Corona Wake-Up call

Harnessing technology and innovation to help beat the spread of COVID-19

Monday, April 6th






























With COVID-19 impacting the world, JVP, an internationally renowned venture capital fund, initiated a virtual emergency series entitled “The Corona Wakeup Call”.

Only by working together can we rapidly improve the accessibility to healthcare systems for people worldwide, we aim to help companies and entrepreneurs develop the relevant tools to combat the Coronavirus outbreak.


Last week, we kicked off the series with the first session, reaching thousands worldwide who were actively engaged in the discussion, sharing their thoughts and ideas in real-time. 


The discussion emphasized how true collaboration across countries and continents can make a difference in this battle for survival. Vital connections have already been made between some of the speakers and viewers, both from private and public sectors.


To expand the ecosystem and keep these collaborations going, Monday, April 6th at 5pm IL time, we will be hosting the second session, moderated by Erel Margalit, JVP Founder and Chairman. The speakers will include mayors, government officials, technological entrepreneurs, medical professionals, hospital administrators, academic researchers, and representatives of multinational companies. Startups will share their breakthrough technologies and equipment assisting the medical teams in the field.


We will discuss how to “Save the Global Health Systems”, addressing four main challenges: protecting the hospitals and the medical teams from contacting the virus, solutions to address the need for medical equipment, medicines, and food supplies, advancing remote care mechanisms and creative temporary emergency facilities.​

Among the Participants

Mattia Mor

Member of Italian Parliament, (Italia Viva) & Entrepreneur, Milano

Member of the Commission for Business Development, of the Parliamentary Intergroup for Innovation and the Intergroup of Artificial Intelligence. In his first year in Parliament he worked on the StartAct law proposal, to let Italy to recover the gap in private investments in start ups and VCs and thus amplify their ability to grow, innovate and create jobs, favoring the return of expatriate Italians, encouraging them to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.His political commitment is mainly focused in business development, global trade and innovation.

Raül Blanco Díaz

Secretary General for Industry and SME

Ministry for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Spain


Raül Blanco Díaz holds a degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona.
Previously to the current position in the Spanish Government:

  • Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Barcelona

  • Professor of Applied Economics at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Barcelona.

  • Professor of Innovation and Entrepreunership at the University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona)

  • Manager of Industrial Strategy at the Directorate-General of Industry in the Government of Catalonia.

  • Director of Economic Development and Employment in the City Council of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat.

DeniZar Vianna

Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Supplies of the ministry of Health Brazil

Igor Nogueira Calvet 

Sgor Nogueira Calvet currently is the president of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI).

Today, he is arranging all the industries, private sector to produce anything Brasíl needs during the Corona Crisis. 
He is also leading a group multi-ministerial in all Corona related needs. He worked as a Business and Project Analyst at the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), and has accumulated professional experience at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES-Brazil) and the United Nations Development Program.

Ravit Ram Bar Dea

CEO, Wellbeat

Well-Beat is an e-health patient adherence navigator. Their ML engine compiles patient profiles, real-time behavior, provider feedback and uses behavioral psychology best practices to offer personalized patient engagement.

Well-Beat providers a hybrid motivational experience – guiding providers in their interactions with patients and generating real-time digital personalized interventions.

The platform nurtures the relationship between care providers and chronic patients throughout the patient journey. This improves standard of care, patient satisfaction, engagement and overall adherence.

Well-Beat has been proven to dramatically increase treatment adherence in chronic patients, decreasing avoidable healthcare spending without additional staff. 

Terry Newman

Director, MCC group London

The company has recently completed the installation of ten mobile hospitals to the Ministry of Health in Peru where they have been used to screen and treat the people for the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

Rom Eliaz

CEO, Sonovia

Creating Masks for the COVID 19 Crisis 

Sonovia Ltd. is an Israeli start-up company, that fundraising currently for scale-up and aiming to disrupt the Textile Industry by introducing breakthrough Ultrasonic finishing and wet-processing applications which require less chemicals in the process, and increase the application durability.

Prof. Steven Ulman

Director, Center for Health Management and Policy, of the University of Miami.

Steven G. Ullmann, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami. Specializing in the areas of health care management, health care economics and medical ethics, his research has focused on quality and efficiency in health care, health care for an aging population, the impact of health technology on quality and costs, and the linkages between environment and health care costs and outcomes. Dr. Ullmann's work has taken him to countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Liat Goldhammer

CTO, Sonovia

Dr. Rotem Naftalovich


Dr. Naftalovich is a board certified anesthesiologist practicing in Newark, New Jersey (NJ, USA) and focusing on medical innovation. He is the head of neurosurgical anesthesia at University Hospital, the major emergency trauma center of NJ, where he teaches as an Assistant Professor at Rutgers, NJ Medical School.

Eyal Millar

 VP Head of Healthcare, Stratasys

There is a dire shortage of shields across the U.S. and around the world to protect our medical community, law enforcement professionals and others. Stratasys is rapidly scaling its efforts to print both re-usable and disposable face shields on dozens of FDM 3D printers located in Texas, California, and Minnesota. These shields have FDM 3D printed frames, with clear, full-face plastic shielding. Stratasys’s goal is to deliver an initial 5,000 shields to critical need locations over the next week. 

Uri Bettesh

CEO, Datos Health

Datos’ solution, easily implemented within 48 hours, is specifically designed to support hospitals across the world helping to keep suspected corona patients, and those infected but not requiring hospitalization, at home while still providing them with optimal care.

Gal Goren

CEO, Temi

Temi is the world’s first self-navigating personal robot being used in care homes, hospitals, offices, homes and commercial spaces like hotels, restaurants, malls etc. It is helping the elderly/patients without the risk of others being infected with the Coronavirus, relieving the work of healthcare personnel. It is one of TIME Magazine’s innovations of 2019.

Matan Melamed

Founder, ThermoGate

Thermogate is a smart entrance gateway for remote measurement of body temperature. 
Thermogate keeps employees and guests safe by scanning entrants for elevated body temperature. The process is simple, fast, effective, non-intrusive and effective, and takes less than a second. Compared to existing handheld thermometers it is more accurate, faster, more convenient and mostly – safer.

Iron Drone is developing Drone-kill-drone solutions for counter drones. Our autonomous interceptor drone is capable of tracking and capturing rouge drones mid-air. 

Matan Melamed is a serial entrepreneur, with extensive experience in multi-disciplinary projects.

Prof. Elhanan Bar-On

Director of The Israel Center for Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Response at Sheba Medical Center – Israel

As a Lt. Colonel in the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps Reserves he participated in numerous IDF humanitarian aid missions, as a senior orthopedic surgeon and head of the orthopedic department in the IDF field hospitals
In 2017 Prof. Bar-On embarked on the establishment of The Israel Center for Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Response at Sheba medical Center. 
In February 2020, following the COVID-19 outbreak, the center led the establishment of a facility for treatment of corona patients in Sheba Medical Center.

Julie Zehavy

ER Nurse, Rambam Hospital

Julieta Zahavy (45)Mother of 5.   Born in Argentina. Lived a year in Mumbai as a service Corp fellow with the JDC. She is currently a Registered Nurse specializing in emergency medicine. She has worked in the emergency room at Hillel Yaffe, Laniado hospitals and is currently working in the  ER the Rambam medical center, Israel's third largest ER.

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About JVP

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), founded and led by Dr. Erel Margalit, is an internationally renowned venture capital fund. JVP has to date raised $1.4 billion across nine funds, and has been listed numerous times by Preqin, and other rankings, as one of the top-ten consistently performing VC firms worldwide. JVP has built over 140 companies, leveraging a broad network of partners and market expertise to help companies become global market leaders. JVP was recently chosen by New York City and EDC to lead the cyber security cyber hub in NYC. Among the pioneering firms of the Israeli venture capital industry, JVP has been instrumental in building some of the largest companies out of Israel, facilitating 12 Initial Public Offerings on NASDAQ, including CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR, $4.7 billion mkt. cap.), QLIK Technologies (NASDAQ: QLIK, then $4 billion mkt. cap.) and Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI, $3 billion mkt. cap.) and more.