June 22 forum features tech solutions to global crisis, $100m OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Fund
OurCrowd will host the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on June 22 to explore the latest technological solutions to the coronavirus crisis, including vaccination, treatment, diagnostics and prevention of the disease. The sessions will also cover non-healthcare innovations addressing the changing nature of work and life brought about by the ‘Pandemic Pivot’ occurring in the global economy. The online conference will also introduce OurCrowd’s new $100 million Pandemic Innovation Fund, which will invest in compelling startups addressing the societal and medical realities of pandemics. Investors from over one hundred countries are expected to attend online, including some of the world’s biggest investors.
The online conference will be broadcast from TV studios in Israel and will feature leading investors, entrepreneurs, medical experts and business leaders from around the world. Online attendees will be able to meet directly with startup CEOs and topic experts in online breakout sessions. There will be live Q&As with guest speakers and the chance to network with other attendees from around the world in real time. As an added bonus, the conference will close with the premiere of “_When The World Stops Ending_,” the new music video by viral music sensation Dave Carroll.
The Conference will build upon the excitement and the crowd that was present at the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit this past February. The Summit, held annually in Jerusalem, is Israel’s largest business event and the world’s largest crowdfunding event in the world, which this year saw more than 23,000 registered to attend from around the world. Thousands of attendees are expected to join the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference online on June 22.
“This conference is about providing global investor support to the remarkable entrepreneurs who are on the front lines working hard to solve the problems humanity is facing with the Pandemic. These entrepreneurs are racing to the vaccine, are building faster and more accurate testing, developing new therapeutics, and delivering remote healthcare services. These people and their companies need the resources of far-sighted investors so they can help to fix the world,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved.
Alec Ellison, OurCrowd’s US Chairman, added: “It’s not just medical companies that we will highlight at the Pandemic Innovation conference. The post-COVID world will look different and require innovative technology solutions, whether it’s working from home, distance learning, increased cybersecurity, robotic process automation – these will all be part of our “new normal and will be featured front and center at the Conference.”