Every time I cross paths with Yossi Dan, he’s on the phone with someone or involved in something to do with connecting the Israeli and French startup ecosystem.

And now, Yossi is doing something something really special that is very close to my heart… and my appetite.

In the new economy era, we have the opportunity to design together the new ways we chose food, share, buy, cook and eat; and in general the whole food experience.” - Yossi Dan

In the new economy era, we have the opportunity to design together the new ways we chose food, share, buy, cook and eat; and in general the whole food experience.” – Yossi Dan

He’s bringing together the The Chamber of Commerce Israel France and the Challengy innovation agency to help organize the first ever, Israeli FoodTech Competition.

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This competition will celebrate the emerging Israeli foodtech industry and will put on stage its best startups and entrepreneurs on February 18th -as one of the official events of the 3rd week “So French, So Food” of the Embassy of France in Israel.

Screen Shot 2015-02-01 at 8.44.51 PMThis will allow to identify the top-notch Israeli startups in the food industry, and they are looking to get applications from the best entrepreneurs who have developed a product or service that enrich the food and eating experience.

You don’t have to be a French entrepreneur to take part. The competition is open to all in Israel and includes categories, but not limited to:

  • Healthy food: health, wellness & security
  • Social food: learning, sharing & delivery
  • Growing food: agritech & cleantech

A bilateral jury with gastronomy and technology experts will judge the projects and will announce the winner during the FoodTech Pitch Night that will take place in the center of Tel Aviv on Wednesday February 18 at 6pm.

Apply Now.

You may apply here. The deadline is Thursday, February 12 at midnight.

“Our goal of the competition is to open a unique dialog between top chefs, top entrepreneurs and the whole community of gastronomy and technology connoisseurs,” Yossi told me. “In the new economy era, we have the opportunity to design together the new ways we chose food, share, buy, cook and eat; and in general the whole food experience.”