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August 31 · Issue #116 · View online

Sharing meaningful experiences, impactful ideas and career + event opportunities in the NY/TLV tech ecosystems


“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … wishing you all a happy Labor Day/end of the summer, and a meaningful Rosh HaShana.
I’m back in the New York area, if you’d like to meet for coffee during the period of the Jewish holidays respond to this email directly.
I put together two gatherings while I was in Israel (the second one I co-hosted) so noodling on the idea of putting together an event in the coming weeks in New York. If there is interest on your part to attend respond to this email directly.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“As long as the candle is still burning, it is still possible to accomplish and to mend.”
-Rabbi Yisrael Salanter
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Rosh Hashanah: A time of renewal and unity by Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie: For those attending synagogue during the High Holidays I’m sure you’ll hear plenty of rabbi’s sermons on this-or-that political view, and maybe even be inspired during this challenging time for the world. Despite the messenger not always being a subject matter expert at times, there is some value in hearing a comforting message during this time.
But reading this article by Rabbi Abadie did resonate with me as he is living a true experience of bringing two peoples with a history of terrible animosity together. Being in Israel for the better part of a year during the pandemic it was easy to lose sight on the progress the country made on many fronts (I’ll cover the explosion of economic growth in a future article), especially Israel’s relations with her neighbors. It is sometimes hard to see that, particularly given how sectarian violence in the streets during the last flare up in violence in Gaza had the country teetering on the edge. While I support the rabbi’s message about how far we have come in developing relationships with our new friends in the Gulf, let’s not discount the importance the Startup Nation miracle has had on those relations.
Rosh HaShana has traditionally been a time to press the reset button, but 2020 (and 2021 as long as COVID rages) have been years where we have to continue to innovate and create new professional opportunities. Basically, continuing to press the reset button over and over. With that, it’s important for our spiritual well-being to take a step back and appreciate how far we’ve come.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Like NYE, but with spirit: Alcohol may be involved, but RH is a period we’d like to remember.
⚪️ A good time to be grateful: Especially during the time of social, we need to be reminded of what we have.
⚪️ Lean into the built-in reset button: There is some wisdom on how our ancestors approached work.
Happy Jewish New Year! From comedian ELON GOLD
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ Atento Capital: Come work with us. inTulsa connects great companies to great people with the mission to grow Tulsa’s community. Leverage the Tulsa community of companies and leaders to further build your career in Tulsa. Our Talent Network works to get you connected with Tulsa companies, and provides you direct support from our inTulsa Talent team. If you’re based in Israel and interested in any of these positions reach out to me directly. Openings here.
⚪️ LinkedIn: Round-up of Israel based tech and finance roles on LinkedIn here.
⚪️ Hetz Ventures: They have 101 positions open at 12 companies - upgrade your career with a job at a Hetz portfolio company here.
⚪️ FOOD TECH 2021: Alternative Protein & Cultured Meat | Personalized Nutrition | Industry 4.0. Calcalist and Tnuva are looking for the next innovative move in the food industry, for the fourth year in a row. Do you have a winning startup in one of these areas? Apply for the next innovative move competition. Apply here.
⚪️ BIRD Foundation: Call for Proposals: BIRD supports partnerships between U.S. and Israeli companies with grants of up to US$1M, up to 50% of the cost of a joint R&D project between Israeli and US companies, no equity, repayments only upon the project enjoys sales. BIRD promotes collaborations in virtually every area that can show significant innovation and demonstrates commercial potential. By September 2nd, Apply HERE.
⚪️ RISE Fellowship by Sundara : RISE fellows are female social entrepreneurs in low- to middle-income countries working to improve water, sanitation and hygiene. Sound like you or someone you know? Deadline: August 31. Learn more and apply.
⚪️ The Obama Foundation Leaders Europe: The Obama Foundation is opening the 2022 Leaders Europe application portal on September 1. The program will run online from January to June 2022. If you’d like to be notified once the application is live, click here.  
⚪️ New Jersey Israel Commission: Intern (Unpaid). Description and Responsibilities Unpaid fall/winter internship program to assist with research, special projects, writing and editing official documents, and coordination with Commission Members and potentially the public and other state officials. Helping to prepare for events and Commission programs including management on zoom in addition to designing invitations and graphics as well as editing text for social media posts. Creatively thinking about ways to enhance the Commission and strengthen its mission. Applicants should submit a cover letter with resume by the closing date to be considered for the position to Executive Director Andrew Gross at Andrew.Gross@sos.nj.gov
⚪️ 645 Ventures: They are hiring! They are looking for a Head of Talent and Networks. This individual will work closely with theirPortfolio Founders to help find their early and most critical hires. The role will be fast-paced, high-impact, and most importantly exciting. If you know anyone that could be a fit, please send them their way. Apply here.
⚪️ Bizzabo: They’re hiring for more than 100 positions. They’ll be highlighting different roles every week. Know anyone who might be interested in joining a dream team operating in a rapidly growing market? Please share. Apply here.
⚪️ BridgerPay: They are growing…check out their open positions and apply today
> Content Manager
> Net Developers
> Angluar Developers
> Sales Development Representative
⚪️ Healthy.io: They looking for a talented legal counsel to join their US team in Boston. Candidates must have proven experience working in healthcare - a digital health company, a health organization or a law firm specializing in healthcare - and admitted to practice law in MA. They have some exciting things going on so come join the ride! Apply here.
⚪️ PLANETech: Join the PLANETech team as the Global Partnerships Manager and shape the growing Israeli and global climate tech ecosystem. In this position, you will develop partnerships with corporates, investors, regional and national governments, and other organizations to promote the Israeli climate tech field. Think you’re the right person for this job? Submit your CV, a cover letter and salary expectations by September 15th. Job description at the link here.
⚪️ Silicon Valley Bank: The Investor Relations at SVB Capital is hiring! They’re looking for a fundraising and venture capital product management analyst to help them launch and raise new equity strategies. Great opportunity to get into VC, gain exposure to global capital allocators, and play a key role for their team. Please reach out if you or anyone in your network may be a fit! Apply here.
⚪️ VC Investor at Tribeca Venture Partners: Tribeca Venture Partners is hiring a full-time investor to join their multi-stage venture firm in New York, NY. You will be a full member of their investment team. You will attend partnership meetings and be counted on to provide insights and feedback as we meet new companies. This is a 2–3 year position. Apply here.
⚪️ Crunchbase: They are looking to hire a Freelance Contract Reporter to join their amazing team at Crunchbase News. Apply directly below. Seriously the best newsroom ever. Apply here.
⚪️ Entree Capital: They are looking for an analyst to come and work with them! Are you passionate about business and technology? Want to learn how to invest in early stage tech companies? Please send your CV to eli@entreecapital.vc
⚪️ Grasshopper Bank: Director, Tech Banking (VC and Emerging Companies). As a Director in their Tech Banking Practice, you will operate at the intersection of leveraging your banking experience and your network and expertise in the innovation economy to source and manage business, client relationships, partnerships, and growth opportunities for the Bank. Your focus will be on working with founders, CxO’s and investors (such as VC and PE firms) as a trusted banking partner and ecosystem champion. Apply here.
⚪️ Gulf-Israel Green Ventures is hiring: Gulf-Israel Green Ventures is a young, dynamic and quickly-developing company at the cutting-edge of Gulf-Israel relations and sustainable innovation. This is your opportunity to play a key role in building bridges between the Israeli and Gulf innovation and greentech ecosystems, while working with a diverse range of stakeholders to create business value and mutually-beneficial commercial partnerships. Apply here.
⚪️ Ibex Investors: They are hiring! They’re looking for an Operations Manager who will shape their office and be a key part of the team. Responsibilities include managing the office, receiving guests, handling calendars, and scheduling meetings. Open to 50-100% capacity, combining WFH and from their office in the Hagag towers next to Sarona Market in Tel Aviv. Requirements: Must have a fun outlook and strong work ethic. Passion for good food is a bonus. Interested parties may send their credentials to talentpool@ibexinvestors.com
⚪️ Startup Nation Central: CEO’s Executive Assistant. As he starts his new position as the CEO of Start-Up Nation Central, he is looking for an experienced, motivated, and highly organized Executive Assistant to work closely with him, be involved in this incredible organization’s core activities, and aid me in leading it effectively. This will be a very interesting opportunity to develop a new role as part of a team that will lead Start-Up Nation Central as it continues its mission to strengthen the Israeli innovation ecosystem. Apply here.
⚪️Team8: Team8-Marketing Operations Manager. They are currently looking for a tech-savvy Marketing Operations Manager to join their growing team! This person will take charge of our marketing tech stack to ensure that we create an optimized environment to drive growth and engagement.  Apply here.
⚪️ Zencity: Co-founded by ROIer Eyal Feder-Levy, is looking for its first (New York-based) Community Manager.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ Living in and Leaving Afghanistan: Women’s Struggles for Survival: Armed conflicts intensify social vulnerabilities and particularly place women’s and girls’ bodily integrity and social freedoms at risk. Simultaneously, women often rely on and engage with multiple networks that allow them to survive dire situations, as well as to fight for the survival of loved ones and for their ways of living. Wednesday, September 1, 11 AM ET. Register here.
⚪️ The Peres Center: A Legacy of Innovation and Peacemaking: They invite you to join them as they delve into the legacy, and vision of Israel’s ninth President Shimon Peres. They will join their friends at the Peres Center for Peace and take a closer look at the world of peacebuilding in Israel today. From independence to peace, Peres was ahead of his time and was instrumental to future international relations between Israel and her neighbors as well as blazing the trail to start-up nationhood.  Sep 1, 12:00 PM in Eastern Time. Register here.
⚪️ The next killer app: Join them for the next killer app based on crypto technology event @ABRAHAM HOSTEL TEL AVIV 21 LEVONTIN STREET, TEL AVIV. They will have a panel discussing the challenges of using crypto tech with the next killer app, investment opportunities and showcase relevant startups. They will have startups showcase their platforms. You have the next killer app and want to join us ? Contact us today at info@social-wisdom.com. The event will be in Hebrew. Startups can present in Hebrew or English. Thu, September 2, 6:30 PM. Register here.
⚪️ Tel Aviv High Holiday Services, Young Community Explanatory w/ EnglishJoin your young International & Israeli community for an English friendly, and open Rosh Hashana service with inspiring singing, meditations and meaningful explanations; all kosher, outdoors and shofar powered. Services run and hosted by Rabbi Jonathan Feldman and Shanna Fuld. Mon, Sept 6, 6:00 PM IDT. Dov Hoz Community Center, 16 Dov Hoz Street Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ White City Shabbat & Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality: Join your Tel Aviv young community for an epic erev Rosh Hashana outdoor dinner. They will provide the kiddush, hamotzei, simanim, and of course the apples & honey. Come with your group of friends and your dinner eats, but enjoy the holiday evening in a fun communal vibe under the stars. Don’t let covid keep us from celebrating the new year in style. Because Jewish life in Tel Aviv is a team sport! Young adults from all over Israel & the globe, 20s & 30s only. Monday eve September 6th 2021, 7pm. Dov Hoz Community Center Plaza, 16 Dov Hoz Street, TLV. Register here.
⚪️ Let’s shape the economy of the future: Join us for DLD Circular on September 7: The key to a successful business is creativity, so why not use this creativity for sustainable growth? Artists have a unique way of seeing the world differently. Think of them as seismographs of change in society. That’s why they’re bringing together international business leaders with pioneering artists like composer Hans Zimmer, award-winning architect Francis Kéré and pioneering designer Es Devlin, to share their perspectives on how a circular economy can lead to a better future for all of us. Please join them on September 7, from 2 pm to 8 pm Central European Time, for DLD Circular.
⚪️ INVITATION: Night in the Museum, Israeli Art History 103 + Wine: Become an Israeli art insider. Join your young Tel Aviv community celebrating the depth and breadth of Israeli art over the past century. Spend an evening at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art with leading art history lecturers in-English, taking a journey through the culture, society and creativity of Israel. Post lecture, they will be given special deals to hang at the museum’s acclaimed sculpture garden Pastel bar under the stars, getting 1+1 cocktails and wines. Tuesday September 14th 2021 (6:30 doors open, 7pm event). Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul HaMelech Blvd. This event is exclusively for young adults 20s & 30s. RSVP here.
⚪️ TechDay Founders Summit, November 8th, 237 Park Avenue, New York City: A day of high-value networking, in-person learning, and essential skills development, available only to startup founders and their c-suite executives. Attendance is limited, and by application only. For more information, click here.
⚪️ TechDay New York, November 10th, Javits Center, New York City: A one-day, in-person trade show where startups exhibit their newest products, platforms and services to an audience of investors, tech talent, corporates, press, and other members of the startup ecosystem. For more information, click here.
⚪️ Hospital at Home: Sharing Best Practices" with NY HIMSS and Sheba Medical Center Webinar: In conjunction with the New York- Israel Chamber of Commerce and Strategic Interests, clinicians from Sheba’s virtual hospital will join them for a conversation on how they are using technology to bring hospital grade care into the home. Case studies will include diabetes and epilepsy.  Contact Josh for more info. 
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