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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”🍂 
 

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October 15 · Issue #66 · View online
Sharing meaningful experiences, impactful ideas and career + event opportunities in the NY/TLV tech ecosystems

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”🍂 

Curated by YKC
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The Israeli Tech Happy Hour is coming up next week on Wed Oct 23rd at Blue Midtown 220 W 44th St at 6:30pm. 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).
⚪️ A big thank you to our event partners, the first corporate card for startups Brex, the leading AI-powered corporate catering platform Platterz, and the new Israeli kitchen Mint Kitchen.
⚪️ Upon purchasing a ticket you’ll be invited to a private Whatsapp group (Powered by Brex) a few days before the event so that you’ll be able to connect and network with other attendees.
To join the Facebook group/invite/share people click here. Make sure to purchase your tickets here.
Israeli Tech Happy Hour
Some inspiration
“Inner stillness is the key to outer strength.”
-Jared Brock
What I'm reading
Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday: The Millennial Philosopher does it again with this excellent book about the simple act of slowing down and being still. There has been a trend in the business/self-development space to seek moments of sanity among the deafening noise around us (whether IRL or online), and many of the practices outlined in this book have ancient roots.
This is not a book about Buddhism, or even meditation as much as it is about mindfulness and intention. Stoic ideas run thru this book (like all of the author’s previous work) but the idea of taking a step back to reflect encompasses practices from many religions/philosophies. It brings to mind the Viktor Frankl concept of between stimulus and and response there is freedom… freedom to choose how we will react. That freedom is the stillness needed to make quality decisions.
How many people do we encounter in our day to day who suffer from making impulsive emotional decisions? We ourselves may very much be guilty of this as well, and without carving out time to absorb all the stimuli thrust upon us and reflect, with some distance from our problems, we’ll never be able to make the quality decisions we need. Whether it’s a Fabian strategy, wu wei, or just taking one רֶגַעthis book offers a simple guide with stories from history to help cultivate stillness.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Answer to #hustle culture burnout: Especially in a place like New York constant activity aka noise has become a badge of honor. Without stillness and rest we’ll never be fully optimized.
⚪️ Maybe “busy” shouldn’t be the stock answer: Busy initiates that someone else is in charge of our time…there is servitude in having our time controlled by others. The only thing we have that we can’t get back is our time. Guard it and appreciate it.
⚪️ Stillness is found throughout history: World leaders across time and history came to the decisions that impacted millions during their moments of stillness. Quiet reflective decision making is something that is sorely missed in today’s political arena.
How to Improve Your Life and Outlook With Stoicism | Ryan Holiday | Daily Stoic
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ Case Manager/Paralegal (Full-Time) at an AI Startup: (New York) Intrellit is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup redesigning the medical malpractice industry. They are backed by top investors in NYC and Silicon Valley to solve some of the biggest inefficiencies in this space. They are looking to hire a paralegal in the medical malpractice space for the Case Manager position to be an integral part of their team. They are offering competitive compensation, monthly bonuses, shares in the company, and the opportunity of fast internal promotions. If you are interested in learning more click here.
⚪️Marketing/Communications Manager: (Tel Aviv) Work includes direct interaction with a dynamic start-up as well as a major new bilateral trade office. The Marketing Manager is responsible for managing the content for all communications, including websites, social media platforms (FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and direct email campaigns. Manager is also responsible for coordinating logistics for 2-3 hi-level trade delegations between Israel and US while maintaining contact with relevant leads and updating contact history within a CRM tool. Please submit your resume and cover letter to david@abyaari.com by Oct. 25. Applications without a resume will not be considered.
⚪️ Klarna - Senior Content Marketing Manager: (New York) Klarna is looking for a Content Strategist to join the Shopping Growth team in the New York City office. You will develop and manage Klarna’s US owned marketing content plan and production for millions of US consumer shoppers. Bringing your best ideas to make the team and the work better every day is a must, as you will co-own the voice of the brand across digital channels with other marketing, brand, and product teams. Above all, your work will influence the way people experience shopping. Apply here.
⚪️Lyft - Senior Manager, Community Affairs: (New York). They’re looking for a stellar marketing and community affairs leader with the passion, skills, and experience to activate national strategies and programming for Lyft Scooters community engagement and outreach, centered on themes of safety, equity, and sustainability. They will possess the ingenuity to build breakthrough programs that build a strong connection between Lyft Scooters and the communities we serve, with a focus on low income populations and communities of color. Reporting into the Lyft Bikes and Scooters Marketing Lead, based in NYC, this role requires a high level of judgement, political sensibility, creativity, decision making, and project management.
⚪️ Applications open for Grand Central Tech 2020 Residency: They’re thrilled to announce that applications for the Grand Central Tech 2020 Residency are now open. This year, their rent-free & equity-free GCT Residency has two tracks: 1.) Entering its 6th year, our year-long Startup-in-Residence program supports ~20 Pre-Series A startups. 2.) Brand new this year, they are launching their Founder-in-Residence program. To support entrepreneurs at the earliest stages, their four-month program provides them with all the rent-free, equity-free benefits of the GCT Residency as they explore their next idea. Apply here.
⚪️ HYPR: HYPR the data-driven platform for efficient, effective influencer marketing has multiple sales positions opened on all levels and multiple global locations. If you have experience selling SaaS and are a numbers oriented, relationships builder, they would love to chat! Ping Gil for role descriptions on LinkedIn here.
⚪️New York Fashion Tech Lab 2020 Applications: The New York Fashion Tech Lab is a 12-week program taking place from March-June 2020. They welcome all women-led, early to growth-stage emerging tech companies, that have developed b2b innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology to apply
⚪️Techstars Tel Aviv for 2020Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of Techstars Tel Aviv, an Israel-based accelerator program. The new 13-week accelerator will provide hands-on mentorship and guidance as well as access to the Techstars worldwide network to support founders and entrepreneurs interested in growing their businesses in the city of Tel Aviv. Applications for the program are now open and will be accepted through December 8, 2019. Startups interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to contact Techstars or click here to learn more.
⚪️Collective: Collective is a curated community of repeat entrepreneurs and operators who join forces to learn, explore new ideas, and support each other in building their most ambitious companies yet. Apply here.
⚪️Program Manager, Cyber Security Master’s Program-CCNY: They are hiring a lead for one of their most exciting programs - CCNY’s new Master’s Degree in Cyber security that will be built with industry partners such as Facebook! This is a truly unique opportunity to revolutionize what education can look like -harnessing the power of both academia and industry, making experiential learning a core part of education and diversifying the cyber pipeline! The program manager will work closely with the CCNY program leadership as well as with their team at Cyber NYC. To apply click here.
⚪️Tory Burch Foundation’s Fellows Program for female founders: 50 Fellows will participate in the year-long program: five-day workshop at the Tory Burch Office, $5,000 grant for business education, and the chance to be selected to pitch to investors and industry leaders. Deadline November 19. Learn more here.
Solving real problems
Venture Unplugged: My friend Mayra Ceja interviews leading founders and investors to uncover the challenges of entrepreneurs. This podcast season’s guests include Tim Draper, Justin Kan (Twitch/Atrium), Mike Novogratz (Galaxy Digital), Joe Lubin (Consensys/Ethereum), Leah Busque Solivan (TaskRabbit), Jonathan Swanson (Thumbtack), and more. To listen on iTunes click here and Spotify here.  
Tim Draper & Mayra Ceja | Venture Unplugged
Upcoming events + opportunities
Featured event: Israeli Tech Happy Hour: Join us for a fall happy hour to connect with friends in the local ecosystem and meet new ones over a drink (or two). 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). Blue Midtown 220 W 44th St. Wednesday, Oct 23rd at 6:30 PM. Tickets here.
⚪️ Startup Grind NYC Hosts Doug Bemis (Uber AI): Doug Bemis has served as CTO and Cofounder for several startups ranging from a video game development group to a natural language process legal company to a machine learning research lab. In between start-up endeavors, Doug received a PhD in neurolinguistics and computational neuroscience from NYU based on studies into the neural bases of language comprehension. His most recent company - Geometric Intelligence - was acquired into Uber at the end of 2016 to form the basis of Uber AI Labs. Wed 16 Oct 6:30 pm, Verizon 5G Labs - 119 W 24th St, Fl 2 . Tickets here.
⚪️ SF Travel mixer: Bounce x Grit Daily News: Join Grit Daily News Columnist Sandra Ponce de Leon in conversation with Bounce cofounders Cody Candee (CEO) and Aleksander Rendtslev (CTO) to talk all things travel, convenience, and how to manage the “jump” with your stuff. If you’re in the travel biz be sure to check out this talk as Grit Daily is increasing its coverage in the industry. An media-friendly event, other journalists are likely to attend, too. Drinks included! Wed, October 16, 7:00 PM. Bounce HQ, 880 Harrison street, Suite 303B, San Francisco. Tickets here.
⚪️Sit-Down Investor Breakfast with Claire Fauquier, Principal, Highland Capital Partners: Claire Fauquier joined Highland in April 2019 after spending three and a half years at Corigin, a seed fund based in New York, where she sourced and led several deals and worked closely with founders on company boards. Highland Capital Partners is a global venture capital firm focused on putting the entrepreneur first, offering seed, early, and growth-stage funding solutions. Thu, October 17, 8:30 AM, Kettlespace @BaarBaar. 13 East 1st Street. Register here
⚪️ JIT NYC Happy Hour in the Sukkah: Over the past 2 years, they’ve come together to build a super special, grassroots online community of Jews in Tech who have supported each other through job transitions, office moves, technical issues and life changing introductions. It’s time to meet the humans behind the phone numbers! Their first event, JIT Shabbat Dinner, was a blast, and they are excited to keep the momentum going and gather for our second event: Happy Hour in the Sukkah! Drinks and snacks will be served! Oct 17th at 6:30PM Washington Square Park. Tickets here.
⚪️Sukkot Soiree w/Performance by Peer Tasi: TLV x NYC Presents Sukkot Soiree w/ performance by Peer Tasi. Hosted by: JVibe, TLV x NYC & Ymix Productions. Performance by Israeli Star Peer Tasi. Sounds by DJ Yoni Dvir. For bottle/table service text/call 718-208-3916 or 917-370-2877 or email Events@BookMyBirthday.com Doors Open at 11:30pm. Sat, Oct 19, Sony Hall 235 West 46th Street. YKC discount code: YKC5 Tickets here.
⚪️Failures Of Silicon Valley & The Rise Of The Alt Right: Andrew Marantz on the failures of Silicon Valley & the rise of the alt-right. Zuckerberg is just one of the many optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley who set out to create a free & democratic internet. However, it’s clear that there have been unintended consequences, as individuals have been able to propel the extreme into the zeitgeist. Come learn about the individuals behind these extremists views & how they’ve taken control of the web. Tuesday, October 22, at 06:00 PM. Company Amphitheater, 335 Madison Ave, 3rd Fl. Tickets here.
⚪️ Tmura hosting Ruvi Kitov/Tufin on Oct. 27th: Tmura invites you to join them for a fascinating talk by Ruvi Kitov, CEO & Co-Founder of Tufin, a Tmura donor company about his journey “From Start-up to the NYSE”. Sunday Oct 27th. 6:30pm. Office of Pearl Cohen, Azrieli Sarona Tower. 121 Menachem Begin, 53rd floor. Tel Aviv. Register here.
⚪️ MITEF-NYC Fall Networking Event | Blockchain: Institutional Adoption: You are invited to an evening of networking, fun, and mingling at The Wren! Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great food, drinks, and most of all networking with the Board, current Members and other quality entrepreneurs at the MIT Enterprise Forum Fall Social Event. The MITEF-NYC is open to all who share an interest in business and entrepreneurship in NYC and beyond. Wednesday, November 20, |  5:30 PM. Winston & Strawn LLP | 200 Park Ave. Tickets here.
⚪️ Sit-Down Investor Breakfast with Sachin Jaitly, Managing Director, Tessera Venture Partners: Sachin is an entrepreneur and expert in big data, blockchain, and AI. Sachin was co-founder and CEO of flexEngage, which is a patented digital receipt solution.. Sachin now combines these experiences to grow Tessera Venture Partners, with a focus on blockchain and AI. Thu, October 31, 8:30 AM. Kettlespace @BaarBaar, 13 East 1st Street. Tickets here.
⚪️ Can Judaism Inform Modern Dating: Dating apps have disrupted the way many millennials meet and form relationships. Is it all for the better? Join them on November 7th in a conversation between a traditional Jewish matchmaker and relationship coach and digital and data-driven dating experts at Hinge HQ. Enjoy small plates + wine and drinks as they navigate the future of how we meet and where we go from here. Hinge, Inc, 508 LaGuardia Place. Nov 07, 6:30pm. Tickets here.
⚪️ US - ISRAEL Technology event: With over 500 Israeli Startups presenting in their global events, our conferences is one of main stage to interact with major decision makers around the world and penetrate those markets. Join them at the 39th ‘US – ISRAEL Technology event’. Short pitches, demos and plenty of opportunities, this session should give you an insight into what’s hot in Israeli innovation. Harvard Club of New York City, 35 West 44th Street. Wednesday, 20 November 2019 from 10:30. Register here.

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