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December 24 · Issue #72 · View online
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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Happy holidays {{first_name}} … to you and your family. As we’re entering auto-respond mode we’ll keep it short so check out my latest article in ISRAEL21c: The Israeli role in NYC’s rise as world’s fintech center.
⚪️ CES 2020: If you’re planning on attending the globe’s largest tech conference in Vegas let me know. I put together this spreadsheet of interesting networking side events, and this WhatsApp group so those attending could connect at the conference. I’ll be covering the conference as media and will be on the look out for interesting companies and ideas, particularly Israeli tech and brand experiences at the conference.
⚪️ Israeli Tech Happy Hour 2020Tickets are now on sale for the winter edition of the Israeli Tech happy hour on Wed February 12th. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor in order to develop relationships and build brand equity in the NY (Israeli) tech space please respond to this email directly. Tickets can be purchased here.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
 “Now is the time to get serious about living your ideals. How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer. Put your principles into practice–now. Stop the excuses and the procrastination. This is your life! […] Decide to be extraordinary and do what you need to do–now.”
–Epictetus
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
These Science-Based Tips Will Help You to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions: I debated writing a year end recap, but as many people are already in ‘vacation mode’ (at least mentally) I figured I’d share what has worked best for me when it comes to habit building. I will state that you don’t need to wait until January 1st to start changing your life for the better, start today.
As a self-professed self-development nerd I am always looking for “hacks” on the edges to improve aspects of my life. I’ve never been one who can focus if I don’t find something engaging so if I was going to suggest one massive change which will improve your life it is to limit your smartphone usage. If you want to take it one step further erase Instagram from your phone (I’m not there yet); I’d predict your state of happiness would increase dramatically.
It’s hard to go cold turkey so the framework I’ve used (including writing this newsletter consistently for over 3 years) is breaking down every task/action into the smallest part and just focusing on and executing that. Small actions will add up for you in 2020 making it your best year ever.
Life backs for 2020:
⚪️ Momentum from the second you wake up: This hack really sets my day, putting the alarm on the other side of the bedroom so that I need to get up and shut it off. You’ll be up already and won’t hit the snooze button.
⚪️ Plan your day the evening before: Whatever plan you use, know that during the busyness of the day when you don’t know what is the most important thing to do you can always refer back to your plan from the day before and do the next task.
⚪️ Actions cures all: Even when I really don’t feel like doing something, taking that small step towards my goal makes me feel better and sets in motion that unstoppable momentum.
The Most Motivating 6 Minutes of Your Life | David Goggins
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ Our Common Destiny, Project Manager: A joint initiative of Genesis Philanthropy Group and the Israeli Ministry of the Diaspora, under the auspices of the President of Israel, is seeking a Project Director. Under the direction of the CEO, craft, revise and implement an organization-wide 12-month strategic plan (and, consequently, a 12-moths action plan) within the first four weeks of employment in order to guide the global professional team towards achieving core short-term and long-term deliverables and key performance indicators. If you’re interested in applying for this role just email me directly.
⚪️ Project Manager, Stackable Credentials: This position will be a part of the Cyber NYC Applied Learning Initiative, a collaborative endeavor between the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and several academic and industry entities charged with the mission of establishing New York City as a global leader in cybersecurity education, training, and talent. The Project manager will work to establish the Stackable Credentials Program, which will provide life-long learning and stackable credentialing through one-month, self-paced online modules focused on Cybersecurity topics and created by industry. To apply click here.
⚪️ Pepsico Greenhouse Collaborative Accelerator: Inviting purpose-minded food and beverage startups to apply. Focus: Purpose-minded brands at the forefront of transformative trends that are changing every aspect of the food and beverage industry which include plant-based solutions, natural ingredients that nurture us, energy & mood management, and enabling healthy consumption in a sustainable way. Deadline January 6. Apply here.
⚪️ Halo Incubator: Halo provides female founders with the tools, programming, mentorship and fundraise support to get their startups to the next level. Applications are currently open for Winter 2020 cohort beginning in February. The 2-month program takes place in person in NYC. Several virtual attendees will be accepted. Deadline January 31. Apply here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ Xmas Eve at 1 Oak NYC: This Xmas Eve, there’s only one place to celebrate the festivities and that’s at 1OAK. Join them at NYC’s most exclusive Nightclub on Xmas Eve! Sound by Leo Tebele & Noam Weinblatt. Doors Open: 11PM, 21+ Event with Valid ID // All sales are final and non refundable. Dress Code Enforced. Tue, Dec 24, 11:00 PM. 1 OAK. 453 West 17th Street. Discount code: ykc01 Tickets here.
⚪️ Xmas Eve 2019 at 230 5th Rooftop: JVIBE Annual XMAS EVE 2019 at 230 5TH ROOFTOP LOUNGE. Join them Dec 24th, for the best party of the year!!! Doors Open at 9pm. Table Specials Are Available for Purchase. Special Guest DJs!!! One of NYCs Top Rooftop Venues. Amazing Views of the Empire State Building & NYC Skyline. There is a limited amount of space available so purchase your tickets to guarantee admission and get in the express entry line. Tue, Dec 24, 9:00 PM. 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar. 230 5th Avenue. Discount code: ykc01 Tickets here.
⚪️ Xmas-Hanukkah at Slate: Annual Hanukkah-Xmas Eve at Slate. Early Bird Tickets Available Today Only! Doors Open at 10pm. Table Specials Are Available for Purchase. NYC’s Best Young Professionals Event. Hanukkah and Xmas Eve collide for one mega night out at Slate. Come ready to mix, mingle, play games, and party the night away. Tue, Dec 24, 10:00 PM. Slate NY. 54 West 21st St. Discounted tix with code ykc. Tickets here.
⚪️ Investor Interview Series + Networking: Entre is hosting a special event geared towards the growing community of New York entrepreneurs, artists, creators, and innovators. Join them as they build a community of startup enthusiasts in the NYC area. This event is taking place at Microsoft, Conference Center in Times Square. Wed, Jan 8th, 6:00 PM. Microsoft 11 Time Square. Tickets here.
⚪️ Sit-Down Breakfast with an Investor: Steve Schlafman, Angel Investor, Executive Coach and Former Partner, Primary Venture: Steve Schlafman has been investing in the NYC tech ecosystem for the last decade. Most recently, Steve was a Partner at Primary Ventures, Principal at RRE Ventures and Lerer Hippeau, where he focused on Seed and Series A investing. Prior to that, Steve was also Director of New Ventures at The Kraft Group, owners of the New England Patriots. Thu, January 9, 8:30 AM. KettleSpace @Pondicheri. 15 West 27th Street. Tickets here.
⚪️ Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference: You don’t want to miss the next big thing in the Big Apple! This January 14th, their Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference is coming to NYC! After two successful conferences in D.C., they will be hosting their first ever conference in NYC, where you can get ready to start your year off right. Get inspired, get motivated, & get the help you need to grow your business or finally start your business, because it’s never too late to start. Tuesday, January 14, at 12:00 PM . Guastavino’s, 409 E 59th St. RSVP here.
⚪️ Gotham Venture Monitor - VC Forum 2020: Don’t miss this year’s VC Forum. Learn what’s hot (and not) in venture funding & investment. Gotham Media’s annual VC Forum brings together leaders in the world of venture capital for a discussion of what’s hot & what entrepreneurs & investors can look forward to over the year ahead. Then there’s the networking fueled by great food & drink. Join them for a great discussion with some of the CIty’s leading VC’s. Thursday, January 16, at 06:30 PM. Spaces, 71 Vanderbilt Ave. Tickets here.
⚪️ Israeli Tech Happy HourJoin us for a winter happy hour to connect with friends in the local ecosystem and meet new ones over a drink. If you’re in the NY tech ecosystem and want to meet a number of good like-minded people in a short time or have interest in Israeli tech and want to connect with both American and Israeli professionals in a serendipitous and non pretentious environment you should definitely join. $15 ($20 at the door). Location TBA. Wednesday, Feb 12th at 6:30 PM. Tickets here.

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