Maryland-Israel Call for Proposal – “MarketReach America”

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Maryland-Israel Call for Proposal:  “MarketReach America” Binational Accelerator  Program for Israeli Medical and Digital Health Start-ups.


  • Application Deadline: December 31st 2018.
  • Participant Selection: January 31st, 2019.
  • Entrepreneur Training in Israel, February 24-28, 2019
  • Customer Discovery Program in Baltimore, May 12 to 24, 2019
  • Product Pivot and Launch Program in Israel, via weekly Skype training sessions, May 27 to July 22, 2019

Relevant Technologies

Medical Devices, Digital Healthcare

Participating Agencies

The Maryland/Israel Development Center

Program Description

The Maryland/Israel Development Center and The Israel Innovation Authority are excited to launch “MarketReach America™” as a binational accelerator for Israeli entrepreneurs in the U.S. market.
The “MarketReach America™” program will train business executives from Israeli medical technology startups on U.S. market entry. As part of the program, the participants will travel to Maryland to meet potential customers, meet with leading medical institutes and receive training on how to interact with key federal research and regulatory agencies.

Program Goal:
Maryland and Israel share many strengths, particularly when it comes to developing medical devices and digital health applications.
Our goal is to help Israeli entrepreneurs understand how to scale up in the U.S. market and ultimately establish a presence in Maryland.

For more information about the program, please click here.


Program participation cost per company (up to 2 participants per company) is $20,000.
75% of the program participation cost is subsidized and funded by the program sponsors, including the Israel Innovation Authority.
For more information on program funding, please click here.


15 Israeli startups from the medical device and digital health will be recruited through a competitive application process whose selection committee will include the MIDC, Maryland Commerce, the Israel Innovation Authority, The program’s manager, a certified National Science Foundation “I-Corps” (Innovation Corps) instructor who will deliver the training.

Application Process

To submit an Application for the MarketReach America accelerator program, please click here

For additional information, please contact:

Name: Jonathan Cohen
Position: North America Program Manager
Organization: Israel Innovation Authority
Name: Karina Rubinstein
Position: Director of Business Development, Startup Division
Organization: Israel Innovation Authority