Meet the winners of
The Coller Startup Competition
Meet the winners of the 6th competition
Winner of the FOODTECH track:
PoLoPo, a biotech startup developing a plant platform for high-scale, economical custom-made production of proteins. PoLoPo exploits the full potential of plants as diverse metabolite and green protein factories, and has successfully engineered egg proteins (= animal proteins), without chickens.
The founders of the startup are Dr. Raya Liberman - Aloni and Dr. Maya Sapir-Mir.
Winner of the DEEP TECH track:
symbiosis C. M
symbiosis C. M a startup in the medical device field has been developing a solution to the problem of heart failure. They are developing a personalized platform for anchoring and sealing irregular anatomical structures in real-time, with emphasis on the mitral valve apparatus for moderate to severe MR patients.
The founders of the startup are Dr. Shira Burg & Varda Badet.
Winner of the ONLINE TECH track:
Pierate.io a startup with a solution for the global shipping industry. Pierate.io offers a SaaS platform that automates and optimizes freight forwarders' quotes, sales, and customer success processes, to enhance functionality and stay up to date with the ever-changing and competitive world of global trade.
The founders of the startup are Eyal Daniel, Sidney Feiner & Maayan Weinheber
Meet the winners of the 5th competition
Winner of the Open Track (1st place) -
FertilAI is developing AI algorithms aimed to improve the success rates of fertility treatments with an emphasis on improving the various complicated workflows between doctor and patients.
The first such algorithm used for natural cycle ovulation prediction was already developed based on a clinical research done by their team and is in the process of getting CE regulation. The company has lately been approved for a grant from the Israeli Innovation Authority to develop a first pilot site.
2nd place of the Open Track:
MindSense is an evidence-based, deep tech psychotherapy company that delivers omni-channel meaningful insights; allowing for the first time, to decode a therapy session to its building blocks, measure outcomes, and to actively manage psychotherapy.
Winner of the FoodTech Track (1st place) -
Sweet victory is a functional chewing gum that works immediately with an amazing effect - It feels like regular mint gum, but after 2 minutes of chewing, it blocks the receptors for sweet taste on the tongue, so you can't taste any sweetness at all from sugary food, and it instantly reduces the sugar craving.
We developed it for people who had to take control of their sugar intake, and they find it difficult. With our gum, it is as easy as magic.
2nd place of the FoodTech Track -
Imagine a rich entirely plant-based breakfast laid out on your table . Hold on, is that a sunny-side-up egg I see? Like the one I know? Yes – and it too is plant-based!
Now stop imagining, because it's a reality. Yo! a perfect copy of the fried egg.
The winning ventures of the fourth competition
Winner of the main startup competition:
X-trodes Ltd. is an Israeli bio-technology start-up developing unique wearable, wireless technology and advanced analytics of biopotential signals. Its core technology aims to be user-friendly, objective, automated and high-resolution and it is optimized for clinical evaluation and treatment. To reach these ambitious goals and to lead a revolution in human-derived signals, X-trodes has developed a novel ultra-soft, flexible and dry electrode array (Electro-Dot) system and machine learning (ML) driven algorithmic methodologies.
2nd place of the main startup competition:
Following a successful proof of concept, Cardionyx is developing a “one of a kind” miniature and smart device which can be installed through a short and simple procedure, whose design provides minimal damage to blood cells and with a unique auto-regulation algorithm.
Winner of the FoodTech Challenge:
Remilk is producing real dairy products without needing a single cow. It's not a dairy substitute, it's a dairy replica.
We're using biotechnology and genetic engineering to reshape dairy products that taste and feel like the real thing.
Winner of the main startup competition:
The winner of 2019 Coller $100,000 Startup Competition was Solutum. The venture was presented by Amir Chetsrony, a graduate of the MBA program in Management of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Solutum biodegradable products are environmentally friendly. These products aim to replace plastic which is polluting our surroundings, causing devastating harm to nature and our own health.
Contextual Web won a $25K investment by fresh.fund. The company developed a search engine which index web pages in a way similar to the way our brain indexes memories.
Winner of the FoodTech Challenge:
Kiinns is a Foodtech startup introducing the world’s first alternative to the after-use cleaning of food processing equipment.
The winning ventures of the second competition in 2018
CASTOR is a cloud server for optimizing the manufacture of parts, inter alia for use in 3D printing, which reached the finals in 2017’s competition.
Tunefork is a technology that produces a personal hearing profile that matches the sound system in a cellphone to the specific needs of the individual.
The other participants in the final round were T-Fresh, a single-use toothbrush designed for use without water, Solutum, a bio-degradable alternative for plastic that disintegrates chemically through bacteria and is therefore friendly to the environment, and MDLinks, software for organizing medical data on patients and presenting relevant information to physicians. The 10 semi-finalists enjoyed the benefit of personal mentoring and consulting from high-tech entrepreneurs and specialists and academics.
The panel of judges included Jeremy Coller, founder and CEO of Coller Capital, Adv. Sharon Gazit, Partner and the Head of Goldfarb Seligman's Corporate and Technology Department, Dr Iris Ginzburg, Head of the MBA program in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Fiona Darmon, Partner in Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Tzahi Weisfeld, General Manager of Microsoft for Startups, Nimrod Cohen, Managing Partner at TAU Ventures, Adv. Mimi Zemah, Partner in Zemah Schneider & Partners, Dr Nimrod Kozlovski, Manager and Co-Founder, JVP Cyber Labs and lecturer in cyber studies at Tel Aviv University’s Coller School of Management, Noga Kap, Managing Partner at i3 Equity Partners, and Izhar Shay, a Prior Fund General Partner at Canaan Partners. The competition was organized by Odeya Pergament.
The winning venture of the first competition in 2017
The winner of the first Coller $100,000 Startup Competition last year was Easy2Hike, the venture presented by Erez Talgam, a graduate of the MBA program in Management of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and his partner, Uri Bar. Easy2Hike provides a unique platform that creates a new standard for hikers and enhances the experience for visitors to nature parks around the world. Managers of the parks can also access advanced tools that give them insights into the behavior of the visitors thereby enabling them to create new tailored experiences for the visitors and to improve the management of the parks and increase their income.
She’z, Galivac, CASTOR, and SkinCope participated in the competition finals. She’z is an application for professional counseling for women based on a cooperative economy, by the entrepreneurs Keren Raviv, Adi Bengal Dotan and Nir Bernstein. The startup's advisors include journalist Lihi Lapid, who came to support the team members at the competition finals. Galivac is a virtual startup that develops innovative VR screening and placement tests to enable companies to recruit quality and appropriate employees while saving time, money and manpower. CASTOR is an application that enables 3D printing of computer game models. SkinCope is a medical monitoring platform for patients with skin diseases.
In addition to Jeremy Coller, the panel of judges included Izhar Shay, General Partner at Canaan Partners Israel, Yanki Margalit, Chairman and Investor of Pixter Media, Noga Kap, startup mentor and investor, Dr. Iris Ginzburg, Head of the MBA Programs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Management, and Prof. David Mendlovic of the Faculty of Engineering, who also serves as Director of TAU Ventures. The event was hosted by Prof. Sean Weiss, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University in Canada, who led the competition committee.