IdeaSpace Foundation and Embassy of Israel announce search for Philippine representative to DLD Tel Aviv Digital Conference

 

IdeaSpace Foundation, a non-profit startup incubator, and the Embassy of Israel, has launched a competition and search for the best innovative idea to represent the Philippines to the DLD Tel Aviv Digital Conference – Israel’s largest international gathering of the best tech startups. DLD brings together venture capital funds, investors, inventors and leaders who are foundations of the hi-tech industry.

The winning Philippine representative will be sent to DLD Tel Aviv, which happens from September 6 to 12, 2015. There he will present his innovative idea to industry leaders who may help move the idea to implementation, commercialization, and recognition.

[UPDATE: And we have a winner. Team Heat Stress Analyzer.]

Israel Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau

“The startup ecosystem created in Israel is a source of emulation and presents opportunities for partnerships on the international level,” said Israel’s Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau (above). “Tel Avid is a city that’s brimming with innovation, and the Philippine startups representative to this conference stands to gain a lot of insights, possibly investments,” said Earl Marin Valencia, President and Co-Founder of IdeaSpace.

Qualified applicants can send applications until June 20, 2015. The winner will receive a full travel package including round-trip airfare and accommodation to Israel during the international event.

Call for Application Guidelines

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be a founder of a startup with:

  • a revenue of more than USD30K;
  • have raised investment funding of more than USD 1ooK;
  • and a presentable working prototype of their product.

Judging Process

  • A group of pre-selected judges from the IdeaSpace team shall go through the online applications and video pitches.
  • Round 1 qualifiers will conduct a five-minute pitch and live product demo followed by a three-minute question and answer. Representatives from the Embassy of Israel and select members from the IdeaSpace team will judge this.
  • The selected winner will be required to create a public event to share his/her takeaways from the DLD Conference.

Timeline

  • Applications must be submitted online or or before 12:00 GMT +8 of June 30, 2015.
  • Applicants must fully complete an online form (https://www.f6s.com/israelisinnovation/apply).
  • The selected winner will be publicly announced on Friday, July 10, 2015.
  • The DLD Tel Aviv Digital Conference will take place on September 6-12, 2015.

Applications may be sent via http://bit.ly/israelisinnovation.

 

Israel Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau, Earl Marin Valencia, IdeaSpace

 

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife’s cooking so much he’s now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman – his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, “Notwithstanding Pigs,” initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.