OurCrowd to hold international conference in Jerusalem in February

Over 10,000 people expected to register from 80 countries and 250 multinationals

Shoshanna Solomon is The Times of Israel's Startups and Business reporter

Participants at OurCrowd's 2016 Summit (Courtesy)
Participants at OurCrowd's 2016 Summit (Courtesy)

OurCrowd, the equity crowdfunding VC fund, said Tuesday it will host its fourth annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, on February 1, 2018, in Jerusalem.

“It will be the largest investor event in the Middle East and the biggest equity crowdfunding event in the world,” OurCrowd said in a statement.

Over 10,000 people are expected to register from over 80 countries, including 300 startups, 200 VC representatives and 250 multinational corporations such as GE, Honda, DuPont, and Samsung, along with entrepreneurs, investors, government officials and members of the press from around the world, the Jerusalem-based VC fund said.

“In only five years, OurCrowd has built a global network of over 20,000 investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, and venture capitalists,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved. “We’re able to bring the entire ecosystem together at the summit and help drive the era of tech innovation, and find more ways to transform the world and how we live.”

In a summit video invite, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat  encourages investors from all over the world to attend. The Summit Agenda will include first-person accounts of startup technologies that were used to assist law enforcement in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting; drone search and rescue operations after the hurricanes in Florida and Texas; top 10 Tech Trends for 2018; startup demos; and a hackathon.

Attendees will have access to surrounding events taking place in Jerusalem, including a “Shuktek” event at the Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market, hosted by the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, which will allow participants the opportunity to sip beers and hear the stories of Israeli startup CEOs.

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