Today I joined 12 other really smart people at the law offices of Greenberg Traurig in Tel Aviv where we heard pitches from 16 startup companies who made it to the semi-finals where we served as judges for the upcoming mHealth Israel Conference on February 18.

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Levi Shapiro manages to bring in healthcare experts and professionals from all over the world for these events. I have been to many of them, and I have to tell you that they are really first rate.

I go not so much because I am some healthcare expert. I go because it gives me glimpse of the future.

Like everything that is imagined here, they need global markets, because Israel is a tiny domestic market.

The flip side to this is that when you are creating for healthcare, you are doing this to advance humanity.

Sure, there is a business side to all this, but several of the companies we saw today were created from a personal experience or having lost a friend or family member to something that could have been avoided. If you save or improve one life, you can often find millions of others with similar issues or circumstances.

So be it in Israel, the U.S., the U.K., or China, it’s just a matter of serving and helping millions or billions of people.

Levi’s next event is the mHealth Conference on February 18.

There’s a full week of events all over the country that are taking place before the conference.

And he’s bringing a wonderful group of speakers, scheduling some wonderful one on one meetings, and lots more.

While not every company who pitched today will be in the final round, the ones who do make it, will not only amaze you, but give you a glimpse of the future. Levi is really good at this and has built a very good community in the process of doing these events over and over and over.

Be it for personal reasons, business reasons, or if you have an interest in getting sneak peak at the future, invest February 18 in you, your organization, or whatever will help you, help others in advancing mHealth, and our world at large.

Yeah, it’s that big.