The 2017 Axis Corporate Edition is the leading platform for multinational corporations and Israeli startups to join forces through open innovation challenges. For four years in a row, over 75 multinationals have participated in the only Israeli event to focus exclusively on connecting corporations and startups to create business partnerships and bring innovation to life.
STARTUPS | CORPORATIONS | CONNECTED
Axis Corporate Edition 2017 is a unique event bringing together multinational corporations and leading startups for corporate challenges, startup pitches, keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, one on one meetings and more in a fast paced event at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Axis Corporate Edition is a must-attend opportunity for high level networking, business development, and investment opportunities.
What is a corporate challenge?
A challenge is an opportunity for corporations to boost their innovation by connecting with the most relevant startups, and for startups to find the right business partners for their technology. Each challenge is a call for startups to present their solution to a certain corporate need and the chance to forge promising partnerships. Each challenge at the Axis Corporate Edition will be marketed to over 5,000 startups in Israel and Europe.
Thanks to the exponential growth of technology, changing market needs and growth of startups, corporations are looking outside of their own companies for new technologies. Corporations have the financial capital, business resources, and market access - but lack the ability to effectively innovate entirely on their own. Startups are creative, agile, and inventing disruptive technologies - but seek greater access to customers and markets in order to grow their business and become more attractive to investors.This has led to “open innovation” where corporations use investment, M&A, accelerator programs, joint development, or other methods to collaborate with startups and access early stage innovation.
According to Invest in Israel, over 270 multinational corporations from around the world operate in Israel and the number is growing each year. Since 2011, over 140 investments have been made by CVC (corporate venture capital) firms in Israeli companies, culminating in over 40 deals valued over $500M in 2016, as per Global Corporate Venturing data. These numbers are just a few of the reasons the world’s largest companies come to Israel to find truly disruptive innovation and positive investment returns.
Exclusive Lunch Workshop!
Designed to innovate - Learning from Google and P&G, Rebecca Kehat, Principal, Unicorp Innovation and Strategic Consulting.
The world's leading companies have made innovation their lifeblood... what can we learn from them? During this workshop, you will get a rare and fascinating glimpse of Google and P&G, 2 of the world's most innovative companies, on how to transform innovation into something systematic and meaningful, thanks to people, organizational design, organizational culture, processes and reward models. The workshop is accompanied by personal experience examples, as well as engaging and thought-provoking videos for immediate implementation.
Registration and Coffee
» Corporation-Startup Engagement
» Gateway to Israeli Innovation
» The Tip of the Innovation Spear
The Customer Experience by Kimberly-Clark
How can we know and anticipate customer
needs and provide a better experience for
Automating Business Practices by NICE
How can we automate business processes to
save time, money, and resources, while
Food & Networking Break
Corporations and Startups:
Success and Failure in Open Innovation
Bringing AR and VR to life by Visa
How can AR and VR be used today and
in the future by corporations?
CHALLENGE 4 | Securing IoT
How can smart cities, smart homes, autonomous
vehicles, and other connected applications
produce the 'world of tomorrow' that is safe and
secure for both consumers and businesses?
VIP Lunch (By Invitation Only) &
Designed to Innovate Workshop
Ed Frank, CEO, Axis Innovation
Lior Navon, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
Tim Lafferty, Global Corporate Venturing
Moderator: Jason Weiss, Axis Innovation
Adi Ofek, Daimler
Eilat Cohen-Basat, Kimberly Clark
Idan Mor, Centrica
Tsafrir Attar, Citi Accelerator
Zeev Aleyraz, Ford Motor Company
Moderator: Omer Fuchs, NICE
Arik Dan, Yaskawa Europe Technology
Nimrod Gindi, Mellanox Capital
René Pompl, Siemens
Shir Lador, Intuit
Yoni Dolgin, BP Ventures
Yossi Sirote, SwissRe
Moderator: Shahar Friedman, Visa
Erez Sobol, Lenovo
Dov Yarkoni, Nielsen Innovate
Irad Dor, Singtel Innov8 VC
Nati Amsterdam, Nvidia
Shlomo Markel, Broadcom
Moderator: Rebecca Kehat, Unicorp
Daniel Karp, Cisco
Elad Segev, Bosch
Jonathan Pulitzer, GE Ventures
Marc Feiglin, Merck Group
Ronen Siman Tov, IBM
Yair Snir, Dell Technologies Capital
Moderator: Ed Frank, Axis Innovation
Adrian Daniels, Yigal Arnon & Co
Benny Keinan, AOL
Kevin Baxpehler, Remagine Ventures
Tim Lafferty, Global Corporate Venturing
Check out the i24 video of Axis Corporate Edition
ABOUT AXIS INNOVATION
Axis Innovation is a boutique advisory firm connecting investors and corporations with the
best technology startups globally. Our strength lies in our deep experience across sectors
and geographies, active global investor and partner network, and ability to identify disruptive innovation. We use our unique positioning as dealmakers to help connect all sides of the startup ecosystem and are regarded as trusted advisors.
Our core services include capital raising and coaching for startups, filtered dealflow for investors and innovation scouting for corporations, global conferences, and corporate consulting. Axis Innovation is led by an experienced American management team of seasoned investors, entrepreneurs, and marketers passionate about the future of technology.