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Arena Challenge Summit

A two-day event showcasing urban challenges and climate tech solutions, including startup pitches and networking opportunities between entrepreneurs and global industry leaders. Sept. 11-12, 2023 : Herzliya, Israel. See full schedule below.

11/9 - Gala evening invites only

Mr. Moshe Fadlon - Mayor of Herzliya
Mr. Ronen Sharon – Arena Herzliya CEO
Mr. Asi Shalgi – President, NetZero Technology Ventures KEYNOTE
Mr. Amir Gat - VP Strategy & special projects, SolarEdge

 12/9 - ARENA SUMMIT 2023 registration required 

9:00 - 10:00

Registration and Assembly

10:00 - 10:15

Ted Talk - Prof. Yoav Yair Dean, School of Sustainability Reichman University

10:30 -11:30

Panel: Directions and Opportunities in Urban Sustainability Climate Tech

Moderator: Ifat Zamir – Managing Director of HiCity, Herzliya Municipality Innovation Center


Ehud Lazar - CEO the Municipality of Herzliya

Guy Pross - Group Head of IR at Viola fund, Lecturer, Reichman University

Avishay Kimeldorf - Partner, Chief of Project Management, Reality Investment Funds

Shomrat Shurtz - Senior Director of Business Development at Israel Innovation Authority

Tue David Bak - Managing Director, Greater Copenhagen

12:30 -13:30

Panel: Business Sector and Technology - Investments during a climate crisis

Moderator: Yael Weisz Zilberman - Head of the Climate Tech Sector at Start-Up Nation Central


Dr. Barak Ben-Avinoam - CEO NetZero Technology Ventures
Maya Poleg - VP Global Marketing, SolarEdge Technologies

Dr. Tzipi Iser Itsiq - Partner at Lipa Meir & Co, Advocates
Dr. Bracha Halaf, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Gravity Climate-Fund
Yael Zaig - Head of organizational development and ESG, Mizrahi-Tefahot

14:00 - 16:00

Startup Pitches


Announcing the Winner of the ARENA CHALLENGE

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