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Tours & Roadshows

Facilitating business development & investment tours
throughout our U.S. partner cities and in Israel

About The Roadshow

welaunch is facilitating a US roadshow providing five select Israeli ag-tech companies the opportunity to participate in the country’s leading agricultural events, business development meetings, networking opportunities, corporate site visits and more.

Pitch Events
Institutional Investors


welaunch is partnering with Meredith Corporation, People’s Company and Iowa Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association.

Meredith Corporation is one of the world’s largest and most influential media and marketing companies, publishing brands including: Better Homes and Gardens, People, Successful Farming, Family Circle, and more.

Peoples Company is a leading provider of land brokerage, land management, land investment and appraisal services, providing agricultural real estate services in more than twenty states throughout the US.

The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association is the regions most important agricultural equipment dealers association & organizer of two of the country’s top 3 farming shows.

Roadshow Highlights

  • Shark Tank-Style Pitch Event
  • Biz Dev & Investor Meetings
  • Strategic Networking Events
  • Corporate Site Visits & Introductions
  • Media Events & Community Programs

Target Audience

  • Corporate Decision-Makers
  • Ag Dealers & Distributors
  • Farmers & Co-ops
  • VCs & Private Investors
  • Equipment & Seed Companies

The Israel “Aqua Nation” Tour

February 2019 (exact dates TBD)

In a mere seventy years, Israel has ascended as one of the world’s most vibrant, innovative and impactful countries in the world. As miraculous as this rebirth and rise to power has been, nothing is as important, or impressive, as Israel’s accomplishments regarding water. In addition to “the Start-up Nation,” Israel should equally be thought of as “the Aqua Nation,” as Israel is now a world leader in water planning, management, security, production, reuse and irrigation.

Exploring ancient and modern Israel through the lens of water, covering:

  • Water Values: water’s role within the Bible and the impact of this resource within ancient Israel and the region
  • Water Planning: water’s centrality to the pioneers, leaders and visionaries who worked to establish the modern state
  • Water Innovation: water as driver of Israeli entrepreneurism, innovation and technology
  • Water Impact: Israeli water innovation and technology remedying a global water crisis
  • Water Opportunities: Introducing potential partners for water collaborations within the Silicon Prairie

Areas Explored

  • Water Planning
  • Irrigation
  • Water Reuse
  • Water infrastructure
  • Water production/desalination
  • Water Management
  • Water security
  • Water Innovation & Entrepreneurism
  • Water Conservation

Trip Details

  • 7 nights in Israel 5 star hotels
  • Entrance fees, most meals and all transportation costs (excluding airfare)
  • World class cuisine: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (except for 2 conference lunches & 1 dinner)
  • Guided Tour

On site concierge services to take care of all your travel needs

Trip Highlights

  • Exclusive water site visits
  • High level security briefings
  • Presentations by leading water experts
  • Corporate & startup introductions
  • Innovation & entrepreneur ecosystem exploration
  • Water Incubator & Accelerator visits

Who Should Attend

  • Utilities
  • Municipalities
  • Mayors/Governors
  • Economic development Orgs
  • NGOs: research, industry, academic
  • Corporate /Businesses
  • Policy makers
  • Investors
  • Philanthropists
  • Farmers
  • Seed Companies
  • Ag Manufacturers