EU-Accelerator EuropeanPioneers hosts Training Days in Tel Aviv
21. October 2015
The second round of the etventure managed Accelerator Program of the EuropeanPioneers launched in August with an exciting startup lineup. This week the topic of the Tel Aviv Traning Days is “Growth Hacking and Community Building”, Accompanied by expert keynote speakers and pitches from leading venture capitalists as well as 20 other investors. The Training Days in Tel Aviv is the first venue for the Startups – in December further Training Days are set in London as well as later in Berlin.
Since most of the participating teams already have a product on the market, business model scaling and networking is important. Therefore, the timetable was fully packed with relevant guest speakers as Gili Golander, who lectured the teams about Company Building and Growth Hacking. During the 1 Week Training Days, the teams meet their mentors and Israeli startup personalities such as Nimrod May, co-founder of Get Taxi, the largest direct competitor of Uber, and receive the chance to pitch their startup to venture capital fonds such as Jerusalem Venture Partners, Magma, AlephVC, Bessemer Venture Partners and OurCrowd as well as 20 other investors – extraordinary for israelian conditions.
The Tel Aviv Training Days should enable teams to get to know the Israeli startup ecosystem and well-known mentors such as Oren Simanian, founder of the incubator of the Tel Aviv University as well as Country Head of Indigogo, Jeremie Kletzkine of PrimeSense, who was taken over by Apple. Furthermore, Nimrod May, co-founder of GetTaxi speaks to the teams about launch strategies, which is very important for the startups at this point.
2nd batch Startups
The EU-Accelerator Program “EuropeanPioneers” starts in August with its second financing round in which the 13 startups received a financial backing of 175.000 Euro. In total, 2,275 million Euro will be distributed. Because this is a public subsidy, no reimbursement must be paid and no shares had to be issued. The participants have proven themselves worthy against 660 competitors from 45 countries.
Participants for exaple are Pico from Haifa or Fitfully, Watly and Lingualy from Tel Aviv as well as the two Israeli startups Viorama and INFARM. Technologically the teams are very complex and highly disruptive for their existing markets