And the winner is ... Journeyz!

Recapping Our Victory in the 7th Annual Coller Startup Competition

Journeyz is delighted and honored to announce that we emerged victorious in the 7th annual Coller Startup Competition, held at Tel Aviv University. This competition has been a fantastic journey for our team, and we are thrilled to share the highlights of our experience with you.

Abby Blaze
Abby Blaze
June 2, 2024
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And the winner is ... Journeyz!

From Finalists to Champions: An Extraordinary Journey

The adventure began when Journeyz was chosen as one of the twelve finalists in this highly competitive event. It was a golden opportunity for us to showcase our innovative idea to potential investors and clients. The competition began in a beautiful courtyard where we had the opportunity to interact one-on-one with judges and guests. This informal networking gave us a chance to discuss Journeyz directly with interested parties, paving the way for potential business partnerships and client relationships.

The main event took place in an auditorium, where each finalist had a nerve-wracking five minutes to present their groundbreaking ideas. We were in awe of the unique and brilliant concepts presented by the other contestants. Moreover, listening to the previous competition winners sharing their success stories was truly inspiring, as it showed us the immense potential and opportunities that lie ahead for Journeyz.

Standing Out in a Sea of Startups: Our Motivation for Competing

Entering the competition was a strategic decision for Journeyz. In a world filled with countless startups, it is crucial to stand out from the crowd. The Coller Startup Competition offered the perfect platform to gain attention, recognition, and interest from investors. The panel of judges, comprising investors, university professors, and tech executives, brought a wealth of expertise, and their belief in our company's potential has been a major motivation for us to succeed.

Reaping the Rewards: What We Gained

The competition turned out to be a remarkable experience for Journeyz, and the rewards were plentiful. The recognition and the prize were a testament to our hard work and dedication. Journeyz co-founder, Guy Gadnir, believes that the true value of the competition lay in the mentorship we received from industry experts, including the esteemed Dr. Shai Harel. Their guidance helped us refine our storytelling skills and present our vision in the most compelling way. Connections and networking opportunities were abundant during the event. We established numerous contacts with the judges and fellow startups, offering us potential collaborations and avenues for growth. The one-on-one interactions at our booth allowed us to delve into the finer details that couldn't be covered in the brief five-minute presentation.

The Impact Beyond the Stage: A Journey of Growth

Winning the competition was only the beginning of our exciting journey. We started as one of 150 candidates and progressed through the intense competition rounds, eventually reaching the finals alongside 11 other exceptional startups. Along the way, we attended learning sessions and workshops, where industry executives and university professors helped us hone our storytelling abilities and create a powerful pitch. Beyond the five minutes on stage, there was a lot of effort invested in crafting a compelling story to be used to present Journeyz both in and out of the competition. From our booth explanations to the one-on-one interactions, each aspect played a pivotal role in showcasing the uniqueness of our product.

Looking Ahead: Raising Funds and Accelerating Our Product Development

With the victory in the Coller Startup Competition under our belt, Journeyz is geared up for the next phase of growth. We plan to raise funds to accelerate our product development, bringing our innovative idea to life and making a real impact in the market.


The 7th annual Coller Startup Competition has been a transformative experience for Journeyz. From being one of the finalists to claiming the top spot, the journey has been filled with invaluable lessons, connections, and recognition. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the judges, organizers, and fellow participants for making this competition a memorable one. The victory has further strengthened our mission to make Journeyz a resounding success, and we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for our company.

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