The Ayn Rand Atlas Award for Best Israeli Start-up
Creating Value in Israel and around the Globe

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision”

– Ayn Rand

ABOUT THE ATLAS AWARD

2019 marks the fourth year in which the Israeli Atlas Award event will be held in cooperation with the Ayn Rand Center, TheMarker and other leading partners such as the IVC, OVF and  Karyopharm Therapeutics. The prize will be granted to the Israeli start-up company which created a new technology, idea or product of exceptional value in Israel and worldwide.

Candidates for the Atlas Award are companies chosen amongst Israel’s most innovative, start-ups that meet the criteria for excellence. The finalists are selected following a thorough evaluation by a steering committee made up of representatives from the event’s sponsoring groups.

These candidates then give presentations in front of a jury panel which select the winning company and grant them the Atlas Award.

The Atlas Award itself: The sculpture is an unparalleled portrayal of the mythological Atlas who hoists the world, paying homage to extraordinary achievements.

The Israeli Atlas Award was designed to raise public awareness towards the aspiration for productivity, pioneering, and prosperity by saluting the leading Israeli start-up company of 2021. The sculpture is an exclusive replica of the original, whose market price stands at nearly $100,000.

The 2021 Atlas Award winners will be announced in these categories:

  • Transportation, Aviation and Space – TAS
  • Financial Technology – FINTECH
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences – HCLS
  • Industry 4.0
  • Education and Media – EDMED

THE STAGES OF THE ATLAS AWARD COMPETITION:

Registration Stage: 

Registration of companies and selection of candidates to advance to the next stage.

Semi-Finals: 

At this stage, the Finalists are named. These companies are then evaluated, and invited to appear before the jury panel.

Final Competition: 

Companies are selected to compete in different categories for the Finals, followed by the selecting of the overall winner.

The Atlas Award Ceremony: Oct. 13, 2021

The award is designed to raise public awareness and express appreciation to the start-up with the most outstanding technology, idea or product that adds exceptional, breaks boundaries and increasing prosperity around the world and within the State of Israel.

The winning company chosen by a jury is granted a full-sized replica of a bronze sculpture of Atlas holding the world. The original sculpture, has a market value of 100,000 USD. The award is presented at a prestigious ceremony held at the Israeli Stock Exchange and attended by leaders from all sectors of the Israeli business world.

The Atlas Award Ceremony program (TBD)

ISRAEL’S RANKING IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, START-UPS, INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY

Per capita, this young nation of 8,323,248 leads the world in entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation and technology. Israel has more companies on NASDAQ than any other nation with the exception of the USA. Israel leads the world in the number of researchers per capita; it ranks second in research and development, and third in high-tech density. In world rankings, the Start-Up Nation stands at No. 10, after the USA and BEFORE Ireland, China and the U.K. Israel is Number One in the World in technology start-ups per capita, with over 4,000 active start-ups. Homegrown start-ups are now Israel’s top export, representing over 10% of the growing Israeli workforce, and the economic engine which drives Israel.

The winners of Atlas Awards

The finalists in 2019


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The finalists in 2018


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The finalists in 2017


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The finalist in 2016


The Atlas Committee 2018-2021

Moshik Kovarsky Founder and CEO of Alpha Vee Solutions Ltd., Chairman of the Committee 2016-2021
Batya Feldman Contenent Manager IVC Research Center
Dr. Shlomo Kalish Founder and Managing Partner at Jerusalem Global Ventures 2016-2017
Sharon Shacham, Ph.D., M.B.A .President and Chief Scientific Officer, Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc 2017-2021
Golan Sherman Board of Management, Head of Innovation at Bank Hapoalim 2018
Zvi Maayan VP Business Development, Israel Aerospace Industries 2018
Tal Safani VP Customer Success Americas at MuleSoft 2016-2017
Tehila Yanai Co-CEO at CofaceBdi 2018
Gil Hod Financial Expert, Director at Harel Finance, Psagot, and HPE 2017-2021
Robin Dow .CEO, Dow Gr 2021
Jeff Polak Managing Diredtor Polak Investors 2021
Dr. Michal Varkat Managing Director Lear Innovation Ventures 2021
Inbal Shenfeld Co Founder at Doya Medical 2021
Uri Schneider Sr. Startups Buisness Development Manager at Amazon Web Services 2021
Giampaolo Guarnieri Director at Formula Growth Asia Limited
David Sokolic Investor Partner at OurCrowd 2021
Eliran Elimelech VP of Strategic Partnerships at Start-Up Nation Central 2021
Monika Rozalska-Lilo Senior startup business developer (AWS) 2021
Dr. Michal Vakrat Wolkin Partner at GFT Ventures 2021
Shai Beilis Leader of Technology Ventures Formulaventures
Nurit Aniv Bar VP Sales Enterprise AI at Razor Labs 2021
Inbal Shenfeld Co Founder and angel investor. CEO of NickNack
Zvi Maayan VP BizDev Israel Aerospace Industries
Amit Harel Partner, Services to MNCs Co-Leader, Deloitte Catalyst
Dr. Ran Gozali Executive Vice President, GM Land & Naval Division at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Anat Avni-Papo Director Of Innovation at Menora Mivtachim Insurance LTD
Tehila Yanai Co-CEO of BDI
Amitai Ziv The Marker High-Tec Editor
Robin Dow CEO of Dow Group
Golan Sherman VP & Head of Innovation Bank Hapoalim
Eyal Cochva Owner & CEO Business Development Center, BSN.
Stephen Bailey Director of Strategic Marketing at Mentor, a Siemens Busines
Yoni Greifman General Manager, Central Eastern Europe at Uber
Robert van Dortmond Startup Coach, Mentor, Board Member University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Business School

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