media Technologies

IoT

Food Tech

Storage

Enterprise Software

Mobility

Cloud Technologies

Fintech

Cyber Security

Artificial Intelligence 

Big Data and Analytics

Enterprise Software

Cloud Technologies

Agro Tech

Health IT and Medical Devices

Partners

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.

Calcalist holds a strong bearing on public opinion in Israel. This has been well noted by a growing number of international luminaries that have cordially agreed to share their views and ideas with our readers. Among these are President & CEO of eBay Devin Wenig whom we hosted this year; Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Prof. Paul Krugman whom we hosted in Israel in 2010, as well as Prof. Nouriel Roubini whom we hosted in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

2018

January 23rd

Competition Launch

March 3rd

Announcement of the finalists at Calcalist Mind the Tech Conference

May 2018

Announcement of competition winner

 

The New York Play       

JVP’s International

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