The Rhode Island Israeli Collaborative (RIIC) in collaboration with Innovate Newport, The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, and HUBASHDOD Israel has announced a BlueTech Startup Competition. The goal of the competition is to cultivate the international blue tech ecosystem by supporting startups and connecting them with strategic partners, mentors, and resources. The program will create connections specifically between the Ashdod Bluetech ecosystem and the Rhode Island Bluetech ecosystem.
The BlueTech Startup Competition will identify four startup companies in the Bluetech space from each location for a total of eight companies based on criteria developed by the innovation hubs in each city: HUBASHDOD and Innovate Newport. The companies will compete for a 1st place prize that will include cash as well as a customized trip to the partnering country where the winner will gain access to personalized introductions, meetings, and coworking space. U.S. Newport judges will judge the four Israeli pitches; whereas Israeli judges will judge the four American pitches.
More information here: BLUETECH Startup Competition. Info