The 7th Atlas Award event will be broadcast live on May 15th at 6:00 PM Israel time, 11:00 AM  (Eastern Time Zone), and 08:00 AM (Pacific Time Zone) and 4:00 PM London (GMT/BST).
The Atlas Juniors 2nd  Cycle projects Conference will start at 13:30 ( 6:30 AM Eastern Time Zone and 11:30 AM GMT/BST)



1:30 PM  |  Opening remarks

Dr. Elina Lustov, director and founder of the Center for the Gifted and Outstanding and the Atlas Juniors Program

1:35 PM  |  Start-up project presentation competition

1:45 PM  |  Announcement of the winners of the Atlas Juniors competition

Dr. Michael Kauffman, CEO & President, Nereid Therapeutics; Drug Developer, Board Member, Physician Scientist, Chairperson of the judging committee

5:00 PM
Gathering and cocktails

6:00 PM  |  Opening remarks

Host: Tal Shorrer, TV 13 News
Boaz Arad,
Ceo of The Atlas Award, Ayn Rand Center and Co-founder of Atlas Juniors

6:10 PM  | "Next October" – Israeli Resilience, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Yizhar Shay, Former Minister of Science and Technology, Co-founder of Next October

6:25 PM  | Collaboration as a Key to Success
Oren Sagi, CEO of Cisco Israel and Valdi Sandler, Vice President of Partnerships, Co-founder of Lightspin, Acquired by Cisco in conversation with Tal Shorer
Eyal Rabid,
CEO of Victory Supermarket Chain and Daniel Lenor, Founder and CEO of ShopperAI in conversation with Tal Shorer

6:45 PM  | On the Road to IPO: About the Employees and Their Capital Importance

6:55 PM  | Climate-Tech in Israel
Dr. Sharon Shacham, Co-founder and Co-CEO at E44 Venture

7:05 PM  | The Atlas Award ceremony
Host: Laura Cellier, journalist & broadcaster, Blomberg, i24news and France 24

Mr. Carl Barney, founder of Prometheus Foundation &Co-founder of The Atlas Award
Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David Sokol, Chairman of Teton Capital, LLC, in conversation with Laura Cellier

7:25 PM  | The Atlas Juniors Project
Dr. Elina Lustov, founder and CEO of the Center for the Gifted Students and The Atlas Juniors project

7:35 PM  | The Atlas Award winner in 2022 
Avi Veidman,
CEO of Nucleai

7:45 PM   | The Ceremony Announcing the leading companies in the award's categories – and awarding the 2024 Atlas 

Moshik Kovarsky, chairman of the judging committee, Committee Members and supporters of the Atlas Award. 

Dr. Sharon Shacham Co-Founder and Managing Partner at E44 Ventures announcing the winners of the Healthcare and Life Sciences category.
Anat Avni-Papo, Head of Innovation at Wix Capital to announce the winner in the AI and Deep Learning Tools category.
Tal Dori, CEO at IBI Capital Ltd to announce the winner in the Industry 4.0 – Industrial Innovation category.
Dr. Michal Vakrat Wolkin, Investor, Managing Director, Physicist to announce the winner in the Transportation and Micro-Mobility category.
Gil Hod, financial expert innovation mentor to announce the winner in the Personal and Civil security & Defense category.

Dr. Michael Kaufman CEO & President, Nereid Therapeutics announce the winning company of the 2024 Atlas Award.

8:20 PM   | Closing Remarks

Boaz Arad, CEO of the Ayn Rand Center and the Atlas Award


  • About the Atlas award:

2024 is the 7th year in which the Atlas Award event is held in partnership
with the Ayn Rand Center, Calcalist, IVC, Prometheus Foundation and other

As in any other year, the award will be bestowed on an Israeli start-up
company that created a technology, idea or product with exceptional value
locally and globally over the past year in one of the following categories:

  • Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS)
  • AI and Deep Learning Tools (AIDL)
  • Industry 4.0 – Industrial Innovation (IND4)
  • Transportation and Micro-Mobility (TRMM)
  • Personal and Civil security & Defense (PECSD)

The companies nominated for the award are chosen after extensive consideration
by a team comprising of members of the event's partners – from among the
innovative and outstanding start-up companies in Israel in the last year which
meet the criteria of a groundbreaking company in Israel and in the world.

  • The Atlas award Prize:

The Atlas Award, which is a sculpture donated by the acclaimed sculptor Richard Minns Z"L, is a statue representing an unprecedented image of the mythological Atlas lifting the world as a token of appreciation for extraordinary achievement. The award is intended to put on the public agenda
the aspiration for creativity, for breaking boundaries and for prosperity – and to express appreciation for the leading start-up company in Israel in the past year. The award valued at 100,000 USD.