What is Tech Shuk?
Tech Shuk (Shuk= “market” in Hebrew) offers the ultimate marketplace for innovation. Highlighting entrepreneurs and startups, Tech Shuk provides exciting networking opportunities while raising funds to benefit cutting-edge treatments for mental illness and PTSD. An elite selection of the best ideas will present their concepts at Tech Shuk in front of a select group of Lions with the potential for life-changing results! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!!!
The VIP Reception
The VIP Reception provides the ultimate opportunity to network with potential investors in an intimate and exclusive setting, featuring delicious dinner and drink.
The Demo Pit
Startups and Entrepreneurs will display and demo their products/services/ideas to the Lions, other potential investors and 400+ attendees while networking with other companies and venture capitalists.
The Lion’s Den Competition
Four (4) startups will be selected in advance of the event, and attendees will vote for the 5th Lion’s Den contestant. These five (5) finalists will then pitch their ideas to our prestigious Lions. The winning company will receive a mentorship package complete with professional services, media exposure and the opportunity for investments.
When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:00 PM VIP Session
6:30 PM Demo Pit
8:00 PM Lion’s Den
Where: EVO – 777 Robert Bourassa
Who: Investors, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, Networkers, The Jewish Community and beyond. All are welcome!
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 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
Founder of Lise Watier Cosmétiques and President of Lise Watier Foundation
A pioneering force in Quebec, Lise Watier was one of the first women to establish herself in the Canadian cosmetics industry, at a time when it had become dominated by large multinationals.
In 1972, Madame Watier founded Lise Watier Cosmetics. Her goal was to highlight the individual beauty of each and every woman. She was responsible for both running the day-to-day of the business as well as developping high-quality, innovative products. She soon built the company into one of the largest players in the Canadian beauty market.
For her remarkable accomplishments, both in the beauty industry and beyond, Lise Watier has appropriately been recognized with numerous, prestigious awards. In 2013, continuing in her mission to help women achieve their dreams, Lise Watier retired from her company to fully dedicate herself to other activities, such as promoting and fundraising for the Lise Watier Foundation, a charity devoted to empowering women, particularly those living in poverty.
General Partner at Real Ventures
Alan’s enduring passion for innovative international technology businesses blossomed with the mobile communications revolution when he joined Canada’s Telesystem group in 1990.
He has been building, operating and investing in businesses at the intersection of wireless and the Internet ever since, navigating several innovation cycles and supporting many extremely fulfilling entrepreneur-led successes.
Alan is also committed to improving the quality of life in the community including as President of the OSMO Foundation and as a board director of the McCord Museum, the Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) and the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada.
Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation at McGill University
Angelique Mannella is McGill’s first Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation and Partnerships. In this role, Ms. Mannella has a mandate to promote and expand McGill’s innovation agenda by creating new partnership and entrepreneurship opportunities for McGill researchers.
Her team includes technology transfer managers, patent specialists, innovation associates, and entrepreneurial leaders focused on partnerships and program development. Before taking on the role of AVP in June 2016, Ms. Mannella advised corporate clients and venture capital firms on R&D commercialization, investments, and joint ventures.
Previously, she was the founder and CEO of Decode Global, a social enterprise that developed mobile games. She has 15 years of experience in technology product design and business development, and has worked for companies such as Cisco Systems and Nokia in North America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Mannella is a professional engineer, and has degrees from McGill University (BEng), the London School of Economics (MSc), and INSEAD (MBA). She is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Digital Entrepreneurship Program at the World Bank Group in Washington D.C.
Partner at OurCrowd co-founder of Yarotek
Lenny (Lyon) Roth is a venture partner at OurCrowd, a Jerusalem-based global technology platform and a senior advisor to IDE, one of the world’s leading water solutions company, based in Kadima, Israel. He currently serves as chairman of Yarotek, a Miami-based solar energy company.
Leading up to his outstanding success, Lenny has enjoyed an extensive career in law, business and financial services in Canada, Israel and the United States. He is a graduate of McGill University and Harvard Law School and served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. Lenny was a corporate lawyer at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York, a vice president at Koor Industries in Tel Aviv and worked in various executive capacities at Sanford Bernstein, Merrill Lynch and UBS.
Today, Lenny serves on multiple corporate and community boards, is a member of the Israeli Consulate’s Speakers Bureau and speaks frequently on topics relating to Israel, the political and economic climate in the Middle East, energy security and environmental sustainability.
Co-Founder & President, Budgeto
Marc is currently the Managing Partner W2/W3 at W Investments, a private Québec investment firm that targets businesses with high growth potential. Marc is strategic advisor to several companies where he serves as shareholder, board member or mentor.
An Engineer/Quantum Physicist turned entrepreneur, Marc has spent the last 20 years in both large publicly traded as well as smaller private equity funded companies where he brought to market numerous innovative technology & marketing solutions.
In 2012, Marc co-founded Budgeto, a user friendly online budgeting tool that allows entrepreneurs to build and share budgets.
Marc holds a M.Sc. in Quantum Physics from McGill University, a M.Sc. in Mobile Communications from the EURECOM Institute, and also graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris.
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