Globes, April 1, 2004
IVA start-up contest winners announced

The Israel Venture Association's contest categories: software and IT, communications, life science and homeland security.

Zoomix, Wisair, UltraShape and Aspectus have been named the winners of the Israel Start-Up Show Competition that was held during the Israel Venture Association (IVA) annual high-tech conference in Tel Aviv. During the conference, the IVA held a start-up competition in four categories: software and information technology (IT), communications, life science and homeland security. More than 40 companies that passed the final screening stage presented to Israeli and foreign investors during the conference.

Zoomix won the software and IT category. Wisair won the communications category. UltraShape won the life sciences category. Aspectus won the homeland security category.

The jury judging the competition included Accel Partners partner Bruce Golden, TLCom Capital Partners founder Mauro Pretolani, T-Ventures investment manager Ulrich Emmesberger, and Lightspeed Ventures partner Isaac Applbaum.

The prizes were awarded by IVA chairman Chemi Peres and Eurofund 2000 LP managing partner Moshe Price, who also chaired the jury.

All the companies that competed in the Start-Up Show gave 10 minute presentations to local and foreign investors. The winning companies will each receive a one-page advert in "Forbes Magazine", a strategic communications session with Koteret Public Relations and access to four IDC research reports.

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