Past Forums Forum 2014

Forum 2014

1st annual High-Tech Forum

A special place in the old flea market of Tel Aviv to exchange ideas on how to source growth and invest in High-Tech

In November 2014, Credit Suisse hosted its first exclusive High-Tech Forum in Tel Aviv with 150 selected guests: innovative Israeli start-ups, growth stage entrepreneurs looking for their next big step, and selected high-tech investors and experts from Israel and abroad looking for investment opportunities. In the old flea market of Tel Aviv we recreated the atmosphere of a living room, a place where entrepreneurs often start their journeys.

150

attendees in 2014

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speakers attending from four countries

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start-ups competing for the Pitching Ring Award

Key speakers included: Eyal Waldman, President of Mellanox; Gigi Levy, Israeli high-tech angel; David Rowan, international tech expert and editor of Wired magazine; and Chris Cottrell of Credit Suisse IB TMT who co-led the Alibaba IPO.

Together with our 2014 partner SOSA we hosted an exclusive pitching ring allowing five innovative Israeli high-tech start-up entrepreneurs to pitch in four minutes to the Forum’s audience of selected high-tech investors and experts from Israel and abroad. CallVu, a developer of visual solutions for call centers, was instantly selected by electronic vote of the audience as the winner of the 2014 pitching ring. It was awarded with a one-year scholarship sponsored by Credit Suisse including a field trip to its Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong and including personal coaching sessions by the Head of Credit Suisse Israel, and it was promoted in the Forum’s media release and on the Credit Suisse high-tech website.

Winner of the Credit Suisse Pitching Ring Award 2014

The Israel High Tech Forum provides an exclusive pitching ring allowing five pre-selected innovative Israeli high-tech start-ups four minutes time to present to the forum’s carefully selected audience. The winner voted by the audience will receive an attractive prize package.

Winner of the Credit Suisse Pitching Ring Award 2015 is CallVU

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CallVU develops a visual solution for call centers. Menus, interaction with the agent and call wrap up information are presented on the user’s mobile phone’s screen. Founded and patended in 2008, CallVu adds an “Interactive Display Response” (IDR), a unique visual layer, to the telephone call.

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Winner video

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Follow-up with CallVu after Their 2014 Credit Suisse Pitching Ring Award

Forum video

During the following networking dinner, all contestants were able to connect with the Forum’s selected high-tech investors and experts from Israel and abroad.

With the Pitching Ring Award, Credit Suisse wants to support innovative Israeli high-tech entrepreneurs from early on to demonstrate its long-term commitment to the Israeli high-tech community.

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