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Yoni's Kitchen Cabinet

November 9 · Issue #121 · View online

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


“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … and the crisp fall season.
My latest piece in TechCrunch with Dan Perry: Israel’s tech sector is on the wrong track
A personal benchmark in having our thoughts published in TechCrunch. The piece is a bit of a departure of what I usually write about (articles featuring startups or personal development hacks). But you need to keep trying new things and get out of your comfort zone!
Also, my latest piece in Forbes Israel: The rise and importance of contentpreneurs
I received the feedback from you all regarding hosting a tech themed happy hour, and I do plan on putting something together, but in January (it just became too crowded at the end of the year with the reemergence of events).
If you’re interested in being a sponsor at this upcoming event, as well as being included in the marketing leading up to it, and reaching and engaging with a tech oriented professional crowd online and in-person please respond to this email.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
 “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life”
-Shannon L. Adler
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Yuval Noah Harari: The 2021 60 Minutes interview: This is a short, great, and personal interview between Anderson Cooper and Yuval Noah Harari that is certainly worth watching. Nothing that Harari mentions during the interview is particularly new, but his work is even more relevant than before as we barrel towards the future. Many of the ideas were first expressed in his excellent book on the future, Homo Deus, but it does feel he has come back full-circle to the now classic Sapiens by taking Cooper to the Tel Gezer archeology site on the way to Jerusalem.
If anything, some of the predictions Harari has written about are coming true such as our health data being used to analyze our behavior. In this case the Israeli HMO data set which Pfizer has been using to track the vaccines’ effectiveness. COVID has also accelerated the gap between those with resources and those lacking, take for example countries who had the ability to vaccinate large swaths of their population versus poorer ones who have not been able to. No need to look to the future in Harari’s idea of how we will divide into different species as a result of technology, access to knowledge and healthcare are already creating massive divides. 
Harari is adored by Silicon Valley, and believes that the leaders of Big Tech companies are in shock by the amount of power they have. It is nice for mainstream consumption but I would disagree as they wield their influence with clear intent, and know full well others are always looking to dethrone them. There is no incentive for those in power (and controlling the algorithms is power) to just give it up.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Silicon Curtain: The competition between the US and China on who will have technological dominance will define the future.
⚪️ Full circle: Sapien’s concept of a shared imagination is becoming very real
with platforms like Meta.
⚪️ You can’t escape it: More than that, we openly give access to our personal data in order to improve our daily lives, but this will come at a cost.
Why Yuval Noah Harari meditates
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.
⚪️ LinkedIn: Round-up of Israel based tech and finance roles on LinkedIn here.
⚪️ TechAvivWant to work at one of the best Israeli startups in the world? 200 TechAviv member startups have 9,000 open jobs. Check it out and tell a talented friend who might be looking here.
⚪️ AWS Startup Loft EMEA: Very excited to announce the launch of the AWS Startup Loft Accelerator! The AWS Startup Loft Accelerator is an equity-free program focused on supporting early stage startups in EMEA with technology and product development, go-to-market advice and getting you funded ready. Get access to experienced advisors, technical experts, investors, and a community of entrepreneurs to share learnings and experiences with. Learn more here. Applications here.
⚪️ Code for Israel: They are code for Israel. They connect the Israeli High-tech Ecosystem with social problem-solvers, working together to face main local challenges. Together with their volunteers from the tech world they identify Israelis problems and work to solve them using technology. Developers, Product people, data specialists and UX/UI Experts? sign here to volunteer and join them in our mission: codeforisrael.org
⚪️ The Merage DeserTech Competition: Apply to The Merage International DeserTech Competition and get a chance to participate in a fully-funded prestigious DeserTech adaptation seminar (if you’re from the UK or the Netherlands) or win a 25K NIS grant (if you’re an Israeli startup). And if you are Negev based- you can win a $75K investment from Mata & ICA! The competition invites companies from Israel, the UK, and the Netherlands to offer their cutting-edge solutions to the main challenges of desertification. Apply here.
⚪️ Tamid Group: They are hiring! Check out their positions: Campus Program Associate (Remote, USA) here and Major Gifts Officer (Los Angeles/Chicago/Miami/Flexible Location) here.
⚪️ EquityBee: They are hiring for their *first-ever* Middle Office Lead in their TLV Offices! What does Middle Office Lead do? Super important stuff!. Be In charge of end-to-end liquidity & settlement operations and transactions. Monitor and control the collection & distribution procedures upon liquidity events. Calculate and build distributions waterfall based on specific liquidities and EquityBee model. Sounds like a fit? Apply here.
⚪️ NYCEDC: Sharing a truly unique opportunity to impact the lives of NYC women! If you’re ambitious and passionate about gender equity, public service and NYC, women.nyc has an exciting and important position to fill at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). Their Vice President will drive the initiative’s strategy, implementation and development. Please share with the amazing people in your life who you know can soar in this role. Apply here.
⚪️ Silicon Valley Bank: Hello everyone. The Austin Technology Startup Banking team is hiring! Please spread the word if you can! Apply here.
⚪️ Aleph: Their finance team is looking for a junior controller. This position is a unique combination of data analysis, bookkeeping, preparing financial statements and other accounting related tasks. This role is an exciting step into the world of venture capital and the vibrant Israeli high tech ecosystem. Note: this is a full time position from their Rothschild, Tel Aviv office. Please apply by Nov. 1st. Apply here.
⚪️ Brex: XIR (X in Residence). Brex is reimagining financial systems so every growing company can realize their full potential. As the financial OS, they’re building software and services in one place—disrupting long-entrenched institutions with products and experiences that better serve the ambitions of our customers. Apply here.
⚪️ Confetti: Browse through hundreds of team building ideas and instantly book amazing, vetted experiences on a one-of-a-kind online platform. Shape the future of employee experience. Positions here.
⚪️ Israeli-American Council (IAC): Looking to make a meaningful impact? Become part of a forward thinking, proactive and passionate team that touches the lives of thousands of Israeli-American and Jewish Americans across the country. Explore career opportunities in marketing, development, programming, accounting and more. Opportunities here.
⚪️ Link Ventures: They are hiring two more principals to their investment team. Email Lisa at ldolan@linkventures.com, and check out the JD here: Link Ventures.
⚪️ Proptech Zone: The leading innovation center for real estate technologies in Israel, is currently seeking an ambitious, innovative & passionate individual for Program Manager position Passion for real estate and tech is a must! Main responsibilities: Operations, marketing, research , business development & much more. For more details & CV: michal.golo@proptechzone.com
⚪️ Santa: Talented people! Santa Inc is hiring in Tel Aviv (and not just Engineers (!) ) Join them, they are so nice and somewhat over-joyous. Product Designer. Brand & Marketing Designer. BI & Data Analyst. All open roles here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ Doron Amir’s Cybersecurity Evangelism: Why does cybersecurity need to add extra layers to entire systems, instead of being embedded in the code from the beginning? That’s the question Doron Amir asked himself, and that’s why he founded CyTaka, a company that gives everyday developers opportunities and motivation to learn cybersecurity best practices which they can use while coding. TUE, NOV 9, 6:00 PM (IST). BRAIN EMBASSY - ADGAR 360C BUILDING, HASHLOSHA 2 ST. TEL AVIV. Register here.
⚪️ Building a Sustainable Transportation Future: Join Axios for a virtual event on the shift to cleaner transportation and manufacturing. They will explore the policies, sustainable technologies and recyclable materials spearheading electric vehicle deployment for a new mobility future. Tuesday, November 9, 12:30 pm. Register here.
⚪️ Axios Latino: Honoring Veterans’ Service & Sacrifice: In honor of Veterans Day, their last Axios Latino event of the year will spotlight the history and service of Latino veterans. They will discuss ways to commemorate the contributions of fallen heroes and the importance of public policy that supports Latino veterans in civilian life after they have honorably served. Wednesday, November 10, 12:30 pm. Register here.
⚪️ Meet The VC: Charles McCormick of McCormick & O’Brien: Join them for their monthly Meet the VC on November 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM PDT. This month we will hear from Charles F. McCormick of McCormick & O’Brien- Co-Founder & Partner. Charles F. McCormick has gained national and international recognition for his expertise in representing members of the investor and entrepreneurial communities building great companies. Nov 10, 12:00 PM in Pacific Time. Register here.
⚪️ Rise Up North: Register now to join them for their amazing day, which is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Israel events. Check in with experts and mentors to find out if you’re on the right track. Give your pitch a check up with a panel of serial entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Learn about their successes and challenges leading and developing companies in the north. See you on 11.11! Road2 Office, Haifa, November 11, 11:00AM Register here.
⚪️ INVITATION: Night at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra + Wine Reception: + Private wine reception exclusive for their young patrons of the arts mingling with members of the orchestra, so that’s cool. Thanks to a generous contribution, the Tel Aviv Arts Council, in partnership with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, is able to offer tremendously discounted tickets exclusively to our young patrons of the arts. Thu, Nov 11, 8:00 PM IST. Charles Bronfman Auditorium, 1 Huberman Street, Heichal HaTarbut // HaBima Square, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ TechDay New York, November 10th, Javits Center, New York City: A one-day, in-person trade show where startups exhibit their newest products, platforms and services to an audience of investors, tech talent, corporates, press, and other members of the startup ecosystem. For more information, click here.
⚪️ Founders vs Kids: Is Your Pitch Kid-Proof?: Kids are the best judges! They have no filter, are straightforward, and require you to simplify your startup idea to its core. It’s one of the hardest challenges that their founders go through in the Starta Accelerator program. Will they succeed..? Thu, November 11, 5:30 PM. 220 E 23rd St, Suite 400. New York. Register here.
⚪️ Family Office Evening: Family office executives, private wealth owners and principals share best practice in governance and investing. They are hosting a drinks reception for principals, family office executives and private wealth owners. Join them for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by recent developments in the family office space. Gain access to non-public deal flow and strategic insights. 11th of November. Polsinelli Office, 600 Third Avenue. Register here.
⚪️ The Consumer Goods Summit: So you want to learn how to invest in or build stellar consumer goods startups? Learn from the top CPG VC’s and angels about the current investment landscape and hear from successful CPG founders about how they started and scaled their CPG startups. Join them virtually November 16-18. Then you’re invited to join them at the latest Consumer Goods Summit Tickets.
⚪️ Spotlight - Promising Early Stage Israeli Startups: Join them to hear from 3 leading Proptech Women CEOs, who will share their journey and their experiences building a global technology company in the Proptech field. November 17th // 9am EST // 4pm Israel Time. Register now to their next webinar >> here.
⚪️ Abraham Peace Accords, A Catalyst for Business: One Year Later: What are key milestones and groundbreaking achievements? Hear from Israeli and UAE high-tech, med-tech and biotech entrepreneurs who have successfully entered into business arrangements. Zoom link will be emailed upon registration. Contact Nancy Boguslaw, NBoguslaw@MarylandIsrael.org should you have any questions. Wed, November 17, 11:00 AM. Register here
⚪️ Presidents George W. Bush and Reuven Rivlin to Be Honored at America-Israel Friendship League 50th Anniversary Gala: This year, the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) is thrilled to be celebrating our 50th anniversary. They are delighted to invite you to AIFL’s 50th Anniversary Partners for Democracy Awards Gala, taking place on Wednesday evening, November 17, 2021 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. This should be a wonderful and exciting evening of celebration of America-Israel relations. You can learn more about AIFL at www.aifl.org and about our Gala at www.partnersfordemocracy.org and www.aifl.org/gala.
⚪️ EDGE MINI SUMMIT SERIES-VOL. 1: Please join IAC EDGE for their first Mini Summit Series event. Be part of their EDGE national young professional community with Israel in heart. This special evening will feature some of the top guest speakers, great networking opportunities, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Register now for this event you will not want to miss. Limited space. THU., NOVEMBER 18TH 06:30 PM (PST). Register here.
⚪️The Women Healthcare Revolution: The Israeli Perspective: In 2019, the “femtech” industry — software and technology companies addressing women’s biological needs — generated $820.6 million in global revenue and received $592 million in venture capital investment, ….. when women spend an estimated $500 billion a year on medical expenses, according to PitchBook.” Wednesday, December 1st @ 12:30 EDT. Register here.
⚪️The Chanukah Soirée: Chabad Young Professionals Hoboken & Jersey City. Join hundreds of local young Jewish adults in celebrating the joyous Festival of Lights. Menorah Lighting. Open Bar. Sushi Bar. Latke & Donut Station. W Hoboken - 225 River St, Hoboken, NJ Wednesday, December 01, 7:30PM. Register here.
⚪️Starta Accelerator Fall 2021 Investor Showcase: This is your opportunity to meet their founders, learn about their startups, and see how they’ve developed during the Starta Accelerator program. After the contest, meet the frontrunners of the NYC tech scene, entrepreneurs, and angel investors and join us for a night of invaluable business networking! Thu, December 9, 5:30 PM EST. 220 E 23rd St, Suite 400. Register here.
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