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SHAAR has just launched a call for medical startups in the following fields:

  • Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Medical Device
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare

Submission is done online at

The deadline for application submission is: February 3, 2024

The SHAAR Hub is located in the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Key factors in the selection process are:

  • MVP – Working MVP (minimal viable product) or product
  • Market Validation – Startups with market validation and/or revenues
  • Capital – Startups that raised capital/funds/ grants
  • Team – Experienced and dedicated team

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.

The SHAAR platform is dedicated to fostering innovation and launching it into international markets, to drive significant advancements in the global healthcare sector.

SHAAR is a healthcare innovation hub created and led by Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Arieli Capital. SHAAR aims to be a catalyst for healthcare innovation, leveraging Shaare Zedek Medical Center (SZMC) and Arieli Capital LLC’s expertise.

SHAAR, Hebrew for Gateway, is a true embodiment of our mission,” Prof. Ofer Merin, CEO of  Shaare Zedek Medical Center, explained. “Our goal is to equip entrepreneurs with direct access to physicians, clinical settings, data and samples. Such access is essential, serving as a springboard for the development of innovative medical solutions. I do not doubt that this significant partnership with Arieli Capital, led by Prof. Dan Turner and Dr. Renana Ofan, will greatly contribute to the success of this initiative.”

Located within  Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, SHAAR, Shaare Zedek Arieli Innovation Hub, combines SZMC’s medical expertise and world-class facilities with Arieli’s investment experience and proven track record in fostering innovation and growth.
SHAAR, Hebrew for “gateway”, aims to bridge innovation and capital and stands as a collaborative hub by creating an environment that nurtures pioneering healthcare startups, projects, and cutting-edge medical research with strategic professional and financial support.

SHAAR is where startups, investors, medical professionals, and industry leaders unite to advance and support the next generation of healthcare technologies and entrepreneurs. The SHAAR platform is dedicated to fostering innovation and launching it into international markets to drive significant advancements in the global healthcare sector.

“We are honored to partner with the Shaare Zedek Medical Center to bring the important mission of SHAAR to life,” said Evan Renov, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arieli. “We are eager to bring Arieli‘s global business expertise in growing healthcare startups to SHAAR. Our goal is to bridge the gap between promising entrepreneurs and the venture capital industry, ultimately impacting people’s lives and healthcare on a global scale.”

About Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Shaare Zedek Medical Center (SZMC) is the largest multi-disciplinary medical center in Jerusalem, treating nearly 1,000,000 patients annually in 30 inpatient departments and 70 ambulatory care units. With a constant commitment to improve and provide our patients with the best possible care, the 1000-bed facility and staff of over 4,500 people are dedicated to combining compassionate medical care with constant attention to groundbreaking scientific research and technological development to benefit the advancement of medicine in Israel and around the world. For more information, please visit

About Shaare Zedek Scientific

Shaare Zedek Scientific Ltd. (SZS) is the research and innovation arm of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem’s fastest-growing major medical center. SZS‘s goal is to act as an innovation bridge between leading companies in the fields of medical research and our hospital. SZS‘s strength is in converting initial research initiatives into novel medical treatments by leveraging our hospital’s abilities, facilities, patients, and team expertise for the advancement of medical science. SZS’s daily mission is to ensure that Shaare Zedek’s growing successes in research and clinical care also benefit the global healthcare community.

For more information, please visit

About Arieli Capital

Arieli Capital (Arieli) is a multifaceted investment firm that is an active investor and partner in the next generation of technology companies.  Arieli Capital continuously strives to identify and support companies creating real impact while keeping financial returns as the primary objective. Arieli is a recognized global leader in innovation. Arieli creates and operates global innovation programs across governmental, academic, and corporate partnerships. For more information, please visit


Founded by Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Arieli Capital, SHAAR‘s mission is to build a gateway between innovation and capital, creating an environment where cutting-edge medical research, pioneering projects, and forward-thinking startups can thrive through strategic financial and professional support. The hub facilitates advanced innovation programs and access to investment and funding opportunities, providing startups and medical projects with the resources needed to turn visionary healthcare ideas into impactful solutions. SHAAR, located within the Shaare Zedek Medical Center , combines SZMC’s medical expertise and world-class facilities with Arieli’s investment experience and track record of fostering innovation and growth platforms. For more information, please visit

To contact SHAAR go to

For Arieli Capital, LLC
Nataf Dgani, Head of Marketing +972-54-757-3384; nataf AT
Nurit Kantarovich, VP of Strategic Partnerships +972-544416834; nurit AT
Maya Karvat, Public Relations +972-50-575-7817; maya AT

For Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Yossi Gottesman, Spokesperson +972-50-312-1842; yossig AT
Renana Ofan, CEO, Shaare Zedek Scientific +972 54-652-1911; renanao AT

Source: PR Newswire 

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