March 15-16
Israeli Companies Attending SXSW® | Austin, Texas

A group of Israeli companies will be in Austin, Texas this March to participate in SXSW®.  The Government of Israel Economic Mission is also hosting its own program to welcome the group, and showcase Israeli innovation:


Israel Innovation Showcase & Happy Hour Reception Monday, March 16th, 2015, 4:00PM-8:00PM, The Madison, 307 W. 5th St, Austin, Texas

Join Igal Elbaz, VP, Ecosystem & Innovation, AT&T to hear tips for scouting for innovative technologies, and then listen to pitches from emerging Israeli technology companies and connect with investors, advertising and marketing agencies, technology companies and Fortune 500 executives from around the country.  The Innovation Showcase will run from 4:00-5:30PM, and the Happy Hour Reception will follow immediately.  Music, hors d’oeuvres & beverages will be served throughout the event.


Israeli Companies attending SXSW® and Innovation Showcase, Monday, March 16th at 4:00PM:


Glide* is the world’s first and only live video messaging app, allowing users to send and receive video messages instantaneously.

MyReply* is a mobile application that provides Q&A between celebrities and their fans.

Qork* is a highly localized social network app.

Samba is a video messaging app that allows senders to view video of recipients opening messages.

CheerZ is a social app that allows users to easily gift great experiences to their friends and other users.

Yo is a social app, designed for iOS, Android and Windows phone that allows users to send push notifications to one another.

Fusic is a social video platform that lets you create a mashup cover video of yourself singing karaoke style, lip-syncing duets or dance with your favourite artists, by integrating yourself into the original music clip.


StylIthelps users discover the right fashion for their body & budget with free weekly outfit suggestions.

Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services.

Seat Serve is an app that keeps you in your seats during the big game, by allowing you to order & pay for food/merchandise from your smartphone and have it delivered directly to your seat.

TotalbooX allows users free downloads of books or bookshelves of interest and as they read, the proportional value of the pages read is deducted from the user’s balance, ensuring that users pay only for the pages they actually read (never more than than total book value).

TOM Israel is a global community of “makers” that want to make the world a better place by developing products that answer challenges and aim for the needs of those in extreme poverty in developing and developed countries

Mail RU Mail.Ru Group develops internet communications and entertainment services globally.


Gigya* has built a Customer Identity Management Platform which helps companies build better relationships by turning unknown visitors into known, loyal and engaged customers.

Five Blocks creates a personalized, long-term online brand strategy, focusing on “enhancing the positive,” optimizing the sites, content, and media that should ideally make up your brand’s online reputation.


MobileODT (Mobile Optical Detection Technologies) gives billions of people around the world without easy access to a physician an affordable way to save their lives and the lives of their loved ones with smartphone point-of-care diagnostics.


Onysus* provides a visual editor allowing anyone to create immersive experiences with computer vision technologies.

Homage Technology a cutting-edge video creation platform, which is designed to change the way media & advertisers interact with their consumers.

(* Denotes companies that will be pitching during the innovation showcase.)

The event is sponsored by the Ministry of Economy and Government of Israel Economic Mission, the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute and the Michigan-Israel Business Bridge, and partially sponsored by OurCrowd and Israel Bonds.  Registration is free but required – please click here to register.

For more information, contact Daniel Blumenthal.


SXSW® badge holders can also attend an official SXSW® Core Conversation:

Israel: Small Country, Big Ideas  Sunday, March 15, 5:00-6:00PM at the Hilton Austin Downtown – An official SXSW® Core Conversation, open to all SXSW® badge-holders.


Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest

  • 111 East Wacker Drive Suite 1230
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
    Tel: (+1 312) 332-2160 Fax: (+1 312) 332-2163
  • Companies based in the Midwest
    please use the contact form below

    Companies based in Israel
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