February 13, 2017, Updated February 15, 2017

Over 5,000 people are expected to attend the 2017 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit on February 16, 2017 in Jerusalem.

Now in its third year, the conference is known as a go-to destination for the latest cutting-edge technologies and innovation.

OurCrowd says the Global Investor Summit is the largest equity crowdfunding event in the world and the biggest investor event in Israel.

“The Summit provides a unique opportunity to evaluate and touch the remarkable pace of technology change together with thousands of friends and colleagues from around the world,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved.

“This is by far the largest equity crowdfunding conference in the world, and Israel’s largest investor event ever.”

Representatives from 200 multinational companies as well as local and foreign entrepreneurs are expected to take part in the event.

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved addresses 2016 Summit. Photo courtesy
OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved addresses 2016 Summit. Photo courtesy

The theme of the Summit is “The Future is Here.”

Tech on display will include Consumer Physics together with Sichuan Changhong Electric (Changhong) and Analog Devices (ADI) demonstrating the world’s first material sensing smartphone able to scan the chemical composition of objects around it; Zebra Medical discussing its machine learning platform for automated interpretation of radiological images; and Freightos demonstrating their new online international freight shipping marketplace.

“Participants at the Summit will have the opportunity to interact hands-on with many of the latest technologies changing the world,” said Medved.

Speakers  at the Summit include WSJ Columnist Andy Kessler; Head of  Honda Silicon Valley Lab, Nick Sugimoto; Samsung Ventures lead  Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra; Joe Powers, Head of Commercialization, Johns Hopkins University; Horste Bente, Founder of the Dassler family backed LeAD Sports Tech Accelerator;  Andy Chan, founder of Kuaidi Taxi (Didi), which recently acquired Uber China; and Alec Ellison, former Vice Chairman of Jefferies.

Special events at the Summit will include workshops on collaborative innovation for multinationals, an investor bootcamp, a Startup CEO interchange, investor hackathon, a due diligence drama, speed dating sessions between multinationals and startups, and a tech party.

More on News

Fighting for Israel's truth

We cover what makes life in Israel so special — it's people. A non-profit organization, ISRAEL21c's team of journalists are committed to telling stories that humanize Israelis and show their positive impact on our world. You can bring these stories to life by making a donation of $6/month. 

Jason Harris

Jason Harris

Executive Director

More on OurCrowd