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September 28 · Issue #118 · View online

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


“Another fall, another turned page…”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … wishing a happy Sukkot and beginning of fall to all those celebrating.
My latest piece in Forbes Israel: Five Reasons You Need a Content Strategy in 2022
I didn’t noodle too long on this idea of going back to my roots to help empower professionals to create content. I’m going to continue and further develop this idea, particularly how young professionals can use content to forward their careers as well as how professionals in tech and venture can build thought leadership.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation”
-Joseph Campbell
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Jordan Peterson - How To Turn On Your Inner Beast And Accomplish Anything: It has been some time since I have watched a video that has had such a profound impact on how I interpret my experiences (particularly struggle). The feedback I received on the After Skool Mike Tyson video on rising to your highest potential was not great given his checkered past, as this video’s title does sound a bit click-bate like. It’s important to support up and coming creators, and I’ve liked the daily philosophy content produced on this YouTube channel Better Chapter.
Both JP and Joe Rogan are controversial figures but this short video goes beyond that and taps into some of the super stories we use to make sense of our short experience on this planet. The very idea that we must face difficult challenges in order to be achieve our highest self is not a new idea (one of the controversies is that JP is against safe spaces, as we must challenge those difficult internal emotions instead of run away from them). The video addresses the idea that facing down challenges helps us grow biologically (best explained in the video) as well as covers the narrative that we must save our father figure (to tap into the knowledge of our ancestors) to fully self-actualize. JP covers science, therapy, and the knowledge we keep in our body to reach our highest potential.
The question is how we create meaning that empowers us as opposed to disempowers us when we interpret experiences from this world. This is similar to the Stoic idea that things are not bad or good on their own, but the meaning we ascribe to them offers context, so best to make it in our own interest, and use the challenges we can’t avoid to help us grow.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Facing the Dark Night of the Soul: We must walk this path through the dark valley on our journey to climb the mountain.
⚪️ Saving our father figure to save ourselves: Since our ancestor’s time we understand life’s experiences through these super stories.
⚪️ Suffering gives life meaning: It’s going to happen, so best to find ways suffering can actually improve your outlook on life.
Jordan Peterson - How To Turn On Your Inner Beast And Accomplish Anything
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ Atento Capital: Come work with us. 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. Our Talent Network works to get you connected with Tulsa companies, and provides you direct support from our inTulsa Talent team. If you’re based in Israel and interested in any of these positions reach out to me directly. Openings here.
⚪️ LinkedIn: Round-up of Israel based tech and finance roles on LinkedIn here.
⚪️ Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator: Are you focused on building technology solutions for the disability community? Verizon wants to support you with funds, mentorship, education, exposure, and cutting edge technology to help you scale. Areas of opportunity include, but are not limited to, the following: IoT Home Solutions, Real-Time Navigation, Future Workspaces, Telemedicine, Online Education, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Haptics & Tactile Internet, Gaming, Entertainment, Autonomous Vehicles. Apply here.
⚪️ Barclays Techstars Accelerator: For diverse fintech startups pushing innovation across financial services industry; Focus on AI, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, investment banking, big data, wealth mgmt; Jan 25 - Apr 22; With Barclays & Techstars; apply by Sep 27 here.
⚪️ XceleratorApplication to Cohort 6 of the Xcelerator program is officially open! Startup founders: you are invited to apply to a startup program like no other, and receive an exclusive opportunity to work directly with the Shabak and TAU Ventures while growing your startup from the early stages. Contrary to the initial instinct, this is a program designed for companies that develop civilian and commercial technologies (and not just homeland security). Learn more & apply here.
⚪️ SOSA: Innovation Analyst. SOSA is looking for an experienced innovation analyst. The analyst will be responsible for sourcing and identifying cutting-edge tech solutions and conducting cross verticals industry research and reports for SOSA’s corporate partners. The analyst will work closely with the account managers in supporting the global corporations with their innovation challenges and opportunities. Apply here.
⚪️ Aura Air: Aura Air USA - Remote. Business Development Representative responsibilities include: Qualifying leads from marketing campaigns as sales opportunities. Contacting lists of potential clients through cold calls and emails. Presenting their company to potential clients. Scheduling meetings, calls, and demos for the RSD team. Apply here.
⚪️ Brex: Looking to hire someone on their team, focusing on Founder relationships. Ideal candidate: aspiring VC/Founder. Ex-Founder. Current Community Manager. Current Developer Evangelist. Someone who lives in a core startup hub in the US. Please fill this out if interested here.
⚪️ CHARLES AND LYNN SCHUSTERMAN FAMILY PHILANTHROPIES: Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies (Schusterman/Organization) is a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change. Schusterman pursues its mission by working collaboratively with others to support and operate high-quality education, identity development, leadership training and service programs designed to help young people cultivate their growth as individuals and as leaders. Apply here.
⚪️ Cyber Week: They are looking for someone to join their team! Role will include event content creation, management of international partners/sponsors/embassies, marketing communications and more. Their center is responsible for Cyber Week, AI Week, as well as other leading tech activities in Israel. If you are hard-working, intelligent, responsible and looking for a dynamic role in a fast-paced environment then please send them your CV! Mother-tongue English preferable. Knowledge in the field a bonus, but not necessary. Role based at Tel Aviv University. Email: sectech@tauex.tau.ac.il
⚪️ Economic Mobility Pillar: Hiring a Senior Project Manager for a new Economic Mobility team that is being launched at the NYC Economic Development Corporation. If you know someone passionate and knowledgeable about this area, please encourage them to apply here.
⚪️ Israeli Economic Mission: If you know anyone interested in connecting the global tech ecosystems of Israel and Silicon Valley, especially with a focus on healthcare, sustainability and automotive, feel free to email them at sanfrancisco@israeltrade.gov.il. It’s a mid/entry position with relevant experience preferred but not required, and a great opportunity to get into the fast-paced ecosystem of tech startups, venture capital, and global market entry. To apply click here.
⚪️ Link Ventures: They are growing their tight-knit team here Link Ventures. They’re hiring another principal - can be Boston, Bay Area, LA, NYC based. Reach out to them at ldolan@linkventures.com.
⚪️ Senior Associate/Principal: New Israeli startup fund seeking talent. Join their dynamic team with decades of experience in VC and business management. Analytical skills, investment experience, great connections and people skills required. They can reach at: hrisrael4.0@gmail.com
⚪️ Team8: Looking for a superstar Fintech Business Research Analyst for a 9 months period to join one of the most exciting platforms in the startups and venture ecosystem. An exciting opportunity for a junior level to be part of venture capital, startups, and Fintech worlds and gain invaluable industry experience. Apply here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ Investor & Entrepreneur Networking EventThey are holding a networking event for entrepreneurs, private investors and corporate finance professionals. Startup companies pitch for funding and this is followed by networking over drinks. The pitches typically cover a wide range of industries including fashion, fintech and VR. Our events are attended by representatives of the leading venture capital firms like Insight Partners, the leading angel syndicates like New York Angels and investment banks like JP Morgan and UBS. Cubico Rooftop, 433 Broadway, Soho. Thu, September 30, 6:00 PM. Register here.
⚪️ Women Investors in Family Offices: Join their insightful & inspiring discussion with women founders & executives in family offices and hear about their panelists’ personal experience of what it’s like to build/lead an institutional investment firm. This panel is moderated by the Founder of Girls Club Capital, Ash (Ashmoret) Mishal. October 5th, 12pm ET. PLEASE REQUEST YOUR RSVP.* Member RSVP: info@girlsclubcapital.com
⚪️ Hospital at Home: Best Practices | feat. Sheba Medical CenterIn conjunction with the New York- Israel Chamber of Commerce and Strategic Interests, clinicians from Sheba’s virtual hospital will join them for a conversation on how they are using technology to bring hospital grade care into the home. Case studies will include diabetes and epilepsy. Wednesday, October 6, at 8:00 AM EDT. Register here.
⚪️ INVITATION: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Season Opening + Wine Reception: Young Patrons of the Arts Celebrating Israeli Creative Culture. Tel Aviv Arts Council, presents a very special evening: The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Full Concert. Season Opening Conducted by Lahav Shani + Private wine reception exclusive for our young patrons of the arts mingling with members of the orchestra, so that’s cool. Thu, Oct 7, 8:00 PM IDT. Charles Bronfman Auditorium, 1 Huberman Street. Heichal HaTarbut // HaBima Square, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ Synthetic Biology - Future Trends And What Is In It For You: Is Synthetic Biology going to be the wave of the 2020’s like Internet was the wave of the 1990’s? Yaron Daniely, one of the most active investors in Israel will give an overview on Synthetic Biology and the potential that it has to herald a new Industrial Revolution, where Biology can produce a wide range of products and materials, in addition to the areas of Biotech and Medicine. Taking place on Zoom starting at 19:45 Israel time 12:45 EST on Wednesday evening. To get further information or to RVSP (to register to the event), go to the site here.
⚪️ INVITATION: Australian Ambassador to Israel + Q&A, Oct 18th 7pm: Tel Aviv International Salon presents, The Ambassador Series: Australian Ambassador to the State of Israel, H.E. Paul Griffiths. Australia’s Foreign Policy + Australia’s Relationship with Israel.  In-English Talk + Q&A + Happy Hour. Young Adults from all over the globe, 20s & 30s Only. Monday October 18 2021, 7pm. Venue: Capella Cocktail Bar, Hagag South Tower, 28 HaArba'a Street, 14th Floor, TLV. Register here.
⚪️ TechDay Founders Summit, November 8th, 237 Park Avenue, New York City: A day of high-value networking, in-person learning, and essential skills development, available only to startup founders and their c-suite executives. Attendance is limited, and by application only. For more information, click 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.
⚪️ Hospital at Home: Sharing Best Practices" with NY HIMSS and Sheba Medical Center Webinar: In conjunction with the New York- Israel Chamber of Commerce and Strategic Interests, clinicians from Sheba’s virtual hospital will join them for a conversation on how they are using technology to bring hospital grade care into the home. Case studies will include diabetes and epilepsy.  Contact Josh for more info. 
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