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August 17 · Issue #115 · View online

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

 “Do what we can, summer will have its flies” 

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Shalom from the White City YKC community … It’s the end of August so the content will be light this month as many people are traveling.
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 (ex., SDRs and customer success) in Tulsa. To schedule a time to meet please respond directly to this email. Also, for companies seriously considering hiring in Tulsa I’m hosting a private reception later this month so reach out directly to me about that as well.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.”
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
TikTok intifada is ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ - analysis: I covered this in a Forbes piece I wrote following the Israel-Hamas conflict at the beginning of the summer, but it bears repeating. The rocket fire from Gaza yesterday was a reminder of how quickly things could spiral out of control again. During the last round of fighting, it was as if the whole might of the IDF was challenged and defeated in that round by the Hadid sisters and fake news infographics spread on Instagram.
Many Jewish organizations give lip service to engaging Gen Z, but the reality is that sometimes I feel it is too late. Israel’s lack of progress on the Palestinian front for the past ten years has cemented their underdog status in the minds of many millennials and Gen Z. The TikTok Intifada and the controversy around Ben and Jerrys should be a wakeup call, but sadly many of the organizations promoting “advocacy” just aren’t built to handle these new challenges. The messages are still the same, what’s changed is the audience (young woke people) and the platforms (social media).
If I was going to start an organization today to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias it would be an organization-built platform/content first. Meaning an organization built digitally from the ground up on TikTok, Twitch, YouTube, etc. which understands those platforms, ways to optimize, and make the message stick. It’s never too late, and just how TikTok became a mainstream communication and advocacy tool during last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, new platforms will arise.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ The Startup Nation narrative: The narrative I believe in, but I wonder if sharing Israel’s startup miracle is enough.
⚪️ Meeting Gen Z where they are: If anything, understand the limited attention span today, and work to grab their attention.
⚪️Things are only going to get worse: We can’t wait any longer, with political changes, now is the time to act.
Jalebi Baby - Israel vs Palestine - Tik Tok Compilation
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
⚪️ 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
⚪️ 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
⚪️ 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.
⚪️Atera: With their latest round of funding from General Atlantic, Atera has raised over $100M in less than 1 year, and has nearly tripled their valuation to a half-billion-dollars! This is an exciting milestone on their journey ahead, and this capital will help them fuel further innovation to our all-in-one, easy-to-use remote IT management platform. They are so proud and thankful for all they’ve been able to accomplish so far, and are so excited to show you what they have coming next - they’re in it for the long haul! Stay tuned, and watch this space. Opportunities here.
⚪️On Deck: TL;DR: Fast-growing early-stage startup seeking a Growth person to help them launch and grow International markets. In doing so, they’ll empower the most ambitious people from around the world to build the future. Details below! (this role is totally remote). Apply here.
⚪️Reddit: Head of International Community. Calling all international community expansion people! Help them bring community to everyone, everywhere. Opportunity is remote and global. Apply here.
⚪️ThoughtLeaders: The Thoughtleaders Family is growing and they are looking to find some Killer sales development representatives to join their Team. ThoughtLeaders helps the world understand the value of content. They are looking for self starters who thrive in dynamic environments and are hungry to hit targets The SDR team in Israel serves as the first point of contact with potential customers, and is responsible for sourcing and qualifying prospects, before connecting them to their sales executives. If this is you, please send your CV to
⚪️TikTok: TikTok Tel Aviv is hiring. Few exciting roles highlight here:
-Product Marketing Manager - Ads and Performance
-Head of Marketing - all verticals
and if you want to join their killer teams, they are looking for 2 Partnership managers for the Gaming Apps Vertical, 1 to manage growth clients in the Middle Market and 1 for their Key Accounts. (Gaming experience is needed.)
For their Entertainment Apps Vertical they am looking for a brilliant Partnership manager to help us grow their Key accounts.
Please login to TikTok Career page here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ Electrifying Combustion: Plasma Technology and the Transition to Renewable Energy: Forget spark plugs, plasma-based ignition is the vision for the future. For as long as the internal combustion engine has existed, scientists and engineers have been trying to find better and alternative ways of igniting the highly combustible fossil fuels like gasoline and natural gas which power most traditional forms of transportation. Wednesday, August 18, 12 PM ET/9 AM PT/7 PM Israel. Register here.
⚪️ The New Landscape of Going Public: Join Axios for a virtual launch event for the new Get Smart series, digging into the details of how and why companies go public. They’ll cover the many ways companies have to adjust to maintain trust in the public eye, from navigating market pressure to staying accountable to ESG standards. Wednesday, August 18, 12:30 pm ET. Register here.
⚪️ INVITATION: Author & Israeli Venture Capitalist Michael Eisenberg: Tel Aviv International Salon, presents: Michael Eisenberg on Israeli Business & Jewish Values. Israeli Venture Capitalist & “The Tree of Life and Prosperity” Author Event will be held in-English + Q&A + Eats & Wine Bar. When: Monday August 23rd 2021 (6:30pm Doors, 7pm Event) Where: WeWork Toha, 114 Yigal Alon St, Tel Aviv Who: Young professionals, Internationals & Israelis. Register here.
⚪️Mobility Startups Pitch Battle: Mobility is a hot topic. Not only do we see a digital transformation of business models in the field of transportation, e.g., MaaS (Mobility as a Service), led by giants like Uber, Lyft, BlaBlaCar, etc., but also we see a movement towards different types of transportation tools, e.g., autonomous vehicles, and methods. Join their startup competition where various startups will pitch their ideas in front of a judging panel. RISHON LEZION TUE, AUG 24, 7:00 PM (IDT). Register here.
⚪️ You’re invited to NUMA’s Demo Day on 8/26: After 12 weeks of learning, iteration, and growth, our Summer 2021 cohorts are ready to take the (virtual) Demo Day stage! Their mentors are the secret sauce of any successful NUMA program, and they’d like to thank you from the bottom of their hearts for your time, support, and dedication to our startups. With that, they proudly invite you to join us on August 26th at 12 pm EST to see all the hard work you put into these startups come to life! RSVP for Demo Day!
⚪️ LIMNL: A MUSICAL REINTEGRATION PROJECT: On August 29th, join them for an outdoor musical experience. Liminal space is the boundary between light and dark, one space and another. It’s the threshold between one phase and the next. LiMNL, their spiritual reintegration project, stands at the threshold of the pandemic and post pandemic worlds. After a difficult year, and on the cusp of a new year, we need to recharge and reintegrate ourselves - physically, emotionally and spiritually. Join them 7pm on Sunday August 29th! 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 The event will be in Hebrew. Startups can present in Hebrew or English. Thu, September 2, 6:30 PM. Register here.
⚪️ 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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