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8:30 - 9:00


Breakfast & Networking Corner


Axis Exchange 1 – IOT

-Startup presentations-

IoT is shaping the future of many industries, by generating an unprecedented amount of data as well as business opportunities. Ranging from industrial IOT to enterprise solutions to the connected home, IOT is bringing change to nearly every industry. What are the latest trends in IOT and what are the latest innovations from Israeli startups?


Evdokia Stavraki-StephanouDirector @Alter Domus (Cyprus & Israel)


Eliav Alaluf, Founding Partner @Follow [the] Seed (Israel/Australia)


Gola BartlomiejGeneral Partner @Speed Up VC Group (Poland)

Francois Dufour, Development Director @Orange (France)                              

Jimmy Massatschi, Senior Business Development Manager

@Deutsche Telekom (Germany/Israel)


Abraham Philip, Manager, Connected Vehicle and Services Organization

@Ford (Germany)


Lu Zhang, Founding and Managing Partner @‎NewGen Capital (USA)


10:30 - 10:50

Fireside chat

Conquering German and European Markets


Charme RykowerSenior Executive @Israel-German Chamber of Commerce



Rainer Hornig, Executive Director @NRW.INVEST


Omer Elad, Business Development Director @OrCam Technologies

Alexey AlexanovPartner @ (Russia) 


Eilat Cohen-BasatDirector, Global Digital Innovation Lab @‎Kimberly-Clark (Israel)

Jonathan Friedman, Partner  @Lionbird (Israel)

Yair Hammer, Venture Advisor @Pix Vine Capital (Singapore)​


Dr. Ole MenschingPartner @Apollo Ventures (Germany)


Carl-Luis Rieger, Investment Analyst @Kompass Digital (Germany)


Paolo RubattoManaging Director & Founder @Start Capital (UK)

9:00 - 9:15              

Recharge your batteries!

Coffee break and networking

10:45 - 11:15​​

11:20 - 11:40          

11:40 - 12:45         

Israel is the start-up nation and a leading innovation hub in life sciences with more than 450 active startups and companies in a variety of digital health related fields. Today’s healthcare systems around the world face many challenges -  Increased costs, aging population, empowered consumers, fragmented care and wasted resources, and therefore the way we consume and receive healthcare services needs to be reinvented. What are the latest breakthroughs in digital health and startups leading the way?



Axis Exchange 2 – Digital Health / Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

- Startup presentations -

Elizabeth G. Litten, Partner and HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer @ Fox Rothschild LLP

“Building Global Success and Finding Unicorns”,

Dixon Doll, Co-Founder & General Partner @ImpactVC (USA)

“The biggest tech trends of 2018” - Opening Remarks

Ed Frank, CEO @Axis Innovation




Networking Lunch and 1-1 Meetings

12:45 - 13:45


Jason Weiss, COO & Dealflow Manager @Axis Innovation


Firdavs Abdunazarov, Investor @ Rothenberg Ventures (USA)


Rogier BeugenDirector of Innovation @KLM (Netherlands)


Gil Dibner, Angel investor & Syndicate Lead, AngelList (UK)


Anton FedorovInvestment Associate @Buran VC (Russia)


Ori Israely, Director of Investments @Motorola Solutions Venture Capital


Rihards PiksInvestment Analyst@iTech Capital (Latvia/Russia)


Hernán Scapusio, CEO @Agile Content (Spain)


Dafna Winocur, ‎Venture Capital Investor @Innovation Endeavor (Israel)



15:15 - 15:35         

“Straight Talk from Silicon Valley: The Inclusion Imperative”

Monique Woodard, Venture Partner @500 Startups

Axis Exchange 4 – Blockchain

-Startup presentations-

Blockchain has become the buzzword in finance and amongst entrepreneurs around the world. What new industries and sectors are primed for disruption with blockchain? What is being done with the technology and where is it going in the future?

15:35 - 16:45        

Justine Olschanezky, Communications & Partnerships Manager @Axis Innovation



Suneel Bandhu, Managing Director @Luxavera Ventures (India) 


David DrakeChairman @LDJ Capital (USA)


Pavel EzekievGeneral Partner @NEVEQ (Switzerland)


Axel Quack, Strategy Director @Frog (Germany)


Leonid RovtchakManaging Partner @Coalition Capital (Russia)


Werner Wutscher, CEO @new Venture Scouting (Austria)

16:45 - 17:00

Closing remarks, startup winner and prizes announced, and a sneak peak at the next big things from Axis Innovation!

Axis Global Roundtable: Is Israel the Epicenter of Global Innovation?

Experts from 4 sectors will discuss the success and challenges of Israeli companies in fintech, cyber security, automotive, and AI.

13:45 - 14:10

14:10 - 15:15

Axis Exchange 3 –  AI & Big Data

-Startup presentation-

Big data is moving to a new stage of maturity — one that promises even greater business impact and industry disruption over the course of the coming decade. As big data initiatives mature, organizations are now combining the agility of big data processes with the scale of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to accelerate the delivery of business value.


Naomi Maryles, Director of Israel Business Development @DLA Piper (Israel)


Eyal Balicer, Principal @Glilot Capital (Israel)​​

Olaf Sakkers, Partner @Maniv Mobility (Israel)


David Sultan, Strategic Advisor @Axiom SL (Israel)


Avichay Nissenbaum, Co-founder And General Partner @Lool Ventures (Israel)

VIP Dinner for presenting start-ups and international investors


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