The event

Qualifications

  • Startup must be up and running
  • Applicants must represent a European, Eastern European Country or Israel.
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    The prize

    Tech/innovation is changing the world as we know it. Manual labour is being replaced with robots and algorithms. The medical world, transportation, and other industries are experiencing a revolution. It may seem like we are better protected and we have bulletproof solutions, however, cyber-attacks and internet risks are getting more and more serious as well and our world is becoming extremely vulnerable.

     

    As a religious leadership organization, the Conference of European Rabbis wholeheartedly believes it is necessary to support the Internet & Tech revolution with its world-changing powers. Rewarding talented internet entrepreneurs annually is the CER’s way of helping repair the world and help to build a better future for our children who will have to deal with robots, climate change, and cybercrime.

     

    Promoting “Tikkun Olam” (A Jewish principle of repairing the world) is about contributing to global social harmony.

     

    While those entrepreneurs motivated solely by financial gain may reap their own rewards, those with more altruistic motivations are less often recognized. We want to cultivate a generation of talented and selfless entrepreneurs.

     

    With over €400,000 already awarded in cash prizes, the CER Internet Entrepreneurs Prize keeps supporting world-improving start-ups to keep doing what they are already doing without putting profit making as the overarching goal.
     

    Meet the Judging Panel

    THE CERprize board represents well connected, prestigious and successful individuals in the tech and startup communities.

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    Dr. Cornelius Boersch

    CEO & Founder of Mountain Partners

    Dr. Cornelius Boersch

    CEO & Founder of Mountain Partners

    Dr. Cornelius Boersch is the CEO and Founder of Mountain Partners. Since 1991, Conny has been an entrepreneur, e.g. as founder and CEO of ACG. He was responsible for the IPO in 1999 (NEMAX50) and its growth strategy. In 2000 he was elected entrepreneur of the year.

    Conny is the “European Business Angel of the Year 2009” and currently one of the most active and well-recognized Business Angels in Europe, whose investments are co-financed by the European Investment Fund.

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    Leonid Solovyev

    COO at Global Advisors LLC

    Leonid Solovyev

    COO at Global Advisors LLC

    Goldschmidt is President of CER, The Conference of European Rabbis, and Chief Rabbi of Moscow. Elected CER’s President in July 2011, the fourth President of CER in 54 years, he is the first to hold the post outside Western Europe.

    Goldschmidt is the spiritual leader of the Moscow Choral Synagogue, the head of the Rabbinical court of the (CIS) Commonwealth of Independent States and is an officer of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC). Goldschmidt represents the Russian Jewish community politically as well.

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    Pinchas Goldschmidt

    President of CER

    Pinchas Goldschmidt

    President of CER

    Goldschmidt is President of CER, The Conference of European Rabbis, and Chief Rabbi of Moscow. Elected CER’s President in July 2011, the fourth President of CER in 54 years, he is the first to hold the post outside Western Europe.

    Goldschmidt is the spiritual leader of the Moscow Choral Synagogue, the head of the Rabbinical court of the (CIS) Commonwealth of Independent States and is an officer of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC). Goldschmidt represents the Russian Jewish community politically as well.

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    Ilja Gorelik

    COO Mitto AG

    Ilja Gorelik

    COO Mitto AG

    Ilja Gorelik runs several successful businesses and actively angel invests in few European promising startups. With vast knowledge in Telecommunications and technical product development he contributed to the success of several disruptive Telecom and Social startups recognized within the most fast growing in the industry.

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