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What is the Tech Shuk?


Shuk means market in Hebrew, and it’s the perfect word to describe our event. We create a marketplace of startups to highlight interesting and innovative Canadian and Israeli entrepreneurs! Tech Shuk provides a social and professional networking event for young professionals in the city.

With your support, we’d like to make fundraising history with JNF Future’s Tech Shuk! Our goal is to accommodate an impressive number of startups and attendees, and to raise awareness for the Israeli and Canadian startup ecosystems while at the same time raising vital funds for mental illness treatment and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

What: Tech Shuk features 3 components

The VIP Reception

The VIP Reception provides the ultimate opportunity to network with potential investors in an intimate and exlusive setting, featuring delicious dinner and drink.


The Demo Pit

Opportunity for Stratups and Entrepreneurs to display and demo their products/services/ideas to the Lions, other potential investors and 400+ attendees while networkwing with other companies and venture capitalists.


The Lion’s Den Competition

4 startups will be selected in advance of the event and those in attendance will have the chance to vote for the 5th Lion’s Den contestant.  These 5 will pitch their ideas to our prestigious Lions.  The winning company will receive a mentorship package with professional services, media exposure and the chance for investment.


When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

5:30 VIP Session

7:00  Demo Pit

8:00 Competition Begins



EVO – 420 Sherbrooke St W



Investors, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, Networkers and Networkees, The Jewish Community and beyond. All are welcome!

The Project

This year, all Proceeds from Tech Shuk will go towards Herzog Hospital’s new cutting edge PTSD wing in Jerusalem which will house medical services focusing on psychological trauma and other mental health issues for children and adults.

Herzog is a leading institution in helping Israelis from all walks of life cope with the terrorist attacks, military operations, as well as domestic and school violence. It has become a key resource for assisting those who have been impacted by the terrorism of the Intifada, the daily barrage of kassam rockets, the Second Lebanon War and recent operations in Gaza.

The Center has developed a wealth of crucial programs as a result of the need for trauma related services.

This facility will be the first of its kind in Israel and will serve as a model of excellence for other health care centres throughout Israel.



JNF Future

JNF Future is the gateway for the next generation to Jewish National Fund, Israel’s primary resource for development, innovation and progress. JNF Future engages and energizes young leaders between the ages of 25 to 45 who are committed to innovation, environmentalism and community development in Israel. We are particularly interested in the exciting development of Israel’s start-up and tech space and how it contributes to infrastructure and agricultural development in Israel and around the world. JNF Future recognizes that Canada is a start-up hub and its entrepreneurs and young professionals are key players in the global marketplace.


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Meet our Lions

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Contact Us

Naomi Mazer

Development Manager

Jewish National Fund – Quebec Region

5160, Decarie Blvd. Suite 740

Montreal, Qc H3X 2H9

Tel: 514-934-0313 ext. 241


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Lion's Den Registration

Lion’s Den Registration

Lion’s Den

The Application Process has 3 Phases.

PHASE 1: Complete the Google Form Application Below to apply.  Applications must be submitted by Monday, July 3, 2017

Phase 2: Selected applicants will interview with the selection committee

Phase 3: Finalists present at Tech Shuk to the Lion’s Den on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The selection Committee will focus on the originality of your idea, its marketability, economic feasibility and Public Description of the idea.

Approved Applicants will be notified if they are selected for phase 2.

There is a $50 application fee.


Demo Pit Application

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Tech Shuk provides the ultimate experience highlighting entrepreneurship, innovation and technology with an exciting fusion of Trade Show and  Lion’s Den Competition.

Regardless of whether you are a Lion’s Den Finalist, you can still make the most of all the opportunities tech shuk provides you.

Register for your Deo Pit Booth today to best highlight your idea to renowned business leaders, venture capitalists, and other investors.


$500 – Premium Booth (inlcudes one ticket to the VIP Reception and internet access at Booth)

$360 – Standard Booth (includes 6ft Table and cover)

Complete the Google Form Application to Register for your Booth Today!