75 Young Technologists
3-Day Social Impact Hackathon

Hosted at Google for Startups (Campus Israel) and the Barclays Rise Center
January 16 - 18, 2019
Tel Aviv


We believe in impact. We have convened young technologists and entrepreneurs from all over the world in Tel Aviv from NYU, Yale, Cornell, Harvard, and 26 other college campuses and 7 countries to ignite grassroots social change.

Diverse, technical entrepreneurs. Competitors in the hackathon come from a variety of academic backgrounds in cybersecurity, data science, big data, artificial intelligence, and programming - as well as non-technical fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build and share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science. (Major League Hacking definition)

How many people can be on a team?

We strongly recommend teams of 3-5 people; if you don't have a team let us know.

Do I need a team or idea to sign up?

Teams must be formed prior to hackathon start and submitted to organizer via form by Saturday, January 12th at 5pm.

All projects must start from scratch and built during the time you are at the event. Ideas may be generated beforehand or during TAVhacks.

Who can participate?

All TAVtech Fellows, TAVtech alumni, Shenkar students and volunteers can participate.

How does judging work?

Judging will be based on four criterion: Potential Impact, Quality of Idea, Design, and Function. An elaboration will be provided prior to the event to those who have signed up.

I have more questions. Who should I contact?

Please send additional questions to hackathon@taventure.org.
Happy hacking!

Who We Are

TAVtech Ventures Global (TAVtech) is a nonprofit that operates a coding and entrepreneurship fellowship which brings students from top US universities to Israel over winter break to learn high demand coding skills while being immersed in Israel’s startup economy.

Intensive Courses
Data Science, Design and Prototyping, and Cybersecurity


Wednesday, Jan 16th

At the Barclays Rise Center

Ahad Ha'Am St 54,Tel Aviv-Yafo

  • Breakfast9:00am
  • Welcome address10:00am
  • Opening Keynote10:15am
  • TAVhacks begins!10:30am
  • Lunch Break12:00pm
  • TAVhacks12:30pm
  • Dinner Break18:00pm
  • TAVhacks19:00pm
  • End of Day 1 [optional]23:00pm

Thursday, Jan 17th

At Google for Startups (Campus Israel)

Ha-Umanim St 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo

  • Breakfast8:30am
  • Prof Yossi Matias, VP Engineering, Google10:00am
  • Hacking10:30am
  • Lunch Break12:00pm
  • Continue Hacking12:30pm
  • Jack Levy from Israel Cleantech Ventures15:00pm
  • Dinner Break18:00pm
  • Continue Hacking19:00pm
  • End of Day 223:00pm

Friday, Jan 18th

At Google for Startups (Campus Israel)

Ha-Umanim St 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo

  • Breakfast8:00am
  • Hacking Continues9:40am
  • Hacking Ends12:00pm
  • Winners announced + Closing ceremony13:00pm
  • Out of the building14:00pm

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Shaked Kafzan

Co-Founder and CTO at CybersecurityStartup


Dima Vishnevetsky

Front-end developer / UX designer


Yossi Dan

Co-founder at 3iCampus | Chief Innovation Officer at Challengy


Dr. Keren Ouaknine (Head Judge)

Senior Big Data Scientist at Redis Labs

Dr. Nir Tsuk

Founding Director, NYU Bronfman’s Institute of Impact and Intrapreneurship

Dr. Idit Harel

Founder at Gazelle Learning


Yaniv Aviran

Chief Product Officer at Click2Speak


Prof Yossi Matias

VP Engineering, Google

Jack Levy

Founder at Israel Cleantech Ventures

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