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

Philippe Douste-Blazy

Philippe Douste-Blazy, a French UN official. He served as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Special Adviser on Innovative Financing for Development in the UN and chairman of UNITAID. He previously served as French Minister for Health, Minister of Culture, and as Foreign Minister. He was mayor of Lourdes and mayor of Toulouse.

DeniZar Vianna

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

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.

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. 

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.

Liat Goldhammer

CTO, Sonovia

Dr. Ullman

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

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

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