Add to Calendar 11/15/2018 08:00 AM 11/15/2018 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles Summary of the event Description of the event Location of the event


EY Israel, Start-Up Nation central and IATI are excited to host the 5th conference which serves as a unique platform for knowledge sharing and networking.

Israel is the start-up nation and leading innovation hub in life sciences, information, communication, mobile and cyber technologies. It has years of expertise in implementing health IT, health information exchange, business analytics and digital health in its healthcare systems and plays a major role in the global digital health landscape.

Today’s healthcare systems face many challenges; Increased costs, aging population, empowered consumers, fragmented care, and wasted resources, and therefore the way we consume and receive healthcare services need to be reinvented. conference 2019 will focus on

"Tech Giants are Entering Healthcare”

The healthcare sector is at a boiling point. Cost is continuously increasing, patient outcomes have remained stagnant, providers and payers are struggling to survive in an uncertain future while consumers are becoming more demanding.

The “Tech Giants” believe they are uniquely positioned to enter a complex healthcare market and leverage their experience and tech stack, in consumers’ approach, big data and AI to solve some of the biggest and most challenging problems plaguing the healthcare system. By doing so, they also expect to capture a piece of the growing $9.6 T market.

At the conference we will explore how the “Classical” healthcare stakeholder can adapt, change and collaborate with the “new” stakeholders in order to dramatically impact the healthcare system.


Registration fee: 450 NIS
Start-up fee: Until November 30th, 2018 – free of charge.
From December 1st, 2018 – 300 NIS 

A special registration code is required. To receive it please contact:

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact:

Take a look at what you've missed in previous years:




Eyal Ben-Yaakov

Eyal Ben-Yaakov

Life Sciences Sector Leader
EY Israel

Ryan Olohan

Ryan Olohan

Managing Director
Google LLC

Christian Hein

Christian Hein


Marc Probst

Marc Probst

Intermountain Healthcare

Udi Mokady

Udi Mokady

Chairman and CEO

Dr. Benny Zeevi​

Dr. Benny Zeevi​

Managing General Partner
Tel Aviv Venture Partners


The agenda will be released soon

Start-up Contest

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

1. First professional workshop for the perfect PITCH: 12.12.18

Applications, presentations and executive summaries will be assessed by our special screening committee headed by EY Israel, Start-Up Nation Central and IATI.
The committee will select 15 companies which will move on to the semi-final stage.

Their selections will be based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Impact
  • Team and leadership
  • Business model
  • Market

2. Semi-final stage: 2.1.2019

3. One-on-one professional guidance meetings for the 7 finalists: 16 - 17.1.2019

As part of the preparation for the semi-final stage, companies will enjoy professional assistance and guidance.
Companies 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.

4. 2019 Start-Up Contest Rehearsal: 30.1.2019

Companies will present their pitch to a panel of judges comprised of expert leaders from the healthcare ecosystem.


5. The finals: 30.1.2019

Winners will be selected by an expert panel of judges and audience voting. The final stage will take place live during the conference on January 30, 2019 at the Hilton Tel Aviv Hotel.

Finalists’ benefits:

  • 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 conference.
  • Exclusive cocktail for presenting start-ups and speakers.
  • Presentation skills workshop designed by Barry Katz Ltd.


Roadshow – exposure to inventors, business partners, and potential clients. 
(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 semifinal 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 its 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.

past winners