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They don’t call it “Startup Nation” for nothing. Israel has the highest density of startups per capita in the world—one for every 1,844 citizens (2.5 times the U.S. rate).

  • There are more than 200 active
    fintech startups in Israel
  • Bank Innovation Israel will host two
    DEMOvation showcases for startups


Financial services firms in Europe and the U.S. are taking notice of Israel’s growing strength in fintech. Cisco, Microsoft, Google, Apple, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Facebook, and eBay all maintain innovation centers in Israel.

  • Citigroup and Barclays have established
    permanent innovation centers in Israel
  • Israel attracts the most venture capital
    per capita of any nation in the world


Security is perhaps the greatest strength of Israeli fintech, stemming in part from skills learned in the elite military Unit 8200, which focuses in intelligence-gathering and cryptography.

  • Leading security firms with Israeli roots include
    Check Point, NICE Systems, and CyberArk
  • Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva leads
    the world in cybersecurity expertise

Bank Innovation Israel offers three days of events that provide tech innovators the opportunity to network and gain ground-breaking insights and ideas.

Israel’s startup scene is among the most innovative in the world, and Bank Innovation Israel attendees will get a unique window into FinTech Startup Nation through one-on-one meetings, demos and a tour of an Israeli Fintech. Additionally, the Bank Innovation community from outside Israel will bring their innovation ideas and energy to the Holy Land, fostering greater advancement for FinTech overall.


The second annual Bank Innovation Israel builds upon an exceptional launch event in 2015: 


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  • “There was a strong range of products discussed and representation from numerous parts of the financial sector.”

  • “Definitely I will come next year. The topics covered was perfect as well the quality.of the speakers.”

  • “Class act! From educational value, experience, to speakers to venue to food!”

  • “Start-ups, large banks and small banks all at one place…One of its kind in Banking.”

  • “Listening to the Innovative industry leaders and the opportunity to connect with them during the breaks and networking hours.”

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