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FITNESS & WELLNESS INNOVATION EXPERTS PANEL

Do you have a sports and fitness startup and are looking for feedback from industry leaders?  

 

You now have the opportunity to present in front of Maccabi Tel Aviv BC, Legia Warsaw, Sylvan Adams Spots Institute - Tel Aviv University, Maccabi Tel Aviv BC, Wingate Institute, Inbal Pezaro, SZ Financial Consulting Firm and ZAG S&W Law Firm.

One of the first challenges and obstacles of startups is the product market fit. What we think as entrepreneurs might be completely different than the market. In which case we will need to tweak our product and that can result in a loss of capital. Minimize your risk and present your startup to industry leaders and learn from their experience and knowledge.

 

The 6 chosen startups will pitch for 8 industry leaders that will provide insight and a unique perspective on the market.

This is an excellent forum to challenge your product and go to market and start relationships with top organizations. 

Join us in our Sports & Fitness Expert Panel and seize the opportunity.

 

The panel will take place on September 10th at 11:00am.

The experts:

TOMASZ ZAHORSKI, LEGIA WARSAW

Board Member at Legia Warszawa - biggest Polish football and multi sports club - as well as CEO of Legia's subsidiary company responsible for construction and operations of club's new state of the art training facilities and R&D center. He is also member of the Supervisory Board of Legia Warszawa Basketball.

Tomasz is a general manager and lawyer with over 14 years of experience among others in complex infrastructural projects and a proven track record in sports and entertainment industry including preparations to and staging of major sporting events (UEFA EURO 2012, EHF EURO 2016), construction and operations of modern multifunctional venues (including management of PGE National Stadium in Warsaw), as well as advising clubs, sporting federations and governmental authorities.

PIOTR ZMIJEWSKI, LEGIA WARSAW

Head of the Legia Lab Research and Development Center. Responsible for coordinating the process of research, development and disseminating the science at Legia.

A well-experienced scientist, physiologist and consultant in the field of implementing science achievements in sports practice. At the Institute of Sport, he managed the research and implementation department, and was supervising more than 20 researches and scientific projects. Consultant and jury member in acceleration programs:  representing corporate partners, startups and supporting the development of technological solutions in sports. Editor-in-chief in Biology of Sport – the scientific journal with Impact Factor score.

INBAL PEZARO, PARALYMPIC MEDALIST

From the age of 12 Pezaro had been competing in international swimming competitions. Following her exemption from military service with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), she volunteered to service and was certified as a swimming instructor. She took part at the 2004 Summer Paralympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics. Pezaro won a silver medal on the opening day of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, after coming in second place in the 100-meter freestyle competition. She set a new Israeli record with 1:12.57 minutes. Pezaro claimed her second medal, finishing second in the 200 meters freestyle S5 competition. Bela Hlavackova of the Czech Republic beat Pezaro in the women's 100 breast SB4, giving Inbal her third silver medal of the Beijing Paralympics. Pezaro emerged as one of the country's biggest stars in the Paralympics in Beijing. She won a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics 200 meter freestyle, coming in at 3:38.20 minutes.

MICKEY SCHEINOWITZ, TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Professor of cardiovascular and exercise physiology.

Prof. Scheinowitz is the Director of the Sylvan Adams Sports Institute, Tel Aviv University. Until recently, he was the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He was also the founder and the director of the Biomedical Technology Innovation Program (BioMedTech) at Tel Aviv University.

In addition, Prof. Scheinowitz is the Head of Siim Campus for Coaches and Instructors at Tel Aviv University Sports Center. Prof. Scheinowitz is a member of the European Network for Health Enhancing Physical Activity, World Health Organization. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and served as a Member of the EIM (Exercise is Medicine) Educational Committee.

EYAL SHARGAL, WINGATE INSTITUTE

Ph.D, Head of The Ribstein Center for Sports Medicine, Sciences and Research​

Wingate Institute, The National Institute for Sport Excellence

OFIR FRANK, MACCABI TEL AVIV BC

Ofir Frank is the CTO of Maccabi Tel Aviv BC, responsible for seeking and building technological products and services that meet the team’s needs. Ofir has extensive experience in examinining the short and long-term needs of the group and help the group reach its objectives.

One of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s goals as a world leading sports club, is to be the leading innovation team and to take part in the Israeli startup ecosystem.

ITAMAR MEI-ZAHAV, ZAG S&W LAW FIRM

Itamar Mei-Zahav is a partner in the firm’s Hi-Tech and Venture Capital department, focused on providing ongoing legal advice to international and domestic entities, on all corporate and commercial aspects of their activities.

Itamar has extensive experience in the representation of venture capital funds, private investors, family offices and private equity funds in their investments in portfolio companies and he has been involved in many transactions with an emphasis on clients in the High-Tech and Life Sciences sectors.

RAMY SHVARTS, SZ FINANCIAL CONSULTING FIRM

Ramy specializes in providing accounting, tax and financial consulting services to SME’s and self-employed in industry and commerce, fashion, low tech, NPO’s, banking and more.Ramy accompanies SME’s through their life cycle advising them every step of the way. From opening the company, to financial planning, cash flow management, tax consulting and business strategy.Ramy holds a BA in Business Management and Accounting.

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