More than 600 young superstar entrepreneurs from around Israel and the world will lead a “Day of Innovation” at Jerusalem Venture Partners, Visit the Khirbet El Rai Excavation Site, Mentor Entrepreneurs in the Palestinian City of Rawabi and Visit Leket Farm to deliver fresh food to those in need


JERUSALEM (March 20, 2017) – Forbes today announced it will be hosting a Service Day in partnership with The Pratt Foundation, in Jerusalem on April 5, 2017, as part of its second Under 30 Summit EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). The Service Day will cap off the summit’s efforts to leverage the results-driven mindset of the more than 600 summit attendees and truly make an impact in the local community.

“Service Day is one of the most significant elements of our Under 30 Summits, allowing Forbes and the young entrepreneurs we bring together to give back to our host communities,” said Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes magazine.  “Our goal this year is to help Forbes’ 30 Under 30 honorees capture the magic of the summit and inspire them to continue creating real change in their communities at home, in their organizations and companies around the world.”

As part of Forbes’ Service Day, the young leaders and game changers (many of whom are honorees of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists) who are attending this year’s five-day Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA, April 2-6, will have a choice of participating in the following:

Day of Innovation at Jerusalem Venture Partners Campus: Israel’s largest venture capital firm, Jerusalem Venture Partners will bring together the country’s top entrepreneurs from across a range of industries – from autonomous cars and biotech to edtech and clean energy – to its Jerusalem campus for a day to work with Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA participants to harness their cutting-edge technologies for the betterment of society. The day will end with a showcase of new breakthrough start-up- driven technologies for each of the sectors discussed.

Mentorship of Palestinian Entrepreneurs: Led by Apax Partners co-founder Sir Ronald Cohen, Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA participants will travel to the Palestinian city of Rawabi, a new development focused on startups, to meet and mentor young Palestinian entrepreneurs and explore new opportunities to drive prosperity and co-existence

Feeding the World from the Desert: Led by hosts Leket and Kaiima, another leading company in the Bio Agritech space, Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA participants will take a short trip to the world’s largest farm dedicated to food rescue – Leket Farm – to learn cutting-edge techniques in ag tech and food distribution. Participants will spend time in the field, learning about – and picking – food that will be distributed to Jewish and Arab families in need.

Archeological Dig at Khirbet El Rai excavation site, a newly discovered site dating back to the Kingdom of Judah. In an excavation led by renowned researchers Professor Yosef Garfinkel of Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Saar Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority, Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA participants will have the opportunity to uncover the ancient past and continue to unearth what lies beyond the rich destruction layer of a town that is over 3,000 years old.

About the Forbes Under 30 Summits

The Forbes Under 30 Summit franchise, one of the company’s most popular franchises, is an extension of Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list. Attendees of the summit are culled from Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists in the U.S., Europe and Israel.

The 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA will bring together more than 600 of the greatest young entrepreneurs and game-changers from America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa for five days and nights of fostering world-changing ideas and collaboration.

Partners and Sponsors of the 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA

The 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA is presented in partnership with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, The Pratt Foundation and The Paul E. Singer Foundation. Content partners include Start-Up Nation Central and REALITY Israel.

The Presenting Sponsors for the summit are Lokai and LABS. Gett is the official Transportation Partner.

For more details on this year’s Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA, please visit On Twitter, follow #Under30Summit.

About Forbes Media

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia magazines as well as The Forbes brand today reaches more than 94 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, websites, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services and technology license agreements.

About Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change. Schusterman pursues its mission by working collaboratively with others to support and operate high-quality education, identity development, leadership training and service programs designed to help young people cultivate their growth as individuals and as leaders. Schusterman’s work emphasizes efforts to improve public education in the United States and strengthen the global Jewish community and Israel. Visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Paul E. Singer Foundation

The mission of The Paul E. Singer Foundation is to support innovative and effective organizations that work to strengthen our American democracy and democracies around the world.  The Foundation work to date has focused on supporting research and scholars in the areas of free-market economics, the rule of law, U.S. national security, and the future of Israel, as well as LGBT equality efforts and health-care delivery innovation. For additional information, please visit

About The Pratt Foundation

The Pratt Foundation is an Australian-based grant-maker which funds philanthropic projects internationally, with a focus on Australia, Israel, Asia and the United States. Its priorities include food and water security, environmental sustainability, innovation and social entrepreneurship, mental health, Aboriginal education, medical research, family welfare, inter-faith dialogue, and the arts.

About REALITY Israel

REALITY Israel is a transformative leadership development journey through Israel for global changemakers on a mission to repair the world. It is designed to encourage participants to explore the values that drive their commitment to social change and to give them the tools to apply what they learn to their work. REALITY is an initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

About Start-Up Nation Central

Start-Up Nation Central connects companies and countries to the people and technologies in Israel that can solve their most pressing challenges. Start-Up Nation Central provides international clients with their first tangible point of connection to the Israeli innovation ecosystem while offering the largest and most up-to-date platform and connectivity to more than 6,000 Israeli companies across multiple industries and domains.

About Lokai 

Lokai is a socially responsible lifestyle brand that represents the importance of finding balance along life’s journey. Steven Izen founded the company in 2013, on the heels of a deeply emotional and transformative experience. Realizing that life is a cycle of highs and lows, he grew to appreciate the importance of remaining both humble and hopeful. The company infuses its trademark bracelets with elements sourced from the highest and lowest points on Earth – water from Mt. Everest and mud from the Dead Sea. The Lokai lifestyle is devoted to finding balance, sharing success during life’s peaks and gaining perspective during lows. Lokai supports this message by donating 10% of net profits to various charitable organizations. Since launching, Lokai is sold in over 160 countries.

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About LABS

LABS is a Market Tech company that is being established and which will compete in the co-working market, offering large facilities at attractive locations in select cities around the world. A new facility will be opened in London in June, followed by two additional facilities opening in Tel Aviv. Facilities are planned in Paris and Berlin in 2018 and possibly in the U.S.

Media Contacts:

GKPR (for Israel media) – Matthew Krieger, [email protected], +972-544-676-950

Forbes – Christina Vega, [email protected], 212.206.5155

Hawthorn (for European media) – Rose Schreiber, [email protected] +44(0) 20-3745-4960

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