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Exciting Startups Featured in DLD Innovation Week in Tel Aviv

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

As reported in NoCamels:

As part of the annual DLD Innovation Week, Tel Aviv’s most high-profile tech conference, startups throughout the city are once again opening their doors to the public.

For the Open Startup event, anyone is invited  to tour the offices of some of the coolest startups and work spaces. 112 startups are participating in this year’s Open Startup event, which is why the event’s organizers have organized a number of different “tracks” to help guide visitors’ experiences, like “The Socializing” track for those interested in social media startups and “The Lifestyle Lovers” for those who want to hear about the growing lifestyle tech sector in Israel.

To help you sift through this maze, NoCamels has compiled a list of the top 10 startups, venture capital firms and co-working spaces to visit:

The Open Startup Event will take place on Tuesday September 8 from 18:00-23:00 at various locations around Tel Aviv. To get the full list of startups participating and their locations, go here:

Company: MyHeritage

One of the largest sites in the world for discovering, sharing and preserving family history, MyHeritage’s awesome office in the co-working space WeWork is not to be missed. A platform with over 35 million users globally, MyHeritage has transformed the online genealogy market with one of the largest collections of historical documents on the web and predictive genealogy tools that help people locate their family members. MyHeritage has raised a total of $49 million since the company was founded in 2005 and has acquired five international companies, including MyHeritage moved their offices from Or Yehuda to Tel Aviv in 2012, and the company moved into the WeWork space in December 2014.

Company: WeWork

Unbeknownst to many, WeWork, the global co-working craze, was actually co-founded by Israeli Adam Neumann. Though it’s headquartered in the United States, the highly-successful co-working space has three co-working spaces in Israel and has outdone itself in the design of its Tel Aviv office spaces. Complete with beautifully designed kitchens, large windows, high-ceilings and see-through cubicles, touring WeWork’s three-story structure is not only an experience for the senses – the diversity of startups that it houses will get your wheels turning. The building also has a huge rooftop where you can take in some warm Tel Aviv air and drink a cold beer. Visiting WeWork Israel is like going to the ultimate startup party, so why not stop by!

Company: Samurai House Israel

Samurai House is the largest startup incubator in Japan and its branch in Israel was established with the goal of connecting the startup ecosystems of the two countries. Just like an embassy, Samurai House sees its goal as promoting cooperation, innovation and entrepreneurship between Japanese and Israeli companies, but the organization also invests in Israeli startups and holds meetups. Samurai House is a great example of the increasing interest from Asia in Israeli startup companies, and it is one of the first Asian accelerators to establish a permanent branch in Israel. A number of up-and-coming Israeli companies like Actifile, CouponRoller and CyberTiger are part of the Samurai House incubation program.

Company: ZenCity

The smart city sector is on the rise, which is good news for all of us. One of the Israeli companies leading innovative smart city trends is ZenCity, a company that gathers information about cities and their residents in order to provide insights on how municipal services can be made more accessible and in tune with the times. This includes providing digital services, like municipal applications and payment platforms, data collection to better understand urban life, and business intelligence tools that help mayors and other municipal figures make important policy decisions. Smart cities is a cutting-edge sector, and Israeli companies like ZenCity are doing their part to innovative it.

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