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YKC: Amor Fati 2022

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February 15 · Issue #128 · View online

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


“You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … to YKC.
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Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness”
-Friedrich Nietzsche
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy: I’ve known about this author’s work through Medium for some time, and read his articles once in a while, but this book surprised me by how good it was. I learned an exceptional amount from this book, and it’s made me rethink my reading of self-development books… meaning, there is still a lot of work to do.
With the second generation of positive psychology books, much of what we thought we knew about the human condition is being updated. We all focus on this idea of willpower, that if we want to achieve something, anything, we just need to white-knuckle it. But the reality is that so much of how society functions today is geared towards distracting you, and moving you away from your goals. As an example, the second you’re consuming social media, someone else’s agenda (content) is putting you in a reactive state. But what I liked the most about this book is that it gave tactical advice on what you can do to create an environment which allows you to focus on completing a task and entering a flow state… a rare sublime experience we can all cultivate. 
Even if you feel you’re operating at a high level, there are always areas to improve, and sometimes just working harder or longer hours is not the way forward if your environment is stacked against you. Often times, it’s important to take a step back and understand there are small things which we could do that could make a significant impact.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Environment is everything: And something we’re not even aware of most of the time.
⚪️ Rest is key: We need to rest as deeply as we work in order to come back recharged. 
⚪️ We need to know our limits: 4-5 hours of real concentrated focus at the most per day. 
How to Transform Your Identity and Behavior | Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ Atento Capital: 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. Their Talent Network works to get you connected with Tulsa companies, and provides you direct support from our inTulsa Talent team. Openings here.
⚪️ TechAvivWant to work at one of the best Israeli startups in the world? 200 TechAviv member startups have 9,000 open jobs. Check it out and tell a talented friend who might be looking here.
⚪️ Summer Internship Program: The GKFF Summer Impact Program provides a unique opportunity for interns to learn from some of Tulsa’s most effective community organizations while gaining exposure to the intersection of policy, philanthropy, business and community engagement. This blend of on-the-ground work and big picture context provides emerging professionals with an exceptional opportunity to learn and advance. Deadline: February 18, 2022. Apply here.
⚪️ Starta Accelerator is Accepting Applications for Batch 13: Starta is a venture ecosystem designed to find, foster and fund early stage talent in tech and as part of their mission we run Starta Accelerator, a soft-landing, 3-month, acceleration program in New York, focusing on early stage startups entering and scaling in the US Market. They just opened applications for the upcoming batch and are seeking our network’s assistance in attracting a talented and diverse pool of founders for Batch 13! Register here.
⚪️ The Builders: They’re hiring! A really exciting opportunity to join their awesome team as a Program Director. They’re looking for a true builder to lead one of their unique Commercialization Programs. You will be responsible for fostering relationships between major global corporations and startups. Interested? They partnered with Unboxable to give you a real feeling of the role, tell you more about them and see if we are meant to be. Click here, no cv needed here.
⚪️ Forter: The only fraud prevention platform, powered by the largest network of online retailers, that knows which customers to trust, in real-time, every time. LinkedIn-land, they’re looking to find the next Product star. If you’re looking for new opportunities check them out here.
⚪️ MetaProp: Hiring: Chief of Staff at MetaProp. In addition to being a rare VC opportunity, this is a chance to join a diverse team working to ensure and improve the long-term survivability of the built world, leveraging technology to create a more affordable, sustainable, accessible, and resilient paradigm for the people who utilize space. Apply here.
⚪️ TikTokIndustry Relations Manager, Israel. TikTok for Business is looking for an experienced marketer to be focused on identifying, developing and managing opportunities and strategic projects with industry associations; finding opportunities for TikTok to proactively engage, while bringing thought leadership and insights back into the company to help guide our strategy. You will manage projects related to strengthening their perception and positioning within the industry, working with cross-functional teams to execute their strategy as a B2B Marketing growth hacker. Apply here.
⚪️ Welltech VenturesWelltech Ventures is seeking a talented graphic designer and administrative assistant (replacement for maternity leave), who will be in-charge of maintaining their website (Wix), create images for FB and LinkedIn posts, designing presentations and other marketing materials, scheduling meetings and more. Visit their Career page to see further details here.
⚪️ Link Ventures: Senior Data Analyst. Link Ventures is seeking a full-time data analyst to assist the team with identifying and evaluating early-stage investment opportunities in consumer internet companies, as well as working directly with those companies post-investment. The person selected for this role will have the opportunity to utilize the proprietary data assets within Cogo Labs in a number of different capacities, including identifying opportunities, performing due diligence and conducting competitive research on behalf of Link portfolio companies. Apply here.
⚪️ Overton Venture Capital: Their Summer 2022 Intern application is now live! If you’re looking to break into VC, this is a great opportunity. Apply before 3/1 here.
⚪️ Payoneer: Social Media Manager. Passionate about unforgettable brand stories? Cannot stop thinking about improving engagement and excitement for your community? Obsessed with all things social? Looking for a highly creative and talented Social Media Manager expert in bringing brand strategies and stories to life to join them at Payoneer‘s Marketing Team. Apply here.
⚪️ Microsoft for Startups: They support entrepreneurs as they go through the process of building their start-up from the concept stage and during the journey to establish and grow the company. We are recruiting for two challenging, unique and engaging jobs: one focuses on working with investors, and entrepreneurs of mature companies, and the other focuses on working with entrepreneurial communities of all sizes and types.
Startup Ecosystem Development Manager here.
Investor Relations Business Development Manager here.
⚪️TAMID GroupThey have a small professional staff, so every new team member makes an enormous impact. With their office in Tel Aviv and fully remote staff across the United States, they are proud of a workplace culture that values creativity, personal growth, and collaboration. Their open positions:
- Campus Program Manager (Remote, USA)
- Community Engagement Manager (Remote, USA)
- Development Manager (Remote, USA)
- Major Gifts Officer (Los Angeles/Chicago/Miami/Flexible Location)
- Fellowship Program Associate (Tel Aviv)
- Company Relations Manager (Tel Aviv)
- Company Community Manager (Tel Aviv)
Go here for more details and apply here.
⚪️ Visible Hands: Visible Hands is excited to be expanding their team! They are looking for a Marketing Specialist to help develop and execute their marketing and communication strategy in order to support their fund’s marketing, brand, and communications goals. They are looking for a creative, hardworking, and experienced marketing professional with 3-5 years of experience to help scale our content and marketing initiatives. Apply here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ INVITATION: Artport, Night at the Gallery, Tour + Wine, Tues Feb 15 7pmBecome a Tel Aviv art insider and join your Tel Aviv Arts Council young patrons of the arts community for an exclusive private evening at Artport’s Eastern Skies Blush exhibition with wine + a tour and in-English gallery talk by artist Hinda Weiss and curator Vardit Gross. Artport, 8 Ha'Amal Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Tue, Feb 15, 7:00 PM IST. Register here.
⚪️ Simon Sinek and Christy Lake Discuss How to Create a Thriving & Innovative Culture: As a valued member of the Twilio community, they invite you to RSVP for their upcoming Twilio Engage Everywhere online event happening, Tuesday, February 15th at 9 AM PST/12PM EST. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Simon Sinek and Christy Lake on building a stronger, more innovative organization. Register here.
⚪️ The Secret Sauce Of Top Venture Capital Firms: Value CreationIn this event, they will gather Glilot Capital, Pitango & Vertex VCs, cover the VC industry and we will focus on the Value Creation platform. They will discuss how you choose which VC to approach and who will most suit your needs. What is Value Creation and why has it become so popular in the VC industry? דיזי פרישדון, תל אביב/ Dizzy Frishdon, 121 Dizengoff St.\ דיזינגוף 121, Tel Aviv. Wed, February 16, 7:00 PM IST. Register here.
⚪️ Breakfast with a High-Level Advisor: Larry Nipon, Founder, ZerOFrixion: Hosted by Bonnie Halper, Founder and Editor in Chief, StartupOneStop. Kicking off the year with something different – namely, issues and considerations every founder needs to be aware of. The discussion will revolve around the opportunities, pitfalls and the impact on revenue at the intersection of sales tech, data, productivity and corporate culture. The core operating premise is “Every company can do more.” Come find out how much more your company can be able to do. Thu, February 17, 9:30 AM. Register here.
⚪️East Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast: Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast. At a Bootstrappers Breakfast® they have serious conversations about growing a business based on internal cashflow and organic profit. This group offers a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. Tuesday, February 22, 8:30 AM EST. Register here.
⚪️ Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 for developers: Web 3.0 is the technological revolution of the internet. What lies ahead of us in Web 3.0,track the core components of the decentralized web, directly from industry leaders working at the leading projects of 2022. Discover the latest developments happening around us today. prepare yourself for a more transparent, efficient, and connected internet of web 3.0. Thu, February 24, 6:00 PM IST. Register here.
⚪️ Investor evening: They are hosting a drinks reception for principals, family office executives and private wealth owners. Join them for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by recent developments in the family office space. Gain access to non-public deal flow and strategic insights. February 24th from 6:00pm, Polsinelli Office, 600 Third Avenue. Register here.
⚪️ Latin Shabbat Dinner: Let’s celebrate Shabbat together! Premium Open Bar + Gourmet Dinner + International YP Crowd. For everyone’s health and safety, we will significantly limit the amount of seat availabilities. Looking forward to celebrating Shabbat with you! Join them on Friday night, February 25, 2022 at 6:30pm, to RSVP click HERE.
⚪️ FIRST FRIDAY: Unboxing Purim: The Hebrew month of Adar is the most joyous month of the Jewish year. This year, because the Hebrew calendar works in mysterious (OK…not that mysterious) ways, we get not one but two Adars! In honor of the start of the second Adar and the upcoming holiday of Purim (AKA Jewish Halloween), they will be sending out a little box of joy (think boozy candy, hamantaschen, crafts, and more!) and gathering for a brief virtual unboxing and oneg after services. Friday, March 4th from 7:15 PM EST. Register here.
⚪️ US healthcare market Boot Camp 2022: Join the California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) program that will feature experienced entrepreneurs, industry insiders, investors, doctors and strategists and learn from the best. In this intensive program you’ll (VIRTUALLY) participate in 8 fundamentals sessions, a workshop & a demo day. February 24 to March 10, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM PDT. Register here.
⚪️ Purim in Color @ NEBULA: PURIM IN COLOR 2022 at NEBULA. Join them March 17th, at NYC’s Hottest New Club Nebula. Early Bird Tickets Available for a very limited time. Doors Open at 10pm. Table Specials Are Available for Purchase. DJs Waka, Jacob G, Hummus & Rayco. One of NYCs Hottest & Newest Clubs. 900+ People Expected. NYC’s Best Young Professionals Crowd. Open Format, Israeli, Top 40, Hip Hop & House.Proof of Vaccination is Required for Entry. Thu, Mar 17, 2022, 10:00 PM. Nebula, 135 West 41st Street. Register here.
⚪️ INVITATION: Night at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Wine Reception: Tel Aviv Arts Council, presents a very special evening: The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Full Concert + Private wine reception exclusive for our young patrons of the arts mingling with members of the orchestra, so that’s cool. Sun, Mar 20, 8:00 PM IST. Charles Bronfman Auditorium, 1 Huberman Street. Heichal HaTarbut // HaBima Square. Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ Axis Tel Aviv 2022: Startups. Investors. Connected: Axis Tel Aviv is Axis Innovation’s flagship innovation conference and is returning as an in-person event. Organized for the past 8 years and recognized as one of Israel’s most effective startup events for dealmaking, Axis Tel Aviv is a unique opportunity to meet, learn, and network with global investors and corporations and leading Israeli tech startups. Tue, March 29, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM IDT. Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, 132 Kedem Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ NEXUS:ISRAEL 2022 VIRTUAL SUMMITThe NEXUS:ISRAEL 2022 conference brings together thought leaders and the most innovative thinkers from across the United States, Israel, Europe, and Asia — with a special focus on sustainability — whose ideas and influence have the capacity for real change. Centered around the latest innovations and investment dynamics across key industries and technology trends, especially related to our collective sustainable future, the program will deliver fresh insights and a behind-the-curtain peek into Food Systems & Food Security, Health & Wellness, Climate & the Environment, ESG, Web 3.0, and more. March 30th. Register here.
⚪️ ScaleUp: Hear from the foremost AI thinkers, doers, users, and investors to navigate your path to growth. THE FUTURE OF AI IS NOW. 2 days to transform your AI strategy into commercial reality. APRIL 6 – 7. 11 AM – 3 PM EDT. NEW YORK | VIRTUAL 25% off with code: CALC25. Register here.
⚪️ Israel Crypto conference May edition - Save the date!: They are happy to announce the Israel Crypto Conference in Tel Aviv. After the sold-out conference in December 2021, the Israel Crypto Conference will be held on May 23rd, 24th, and 25th! The event will begin virtually on May 23rd. They will meet with international partners that will join them to network and view video content. Who will be there? Everyone from young startups to established companies in the Crypto community. Mon, May 23, 2022, 8:00 AM – Wed, May 25, 2022, 4:00 PM IDT. בית ציוני אמריקה - ZOA House TLV 1 Daniel Frisch Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
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