DH contest banerrs 2020

The DigitalHealth.il contest 2020

The DigitalHealth.il conference is proud to present the 6th annual DigitalHealth.il contest which recognizes outstanding achievements in health and wellness technologies.

The contest reaches out to companies demonstrating innovative technologies which will significantly improve the quality of future healthcare delivery.
Winners will be selected by an expert panel of judges and audience voting.

The final stage will take place live during the Digitalhealth.il conference on
April 22, 2020 at the Hilton TLV Hotel.

Who can apply?

Companies that demonstrate innovative technologies which will significantly improve the quality of future healthcare delivery.

Why should you apply?

  • Exposure to a large audience comprised of key players in the global healthcare ecosystem.
  • Opportunity for arranged “one on one” meetings with the judges and potential investors, throughout the day of the DigitalHealth.il conference.
  • “One on one” mentoring sessions with leading VCs, executives and EY experts.
  • Professional presentation workshops designed and conducted by Barry Katz Ltd.
  • Semi-finals - An opportunity to pitch in front of leading VCs, angels and local & global investors and be chosen as one of the 6 finalists of the DH competition. In addition, receive professional feedback, ask questions and form business relationships with industry leaders.
  • Finals - A chance to pitch in front of the entire Digital Health industry in Israel and experts from around the world (approx. 700 people) at the DigitalHealth.iL conference.

What's next?


First professional workshop for the perfect pitch: February 19, 2020

Applications, presentations and executive summaries will be assessed by our special screening committee headed by EY Israel.

Their selections will be based on the following criteria:


Business model



Team and leadership


Semi-final stage:
March 18, 2020


One on one professional guidance meetings for the 6 finalists:
March 31, 2020 and April 1, 2020

As part of the preparation process for the semi-final stage, companies will enjoy professional assistance and guidance.
Company representatives will take part in a presentation skills workshop designed and conducted by Barry Katz Ltd. to help them create and present the perfect pitch. Companies’ participation is mandatory.


The finals:
April 22, 2020

Winners will be selected by an expert panel of judges and audience voting. The final stage will take place live during the DigitalHealth.il conference on April 22, 2020 at the Hilton Tel Aviv Hotel.

1st prize for the winning company

Roadshow – possibility for meetings with relevant investors (TBD). 
(Roadshow includes two plane tickets and meeting coordination).

Professional guidance

Our pitch preparation process allows our semi-finalists to take part in unique presentation workshops and one-on-one meetings with industry leaders. Our goal is to help them prepare for the semi-final event which includes a live presentation in front of an audience of investors and c-level professionals from the industry. Those selected will then receive additional workshops and personal guidance in preparation for their “PITCH perfect” moment at the finals in January.

The guidance process will be led by Barry Katz Ltd. The Barry Katz team believes that no one will recognize a good idea unless it is well presented.

Great ideas do not sell themselves. The presenter has to pitch an idea in a way that instantly grabs and keeps audiences’ attention. This can be best achieved with an authentic and unique style, with a simple easy to understand, clear and credible value statement.


Rutie Adar

Head of Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, Israel,
Samsung Catalyst Fund

Liat Alon

Head of Innovation & CX, Takeda

Eyal Ben-Yaakov

Global Service Partner, Life Sciences Sector Leader, EY Israel

Lia Cromwell

Principal, Upwest

Mati Gill

Head of Government Affairs Corporate and International Markets, Teva Pharm

David Gordon

Head of Investments,
Longliv Ventures

Liat Hadad

Sanara Ventures

Ittai Harel

Managing General Partner,

Allen Kamer

Managing Partner, Qure Ventures

Yonatan Machado

Investment Director,
Samsung NEXT Ventures

Tamara Mansfeld

Global Innovation Lead,
Pfizer Digital Innovation Lab

Anat Naschitz

Managing Director, OrbiMed

Michal Rosen

Director, IBM Research

Dan Shwarzman

CEO, MindUp

Dorit Sokolov

Managing Director,

Dr. Benny Zeevi

Managing General Partner,
Tel Aviv Venture Partners

Eyal Ben-Yaakov

Eyal is EY Israel’s Life Sciences Sector Leader based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has over 20 years of national and global experience serving Growth and Life Sciences clients.
Eyal holds a BA in Accounting from Tel Aviv Management College. He is a Certified Public accountant in Israel. Eyal has been serving as Teva Pharmaceuticals Global Client Service Partner for the last 8 years, leading EY global activities and relationships.

Eyal has served clients in every stage of growth and helped many companies from the early stage through the challenges of launching initial products and establishing a market leader position. Eyal has provided consulting to various Growth and Life Sciences companies on planning strategy, acquisitions, divestitures, due diligence, and post-merger integrations.
He has worked on hundreds of public and private financing, including over 40 IPOs and follow-on offerings.
Eyal’s professional experience includes corporate alliances, spinouts, joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions.