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"The time is always right to do what is right"

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January 21 · Issue #74 · View online
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“The time is always right to do what is right”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back {{first_name}} … CES was an amazing experience, you can check out my recap on Israeli mobility at the show for ISRAEL21c: Israeli mobility startups take the wheel at CES 2020.
⚪️ 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 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). Doux, 59 W 21st St. Wednesday, Feb 12th at 6:30 PM.
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. 
(Upon purchasing a ticket you’ll be invited to a private Whatsapp group so that you’ll be able to connect and network with other attendees.) Tickets can be purchased here.
⚪️ SXSW: If you’re planning on being in Austin for the tech part of this festival in mid-March let me know. I’m working on planning an event at the festival, and will be a part of helping create a master spreadsheet like I did for CES (along with other editors and with 10X the events) so be on the lookout for that. Sponsorship for the event at SXSW is available for brands who want to build real thought leadership at one of the most important startup events on the globe.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Six Takeaways From CES 2020 by Dave Evans: This is a solid recap. Overall CES is an overwhelming experience but a positive one which is why it is so important to plan ahead as the world’s largest tech show is not known for “serendipity”.   
From the outside there are basically three games happening at once at CES. You have the show floor, which is for the media and where brands show their latest gadgets. You have the suites, which is where the real business happens, particularly if you’re looking to sell into enterprise level companies, and there are the speakers. Politics is obviously going to play a part this year in every conference which touches upon policy (especially tech) but for attendees of the show it felt like business as usual. 
As I wrote in my article mobility was the vertical in which Israeli tech had the strongest presence; I was surprised not to see more Israeli digital health companies, however. On a positive note, smart cities and resilience tech made a good showing, and that at least bodes well in trying to help solve some of the crises we’re dealing with (ex., WaterGen which pulls moisture out of the air to create water).
⚪️ Why do startups attend?: Not many early stage VCs attend this show, but enterprise level customers do. CES is certainly trying but it’s not there yet with engaging early stage tech.
⚪️ Lots of the same, but still cool: The flying car is cool, but when is it actually going to become operational. I know much of the tech is conceptional, but I thought by 2020 the future would have arrived.
⚪️ The media is still making a big deal about sex tech: It’s always a barometer of how far we have to go as a modern society, given our Puritanical roots, especially when it comes to women’s sexual health.
MORE Cool New Tech at CES 2020
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ UpStart Entrepreneur Sprints & Venture Accelerator: UpStart’s Venture programs elevate the Jewish community’s boldest entrepreneurs and their groundbreaking ventures to their next stage of growth. They provide select cohorts of the Jewish community’s most promising ventures with the training, connections, and funding needed to take their ideas to the next level. This year, the application process is open to those interested in both Entrepreneur Sprints (for early-stage ventures) and the Venture Accelerator (for growth-stage ventures). 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.
⚪️ Wise Drinking Challenge:  From Pernod Ricard. Purpose: to raise awareness of responsible drinking through technology and innovative solutions. Six categories, including Track Consumption, Consumer Information, Drink Driving, Underage Drinking, Binge Drinking and Wildcard. Deadline February 17. Apply here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
Featured event: Sorry, Ari LIVE: (LA) You’re invited to the upcoming event “Sorry, Ari” LIVE!  They have an amazing night for you of excellent stand-up comedy, live music, your favorite episodes, and even a live episode! All while raising money for Young StorytellersRSVP at
⚪️  Female Tech Founders Breakfast: You’re invited to join them in an intimate conversation with Heidi Messer, technology entrepreneur & investor. Tuesday, January 21, at 08:30 AM. Microsoft + General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl. Register here.
⚪️ CornellTech@Bloomberg: Daniel Ramot, Via Co-Founder/CEO: They would like to invite you to join Bloomberg, Cornell Tech, and Tech:NYC for the latest installment of the Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg Speaker Series from 5:30 PM EST on Tuesday, January 21 for an evening featuring Daniel Ramot, Co-founder & CEO of Via, in conversation with Scarlet Fu of Bloomberg Television. RSVP here.
⚪️ No Code Summit: Entre & No Code No Problem are hosting the very first No Code Summit in the NYC area. This event is taking place at Microsoft Eleven Times Square, in the heart of NYC. The No Code Summit brings people together to openly discuss and share ideas on how no-code tools can help you improve or build your business! They welcome entrepreneurs and builders of all types, start-ups of all sizes, industries, and stages to join them in finding the inspiration, resources, and friends that will make them successful. Wed, January 22, 6:00 PM, Microsoft 11 Time Square. Tickets here.
⚪️ Sit-Down Breakfast with an Investor: Virginie Raphael, Tusk Ventures: Virginie Raphael is a Principal and early-stage investor at Tusk Ventures where she brings a deep understanding and expertise in managing the constantly evolving policy and media landscape startups face. Virginie is responsible for sourcing early-stage investment opportunities in highly regulated industries, evaluating potential new and follow on investments, and executing transactions. Thu, January 23, 8:30 AM. KettleSpace @Pondicheri. 15 West 27th Street. Tickets here.
⚪️ NYC Marketing Mixer: Meet & network with startups & marketing colleagues, entrepreneurs, & decision-makers from a cross-section of industries, companies, & levels. Marketers from the following companies have attended in the past: Pepsi, L'Oreal, Pernod Ricard, Procter & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Rosetta, Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy, Havas, Thomson Reuters, Bloomingdale’s, MTV, & American Express. Monday, January 27, at 06:30 PM. Bizzabo’s Offices, 31 W 27th ST, 10th Fl. Tickets here.
⚪️ MetaProp Accelerator Demo Day 2020: The MetaProp Accelerator @ Columbia University Class of 2019/2020 is ramping up for Demo Day in NYC. MetaProp, along with Presenting Partner 31 Ventures by Mitsui Fudosan is thrilled to share that Host Partner Convene is hosting the NYC Demo Day at their location on 117 W. 46th St. on February 5th, 2020. This year’s NYC program will feature presentations by their startups, a brief Mentor of the Year announcement and networking drinks. Tickets here.
⚪️ RSM NY Tech Connection Event with SVB: Emerging Trends in 2020 - Tech Connection. Join RSM and Silicon Valley Bank, as they take a deeper dive into the emerging trends in the technology market in New York and across the country. The evening will include highlights from SVB on the important findings from their latest publication and emerging trends in the technology industry for 2020. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m. RSM US LLP. 151 W. 42nd St. 19th Floor. Register here.
⚪️ Automating Farming: From The Holy Land To The Golden State: Agriculture today is high tech with an array of AI-sensors, drones and robotics already deployed in the fields. To better understand the investments and entrepreneurial opportunities of the emerging AgriTech space join them in a discussion with Charlie Anderson of Augean Robotics. Thursday, February 6, 6:00 PM. SOSA NYC. 149 5th Ave 9th Floor. RSVP here.
⚪️ Axis Tel Aviv 2020: Startups. Investors. Connected: (Israel) Axis Tel Aviv is a unique conference bringing together international investors, leading Israeli startups and key players of the Tel Aviv ecosystem. This year in partnership with Global Corporate Venturing, the event will feature startup pitches to investor panels, investor presentations, keynote speakers, 1-on-1 meetings, an exclusive dinner for startups and investors, and many opportunities for networking. Peres Center for Peace & Innovation, 132 Kedem St. Tel Aviv-Yafo. Tuesday, February 11, 8:30 AM. Tickets here.
⚪️ Israeli Tech Happy Hour 2020: Join 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). Doux, 59 W 21st St. Wednesday, Feb 12th at 6:30 PM. Tickets here.
⚪️ NYC Bootstrappers Breakfast Mastermind: Back for 2020! Their mentors are excited and ready to facilitate our conversations once again. Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast. At a Bootstrappers Breakfast® they have serious conversations about growing a business. This group offers a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. Friday, February 21, 8:30 AM Baar Baar, 13 E 1st St · New York, NY. Register here.

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