SHAAR Scale-up

Connecting startups with funding opportunities, investors, and clients.

About the Program

Place: SHAAR Hub, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem    Application Deadline:  Cohort 1# applications are closed
Cohort 2# applications will open in Summer 2024

Startups participating in the scale-up program will experience an intensive, business-focused in-person week. The program includes business meetings, leading up to a pitch and expo event. Additionally, selected startups will be offered an extra 6-8 weeks of business development stage

Our platform is dedicated to fostering innovation and launching it into international markets, with the goal of driving significant advancements in the global healthcare sector.


July 2024

Cohort 2# applications will open

September 2024

Application submission deadline

September 2024

Invitation to pitch/interview (First committee) +Invitation to pitch/interview (Final commitee)

For selected startups

October 2024

SHAAR decision notification

For selected startups

December 2024


The Right Time, The Right Place.

Leveraging Shaare Zedek Medical Center (SZMC) and Arieli Capital’s expertise, we offer startups key insights into scaling and investments, including:

  • Funding  and investment opportunities
  • Connect with international investors, global industry leaders and government officials
  • Access to SZMC’s facilities and clinical data for pilot projects, clinical trials and R&D collaborations
  • A chance to receive a comprehensive service package, including physical office space
  • Access to legal and regulatory advisory services
  • Membership in our community

Cohort Verticals

Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring

Personalized Medicine

Medical Device

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare

Who Can Apply?


Working MVP or product

Market Validation

Startups with market validation and/or revenues


Startups that raised capital / funds/ grants


Experienced and dedicated team

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Cohort 2# applications will open in Summer 2024 Please complete the form below. It takes about 9 minutes and should be done in one session, as drafts can't be saved. Remember, the max file size is 10MB.

Among our Mentors & Industry Leaders

Ron Hadani

VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Arieli Capital

Eyal Moskal

EVP Fintech Ventures, Arieli Capital

Rivka Rudensky

Chief Information Officer at Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Marina Nitsa Viergutz

Partner and Investment Executive, Arieli Capital

Dr. Andy David

Chief of Global Affairs, Arieli Capital & SHAAR

Michael Lavie Salomon

EVP Innovation, Arieli Capital


Joining our program offers numerous advantages, including access to industry experts, networking opportunities with potential investors and mentors, and tailored business development support. We provide resources and guidance to accelerate your growth, enhance your product development, and expand your market reach.
We expect participating startups to commit to active engagement throughout the program. This includes attending scheduled meetings and networking events. Additionally, we require transparency in sharing progress updates and challenges, as this enables us to offer targeted support.
Our commitment to your startup extends beyond the program’s duration. We offer ongoing support through our alumni network, continued access to mentors, and opportunities for further funding introductions. We aim to build a lasting relationship that supports your growth and success.
We respect the intellectual property rights of all participants. The IP developed before and during the program remains with the startup. However, it’s important to understand the specific terms outlined in our agreement, especially regarding any collaborations with mentors or other startups that might arise during the program.
While our program does not take equity, there are some costs related to business development and investment opportunities. These will be clearly outlined in the startup participation agreement, ensuring transparency about any expenses involved in the program.
Participation in this stage is fully sponsored. It’s important to note that travel and accommodation expenses are not covered by the program. Approved startups for the program will be responsible for covering their travel, accommodations, and food costs for the duration of the program. In addtion, approved startups for the scale up program will be required to sign a participation agreement, including a success fee (5%) for any sales and/or business development agreement.
The program begins with a intensive one-week in-person session in Jerusalem, Israel, focused on business meetings, After this, selected startups enter the second stage, where they can participate either remotely or from our physical hub. This stage offers tailored mentorship and development opportunities.
Yes, selected startups have access to our high-end office hub. This provides an opportunity to be part of a dynamic community and use excellent facilities. Details regarding the use of this space will be clearly outlined in the startup participation agreement.

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