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VentureHack

AI for Sustainable Manufacturing & Advanced Materials

April 2024

About

We at i4Valley and our partners are on a mission to foster the development of environmentally responsible technology companies, which is crucial for a better and greener world. To achieve this mission, we've pioneered a dynamic process known as "VentureHack'' - a journey aimed at identifying cutting-edge investment opportunities at the intersection of AI for sustainable manufacturing and advanced materials. 

ֿThe winning teams will have access to funding and support options to establish their ventures in the north.

The process involves:

Registration phase

Venture Launchpad

(preparation phase)

HackDay

(final pitch event)

The Challenge

We are on the hunt for startups that are innovating in the fields of climate tech, sustainability and sustainable manufacturing, with a particular focus on sustainability, advanced materials, and AI. We're searching for groundbreaking ideas that utilize these technologies to make an impact.

Fields

Climate Tech

Sustainability

Sustainable Manufacturing

Focus On

Green Manufacturing

Advanced Materials

AI

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Apply

Who
Can Apply?

Applicants may include individual entrepreneurs with ideas or ventures with up to 4 co-founders in the early stages, prior to receiving a substantial investment.

How
to Apply?

The registration process is taking place on the HackOS platform. 

What
to Submit?

The finalists will be asked to submit a value proposition of their idea. A template will be provided while areas that must be addressed are: Problem Statement, Solution, Target Market, Market Opportunity, Competitive Analysis and Business Model.

Timeline

March 7

Deadline to Apply

March 11

Notification of acceptance into Venture Launchpad

March 14  - April 4

Venture Launchpad

April 7

Announcements of HackDay finalists

April 11

HackDay!

Venture Launchpad

Elevate your entrepreneurial journey with our Venture Launchpad - an immersive program that combines storytelling lectures, industry networking, and pitch workshops to uniquely prepare our venturists for success. 

Beyond honing essential skills, the Launchpad provides tailored support for our final HackDay, ensuring you navigate the challenges with confidence and expertise gained from this experience. 

Meetups during the Venture Launchpad, will be held on March 20th, 28th, & April 2nd

March 20
2024, 17:00

Evaluating and validating your market.
Dr Sharon Tal Itzkovitch

March 28
2024, 16:30

Hacking Growth through business design.
Eli Ringer

April 2
2024, 16:30

How to Pitch.

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Prizes

1st place

30,000 ILS

2nd place

20,000 ILS

3nd place

10,000 ILS

For further information please go to HackOS

FAQs

When and where is VentureHack taking place?

The VentureHack process begins with a registration period, followed by a 4-week online Venture Launchpad, allowing the selected candidates to sharpen their Value Proposition. The final phase, HackDay, takes place in person, on April  11, 2024. Venture Launchpad participants can work from anywhere, with possible meetups in Haifa.

What is the deadline to apply?

The deadline for registration is March 7, 2024.

How do I register?

Registration opens on February 4, 2024 Click here to register.

What is VentureHack?

VentureHack is a unique event designed to identify and nurture startups with ideas that revolutionize the manufacturing industry, especially those contributing to sustainability. The event introduces new ideas into i4Valley’s investment pipeline, involving a registration phase, a preparation phase (Venture Launchpad) and a final pitch event (HackDay).

Who can apply?

Applicants may include individual entrepreneurs with ideas or companies with up to 4 co-founders in the early stages, prior to receiving actual investment.

Mentors

Noam Sonennberg

PLANETech

Director

Yoav Brand

Climpact

Founder

Shay Zangi

Insighting Technologies

Founder & CEO

Memianmm genosar

Galil Accelerator

Menaging Director

Meital Bar

Feelit Technologies

Co founder and CTO

Ori Nachmias

Tambour

COO

Amir veresh

Polyfos 3D Ltd.

CMO

Omri Rulf

Polyfos

CEO

Eran Rosenberg

NVIDIA

Inception Partner Manager

Ph.D Shilo Ohayon

Road2 Haifa

CTO

Ph.D Gergy Maikov

Aqualitas

CEO

Agmom David Porat

AGMON

CEO

Keren Regev

Polyfos

CTO & Co-Founder

Sharon Artzy, Adv.

Circular Economy IL

Founder & Managing director

Jameel Istaitih

II4 community chairman

Guy Eron

IKIDO

CEO

Judges

Arik Kol

NVIDIA

Head of NVIDIA inception, Israel

Sivan Yechieli

i4Valley

CEO

Dotan Yaakov

Tambour

VP - Building Materials R&D

Zvika Weinshtock

i4Valley

CTO

Yaakov Dminski

road2 Haifa

CEO

Prof. Miriam Erez

Director of the Knowledge Center for Innovation, Israel Prize Laureate, and Vice Dean for the MBA Programs in the Technion

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