On March 22nd, over 250 people attended the historic StartUp Fusion event organized by TheHive by Gvahim in collaboration with Samurai Incubate (Japan), and ONEN CONSULTANCY (Turkey). Turkish, Japanese, and Israeli start-ups competed for a $100,000 seed investment.
StartUp Fusion, Tel Aviv – Japan, Israel & Turkey International Pitch Night 2015 took place at the Google Campus in Tel Aviv, Israel. The event aimed to promote young and talented entrepreneurs on the rise and created an international synergy between Japan, Israel and Turkey based on entrepreneurship.
Israel was represented in this event by six startups of the 5th session of TheHive by Gvahim TLV accelerator program, with Israeli and new immigrant entrepreneurs from Russia, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. Three Turkish startups flew to Israel to participate in the event and three startups were selected as part of the Japanese platform Aniwo Million.
“The energy at the event was electric, with investors mingling with entrepreneurs from diverse nationalities- it was fascinating exposure for all,” said Patricia Lahy-Engel, Director of TheHive by Gvahim.
Kentaro Sakakibara was so impressed by the start-ups that the initial prize (a seed investment of $100,000 by Samurai Incubate), and in a surprise twist, he offered two investments of $100,000 to: Dogiz, a dog friendly social network app and to Themego, an amusement park rating website.
GISonDemand, an advanced 3D mapping technology, received the PwC award: year of free consulting services from PwC .
SOAP, an audio solution, received the amazing media boost package from Krypton VC.
“It was an amazing experience,” said Danny Djanogly, the co-founder and CMO of Dogiz, “We are honored to get to work with Samurai Incubate, and thank TheHive for making this opportunity happen.”
Photos of the event can be found here.
(Credit: Yotam Romano)
Contact the winners:
Contact: Yariv Padva, CEO, Founder
Mobile: +972 54 2438080
Thanks to our wonderful partners Cagdas Onen (Onen Consultancy, Turkey), Kentaro Sakakibara (Samurai House), Ani Terada (AniWo) and our partners ans sponsors: Softlayer (IBM), PwC, Krypton VC, Inkod-Hypera, Google Campus, Tel Aviv Global City and Fit StartUp Factory for making this event a success!
Thank you – ありがとう- Teşekkür Ederim!