G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. G-Startup Worldwide will be hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2016 including Tel Aviv, Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangalore, Taipei and San Francisco. In 2016, G-Startup Worldwide will invest $1 million into 18 companies around the world. Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executives. More about G-Startup Worldwide

G-Startup Tel Aviv

The winner of G-Startup Tel Aviv will receive a $50,000 investment prize and the second place winner will receive a $20,000 investment prize. The winner will also receive a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the 2016 G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner. The second place winner overall will receive an additional $120,000 winner and the Global Winner will receive an additional $250,000 investment!

G-Startup Tel Aviv 2016 Top 10

Top 10

Cinch provides financing solutions for businesses based on store credit sales. With our platform, businesses can build campaigns to sell store credit, get the cash directly from their customers that they need to grow or operate and manage all the money… based on this data we generate a new score for external money to join.

Shoptimally provides machine learning and deep learning algorithms today focus on making the most out of the data available. There’s a glass ceiling to how much you can make out of a small amount of data, and current algorithms are quite close to it. Shoptimally is focused on creating more data and better data – therefore breaking through that glass ceiling and learning more than would be possibly under the current working process. We use this technology to help e-commerce sites learn what each individual buyer is looking for and create a better user experience from the first visit.

The Grid is developing proprietary technology to enable the provision of various “on-demand” courier and delivery services. The Grid’s technology and tools are focused on enabling the simultaneous performance of several, unrelated “on-demand” delivery assignments by a single courier. This is a challenging and unique proposition which dramatically improves the service’s costs and consequent price, while still offering an innovative, “on-demand” experience.

feelter – Consumers today search for the truth all over social media to make their buying decisions. feelter is a platform that improves sales and engagement by enhancing the shopping experience with highly curated social content (mentions, reviews, photos, videos and insights) on the web and in Apps and stores, right next to the product, designed to support consumer decisions and eliminate the need to wonder off into competitor territory for more information.

ZCast is an end to end platform for generating global group podcasts with no need for a studio or equipment. Available on iOS in a native app and a full web app including Android support, users can define a topic, choose co hosts and go live with zero barriers.

TapReason helps mobile applications fulfill their true potential. Building a successful app requires building a great product, but a great product alone isn’t enough. A successful app has to reach critical user mass (AKA go viral or buy users). This is where TapReason comes in. TapReason is an automated internal campaign management platform for promoting mobile apps by optimizing their viral loop.

TRENCH is making the fashion industry economical for consumers, enabling any women to enjoy an infinite closet without opening her wallet. TRENCH is building fashion sharing economies and empowering them with an innovative digital currency and an engaging geo-location app. TRENCH enables women to continuously enjoy new fashion items for their closets, without using more money, getting them even faster than deliveries, while making new friends.

TROPHiT is the world’s first value-driven marketing platform. It’s patent-pending no-SDK technology turns mobile game virtual items into marketable units called “vouchers” to allow unique marketing methods that improve traffic quality: “recycling” gold leftovers in an inactive game for a new sword in a new game, text your friend 50 gems as a signup gift, distribute 200 free chips for Korean new users vs. 500 in UK, and more – all tracked through your favorite tracking provider.

FieldIn Tech is an IoT software service company that optimizes integrated pest management in orchards, groves and vineyards. Our intuitive, analytics-based solution is designed for both grower teams and their stakeholders. The product makes it possible to utilize data from the field throughout the entire crop protection cycle, and creates a new level of transparency, traceability and collaboration.

ONDiGO is leveraging automation & and machine learning to automate tedious sales tasks and capture repeatable success patterns that transform salespeople into top performers.


  • Gigi Levy, Founding Partner, NFX
  • Yahal Zilka, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Magma Venture Partners
  • Amir Pinchas, Head of Operations and Portfolio, Microsoft Ventures
  • Adam Benayoun, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
  • Mony Hassid, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
  • Yossi Vinitski, Head of High Tech, Bank Hapoalim
  • Tal Morgenstern, Partner, Sequoia Capital
  • Eden Shochat, Equal Partner, Aleph
  • Barrett Parkman, Co-Founder & VP, Global Innovator Fund
  • Tim Xiong, Head of Startup Incubation, Amazon Web Services China
  • Tayman Kan, Managing Partner, CreditEase Venture


Regional Competition (G-Startup Tel-Aviv)
G-Startup Tel Aviv Winner receives
  • $50k investment prizes
  • 1 Year G-Network Membership
  • Opportunity to pitch your startup in the G-Startup Worldwide finals
    in Silicon Valley
  • Complimentary trip to Silicon Valley (up to $1000 flight + 3 nights hotel)
  • VIP Ticket to GMIC SV
  • Demo booth at GMIC SV
G-Startup Tel Aviv 2nd Place Winner receives
  • $20k investment prizes
  • 1 Year G-Network Membership
G-startup Tel Aviv Top 10 competitors receive
  • Opportunity to pitch on stage at GMIC Tel Aviv
  • Complimentary demo booth at a GMIC Tel Aviv
  • Complimentary GMIC Tel Aviv passes
Global Final Competition
Grand Prize Winner (1) receives
  • Additional $250k investment ($300k total)
Overall 2nd Place Winner receives
  • Additional $120k investment ($170k total)


Funding: Raised a seed round but less than $1.5 million
Traction: Minimum viable product built and showing initial signs of traction in local market in terms of users, engagement, ARPU etc.
Industry: Mobile, IoT, wearables, VR, Drones, Robotics, Education, Health, Cloud, Social and Commerce
Mission: Preference given to startups with innovative products that have a chance to make a positive impact on the world
Geography: Startups can be from any country in the world

Important Dates

Application deadline: February 20th, 2016

Sponsors and Partners


Bank Hapoalim

Accelerator Partners

Microsoft Ventures

Promotional Partners

EISP 8200
Startup Stadium
Tech for Good
Upwest Labs

Global Strategic Partners

Cheetah Mobile
Sequoia Capital