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The BRIDGE 2015 – Highlight Reel & Keynote Videos

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The Bridge: Israel-Australia Investment Summit was coordinated and hosted by The Israel Trade Commission in November 2015. The Bridge: Israel – Australia Investment Summit is the premier event to inspire, disrupt and connect innovators and investors in Israel and Australia. 

The invitation only event brought the largest ever delegation of VC’s and startups from Israel together with high-profile corporates and investors in Australia for a number of keynote addresses, panels and round-tables. High calibre keynote speakers in 2015 included Israel’s Chief Scientist Avi Hasson, Co-Founder of Pitango Investments Chemi Peres, Head of JVP Cyber Labs Nimrod Kovlovsky and Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy. The event also included start-up company pitches, the first ever real elevator pitching competition, and opportunities startups to demonstrate their technology and meet speakers and attendees.

It is our privilege to share with you the highlights and key addresses from The BRIDGE.



To see videos of full presentations from The BRIDGE 2015, please follow the links below:


MC – Nathan Cher, Director OurCrowd


Welcome by Ethy Levy, Israel Trade Commissioner


Opening Remarks by Amit Lang – Director General, Israeli Ministry of Economy


Address by Vish Nandlall – CTO, Telstra


Israel’s Innovation Story – Jon Medved – Founder and CEO, OurCrowd


GENIUS PRESENTATION – Doron Marco – Founder, Genie


Innovation – The Key to Enterprise Growth

Chairperson: Hugh Bradlow – Chief Scientist, Telstra

Corporate Panel: Ajoy Mallik, ex Tata & Cognizant I Kevin Bloch, Cisco I Nimrod Kozlovski, JVP I Shannon Bell, Amdocs


Israel’s Negev Initiative – The Creation of a World Hub for Cyber Security

Keynote: Nimrod Kozlovski – Partner, Jerusalem Venture Partners


Nurturing Innovation & Harnessing Disruption – Israel’s Model

Chairperson: Jon Medved – Founder & CEO, OurCrowd

Panel: Kate Mckenzie, Telstra I Professor Shy Arkin, Hebrew University I Edit Goldberg, Trendlines I Hamish Hawthorn, ATP Innovation


Investing in the Future of IOT

Chairperson: Eitan Beinstock, Founder Everything IOT

Panel:  Kevin Bloch, Cisco I Emma Lo Russo, Digivizer I Esther Loewy, Upround Ventures I Professor Mike Briers, University of Technology Sydney


Human vs Machine: the Future of Investment Decisions

Intro by Eliav Alaluf, Follow[the]Seed

Chairperson: Alan Feld, Vintage

Panel: Mathew Koertge, Telstra Ventures I Renata Cooper, Forming Circles Global I Eliav Alaluf, Follow[the]Seed I Shelly Hod Moyal, iAngels


Israel – Come Shine With Us

Ziva Eger – Chief Executive, International Investments and Industrial Cooperation, Israeli Ministry of Economy


Israel’s Investment Landscape

Alan Feld – Founder, Vintage Investment Partners


Why I Invest in Israel

 Paul Bassat – Director, SquarePeg


Investing in You!  Branding Through Social Media

Cliff Rosenberg – CEO, LinkedIn Australia


Impact Investing

Chemi Peres – Managing General Partner & Co-Founder Pitango VC


The First Real Elevator Pitch Competition


Impact Pitches

Ariel Zilberstein, CEO Almog

Robi Stark, CEO Sensilize

Julie Horn, Manager, NewCO2Fuels



Shannon Bell – VP of Business, Amdocs


 Reinventing Innovation

Avi Hasson – Chief Scientist, Israeli Ministry of Economy


A Connected Eco-system

Moderated by: Nathan Cher – Director, OurCrowd


Doron Marco, Genie I Adir Shiffman, Catapult I Ayal Steiner, OutBrain I Alison Hardacre, Healthkit


Chemi Peres, Pitango I Laura Mckenzie, Scale Investors I Tony Holt, SquarePeg I Mor Assia, iAngels


Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist I The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP, Assistant Minister for Innovation I Ziva Eger, Israel Ministry of Economy I Bill Ferris, Chair of Innovation Australia


Closing Panel: Israel-Australia Scaling Up the Relations

Chairperson: Ethy Levy, Israel Trade Commissioner

Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist I Andrew Penn, Telstra I Paul Bassat, SquarePeg I The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP, Assistant Minister for Innovation I Jon Medved, OurCrowd


For more details or questions about The BRIDGE 2016, please contact our office on +612 9388 0382.