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IATI News & Events Daily Industry News What's the Next Big Start-up in the “Start-up Nation?”

What's the Next Big Start-up in the “Start-up Nation?”

Sep. 13, 2012

Some of the most promising start-ups from the Israeli hi-tech scene presented their “next big ideas” to an audience of international hi-tech industry leaders and enthusiasts at the HTIA 2012 hi-tech conference in Jerusalem. The start-ups are all part of a growing ecosystem of accelerators cropping up in the “Start-up Nation.” According to industry insiders, these accelerators are becoming an increasingly vital component of efforts to fund and mentor young Israeli tech companies.

Zack Weisfeld, Microsoft's Senior Director for Strategy and Strategic Partnerships, praised the role of these accelerators in the Israeli hi-tech community. “The start-up accelerator phenomenon is an amazing boost for the Israeli start-up community,” said Weisfeld. “It creates better startups and much faster time to money.”


Some of the more promising start-ups at the conference included:

— Weesh - A mobile app which helps bring couples closer together. The app uses online sharing of romantic experiences to bring out the romance in a relationship. Weesh accesses pictures and other information from couples' Facebook accounts, and allows them to gain “inspiration” in their relationship from other friends using the app.

— Frimper - A dating platform bringing video to online dating. Frimper uses what it calls a “unique psychological matching algorithm” to allow users to make better informed online-dating choices.

— MediSafe (Microsoft Accelerator) - A mobile-health (mHealth) app for safe medication consumption. The app allows families to touch base and remind each other to take their pills.


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