In 2016 we decided to set Israel as our focus country. Israel is considered to be a major stratup-hub competing against silicon valley especially within the technological sector. Many Israel companies grew over year to international operating entities. Ohad Plotnik (main stage speaker and participant at the cyber-security panel) is the Founder of Aorato, a security service acquired by Microsoft in 2014. Talking about Israel he stated: “With only 8 Billion citizen, Israel was capable of launching 6 thousand startups”
The hub is not only a major player in the upcoming cyber-security sector. Big Data, Blockchain-Technology and Artificial Intelligence are further topics tackled by Israel entrepreneurs. Some of them are also to be seen at the START Hack Pitches, happening on Saturday afternoon.