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September 13 · Issue #143 · View online

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


“Another fall, another turned page…”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … to YKC and the fall.
Going back to basics and building my own blog, my first post: The One Mindset You Need to Succeed on LinkedIn
My latest piece in Medium: 5 Life Lessons I Learned as a Caregiver
With summer over we’re going to be “heads down” into the fall… and as such, I’m offering LinkedIn ghostwriting services through YKC Media, my B2B content marketing agency. I’ve helped clients build thought leadership on this platform with content which leads to more awareness, engagement, and ultimately high-quality leads. So, if you’re a founder, investor, or executive who wants to grow their personal brand respond to this email in order to work with me personally!
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly”
-Henri Bergson
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be by Steven Pressfield: This book is calling on Gen Z creators to heed the call of adventure, leave comfort, and embark on the artist’s journey. It’s definitely in the same vein as the author’s classic War of Art, but for a new generation, and a new audience. The fundamentals however stay the same… creative work is about doing the hard work, being patient, and showing up every single day.
You can tell what side Pressfield is on in the return-to-work debate, as he believes that as a creative you need to be active in-person where things are taking place. I have mixed thoughts about this idea, it’s not that I don’t think remote work has its negatives, I just think the world has changed. If anything, I put a lot of effort and time into developing relationships in person in New York pre-pandemic, but today believe you can have meaningful interactions online. As far as advice, the author’s creator bogeyman “The Resistance”, of course shows up again. Pressfield defines The Resistance as that emotion we all feel when trying to do something difficult, and it shows up as procrastination, excuses, self-distraction, and the like. They are all based in fear, and our fears are something we need to work on daily to overcome. We don’t always interpret the fact that we procrastinate as fear, but Pressfield challenges us to dig deeper within ourselves.
As someone who self-identifies as a creator, I’d recommend this book to young creators in any discipline. Until AI truly disrupts the ability to put your soul on paper or paint on a canvas, there is no difference in the act of someone typing today on a keyboard, and their ancestor scribbling ink on a sheet of papyrus. Understanding that, and knowing that others struggled with the same inner challenges, will help you connect with those who came before us, and will only inspire you in your craft.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Creators taking the lead: Not since the Renaissance has there been a period where creators (artists) have had such an impact on society.
⚪️ It’s about putting your ass in the seat: It all comes down to the simple fact that you need to do the work.
⚪️ It’s all up to you: This is where The Resistance rears it’s ugly head… you can’t rely on anyone else to do it, you must fight through and do the work yourself.
This Is More IMPORTANT Than TALENT | Steven Pressfield & Light Watkins
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.
⚪️ Join a top Israeli startup: Looking for a dream job in tech but worried startups aren’t hiring due to market conditions? 200 TechAviv member startups currently have over 7.6K job openings. An average of 38, each! Find your perfect match here.
⚪️ FIND YOUR DREAM JOBAfter a crazy few weeks, the Israeli jobs market is finally starting to stabilize, and they’ve added loads of cool new positions this week. Some of their favourites include: Lusha is looking for a Content Writer; RiskifiedJFrog and Neuro Bizdev are looking for Native French sales superstars ; Incredibuild is looking for a Tehncial Writer and a Brand Manager; and the Times of Israel is looking for a Tech reporter. They only work with Israel’s best companies, so they are confident these are all amazing opportunities here
⚪️ YCombinator Winter 2022 Accelerator$500K on a post-money safe for 7% equity. Jan-Mar @Mountain View. Weekly dinners, Office hours, Demo day, 2000 alums incl. Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, Instacart, MixPanel; Docker, DoorDash, Reddit, Twitch, Coinbase. Apply by Sep 12th here.
⚪️ 2022 Call for Wellness Innovations: This is a call for all Metaverse/web3 innovators in the wellness and health sectors to apply to the Global Wellness Summit competition. Co-sponsored by Welltech Ventures and Meta Facebook. Try to win a chance to present your innovation to delegates at the 2022 Global Wellness Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel. Submissions due by September 20th & the winner will be announced at the Global Wellness Summit in Tel Aviv October 31st-Nov 3rd. Apply here.
⚪️ 8200 Impact: 8200 Impact is excited to announce the official opening of registration for their next cohort. They believe that their community members are the best ambassadors for spreading the news. Join them in echoing the opening of registration and help them support new impact entrepreneurs! Apply here.
⚪️ BARD: BARD is a competitive funding program that supports collaborative agricultural research and development in areas of mutual interest to the U.S. and Israel. This year the fund has announced a new funding track “BARD PIONEER” with a maximum funding of $600,000. Want to learn more about BARD and the BARD funding opportunities? This session covers the funds mission, priorities, funding opportunities, eligibility for funding, evaluation process, and tips for a successful submission. To view click here.
⚪️ TikTok for Startups: TikTok for Startups IL is an exclusive program designed to help promising Israeli startups scale with TikTok. It offers a unique set of high-value benefits and support tools aiming to increase your success with their worldwide community. Apply here.
⚪️ ISRAEL21cThey are looking for a consultant or part time visual editor in Israel to oversee the daily design of their web pages, amongst other things. Experience in graphic design, photo and video editing a must, as is experience in media publishing. Send them a personal message or an email to Nicky@israel21c.org and jason@israel21c.org
⚪️ NYC Mayor’s Office: Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. The Director of Communications and Speechwriting is responsible for developing and implementing the Office’s strategic communications plan to advance NYC’s equity agenda. The Director will work directly with the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners, and other stakeholders, to develop messaging and identify local and international opportunities for press and social media engagements. This work will include the creation of press releases and advisories, social media assets, and written pieces (articles, blog posts). Apply here.
⚪️Overton Venture Capital: Join Overton Venture Capital Part Time this Fall & Winter (Remote Flexible). Overton Venture Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm investing in transformative brands and services meeting the challenges and opportunities of today’s rapidly evolving consumer. They’re particularly interested in companies that layer technology over daily and employee life transforming how the real-world works. We act not only as investors, but as partners, bringing our significant talent and operational capabilities to help our portfolio companies grow. Apply here.
Chief of Staff. The role is flexible and can be as little as 20 hours a week to as much as full-time employment. Ideally, this person is located in Miami, however, I will consider remote candidates. Each day will be different, and the individual must be flexible to the change! In addition to the transactional/administrative/organizational nature of this position, this role will have significant exposure to venture capital and longer-term potential for a hybrid role on Overton’s team. Please see additional details below. If you or someone you know are interested, the link to apply here.
⚪️ Samsung NEXT: They’re hiring! Next is looking for new Investors to join their team. Investors are THE key drivers of the investment team - sourcing opportunities, conducting diligence, debating the merits, advocating for deals and managing founder relationships. Next Investors need not have previous investor backgrounds – they do need to be super zealous about tech, driven and service-minded. Investors operate in a flat and unstructured environment, where they can build and further hone investment skills and experiences. More details can be found below. Apply here.
⚪️ ThoughtLeadersDo you love YouTube and influencer marketing and want to be paid for it? Come work with them, they are expanding our team and looking for passionate people who want to work in the creator economy. Apply here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ Meet & Drink // Code for Israel: Join them for a beer at Sputnik bar! Happy to join the volunteer panel of Code for Israel. At the panel, they will discuss their experience in the organization, and share which challenges they solve in Israeli society via technology. See you at 18:30! for registration here.
⚪️ Voter Access & the 2022 Midterms: Voter turnout has increased across every racial and ethnic group since 2020, and legislation around voting in elections is currently up for debate in both state courts and Congress. Join Axios in Washington, D.C. for an event exploring the state of voter access across the nation ahead of the midterms. Tuesday, September 13, 8:00am -ET. The Showroom, 1099 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. Register here.
⚪️ Allbirds and Project Drawdown on corporate climate impacts: Many American businesses have promised to reach net-zero emissions, but their plans have fallen short. Join Axios for a virtual event exploring how some business leaders and companies are reevaluating their climate impact, challenging existing norms and developing environmental goals with a new lens following the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Wednesday, September 14. 12:30pm ET. Register here.
⚪️ [Webinar] Meet the VC:​​Demi Obayomi | Sapphire Ventures: They’ve kept a spot for you at September’s Meet the VC, their monthly webinar connecting entrepreneurs with leaders from the venture capital community. Join them next Meet the VC on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 12 p.m. PT, where they will hear from Demi Obayomi, vice president at Sapphire Ventures. Bring your questions! After interviewing Demi, they’ll open the floor for a Q&A session. Sign up for Meet the VC: Sapphire Ventures’ Demi Obayomi by clicking the registration tab here.
⚪️ StartaArta Exhibition CITY RHYME: New York is visually stimulating. Each neighborhood comes together to define the city and is made of unique character and fabric. New York can be chaotic or orderly, frenetic or calm or all of these at once woven into an incongruous tapestry. The vastness of the Manhattan scope is balanced by the intimacy of each individual’s vision within it. Every person making up the city mosaic has their own independent version of New York. This condition is celebrated in this exhibition. Thu, Sep 15, 6:00 PM 220 E 23rd St, Suite 400, New York. Register here.
⚪️ Hashanah Miami @ SLS Hyde South Beach: HASHANAH BY THE POOL @ HYDE BEACH SLS SOUTH BEACH. Party with them on: Saturday, September 17th @ HYDE BEACH / SLS SOUTH BEACH. DJ Joe Nissan. Doors Open at 10:00 pm. Hyde Beach, 1701 Collins Avenue. Miami Beach. Tickets here.
⚪️ The Agile Startup: Steps for hacking the downturnJoin them for a panel on how startups can rapidly adapt to today’s uncertain market dynamics, based on insights from the latest Startup Snapshot research. Attendees get an exclusive sneak peek into data collected from 750+ startup founders and their employees over the last 5 months. From fundraising trends, to shifting investor sentiment and employee motivations - they will share key insights from their research and discuss actionable takeaways with the panel of experts. Their goal is to use the data to highlight strategies startups can leverage to adapt to the changing market dynamics, gaining a strong competitive advantage despite the downturn. Sun, September 18, 10:00 AM IDT. Intel Ignite, 132 Derech Menachem Begin. Triangular tower, floor 27. Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ ffVC’s Annual Drones & Robotics Conference: Do you have what it takes to conquer the drones + robotics market? If so, click to apply to participate in their exclusive industry gathering with startups, investors, and corporate partners: This full-day summit will explore the critical issues of the industry from drone deliveries to smart manufacturing to autonomous vehicles with speakers from governments, big infrastructure, and leading academic labs. There is limited capacity, so apply/RSVP early to guarantee a spot. All people on the waitlist are encouraged to apply to expedite their application. Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM. Register here.
⚪️ ROSH HASHANA CRUISE PARTY ON THE HUDSONCome aboard the Liberty Belle Yacht with hundreds of members of the IAC Community to celebrate Rosh Hashana! The boat has 3 floors plus decks and they’ll party with 2 DJ’S – DJ Royi Porat and DJ Julie – and the New Aviv City Band performing top hits live. There will also be Israeli food and kosher sushi, Israeli artist vendors, a full cash bar and amazing views of the city. It is a chance for all members of the community to come together to kick off the year with style! Boarding will start at 6:30pm and the party starts right away. The boat will depart at 7pm so don’t be late! West Harlem Piers – Marginal St. &, W 132nd St, New York, NY. Tuesday September 20, 6:30 pm. Tickets here.
⚪️ TWELVEX: The Soul of Soviet JewryJoin them for a conversation with former Vanity Fair Hive Executive Editor Miriam Elder, Rabbi Dovid Margolin, Senior Editor at Chabad.org, and Alex Zeldin, contributing columnist for The Forward. for a reflection on the complexity, nuance and beauty of Soviet Jewish Identity. SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 7:00PM. THE WILLIAMSBURG HOTEL, BROOKLYN. Register here.
⚪️How to Find Product Market Fit in Enterprise SaaSJoin Entrée Capital to learn about PMF in Enterprise SaaS from a renowned expert panel of B2B SaaS founders and veteran C-levels including Amir Orad (CEO, Sisense), Iris Shoor (Director of Product, LinkedIn), Adi Sharabani (CTO, Snyk), and Sagi Gidali (Co-Founder & CGO, Perimeter81) with opening remarks by David Roldán, Jr, (Head of Startup Business Development – EMEA at Amazon Web Services). Wednesday September 21 | 9:30-11:30. AWS Floor28, Derech Menachem Begin 121, Tel Aviv-Yafo (and livestreamed via Zoom). Register here.
⚪️ShareNett Webinar - Travel Tech: They invite you to join them for ShareNett’s September 22nd webinar on the Travel Tech industry and how entrepreneurs are solving problems the industry is facing as consumer demand continues to grow. They are pleased to have a panel of experts in a variety of TravelTech innovation and investment areas. Led by moderator, Or Haviv (Partner, Arieli Capital), their panelists will share their insights and ideas and will then answer audience questions about where they see the industry growing and evolving. Thu, September 22, 12:00 PM EDT. Register here.
⚪️ Rosh Hashana Dinner: Enjoy the tastes and traditions of Rosh Hashana with community and friends. This exquisite dinner is spiced with great food, drink and meaningful holiday insights. Canopy by Hilton - Downtown Jersey City. Sunday, September 25, 6:30PM. Register here.
⚪️FED Rosh Hashanah First Night Dinner: Enjoy a delicious dinner with traditional simanim (foods that are omens for the upcoming year), wine, plus live musical performance by Elizaveta Kozlova! Sun, Sep 25 FED House. Register here.
⚪️FED Rosh Hashanah Dinner Second Night: Join them for the Second Night of Rosh Hashanah! We will enjoy a dinner filled with simanim (omens for the new year), wine, and creative reflections on the year to come. Mon, Sep 26 | FED House. Register here.
⚪️Urban Future Summit 2022: The Urban Future Summit is the culmination of the Urban Future Prize Competition. This annual competition, hosted by the Urban Future Lab and sponsored by The New York Community Trust and MUFG, seeks to find up-and-coming climatetech startups and to award two $50k non-dilutive prizes. At this year’s Summit, we will announce the 2022 finalists and winners, feature a retrospective showcase of a select group of Urban Future Prize winners and finalists from the last six years and highlight our work with Nos Quedamos, a Bronx-based Climate Justice organization. Thu, October 20, 3:00 PM EDT. Building Energy Exchange, Inc. 31 Chambers Street #609 New York. Register here.
⚪️Israel In Our Lives Registration: Israeli scientists are pioneering innovations in space. Hear from experts about their global impact. Dr. Yonatan Winetraub, is a Co-founder of SpaceIL. Dr. Michal Schwartz, Professor of Neuroimmunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, inventor of a novel immune therapy to combat Alzheimer’s disease conducted an experiment on-board the International Space Station. Dr. Oren Shriki, Head of the Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, uses mathematical analyses of brain activity to develop novel diagnostic tools for neurological and psychiatric disorders. Oct 25, 2022 12:00 PM in Pacific Time. Register here.
⚪️The DWEN Powerhouse Summit: They would like to personally invite you to register for an exclusive conference from Fast Company and Inc.—the DWEN Powerhouse Summit—presented with our partner, Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN).The DWEN Powerhouse Summit is designed to power your ambitions for business growth during a difficult economy. Its diverse slate features several of the most successful and powerful women in business to offer their immediately useful, expert insights on financing, scale, leadership, and technology. Thursday, October 27, 11:30 a.m. ET. Register here.
⚪️ TechDay: For more than a decade TechDay has helped founders jumpstart their fundraising, sales, and recruitment efforts by bringing them together with the investors, tech talent, corporates, customers, and press that can help them thrive. And as the economy continues to come to grips with the effects of Covid-19, supply chain disruptions, inflation and other pressures, TechDay is more important than ever. Jacob Javits Convention Center. Enter on 11th Avenue and 35th Street. November 15th. 10:00AM-5:00PM. Register here.
⚪️ IAC National SummitThe IAC National Summit is one of the largest, highest-profile, and most impactful conferences in the Jewish world. The IAC National Summit annually brings together thousands of Israeli-Americans, American Jews and Israelis of all ages. The Summit theme is “Israel. Together”: Together as a united community. Together, as the Jewish people and Israel are interconnected. Together in our unconditional love for Israel. For the first time, the summit will host the Israeli Innovation Playground, connecting Israeli companies with the US market. Fairmont Hotel, Austin, Texas. Thursday, Jan. 19 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. Register here.
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