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Application Form 2017What is the 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! Submit your application for the Lion’s Den competition August 15, 2017, to get your idea on the fast track!

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

5:30 PM VIP Session

7:00 PM Demo Pit

8:00 PM Competition Begins

Where: EVO – 420 Sherbrooke St W

Who: Investors, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, Networkers, 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


Lenny (Lyon) Roth 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.

Lenny is currently chairman of Yarotek, a Miami-based solar energy company with over 75 MW of installed capacity, mostly in Puerto Rico, 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.

Lenny is a governor of Ben Gurion University, 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.

Lenny has traveled to nearly 50 countries and is fluent in English, Hebrew and French.


Contact Us

Naomi Mazer
Development Manager



740-5160 Decarie Blvd.
TEL: 514-934-0313 EXT. 241


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Lion's Den Registration

Lion’s Den Registration

The Application Process has 3 Phases.

PHASE 1: Complete the Google Form Application Below to apply.  Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, August 15, 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.


Demo Pit Application

Both Options

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 Demo 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!