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“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings”
 

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January 5 · Issue #99 · View online
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“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome to 2021 {{first_name}}. Wishing my friends all over the world a meaningful New Years, and that this coming year will challenge you in ways that will help you grow and prosper. Without resistance there is no growth. 
2020 threw the gauntlet down, and it was up to us to heed the call and step up to face this challenge head on.
My latest piece in Medium: 3 things I learned from ThePowerMBA in 2020
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one”
-Brad Paisley
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Vaccination Miracle Brings Israel Back to Its Roots by Daniel Gordis: It is still not clear to me how super organized countries such as Germany, Holland, or Japan have not been able to get on top of distributing the vaccines (and let’s not get started on the US…). Despite the general sense of chaos (balagan) in Israel, the Startup Nation is leading the world by a large margin with the number of vaccinations per population.
I’ve heard from others similar experiences in what the author of this piece describes, that during this crisis time the vaccines are being distributed effectively to those at risk. Could this go side-ways? Possibly. If the supply chain is disrupted, and there are not enough vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna which reach the country. Earlier in 2020 Israel declared that it had ‘beat’ the pandemic, only to relapse into two additional lockdowns (with the current one going to be severely tightened). But Israel’s story is that of a startup, shoot high, stumble (almost fail), learn the lessons, and eventually succeed.
It’s strange to think it has been a year since we first heard of a mysterious virus that was spreading in China… and look at how far humanity has come in working to eradicate this threat which has killed millions. If only politics were not involved (not just in Israel) one may imagine how much suffering could have been avoided.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ With vaccinations politics (mostly) are not driving the ship: 2020 was a year where we could have overcome the pandemic if not for politics
⚪️ Briefly, together: For once, a story about solidarity
⚪️ Finally, a time to be optimistic: Though with the lockdown we’re not out of the woods yet
Israel leading global race to vaccinate population against COVID-19 | ABC News
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ Atento Capital: Come work with us. Atento connects great companies to great people with the mission to grow Tulsa’s community. If you’re based in Israel and interested in any of these positions reach out to me directly. Openings here.
⚪️ Clique: They’re announcing a super cool initiative at Clique. A 10 days digital walkthrough for marketers aiming to learn and master their “Community Marketing” strategy for 2021. The end goal: Introduction to & practical steps on how to best ignite and grow your community to achieve business goals. They have limited space for January so no time for hesitation :) Signup to get more info here.
⚪️ 365x ScaleUp Batch#7: Applications are open. They enhance scalability for your Software or IoT Startup Company. Surrounded by talented Executives and Entrepreneurs, sharpen your business, product and technology, while accessing an international customer and distributors network to affirm solid traction towards scalability. Apply here.
⚪️ Audioburst: They are on a mission to organize the world’s audio content and make it universally accessible. Audioburst is looking for a full-time marketing manager for its growing marketing team. The marketing manager will play a critical role in educating the market, building awareness, driving demand for Audioburst products, and positively influencing the business growth of the company. Apply here.
⚪️ Bizzabo: Director, Account Management. Bizzabo is hiring a revenue leader to build their first Account Management organization. You will be responsible for managing a growing team of Senior and Global Account Managers focused 100% on renewing and expanding relationships with customers including Amazon, SFDC, BBC, FT and other Enterprise organizations. Apply here.
⚪️ Cybint SolutionsThe Head of Customer Success will support Cybint’s Certified Cyber Centers and partners globally in launching, operating and making an impact by delivering Cybint’s cyber education programs. The Head of Customer Success will work with strategic accounts to ensure their growth and will build and manage an international team to support Cybint’s growth across North America, EMEA and APAC. The Head of Customer Success will have monthly, quarterly and yearly activity and results goals. To apply: Careers@CybintSolutions.com
⚪️ REMOTE Technical Evangelist role for a Devops startup: An exciting Series A devops startup seeks a Technical Evangelist for a career-defining opportunity to build thriving data science and open source and AI communities around their platform. You can be based anywhere in the US or potentially Israel. East coast US is preferred. If this may fit please email shira@sapientsearchgroup.com
⚪️ Analyst & Project ManagerThey are an international Family Office focused on investments in early stage startups while creating and supporting new solutions for social challenges. They are looking for a versatile and experienced Analyst & Project Manager with a background in research in the worlds of technology and innovation coupled with an ability and passion to learn new things. This is a full time position from their Israel HQ in Ramat Gan. All the information about the position here. To apply: Office@Lukatz.com
⚪️ Brex: Helping customers reach their potential starts with helping their team reach theirs. They equip employees with industry-leading benefits, including competitive compensation, generous vacation time, parental leave, and perks for remote work. See open roles​.
⚪️ CTO Role Available at rising PropTech company in South Florida: Their client is a prop tech start up that has developed an arbitrage platform for the single family housing market. Think of it as a Bloomberg terminal for the real estate market! Using Machine learning and decision engines, their able to scan millions of housing united to identify real-time incorrect pricing. The founder is a graduate from Wharton and was accepted into VIPX- UPENN’s most exclusive accelerator program. He is looking for a VP of Technology or CTO level candidate to help build, grow and lead the full engineering process. Please send resume to james@bachrachgroup.com with subject [Your name] CTO South Florida.
⚪️ Ensemble: Head of Product, they’re a FinTech app focused on expense tracking for divorced parents with funding from Citi Ventures and a few other top VCs. This is their first full-time hire and a great opportunity for someone looking to get in on the ground floor of an early stage start-up, oversee the product roadmap and manage a technical team. If you happen to know anyone who may be a good fit, please feel free to intro them at jacklyn@myensemble.co.
⚪️ Formula : World’s first personalized nootropics brand is growing quickly and we’re hiring for several positions. Dir. of Growth (develop a team to oversee Acquisition, Retention and Conversion Rate). Chief of Staff (working next to co-founders on Ops, People, Fundraising and Finance). Executive Coordinator (Project Management across org + EA to CEO). Roles here.
⚪️ On Deck: Build Partner, Israel. In your role, you’ll support and execute their launch and expansion efforts for the Israeli market, working with the different functions across the organization (mainly growth, candidates and experience). Apply here.
⚪️ SDR role ***Looking to start or continue your tech sales career?***: A Series A startup helping developers and data scientists work more efficiently seeks a Sales Development Representative (SDR) to support their growing sales org. Earn salary, commission, equity and work with an amazing team based in the east coast and TLV. You should be based in NYC. The role is remote until a NY HQ eventually opens. Remote candidates on the east coast will also be considered with a preference for Boston. (non-east coast candidates cannot be considered at this time). If you’d like to open a conversation please send your resume to shira@sapientsearchgroup.com
⚪️ Salto: Product Manager. This is an amazing opportunity to join a rapidly growing, category-defining company. They’re looking for exceptional candidates with engineering backgrounds. Apply here.
⚪️ Upstream: Full Stack Engineer. Upstream is building the place for your professional social life: a platform where professionals can get help & help others, meet people in fun live video mixer events, and build a community of like-minded professionals. Apply here.
⚪️ Earthshot Prize: Five, one million-pound prizes will be awarded each year for the next ten years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030. Council includes Prince William, Sir David Attenborough, Jack Ma, Cate Blanchett. Apply here.
⚪️ ICONYC labs: Hey Israeli founders… 2021 is just around the corner, and they’re looking for new investment and amazing pre-seed and seed startups to have join the ICONYC labs family. So far they’ve invested in 50 Israeli startups who went on to raise $200M in follow-on funding from some of the best VCs in the US and globally. If you’re working on something big, differentiated and highly technical, get the idea that you need to be in the market as early as possible, and ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work, they want to hear from you. They’re always available via email (eyal@iconyclabs.com), chat, phone, zoom, or whatever way that works :-)
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ Get to Know Palestinian High-Tech: What may be one of the best kept secrets in the Middle East is the emergence of a globally competitive Palestinian high-tech industry. This development includes a great potential to outsource software from Palestinians to the benefit of their economy. In addition to providing hope and economic opportunities, this helps connect the Palestinian economy with the surrounding region and builds new bridges for future cooperation. Jan 6, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Register here.
⚪️ Tmura (online) event: They are delighted to invite you to a Tmura online event on Tuesday, January 12th from 17:30 – 18:30 (Israel time). Update on some of Tmura’s latest stats: now over NIS 75,000,000 generated for charity, some exciting exit developments, and a record number of new donor companies in 2020! Special presentation: Tahnoon Saif – CEO of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub in Dubai South (the world’s largest airport and logistics hub). MBR Aerospace Hub , a 7 sqkm hub, since 2015, budget expected to reach $4.6B by 2030. Former VP for Corporate Strategy at Dubai South, leading development strategy for Dubai government. Register here.
⚪️ Cyber Ladies Panel - Women Who Invest in Cybersecurity: Join them to meet the women who invest in Cybersecurity! During the panel, you will have the opportunity to hear from a very inspiring group of women investors about their path and what is required to become an investor. We will also discuss the challenges in the field and 2021 predictions. Jan 12, 12:00 PM in Eastern Time. Register here.
⚪️ Venture Capital Panel and Pitch Night: The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you on the day of the event. If you do not receive it, please email them at marketing@downtodash.com. Thu, January 14, 6:30 PM EST. Register here.
⚪️ THE FIRST ONLINE GOFORUAE - ISRAEL FOOD SECURITY INVESTMENT CONFERENCEConnecting between the most innovative Israeli Food Security companies & leading Investors from the UAE. The UAE, a desert country with an arid climate, insufficient water and arable land is determined to address the issue of food security in order to deal with the growing population and its rising consumption needs, especially now during the pandemic. Monday, 18 January, 09:00. Apply here.
⚪️ Building Bridges: Strengthening Startup Links Between Israel and Singapore: Israel has the highest number of startups per capita anywhere in the world and Singapore consistently ranks among the top of global competitiveness indexes and ease of doing business lists. It’s no wonder that a recent article by the World Economic Forum of 5 startup hubs to watch globally put both Singapore and Israel on that list in the number one and two spots respectively. Wednesday, Jan 27, 12:30 PM (IST). Register here.
⚪️ 8200 Impact 6th Cycle Showcase Event: 8200 Impact is proud to present its 6th cycle startups in an international Showcase Event, taking place on January 28th, 17:30-18:30 IL time (GMT +2) online. Join them and the hundreds of leading investors, international innovation hubs, and acclaimed professionals in the industry to watch the 10 graduating startups of 8200 Impact’s 6th cohort. Thu, January 28, 10:30 AM EST. Register here.

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