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April 27 · Issue #107 · View online

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

“Part of courage is simple consistency”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Shalom from the Vaccination Nation YKC community … We achieved another landmark in returning to normalcy here in the Startup Nation - mask wearing is not mandatory outside. It all feels a bit surreal, like the other shoe is going to drop (and with new variants it could happen, but the vaccines seem to be fighting them effectively).
Life here feels almost like before the pandemic, meetings, events, culture. I attended two events last week, and will start including in-person (as well as Zoom events) in the Discovery section, so if you have any events, you’d like to feature please send them my way.
I’m vaccinated (with a Green Passport) and would love to meet in person and catch-up in the Tel Aviv area. Additionally, if you’re a growing Israeli startup and looking to hire high-skilled workers in the US let’s chat about how I can help you find that talent in Tulsa. To schedule a time to meet please respond directly to this email.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“In the end, not the player with the best cards, but the player who plays their cards the best over the course of the tournament, or the course of a whole lifetime, will win.”
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Forsan Et Haec Olim Meminisse Iuvabit: Will Remembering Help or Please? One of the earliest precursors of making lemonade out of lemons, or trying to find the good in the bad is the Trojan’s time of reflection after their devastating defeat to the Greeks in the Trojan war. When looking at everything that befell them the quote’s modern interpretation is “perhaps there will come a time when you remember these troubles with a smile.”
We have all been there, where the events of the moment were so intense, we would like to forget them, but as time heals, we look back and see there are learnings in what we experienced. Though it may not have been pleasant, many times we had to go through hell to get to heaven, and become the person we’re meant to be. Or is it better to leave that difficult time in the past, and not reflect, as bringing up those memories are too painful? This is still a debate up until this day.
Collectively with COVID (at least in some parts of the world) ebbing and life starting to return to normal, will we reflect on these times and see them as a time of being challenged, and of overcoming and growing? Or will we just put it behind us as a past experience, and try and forget the whole ordeal.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Everything is fodder for the fire: It’s how to interpret life’s experiences, whether good or bad.
⚪️ Sometimes it is hard to find the positive: But we must try to see the light during the darkest night.
⚪️ The importance of an inner locus of control: We’re going to get rocked by events around us, many of which we can’t control… what we can control is our inner world.
Did ancient Troy really exist? - Einav Zamir Dembin
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.
⚪️ InsideILDo you want a taste of startup nation? Here is your opportunity to win an exciting paid internship 2021 program in Israel this summer! Given Israel’s successful vaccination program, interns can have in-person internships in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, and Be'er Sheva this summer. But if covid safety concerns preclude in-person internships, internships will be offered to get engaged remotely. If you know anyone who might enjoy experiencing the Start-Up nation first-hand this summer, please encourage them to apply quickly. Check out this website for more information here.
⚪️ Merage +45 program: The Merage +45 invites entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to a unique program with a $100K grant for the leading startups. Eligible candidates: Any startup from any field with a founder age 45 and over, or startup led by a woman (at any age) that holds above 50% of the shares. The last day to register- April 30th, 2021. Apply here
⚪️ Call for Wellness Technology Startups: Apply for an investment of up to $500K by Welltech Ventures! Experts from top multinational companies will participate in the competition demo day. They welcome relevant wellness innovation startups to register! For more details and registration here.
⚪️ REMOTE SDR roles: Some SDR(sales development representative) roles open for a rapidly growing machine learning company that can be long-term remote for someone who has not yet had any tech sales experience and is a relatively recent college grad. This is a lead generation position that has the potential to become an account executive position within six months to one year. There is the option to work in the NYC office, no requirement. If you’re an experienced SDR, that’s even better. Feel free to be in touch if this is relevant
⚪️Bizzabo: They’re hiring for product, brand & digital marketers in Tel Aviv and New York. Know anyone who might be interested? In addition to Bizzabo being recognized by ForbesGlobesGlassdoor as one of the world’s best places to work for, there are some unique reasons why marketers should jump on this opportunity. Apply here.
⚪️ Lost Tribe Esports: Lost Tribe Esports’ continued growth and development have led them to fast track their plans and begin expansion into Israel. They currently welcome almost 300 Israeli teens on our Discord platform who communicate regularly with their North American teens. This is a very powerful opportunity as they continue to change the game and lead the way in year round Jewish teen engagement and building community. This expansion affords them the ability to hire a part time Israel Program Coordinator, to work directly with me and oversee these day to day responsibilities. Apply here.
⚪️ Salto: They are still looking for a strong content marketer to join the growing marketing team at Salto. If you’re a great storyteller, who is passionate about disruptive technology then this could be a great opportunity for you. If you’re not, but know people who are then please send them their way! Apply here.
⚪️ HEAD OF GROWTH - this is a leadership role that will drive growth of a successful 3 year old B2B SaaS product that helps development and data science teams attain usable information more quickly. The goal of this role is user acquisition via data driven strategies. Candidates can come from product, marketing, or an analytical strategy/consulting background - ideally you have driven growth and expansion of a B2B SaaS product. The role can be formed around the selected candidate’s strengths.
⚪️ ENGINEERING MANAGER - this is a leadership role for a successful 6 year old music tech company, helping musicians make money. You ideally have a technical background and have managed technical teams. People coming from product management might also be a fit through this is not a product focused role.
⚪️ Aleph: They are hiring a Deal Flow Analyst! They are looking for a product-oriented data analyst to join the Deal Flow Pod, which provides Aleph’s partners with services and tools to ensure timely investment opportunities, optimize due-diligence processes and help win deals. This is a full time, one-year position and an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a dynamic venture capital firm. If you have a sharp, analytical mindset and are an independent, creative thinker, they would love to hear from you. Apply here.
⚪️ Lerer Hippeau: They’re looking for a full-time Associate or Senior Associate to join their investment team. Their Associates play a central role at Lerer Hippeau, where they source and research new opportunities, diligence companies, and support our current portfolio companies. At Lerer Hippeau, they’re an inclusive and flat organization. They have a strong track record of promoting from within and helping those on our team grow in their roles at our firm. They’re excited to kick off this search. Apply here.
⚪️ M13: Community Manager: Community is one of the four pillars of M13’s values and is the core part of everything they do to create an ecosystem that is #BrighterTogether. They believe that authentically valuable connections among founding teams and investors will foster portfolio engagement, quality deal flow, and other active contributions to the M13 community. Apply here.
⚪️ MelioThey’re Melio, a TLV-based startup on a mission to keep small businesses in business. Their online payment solution enables small businesses in the U.S. to pay their bills in more efficient ways that improve their finances and free them up to focus more on managing the business they love. As a Communications Specialist you will be joining their Growth team and contribute to their company’s success. Your mission will be to support cross-company efforts in developing and executing a comprehensive international communication program. Apply here.
Their team is growing! They’re looking for a content writer who can let every American small business owner, accountant and bookkeeper know that Melio is the best B2B payment solution out there, and that once hooked, they’ll never understand how they operated without it. Join a cool, unconventional content team, in an even cooler, extremely fast growing, company! Apply here.
⚪️ NextGen Ventures: NextGen Venture Partners is seeking to hire a Platform Associate to engage their network of 1,500+ Venture Partners in their investment process and community. Apply here.
⚪️ TAMID GroupThey are looking for a Company Relations Manager to join their Israel office and Company Relations Department. If you are interested in working with the most cutting edge Israeli high-tech, startup, consulting and finance companies in the ecosystem and create lasting connections - your place is with them! They are looking for a great communicator professional who is excited about the Israeli high-tech and startup industry and who loves to make new connections on a daily basis. If you think you’ve got what they are looking for - apply today!
⚪️ TikTok: (Israel) Their Marketing team is growing and they are looking for best people out there! If you are a team player, passionate, hard worker with a relevant professional experience, please send your CV.
More info in the link below. Open positions:
- Brand Strategist
- Marketing Communications
- Marketing Creative Manager
- Marketing Designer
- B2B Event Manager
- Data and Research Manager
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ Patagonia and Ceres CEOs discuss climate action: Join Axios for a virtual event on climate action through the private sector. They’ll unpack how businesses are now making sustainability integral to their strategy and minimizing their own carbon footprint. Tuesday, April 27, 12:30 pm ET. Register here.
⚪️ InsureTech: Trends in AI & Automation: Various forms of AI have been long since integrated into every facet of the insurance industry; claims, underwriting, distribution and pricing have all been impacted positively by digitization and will continue to be infused with such innovation. They’ll discuss where the industry is today and what’s in store for tomorrow. 4/27, 6:00PM EST. Register here
⚪️ The Future of Greening Industry: Join Axios for a virtual event on domestic and global policy’s impact on climate change and cleantech. They’ll 5unpack sustainability policy initiatives and key learnings from the White House Climate Summit, as well as what these investments mean for the future. Wednesday, April 28, 12:30 pm ET. Register here.
⚪️ GENESIS Demo Event: Elon Musk said BionicHIVE is the future of robots. Watch how they and four other promising startups developed POCs with Schneider Electric - one of the largest energy corporations in the world. April 28th. 5PM IDT | 4PM CET | 10AM EDT. Register here.
⚪️ Join Noa Tishby and ISRAEL21c for a webinar on Wednesday April 28th: ISRAEL21c board member Jonathan Baruch and Israeli-American actress, producer, and activist Noa Tishby will sit down for a webinar on Wednesday, April 28th at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 8pm IDT to discuss Tishby’s acclaimed new book, ISRAEL: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth.  Register here.
⚪️ Raising $55M in One Year while Breaking Diversity Barriers: This month is startup funding month at Startup Grind, and what a great opportunity it is to host our very own Derek Andersen, Co-Founder not only of Startup Grind, but also of the startup Bevy! Derek Anderson bootstrapped Startup Grind for 10 years and as of last year, he’s begun funding for Bevy. This talk is moderated by Lirone Glikman, Global Ambassador at Startup Grind and a Global Business Development Consultant. Thursday, Apr 29, 6:00 PM IDT. Register here.
⚪️ What’s in the Benches for eSportseSports is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with a total audience of over 500M worldwide. Join their all-star panel for an informative discussion on the rising popularity of competitive gaming and eSports, breaking the stigma around gaming as a profession, and opportunities for tech adoption as new ways to add value. Apr 29, 7:00 PM IDT. Register here.
⚪️ Register for Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19: The Consulate is very excited to invite you to join them for a special webinar titled “Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19”, a conversation featuring representatives from Israeli-founded venture group, Team8, The University of Tulsa-Team8 cyber fellows program, and Tulsa Innovation Labs. The program will be moderated by Edie Roodman, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Israel Exchange. Here we will discuss the partnership between The University of Tulsa and Team8, the challenges facing the cybersecurity community as a result of the pandemic, what the cybersecurity landscape will look like post-pandemic, and the cybersecurity ecosystem in Israel. Apr 30, 11:00 AM in Central Time. Register here.
⚪️ US Healthcare Market Playbook: 1 ticket per company. Detailed guidelines and check lists to structure your go-to-market strategy. FREE 1:1 tailored consultation sessions. Q&A with experienced entrepreneurs. Network with investors, service providers, mentors and potential clients. If someone comes from this newsletter, they will give a 20% discount on the current price - YNF20 is the promo code in the registration. Monday, May 3, at 8:00 AM PDT. Register here.
⚪️ Banking on the Cloud: Join AWS, Team8, Orca Security and Citi for this exciting event with all-star speakers. May 5th, 10:00 EST / 17:00 IL. Register today here.
⚪️ Social Innovation Summit 2021: Social Innovation Summit is the ultimate platform for building partnerships, sharing best practices, and understanding global challenges and solutions among those who are committed to enabling more inclusive and equitable communities. This year’s expert lineup will reflect on the challenges of this past year as well as the opportunities for continued progress across critical themes like: COVID Response & Impact, Future of Work, Mental Health & Wellness, STEM Education, Tech for Good, Economic Mobility, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. June 8-10. Register here.
⚪️ Israel Investment Forum 2021 in Tel AvivThey are proud to announce the Israel Investment Summit, which will take place on June 22, 2021, at the EXPO Tel Aviv. This is the first in-person, physical event after the COVID19 breakout. The summit is designed to introduce Israeli companies who aim to increase their activities and introduce them to potential new business partners, such as VC private investors, family offices, fund managers, institutional investors and more. Learn more here.
⚪️ CyberWeek Tel Aviv (in person + virtual): Cyber Week is a large annual international cybersecurity event, hosted each year at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Over the past nine years, Cyber Week has become internationally acclaimed as one of the top cybersecurity events in the world. Cyber Week offers a unique gathering of cybersecurity experts, industry leaders, startups, investors, academics, diplomats, and government officials. With more than 9,000 attendees from more than 80 countries, this conference offers a thought-provoking exchange of knowledge, methods, and ideas that you won’t want to miss. July 19-22. Learn more here.
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