The Israel Venture Association (IVA) said late last week its annual hi-tech and venture capital conference would be held June 10-11 at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv. The theme for this year's event is "Start up big!" and will focus on building large companies with a program that includes how to better leverage Israel innovations to create larger companies, what this means to Israeli entrepreneurs/VCs and limited partnerships, local and global case studies, which sectors to invest in, CleanTech and other emerging sectors with potential to impact the industry. "Building large companies is a national challenge, which will change the face of Israel's economy and advance the Israeli edge in global competition," said IVA chairperson Dr. Orna Berry. The conference also will feature the "Start-up of the Year" contest, which is being organized by the IVA in partnership with Red Herring Magazine.