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September 27 · Issue #144 · View online

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

“Rosh Hashanah isn’t just about being new, it’s about a change”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … שנה טובה Shana Tova, and a happy Jewish New Year to all those celebrating.
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 investors, founders, and executives build thought leadership on this platform with content which leads to more awareness, engagement, and ultimately high-quality leads. So, if who want to grow your personal brand respond to this email in order to work with me personally!
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“I was given my life, some two and a half billion seconds: I did some reckoning, and I decided to do something with those seconds so that I might make a difference”
-Shimon Peres
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
5 easy ways to get into the Rosh Hashanah mindset this year: Now this is something different, some Jewish content that is actually practical. I’ve been beating this drum for some time, that while Judaism (and other religions) offer foundational guide rails for the right values in living a meaningful life… they don’t always offer many tactical solutions which can be universally applied when facing challenges in today’s complex world.
But I can get behind some of the ideas featured in this piece such as “Embrace the practice of free writing.” If you want clarity in your life, there is no better practice then Morning Pages, journaling first thing in the AM. That will also help you get closer to your belief, in that you get clear on your values, and closer to the reason for being on this planet. But we are now living through (according to Jewish faith), the days which set the precedent for the coming year. As such, we can elevate ourselves, and do that by getting into that Rosh Hashana mindset or “vibe”… meaning that this is a good time as any to level up. Jan 1st does not have to be the only time we press the reset button, and ask ourselves what are the most important goals we want to accomplish in the coming months.
Articles like this are a good start, but we more need advice like this… I just have a feeling when I speak with younger people that there is so much information out there, but people are more lost and confused than ever. I don’t know if there is one “true” way, but a path with the right values is at least a start… and if it’s part of one’s heritage, that can make that journey even more powerful. Shana Tova V’Metuka.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Reassess your schedule: There is nothing more valuable than your time, know how you’re spending your precious days. 
⚪️ Reach out to loved ones: It does not need to be stated… but sometimes we need to be reminded.
⚪️ Press the cosmic reset button: Sometimes we need to be forced to reassess.
Rosh Hashanah: What’s It Really All About?
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
⚪️ Henry Ford Tech ChallengeOpportunity for HealthTech Startups! The new Henry Ford Health Tech Challenge has been launched in partnership with Start-Up Nation Central. If your startup has a solution that could help American nurses to reduce their workflow, either clinically or operationally, you could win $75,000 USD. Application deadline: September 30. Apply here
⚪️ New York State Seed Funding Grant Program: Calling all startups who need seed funding! The New York State Seed Funding Grant Program (the “Program”) was created to provide assistance to early-stage small businesses to succeed in a recovering New York State economy. Apply here.
⚪️ Ignite The Spark - All Stars 2023Ignite The Spark and its valued partners are proud to announce that they are hosting our annual Investors event - The Israeli Energy-tech All-stars - on February 13th, 2023 in Tel Aviv. The event will be conducted in-person in Tel Aviv and will be simultaneously broadcasted live as part of OurCrowd’s international global summit week which will be attended by leading investors, International VCs & MNCs from around the world. They are expecting more than 180 local and foreign Investors, ranging from early stage angels to late stage growth VCs. Apply here.
⚪️ Market Insights Advisory HoursThe Market Insights Advisory Hours is an opportunity to meet with the US industry leaders who will provide valuable industry insights while you navigate through the US market. This is an excellent opportunity to get connected with key players in the industry and widen your network. Registration deadline is 18:00 Israel time on Thursday, September 29th. Register here.
⚪️ Forbes: They’re hiring! As they build their Forbes Communities team, they are looking for an awesome individual to serve as a community manager to support their national and global communities strategy. The right candidate will have experience, enthusiasm and and an ability to curate community and create exponential partnerships. Please help them spread the word! Apply here.
⚪️ TLVTechSeeking an exceptional Business Development Manager! They are looking for a highly motivated, gifted, well-connected Business Development Manager to join the leadership of their rapidly growing company! They are TLVTech, and they help startups, large companies, and organizations worldwide become innovation leaders by implementing the technical solutions that drive them to success and make their visions a reality. They support organizations across all technological aspects while providing professional, customer-centric software development solutions. Apply here.
⚪️ Trullion: At Trullion, they’re creating a single source of truth for financial data. Their AI-powered platform automates critical accounting workflows, provides real-time reports & insights and drives new levels of collaboration for financial leaders. They are a rapidly growing start-up with a client base that includes global multinational brands and leading audit firms. Their investors include Aleph, Third Point, Greycroft, leading CFOs, and CAOs worldwide. Check out there job opportunities in both New York and Tel Aviv here.
⚪️ Tulsa Innovation Labs: Senior Associate, Cyber & Analytics. Tulsa Innovation Labs is looking for an ecosystem builder. Someone who wants to make big, disciplined bets on the Cyber ecosystem in Tulsa, to work and play in a fast growing city, and to diversify the cyber industry while they’re at it. 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 and
⚪️ 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.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️DOE Dir. of Loans Program Office on long-term capital formation in climate-tech: Jigar Shah heads the Department of Energy Loan Program Office, which has $290 billion in loan authority following enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act. This conversation will focus on long-term capital formation in climate-tech, and the role his office now plays in it. Tuesday, September 27th. 12:30pm  EDT. Register here.
⚪️Republic’s Town Hall: State of the Markets: On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, they’re hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting to talk about the state of the markets, startup funding activity, and why investors may want to consider alternative assets when the public markets are in turmoil. Hosted by Mo Islam, Republic Capital’s Partner and Head of Research, this event is the perfect opportunity to get your questions answered and start shaping your strategy as we head into the final quarter of 2022. Sep 27, 02:00 PM in Eastern Time. Register here.
⚪️SHOFAR + TASHLICHAt the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Style! Let’s bring in the blessings of a new year together at Tech Tribe’s shofar and Tashlich event at the BBG! Plus a little Rose. 5:00pm, Tuesday, September 27th. Register here.
⚪️M&A in Today’s Market: A slowdown in VC funding coupled with economic factors like inflation and market volatility are impacting many companies after the fundraising boom of 2021. Join Axios for a virtual event looking at what’s in the pipeline for the M&A market heading into next year. Wednesday, September 28, 12:30pm ET. Register here.
⚪️Starta Accelerator Pitch Contest: Meet the Fall 2022 Cohort and witness their startup pitches! Network with investors and judges! Starta Accelerator is a soft landing program in New York designed to help international startups scale their US market presence and raise capital. Enjoy the opportunity to watch our founders pitch their startups to a panel of industry experts and VCs. After the contest, meet the frontrunners of the NYC tech scene, entrepreneurs, and angel investors and join them for a night of invaluable business networking! Thu, October 6, 6:30 PM EDT. 220 East 23rd Street, Suite 400, New York. Register here.
⚪️The Consumer VC Summit Austin: The Consumer VC Summit is the sixth in an ongoing series of events connecting consumer packaged goods investors with emerging brands to learn more about the CPG landscape from the venture capital perspective. It will be a mix of panels, live podcast recordings, and networking events taking place on October 13th in Austin Texas (in between the Austin City Limits music festival weekends). For event invitation and limited sponsorship opportunities please contact Marc Nathan
⚪️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.
⚪️Newlab’s Annual Open House Party 2022: After three long years, Newlab is welcoming everyone back for their biggest Annual Party yet—and they can’t wait to see you. Join them at Newlab (19 Morris Ave, Brooklyn) from 6-10PM for an evening of member open studios, art and tech installations, food stands, open bar, and live music and performances. Everyone is welcome. RSVP and bring your friends! Saturday, October 22, 6:00pm ET. 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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