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Why should
you apply?

Win an investment

The grand winner on each track will win a $100,000 investment. Winners will be selected by a cross-section of members from the startup community, which may include VCs, Angel Investors, Academics and Entrepreneurs.

Positive Signal

Our Coller Startup Competition alumni raised Millions in follow-up investments, and are live and kicking!

Professional Mentoring

You will have a chance to go through a mentoring and enhancement process to boost your startup, not only for the competition but for the long run as well.


Investors and innovation experts will give you feedback on your venture.

Get Exposure

At the final event, you will gain exposure to other investors who come to watch the finalists present their ventures.

Submissions open.
February 8, 2023

Deadline for submissions.
May 13, 2023

First evaluation.
Evaluate all application files by a carefully selected team of judges. Evaluation is based on the following criteria: Quality of the Team, Opportunity and Market Size, Unique Value Proposition, Business Model (and ability to scale), Innovation/Technology Quality, and Presentation Skills.

Second evaluation.
June 5-7, 2023
Leading ventures will be invited to present live to a panel of judges
Ignite Now- acceleration workshops: May 30, 31, June 1
Individual & Group Sessions June 13- 18

Competition finals. 
July 5, 2023
Top teams will be invited to pitch live on stage, from which the winning team in each track will be announce
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Which track fits you most?

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  • Medical devices

  • Energy, climate change 

  • Industry 4.0

  • Chemistry

  • Biotech

  • Semiconductors

  • etc.

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  • Plant-based proteins

  • Recombinant proteins

  • Cultured animal products (lab grown meat)

  • Ag-tech ventures which are related/relevant to the three categories above

  • Other related technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Data and analytics, 3D printing, Novel food products, Personalized nutrition, Blockchain, Circular business models.



  • E-commerce

  • Ad-tech

  • Mar-tech

  • Web 3, enterprise and SaaS solutions

  • Gaming

  • Other digital transformation products

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​Non-confidentiality:  All sessions of the Competition, including but not limited to oral presentations and question/answer sessions, are open to the public at large. Any and all of these sessions may be broadcasted to interested persons through media which may include radio, television and the Internet. Any data or information discussed or divulged in public sessions by entrants should be considered information that could possibly enter the public realm, and entrants should not assume any right of confidentiality in any data or information discussed, divulged, or presented in these sessions. Due to the nature of the competition, we are not able to ask judges, reviewers, staff, or the audience to agree to or sign non-disclosure statements. However, TAU, the organizer of the COLLER STARTUP COMPETITION, will make every effort to limit distribution of materials presented at the Competition. TAU cannot guarantee that other individuals will not obtain access to electronic or hard copies of the business plan. All presentations are open to the general public, and some presentations may be videotaped. Attendance by media personnel is expected. 

Copyrights & Permissions. If a team uses copyrighted materials and/or images from a third party in their submissions or presentations, they must obtain permission and authorization in advance from the owners to use this material and submit the written permissions with the application package. Information presented by participants at the Competition is the sole responsibility of the participants, TAU and any of its affiliates, has not taken, and does not intend to take, any steps to verify the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of any information, materials or statements made by participants. Participants are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and other securities laws, and it is solely participants’ responsibility to comply with any of such laws that are applicable. TAU is not responsible by any mean for participants compliance as stated above. TAU does not give investment advice, endorsement, analysis or recommendations with respect to any securities and is not a broker, venture fund or an investment advisor. 


Use of Competition Materials. TAU reserves the right to use any material prepared for the COLLER STARTUP COMPETITION in publicizing and promoting the event. TAU may use these materials in any printed materials, Audio, video or other media that it may produce. TAU may video record any portion of the Competition and utilize those video recordings in any way that its sees fit.  TAU may use general Company information in press releases. 

Terms of investment will be agreed by the winner and the competition investors. Winning team will have the right to replace the 100,000$ investment with a 5,000$ grant,

Changes to Competition Rules: While not anticipated, these rules and prizes are subject to change at the discretion of TAU at any time. TAU staff has the right to interpret these rules according to its own judgment. 

Decisions regarding the Competition and the Winners:

All decisions regarding the competition rules, procedures, and processes are at the sole discretion of TAU. Changes and/or interpretations of these rules may be made by TAU at any time. The selection of the teams to compete and the decision of the winners are at the sole discretion of the Judges and TAU. Best efforts will be made to make decisions in accordance with this Official Rules document. ​

The University does not hold any intellectual ownership or equity right to projects submitted by students or alumni.   

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