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10 Start-Ups to Compete at Tel Aviv’s TechCrunch ‘Meetup + Pitch-Off’

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TechCrunch's first start-up meetup + pitch-off will be held in Tel Aviv on June 22. Photo: Screenshot from

TechCrunch’s first start-up meetup + pitch-off will be held in Tel Aviv on June 22. Photo: Screenshot from – On June 22, TechCrunch is holding its first start-up meetup + pitch-off in Tel Aviv, presented by Israeli technology banking group Leumi Tech and Israel public relations agency Blonde 2.0.

“Israel remains one of the world’s key producers of startups and cutting-edge technology, so it would be remiss of us not to get the TechCrunch community together there,” TechCrunch stated in its announcement of the event.

As part of the event, former Israeli president Shimon Peres will make an address, likely reiterating his former remarks about the Jewish state’s start-up nation reputation that “in Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology.”

In the event, the following 10 Israeli and international startup pitches will be judged by eminent members of the tech community:

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