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YKC: Israeli Tech Happy Hour 2020 - Wed/Feb 12th

Grab your tickets today for the Israeli Tech Happy Hour!

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

Grab your tickets today for the Israeli Tech Happy Hour!

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome to February {{first_name}} … These are tough days with everything that is happening in the world, Kobi’s death, the coronavirus, etc., but we are resilient. Maybe it’s time to go back on a “news diet”.
Tickets are moving fast for the Israeli Tech Happy Hour 2020 next Wed February 12th. The last two events sold out and were at capacity so get your tickets before the event (don’t believe me, check out the promo video from the last event below.) $15 ($20 at the door). Doux, 59 W 21st St. Wednesday, Feb 12th at 6:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.
A big thank you to ecosystem partner and sponsor Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LPP for their support of the upcoming ITHH!
Sponsorships are still available for those organizations looking develop relationships and build brand equity in the NY (Israeli) tech space. For more info please respond to this email directly. 
Israeli Tech Happy Hour - Fall Recap
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
-Marcus Aurelius
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger: So far, my favorite book of 2020. Usually when a CEO of a major company pens a memoir it’s thru a fuzzy haze, as if success was just a forgone conclusion. With as much of an iconic brand as Disney is (and owns equally iconic brands such as Marvel and Lucasfilm) building a 200-billion-dollar media behemoth was not a given… hence “the ride”.
Just the chapters on Bob Iger’s relationships with Michael Eisner, Steve Jobs, and George Lucas offer immense value. Maybe it’s cliché but one’s assent to the top does not have to be characterized by pushing others down along the way, especially in an industry as ruthless as entertainment. Along with good story telling (he is the CEO of Disney after all) there are lessons gleaned from his experience in bringing Disney to where it is now.
The author seems genuine as he takes us through his journey starting at the bottom and works his way up to becoming the CEO of one of the world’s most iconic and valuable companies. Spending 45 years in one company seems alien these days, so take this memoir as a historical testament as well.
⚪️ Small things together make something great: This was a philosophy Bob Iger learned from Michael Eisner and reminds me of Elon Musk’s concept of thousands of small decisions made every day which create the whole.
⚪️ People remember: George Lucas probably would not have sold Lucasfilm to Disney if not for the kind treatment Bob Iger gave him many years earlier.
⚪️ Is empathy a real strategy: I know it’s popular in business lit these days to tout empathetic practices, but sadly I feel people are just less empathetic these days.
Bob Iger | 7 Super Tips
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ Register to vote for Kol Yisrael: Elections for the Zionist Congress began last week. This is a new list running for the World Zionist Congress, the same one established by Theodor Herzl in Basel in 1897. With enough delegates, new organizations can have for the first time representation in the WZC, and have an opportunity to impact the priorities and funds used for Zionist causes, helping to advance Zionism, and shape attitudes toward Israel and the American Jewry.  
To register to vote for Kol Yisrael (list #14), go to be 18 or older and a permanent resident of the US).
⚪️ Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation: The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is a global organization that seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities and reduce inequality. Their philanthropic vision is grounded in a commitment to pursue justice, repair the world and treat all people with dignity and civility. They invest in efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the Jewish people and Israel, and address the needs of marginalized individuals and communities. To view their current job openings click 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.
⚪️ BIV: FOOD ACCELERATOR: They invest USD$125K in the world’s best alternative protein companies twice per year. Over a 5 month period, they work with their companies to help them prepare for massive growth and scale. They provide world class mentors, advisors, investors, hungry customers, a test kitchen and the industry connections they need to make sure their products can scale to match their global ambitions. Deadline March 2. Apply here.
Solving real problems
Solving real problems
Speak Easy: Marisa is a Global Business Communications Specialist and coach who helps teams and leaders communicate more successfully with each other and their customers. She coaches and trains executives, managers and teams in organizations such as NICE, IBM, CyberArk, Taboola, AppsFlyer, Moovit, and Aquasec. She started her company Speak Easy Facilitators Int. 18 years ago, works in global tech, and is based in Tel Aviv. Marisa has been a Qualified Lumina practitioner since 2010. If you’re interested in contacting Marisa message her on LinkedIn here.
Marisa is also my coach, and I have to state that having her in my corner is a secret weapon which has helped me solve pressing business challenges in order to build and optimize my digital marketing agency.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ New York City Meet The VC: “Meet the VC” event as they sit down with an investor to talk investment thesis, current investment client and more. Founders will have the opportunity to ask the VC questions as it pertains to their particular business. Representatives from each service provider will also be on hand to help address any startup infrastructure needs you may have. Join them for lunch and bring your questions! Wed, February 5, 11:30 AM. Cooley LL, 55 Hudson Yards. Register 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.
⚪️ Female Entrepreneurs & Founders Mixer: Please join Betaworks Studios for it’s first Female Entrepreneurs & Founders Mix & Mingle! This event is intended for female founders of local startups to expand networks, share resources, find a co-founder or just meet other like-minded professionals working on similar projects! Drinks & light bites will be served. ednesday, February 05, at 06:30 PM. Betaworks Studios, 29 Little W 12th St. RSVP here.
⚪️ Sit-Down Breakfast with an Investor: Jarrid Tingle, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Harlem Capital: Jarrid Tingle is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Harlem Capital, a $40mm venture capital fund on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship by investing in 1,000 women and minority founders over the next 20 years. Jarrid was featured on the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list, 2019 Inc. 30 under 30 list, 2019 The Root 100 list, and the 2018 Ebony Power 100 list. Outside of Harlem Capital, Jarrid is a Board Member on the Penn Fund Executive Board. Thu, February 6, 8:30 AM. KettleSpace @BaarBaar 13 East 1st Street. Tickets 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.
⚪️ Zero Waste Fad or Force? Grit Daily x Microsoft for Startups: Grit Daily tackles what people are thinking but just don’t say out loud at Reactor, a Microsoft - Times Square collab on all things tech. A Grit Daily Live production, in collaboration with Microsoft and Microsoft for Startups filmed in Times Square, New York. Includes drinks – alcoholic and not. With media from Grit Daily, Esquire, Vice, The Rising, and Hackernoon. Thu, February 13, 7:00 PM. Microsoft, 11 Times Square. Tickets here.
⚪️ Sit-Down Breakfast with an Investor: Trace Cohen, New York Venture Partners: About our Guest: Trace Cohen is a serial entrepreneur in NYC and now the Managing Director of NYVP, making angel investments in the best startups/founders. He sources new investment opportunities and helps manage their over 40 direct angel investments. FYI, Trace comes from a tech family and literally grew up in the technology ecosystem as it was getting started in NYC, giving him unique insights that not a lot of investors can claim. Thu, February 20, 8:30 AM. KettleSpace @Pondicheri, 15 West 27th Street. 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.
⚪️ SimilarWeb Market Intelligence Summit: SimilarWeb is hosting a Market Intelligence Summit on Feb 25th at Spring Studios in New York City. Incredible speakers will be sharing insights on latest trends and strategies related to the digital and market intelligence industries. For more information about the summit and to register for free use VIP-Leah2020 Tickets here.
⚪️ 2020 Female Founders Forum: Are you a female founder, investor, or aspiring entrepreneur? Join them on Friday, March 6th at the Foursquare office for this year’s Female Founders Forum. The Female Founders Forum is powered by the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute in partnership with the NYU School of Law, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and the NYU Stern W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs. Fri, March 6, 12:00 PM. Foursquare Office. 50 West 23rd st. Tickets here.

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