Bangalore based start-up Shield Square has been selected to participate in a five-day ‘Tel Aviv Innovation Festival’ starts from September 13, an initiative by the Israel Consulate to strengthen business relations between Israel and India. Shield Square was selected from an event organized in Delhi, in which it received 70 entries from across the country, of which 24 were from Bangalore. The start-up aced their demo and now will travel to Tel Aviv to participate in the week-long festival, as per The Hindu report.
We are excited to take part in Startup Tel Aviv. I can undoubtedly say that this event is the one of the most coveted events across the globe in tech startups. Israel is a leader in building innovative products and by participating in this event; we look forward to getting exposure to their eco-system. The program will give us an opportunity to network with the brightest minds across the world, said founder of Shield Square Pavan Thatha.
Shield Square blocks the bots from scraping the data from your website, and is building products in the areas of Fraud Detection, Authentication, Payments and much more.
Consul-General of Israel Menahem Kanafi with founder of Shield Square Pavan Thatha in Bangalore.— Photo: The Hindu
“Start Tel Aviv’ is a global competition organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel. However, Your Story covered that “This brings together startups from eighteen different countries to compete for the opportunity to take part in an intense, five-day startup experience in Tel Aviv’s growing startup ecosystem.”
While announcing the winners of the India event, Consul-General of Israel Menahem Kanafi shared:
In the finals of the Startup Tel Aviv competition in Delhi, two companies were from Bangalore. There are so many startups in Bangalore; hopefully we will have a Bangalore Start-up Event next year. There are over 5000 startups in Israel and the population is eight million only. Although, the government helps in financing of new startups, so angel investors think when the government has invested then they can too.
The festival would be a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet with start-up pioneers. He also said that Israel had set up the Karnataka-Israel Research and Development Fund to help applied research and development in the State.