Microsoft CEO Meets Winners of Calcalist’s Startup Contest

Satya Nadella met last week the delegation of entrepreneurs, including Clew Medical, winner of the competition at last year’s Mind the Data conference

CTech 16:3915.01.18
The founder of Israel-based Clew Medical Ltd., which won Microsoft and Calcalist’s startup competition in November, returned this weekend from a trip to Microsoft’s headquarters in Seattle. During the visit, the software’s company CEO Satya Nadella surprised the entrepreneurs greeting them personally.


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Formerly known as Intensix, Clew Medical was one of 30 startups that participated in the delegation, which was led by Shelly Landsmann, the general manager of Microsoft’s operations in Israel.


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella  with the delegation of startups. Photo: PR Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella with the delegation of startups. Photo: PR

The delegation met last week with senior executives at Microsoft’s research and development center in Seattle, where the company designs its cloud technologies. They met Scott Guthrie, the number two executive in the company’s cloud division. The entrepreneurs learned about the company’s vision in the areas artificial intelligence, big data, and cybersecurity. They also toured Microsoft’s data center and had one-on-one meetings with company executives. The startups also presented their ventures to Microsoft representatives during a pitching event.


Clew Medical harnesses artificial intelligence technologies to help intensive care units cut down on treatment time and costs. The company’s software tracks real-time data on patients and monitors capacity of healthcare providers. Its big data analytics rely on robust cloud-based storage.


“We became deeply familiar with the technology that offers a smooth transition among different platforms,” said Clew Medical CEO Gal Salomon in an interview. “Microsoft has fortified its position in the area of cloud-based services. For us, advanced and reliable cloud-based services are essential.”

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