Get in the Ring Israel was held on 17th of November hosted by MIT-Enterprise Forum. The location was a century old rustic winery of Rishon LeZoin, one of the biggest and most important cities in Israel. The competition was a celebration of entrepreneurship with over 70 startup applications, 26 key figures who participated as judges from the high-tech industry and over 170 visitors. The event generates national press coverage because it’s made a real impact in the entrepreneurial community in Israel.
To promote the student-startup community the national host of Israel also created a local Featherweight category where 2 startups got a chance to pitch in front of the audience. The winner of this battle was Sensority, a company that focuses on diagnosing heart problems by analyzing people’s facial characteristics.
After the Featherweight battles another 6 startups were selected to pitch in the Ring to win a spot in the Regional Final of Get in the Ring in Greece. There could only be three winners and the audience was really enthusiastic when they saw the heated one-on-one battles.
The lightweight winner is SpeakEZ, an app with an online worldwide network that will help you eliminate your language barriers. The middleweight winner Aquanos has developed a unique wastewater treatment technology and process, which produces high quality of effluent while utilizing a fraction of the energy required by conventional wastewater treatment plants. Firelayers can call themselves heavyweight winner, this company offers the industry’s first policy-based platform for controlling, protecting, and analyzing cloud applications and data.