About the Event

What is Tech Shuk?

Tech Shuk (Shuk = “market” in Hebrew) offers the ultimate marketplace for innovation. Highlighting entrepreneurs and start-ups, Tech Shuk provides exciting networking opportunities while raising funds for a meaningful cause. A committee selection process determines the top start-ups who will present their best ideas and concepts to a select group of judges (aka “Lions”) with the potential for life-changing results!

The VIP Reception

The VIP Reception provides the ultimate opportunity to network amongst entrepreneurs, sponsors, lions, angel investors and start-ups .This intimate and exclusive portion of the evening allows our VIP’s to mingle while making their next great connection. The opportunities and possibilities found at this reception are endless.

The Demo Pit

Start-ups, entrepreneurs, and corporate sponsors will exhibit and demonstrate their products/services/ideas to the Lions, potential investors and hundreds of attendees while networking with other companies and venture capitalists.

The Lion’s Den Competition

Five (5) compelling start-ups will be selected in advance of the event. These five (5) finalists will then pitch their ideas to our prestigious judges (Lions). Audience members are given the chance to cast their votes which combined account for the “Final Lion”. The winning start-up will receive a mentorship package complete with professional services, media exposure and the opportunity for investments.

When: Monday, January 27, 2020

6:00 PM VIP Session

6:30 PM Demo Pit

8:00 PM Lion’s Den

Where: EVO – 777 Robert Bourassa

Who: Investors, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, Networkers, The Jewish Community and beyond. All are welcome!

The Future

JNF Future is the gateway for the next generation to Jewish National Fund, Israel’s primary resource for development, innovation and progress. JNF Future engages and energizes young leaders between the ages of 25 to 45 who are committed to innovation, environmentalism and community development in Israel. JNF Future heads programming, events, and missions to Israel all designed to help nurture Jewish Leaders of tomorrow.

The goal is to increase support and awareness for JNF’s initiatives and ultimately to raise funds for these projects in order to enhance the lives of the citizens of Israel.

“We Build Israel Together”!

JNF Future Website Collage


Demo Pit Registration

Demo Pit Registration

See and Be Seen! Reserve Your Demo Pit Booth Today!

Startups may register to promote their company at Tech Shuk’s Demo Pit.
Fill out the form below before January 20th for the Ultimate exposure Opportunity. Spaces are limited. Don’t miss out!

Demo Pit Cost – $500 – includes general admission entry

Booth includes table, table cloth, electrical outlet and basic wifi provided. For other needs contact Phil (phil.frai@jnf.ca).

If you experience technical difficulties uploading your application contact Phil at phil.frai@jnf.ca




Sponsorship Opportunities


Please download our Tech Shuk Sponsorship Package 2020

Application Form


Are you an Entrepreneur?

Are you looking for possible investment of $50,000 – $500,000?

Don’t miss Tech Shuk! The Ultimate Demo Pit and Lion’s Den Event.

Tech Shuk is a one of a kind event to showcase new business ideas and start-ups.
Participants will compete for prizes, prestige, in kind services and resources while
presenting their ideas to a panel of well-known and accomplished entrepreneurs.

Apply today, and get your idea on the fast track to market!

PHASE 1: Business Idea Submission, Deadline: November 29th, 2019

*Only 10 applicants will be selected to move from Phase 1 on to Phase 2*

Please complete the following:

  • Please Note: Evaluators will focus on the following guidelines:

    • Uniqueness of the business

    • Marketability

    • Economic feasibility.

    • Public description

    PHASE 2: In person interviews with the Tech Shuk Selection Committee from December 9th – December 12th, 2019
    From the 10 teams who are chosen to be interviewed, the top 5 will be selected to pitch their ideas at Tech Shuk 2020. Final 5 teams will be announced on December 17th, 2019.


Contact Us

Phil Frai
Program Director



740-5160 Decarie Blvd.
TEL: 514-934-0313 EXT. 233