The Pears Program offers a full program of lectures, hackathons, seminars, and other events in Israel in order to inform, inspire and build the capacity of Israelis to engage in innovation and entrepreneurship for development.

Hackathons & Conferences

MED4DEV Affordable Healthcare Hackathon

July 22-24, 2016


For three days in July 2016, more than 600 innovators, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals gathered in four locations in India and Israel to develop healthcare solutions for low and lower-middle income Indians.  Participants had face-to-face and online access to dozens of top industry mentors. Teams competed for cash prizes, mentoring packages, and placements in accelerators to help them transform their ideas into successful ventures!

Check out the winning projects and the photos of the Tel Aviv, Hyderabad and Bangalore events!

Dev4Dev Cleanweb Hackathon

November 14-15, 2013


The Dev4Dev Cleanweb Hackathon brought together over 150 developers, designers and business professionals who worked over the course of 2 days to address some of the most pressing needs in the developing world in the fields of agriculture, healthcare, personal safety, energy and education. This was the first hackathon in Israel aimed at connecting Israel’s leading entrepreneurial and technological community with the needs of the developing world. The event was organized by Pears Program for Global Innovation through the IsraelDev Network and in partnership with Terralab Ventures.


Take a look at some of our great press coverage or view pictures on the Dev4Dev facebook page or take a look at some of the resources collected on the Dev4Dev Wiki.