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YKC: End of the Year


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December 21 · Issue #124 · View online

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

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards"

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … wishing everyone a peaceful end of 2021 (it’s been another challenging year), and a Merry Christmas to all my friends who are celebrating. With this new variant, please stay safe out there. On to 2022!
My latest piece in Forbes Israel: How to Use Content to Build your Brand Equity Online
I’ll be attending CES the first week of January and will be putting together an article about my experience at the conference. If you’re a professional in tech and attending ping me directly so we can connect there.
I started this event list of the receptions I’m hearing about at CES (it will be updated on an ongoing basis). If you’re attending CES ping me directly about some of the smaller, private events I’ll be attending.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Will by Will Smith and Mark Manson: I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy reading this book, and how much I would learn. Growing up watching the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” in the early 1990’s this book certainly brought back memories. Maybe it’s time to expand my reading habits to include autobiographies beyond former military leaders and philosophers.
I can’t tell where Will Smith’s voice ends and Mark Manson’s begins, as this book feels very much in Will Smith’s voice. But there is a clear philosophical angle, and lessons and insights the author takes from his experiences. An author sharing vulnerability is easy once they’ve weathered the storm, and each failure can be viewed through the champagne glass of extreme success and stardom. But there are raw moments in this book, and challenges the author covers like domestic violence, and strained family and personal relations. If anything, this is also a story of hip-hop’s rise and
commercialization, when it was a raw art form from the streets to the global phenomenon it is today. Will Smith’s assent and fall, and climb back up the mountain are steep, but for someone who made it in both the music and the movie business there can probably be no other way as fame is a state so many strive for, but yet so few truly reach. Most people make mistakes in private, but it’s on another level when one makes those mistakes on the global stage for the whole world to see.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Not everyone can handle it: It is clear in his tale many can’t handle the pressure of global success and crack in self-destructive ways.
⚪️ A moment in time: A snapshot of when hip-hop went mainstream, and the barriers the author broke in the entertainment industry.
⚪️ Reinvention is key: This lesson is relevant now more than ever.
Will | Official Trailer
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.
⚪️ Amazon Climate Pledge Job Board: Join visionary companies from The Climate Pledge Fund portfolio as they develop products and services that reduce carbon emissions and help preserve the natural world here.
⚪️ LinkedIn: Round-up of Israel based tech and finance roles on LinkedIn 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.
⚪️ Y Combinator Accelerator: Winter 2021 funding cycle; $125,000 funding for 7% equity; Program will be fully remote; 3 months. Jan 01 - Mar 31; Office hours + connect w/ experts + demo day. Access to Y Combinator alumni network. Apply here.
⚪️ Open Call: Scalers.VC is seeking for Startups: Scalers.VC is looking for startups & companies with a Bare Minimum of an MVP/POC in the Following Verticals: Smart Cities (IoT), Smart Mobility (Drones, Automotive), Renewable Energy, Waste &Water, Smart Security (Cyber) for inclusion in the Indus-X SEA (Indian Market) program for Investments and/or Commercialization. By December 31st. Apply HERE.
⚪️ SAP.iO Resilient Supply Chain Program: SAP.iO Foundries, which are SAP’s global network of equity-free startup programs, recently opened up the application for their upcoming program that is focused on Resilient Supply Chain. If you are interested or suitable to become an SAP partner. By January 9th, 2022. Apply HERE
⚪️ MiC - L.E.A.D.™: Bloomberg LP is sponsoring the first class of 15 #cybersecurity leaders who will go through the MiC LEAD program being introduced by Minorities in Cybersecurity. Leaders who are primed and poised to move to the next level of their careers should apply now, as only the first 50 applications will be considered for the six (6) month, 40-hour program, which will help jumpstart your career! Apply here.
⚪️ Registration for the EISP by 8200 acceleration program is now open: They will be pleased to receive recommendations for early-stage startups that are developing groundbreaking technologies and solutions. WHO CAN APPLY?  Entrepreneurs who have an idea for a product or service and understand where they want to take their venture. Validated their startup idea. Have a FULLY committed team (the ideal company would have two or three founders). The upcoming cycle will take place between February - June 2022. Apply here.
⚪️ Code for Israel: They are code for Israel. They connect the Israeli High-tech Ecosystem with social problem-solvers, working together to face main local challenges. Together with their volunteers from the tech world they identify Israelis problems and work to solve them using technology. Developers, Product people, data specialists and UX/UI Experts? sign here to volunteer and join them in our mission:
⚪️ Israel Economic Mission to the USA - East Coast: They are looking for a Partnership and Business Development Lead to be part of their team of professionals. Citizenship requirements: This position is open for U.S. citizens only (Israeli or dual US/Israeli citizens are not eligible and will not be considered for it). Apply here.
⚪️ Journey: They are hiring a dynamic Marketing Lead. If you (or anyone you know) are looking to run marketing and make a difference at a digital mental health startup, let them know! Apply here.
⚪️ JVP: They are seeking highly driven Associates and Analysts to join their rapidly growing Investment Team in Israel. Apply here.
⚪️ Melio: In short, they’re obsessed with two things: creating world class user experiences for small businesses and making sure Melio is an awesome place to work at every day. Think you’d fit in? Check out the roles here.
⚪️ They (The sales-team and every other team in the company) would not be able to function without their much needed backbone: THE Biz ops team. This team is not only brilliant, but also fun, caring, impactful and CRUCIAL!!
They got many open positions:
- CS Operations
- Business analyst
- salesforce dev (X2)
- revenue operation (X2)
- biz ops in AU
⚪️ SentinelOne: Senior Sales Engineer. A rare opportunity to join the leading cyber company in a significant role. They’re recruiting Senior Sales Engineer that will support sales efforts in Israel. The role requires familiarity with the cyber field and technical experience. Apply here.
⚪️ Shuffll: Shuffll Community manager will be responsible for building and maintaining their online community of content creators. They’re looking for a creator who is passionate about the future of video creation. The job requires daily engagement with content creators on a variety of platforms, online forums and social media platforms, to establish and grow their community and brand awareness. Apply here.
⚪️ SOSA: SOSA is looking for an experienced Innovation Account Manager who will support global corporations and governmental entities with their innovation challenges and opportunities. The account manager will work closely with the partner and be their trusted advisor in every aspect of their innovation strategy. The Innovation Account Manager will be responsible for identifying cutting edge tech solutions for SOSA’s partners. Apply here.
⚪️ Startup Nation Central: Join them at Start-Up Nation Central for a unique position in the human resources team that combines diversity recruiting and other functional areas of human resources. Become a part of their team at SNC and join them! Apply here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ 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, December 21, 6:30 AM MST. Register here.
⚪️ Shabbat Dinner: Judaism, Afterlife and Affirming Life: Join them for a lively Shabbat dinner featuring Jewish educator Abby Eisenberg leading them in a discussion of Judaism, the afterlife and affirming life. Jan 07, 2022, 7:00 PM. FED House, 307 W 121st St #4, New York. Register here.
⚪️ Meet The VC: Ankur Ahuja - Varana Capital: Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Early Growth and its partners. Every month, they sit down with a VC to get answers to your questions about fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate and more. This month’s speaker is Ankur Ahuja, Chief Opperating Officer at Varana Capital - an early investor and long-term partner to the world’s most exciting founders and startups. Jan 12, 12:00 PM in Pacific Time. Register here.
⚪️ AI Week 2022: AI Week is Back! They are thrilled to welcome data scientists and AI professionals to Israel’s leading AI conference. Combining technological leadership, applied AI and cutting-edge research, AI Week will highlight the way in which AI technology is revolutionizing business strategy, policy and future development. Feb 7-9, 2022. Tel Aviv University. Register here.
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