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MELT: Melb - Tel Aviv Livestream and Pitch Night

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The first event of its kind, MELT brings Tel Aviv innovation and technology direct to Melbourne and sends one entrepreneur to the Start Up Nation.


Hear from some of Israel's biggest leaders in technology as they join us via live stream at Cisco to deliver inspiring TED-style talks direct from Israel.

Talks will be followed by a pitch night where 3-4 shortlisted entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch to our eminent judging panel (see below),

The winning entrepreneur will be awarded with a place on a week-long trip to Israel with the AICC (valued at over $10,000) to tap into the culture of the Start Up Nation and draw on the AICC's unparalleled connections to make life-changing partnerships on the ground.


This event is for you if:

- you're passionate about technology, innovation and big ideas

- you're an entrepreneur

- you're a venture capitalist

- you want to learn more about Israeli innovation

- you're new to the Startup scene

Drinks and Canapes provided. (Another good reason to come)


Visit our website for further details and to find out how to apply to pitch.


THE JUDGING PANEL:

Dr. Kate Cornick, CEO of LAUNCH VIC

Kate Cornick is the CEO of LaunchVic, the lead Victorian government agency tasked with growing Victoria’s startup ecosystem. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies, and deliver new industry benefits to the Australian economy.

Kate is deeply passionate about the role of innovation in our economy and society more broadly, and has considerable experience in technology innovation across Startups, academia, corporates and government. Most recently, Kate was the CEO of human resources technology start-up Rision Ltd, creating new products, partnerships, sales and ultimately a listing on the ASX.


Malcolm Thornton, Head of Investment at CISCO

Malcolm leads investments and acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand while supporting the broader Asia, Pacific, Japan corporate development teams across the region. Globally, Cisco is a major venture capital investor with an active portfolio of US$2b in over 100 direct investments and 40 funds.

Malcolm has extensive experience in the venture capital world both as investor and entrepreneur. He spent over a decade on the investment team at Starfish Ventures, one of Australia’s leading venture firms and had his first investment role with JAFCO Asia representing their investment activities in Australia. He also spent several years in the US with Platypus Technology, a high performance data storage startup.


Imogen Baxter, Head of Community at SQUARE PEG CAPITAL

Imogen is Head of Community at Square Peg Capital and is the current Community Curator of the Sydney Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

Prior to joining Square Peg, Imogen was a founding team member and Head of Communications at Sendle, a tech startup providing logistics services for small businesses and, before this, she was the General Manager at TuShare, a peer-to-peer sharing marketplace operating in Australia.


Alon Cassuto, Chairperson at Young AICC

Alon has been the Chairperson of the Young AICC since 2010. Over the past 8 years, Alon has led the Young AICC's growth, building it into one of the most active and dynamic not-for-profits in Australia. Over this period, the Young AICC has seen hundreds of young leaders grow and develop through its programs, and thousands attend its networking events.

Alon has unique insight into Israel’s start up ecosystem and has led multiple missions and delegations to Israel. As a Culture and Leadership Consultant at Composure Group, Alon has worked with Australia's top executives and CEOs to transform their teams and organisations through the power of people and culture.


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