The Kauffman Fellows Israel VC Summit is a one week experience starting on Sunday April 22nd, 2018 and wrapping up on Friday April 27th, 2018.

Our agenda is continuing to grow but below is a high-level overview of the Summit. Please note that we will come together each evening through Thursday night, including tentative plans to have a special dinner at the President’s house. You won’t want to miss it so book your hotel early and plan to join us for the week.

April 22, 2018

We’ll start Sunday with daytime activities and then kickoff with a reception and dinner in the Old City (Old Jaffa) of Tel Aviv at The Lawrence located among the picturesque alleys of old Jaffa and the colorful flea market.

April 23, 2018

Monday, we are at the Sheva Center, Tel Aviv and are taking an unique approach to customize the day around Fellows interest. After the morning plenary session, Fellows will be able to select the topics and tracks that most interest them. More information and details will be added to the Summit Agenda in the coming weeks.

April 24, 2018

Tuesday, we are planning to “get out of the building” and meet in and around Tel Aviv with Israel’s top startups, firms, entrepreneurs and VC leaders. We’ll again break into small groups around specific areas of interest. Tuesday night we’ll all come together again just outside of Tel Aviv, as guests at the home of Eyal Shaked’s (Class 21) parents. Many thanks to Eyal and his family for hosting us!

April 25, 2018

Wednesday morning, we’ll all move to Jerusalem and come together that afternoon with lunch at Hotel Mamilla.

April 26, 2018

Thursday and Friday, we’ll stay in the Jerusalem area, have self-organized get-togethers, and tour the area. Kauffman will have suggested tours to help guide you in the selection of tours. We want to encourage all Fellows and friends to look for opportunities to spend time together other touring or any way you choose.

Thursday evening, we are having our last group dinner in a very special place, to be announced!

April 27, 2018

Self-organized tours and gatherings in Jerusalem area. Spend time together touring or an any way you choose.

Join a special post-summit party, the Dance for Life Festival. Starting Friday night and continuing through Saturday morning you can catch live performances, DJs and more. See details below.

Departures begin Friday. We will have Kauffman staff on site through Saturday.

We will have select tracks of interest that you can choose at this year’s Summit. Please select which tracks you will be most interested in during registration. Tracks will fill fast, so if you want your top choices be sure to Register Now.

  • Cyber security
  • FoodTech and AgTech
  • Automotive and Mobility
  • Digital Health

  • Space and Drones
  • WaterTech and Environmental
  • Inclusion
  • Global corporate and Israel

Dance for Life Festival – Post Summit Event on Friday, April 27, 2018

If you’re interested in attending, please book your flights back no early than Saturday night, April 28, 2018.

The planned party, Dance For life Festival, will start on Friday night and continue until Saturday morning. To RSVP, please click here to complete the form.

The party will have a special atmosphere, and will take place in the dessert combining great people from the Israeli Hi-tech industry, startups and VC`s, as well as:

  • Live performances by the best Israeli artists on the central stage
  • Guest appearances by the world’s finest DJ’s – from Israel and abroad
  • Workshops for personal empowerment and alternative treatments
  • Unique experience for festival participants at the entrance: the Butterfly complex
  • Camping area & relaxation area
  • Delicious food
  • Click here for a video of the Dance for Life Festival

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