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January 18 · Issue #126 · View online

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

“I skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been"

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … I hope you had a meaningful, reflective, and safe long weekend.
I was noodling on a content side project tentatively called Young Professional Hacks where I share my thoughts on how normal professionals who are not into self-development can use hacks, tactics, and mindsets to improve their productivity.
Part creative drive, part building a new audience, and following where the trends are going (as the average age on TikTok rises). And being a creator, I’m going to create content. I’m posting daily on Instagram and LinkedIn, but the main platform I’m creating this content on is TikTok, so make sure to follow me here.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
 “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
These TikTok Stars Made More Money Than Many of America’s Top CEOs: While these creators are extreme outliers, and monetization from social is nothing new (plenty of creators are making money on platforms such as YouTube and OnlyFans), this Wall Street Journal piece highlights a new power dynamic. A good book to reference on this is Jeremy Heimans’s New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World, on the power social media has on our lives, and how having followers actually matters.
TikTok is obviously not just dance videos anymore, and while it has been mainstreaming among Gen Z for some time, millennials are now joining. The platform will also develop as all social platforms do. After much atypical procrastination, I made a New Year’s resolution that I would make daily TikToks, cringe as many of them may be at the beginning. I’m not using the article as proof that this should be a legitimate career path (maybe a side hustle) but it shows what is possible, and where things are headed. And what extreme fame online looks like (and monetary outcomes). Though TikTok still dangles this carrot of going viral, it hasn’t happened for me yet. The same with figuring out the algorithm, which is a losing proposition. 
My philosophy is to willingly seek discomfort, and no better way than to put yourself out there daily. Having haters is a sure sign you’re doing something right, but most of the content when you start falls on deaf ears as you’re shouting into the ether, with no one paying attention to your work. Which is why it’s important to produce content consistently, and try new things, until you get traction. Make sure to follow me here!
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ It’s not just for Gen Z: The average age of a TikTok consumer is 30 years old.
⚪️ There is still opportunity: Especially in B2B and business marketing, this nut has not been cracked yet.
⚪️ I didn’t realize how much fun it was: Not just swiping through the vids, but making the videos as well.
TikTok Is Fastest Growing Platform By Garyvee - #tiktok
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.
⚪️ Amazon Climate Pledge Job Board: Join visionary companies from The Climate Pledge Fund portfolio as they develop products and services that reduce carbon emissions and help preserve the natural world 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.
⚪️ Job Openings at Joule Portfolio Companies: Israeli Founders Scaling in the U.S. Opportunities here.
⚪️ VentureClashVentureClash is Connecticut’s global venture challenge run by Connecticut Innovations, Connecticut’s venture capital arm. They are holding the challenge in Israel on February 23 and are looking for relevant startups to apply. Eligible companies should be in business for at least one year, have customers (paid or testing), have raised at least $1M, and agree to their T&Cs which include maintaining a presence in Connecticut. If you know of any startup that could be interested they can apply here.
⚪️ Starta Accelerator is Accepting Applications for Batch 13: Starta is a venture ecosystem designed to find, foster and fund early stage talent in tech and as part of their mission we run Starta Accelerator, a soft-landing, 3-month, acceleration program in New York, focusing on early stage startups entering and scaling in the US Market. They just opened applications for the upcoming batch and are seeking our network’s assistance in attracting a talented and diverse pool of founders for Batch 13! Register here.
⚪️ Validation/Deployment Opportunities for Hydrogen Startups: EPRI, Shell, and the City of Houston have joined forces with Greentown Labs and the Urban Future Lab on the Low-Carbon Hydrogen Accelerator (LCHA), a program for startups enabling a low-carbon hydrogen economy. The partners are actively seeking applications from startups that are advancing hydrogen production, storage, and distribution to run validation and demonstration projects with EPRI and Shell. Applications are due February 9 at 11:59PM ET. To apply click here.
⚪️ Techstars: They’re pumped to announce that they’re hiring 4 key roles to join their team at Techstars Sports and Techstars NYC ($85-100k base + bonus, with stock options and great benefits). If you are interested in a career in venture capital or startups, have a passion for sports, and love working with a small team in a fast-paced environment, with real project ownership and flexibility, they’d love to encourage you to apply! Here are the 4 open roles: Community & Operations Manager here. Head of Talent here. Investment Analyst here. PR Manager here.
⚪️ Welltech VenturesLooking for a dream job that can also make an impact in the health and wellness sector? They have aggregated open positions in Welltech Ventures and their portfolio companies. Visit their Career page and click on the roles to see further details. This is the place for you here.
⚪️ Blockchain Finance Israel HackathonBlockchain Innovators – Save the Date for a unique technological hackathon: “Blockchain Finance Israel – Shaping the Future of Capital Markets” on January 21-22, 2022. This hackathon is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, developers, technology firms, capital market experts, and regulatory officials to come together in a joint effort to promote innovation in Israel’s capital markets by exploring the key components of blockchain and its uses up close and hands-on. Apply here.
⚪️ APX: They have an exciting opportunity for you! They are looking for an Investment Manager with 2+ years of experience in Venture Capital. Starting date: as soon as possible. More details below! They’re looking forward to hearing from you. Apply here.
⚪️ Antenna: Their Cleantech & Mobility practice is looking for a Director of Content & Messaging Strategy to support their clients in creating a clean economy and sustainable world! If you are interested in this role, or other open roles in Cleantech, please be in touch! Apply here.
⚪️ Brex: Analyst, Brex Asset Management (Remote). Brex Asset Management (“BAM”), Brex’s recently launched asset manager focusing on supporting companies with venture debt and growth capital, leverages Brex’s reach within the venture fund backed startup industry and offers alternative investment opportunities to investors around the world – including institutional investors, endowments and foundations, financial institutions, and private wealth investors. BAM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brex Inc. Apply here.
⚪️ Economic Mobility: Senior Project Manager. New York City is home to a dynamic economy, but disparities in economic opportunity require a forward-thinking approach to building a more inclusive, sustainable, and equitable economy. The Economic Mobility team runs the Childcare Innovation Lab and leads investments, initiatives, and innovations to address the root causes of economic disparity and to enable low- and moderate-income New Yorkers to reach financial security, build wealth and move up the economic ladder, in turn strengthening NYC’s economy at large. Apply here.
⚪️ EngageYa: They are looking for you! An energized, dedicated, data-driven and personable account manager to maintain and grow their publisher accounts, serve as their main point of contact and drive to publishers’ success. Apply here.
⚪️ ffVC: They are hiring an Associate to join our investment team! Come work with their 80+ incredible founders & portfolio companies. The last time they posted for an Associate role they had over 250 applicants. They hire, perhaps, one analyst every one to two years. They are looking for the best out there that wants to join an amazing organization. Job description and link to apply here.
⚪️ HearstLabBusiness Development Manager. Hot job alert!! HearstLab is looking for someone with 3-5yrs in BD / Sales to help accelerate their portfolio of awesome woman-led companies. Apply here.
⚪️ LessTests: Sales Leader. LessTests’ software enables increasing COVID-19 and other test efficiency by 5x and more. Their software solution is based on scientific research, engineering, and field experience from top universities and is currently used in leading molecular labs and HMOs around the world, helping to combat the pandemic. Apply here.
⚪️ Melio: Their mission is to keep small business in business. When they started Melio, they wanted to build more than an efficient Accounts Payable tool. They wanted to build a service that helps small businesses keep up with business. A B2B payments experience that not only saves time but also significantly improves cash flow. A payment workflow so simple it helps businesses focus on their customers, not their back office. Apply here.
⚪️ Shuffll: Content Creator. Shuffll is a creation platform and marketplace where creators go to produce interactive and engaging entertainment shows. For the first time any creator, including those with no experience and a small fan base, can make awesome interactive videos and boost their reach and earnings from their live content. Apply here.
⚪️ Silicon Valley Bank: VP I Credit Solutions. They are looking for an experienced professional to join their growing team! This is an amazing opportunity to join a fast growing team and serve the most cutting-edge startups in Israel. Apply here.
⚪️ DeserTechDeserTech community is looking for its next community manager to complete the extra fun team working on connecting and developing the Desert oriented technologies ecosystem. They’re looking for: * A super committed person who will know how to reach out to new groundbreaking technologies. * The one who’ll tie the knots between all the ecosystem members. * Who will produce great events (physically and virtually) and will take part in expanding and deepening the community. Apply here.
⚪️ FIS: Here are the two roles they’re looking to hire for. They just went live. Please share with your network. Senior Director, Venture Capital Investments and Senior Manager, Investment Management.
⚪️ Horizen Labs: Horizen Labs’ mission is to provide integrity for the world’s information. See Open Positions.
⚪️ Ignite the Spark: Community Manager. They are growing! With so many community members, they are looking for community managers to join their team so that they can better assist their ecosystem. Feel free to apply and share this opportunity with your network. Stay Energized! Apply here.
⚪️ itrekCome and work with them! They are an entrepreneurial team full of energy and ideas, and they’re hiring! For more information about the Israel Programs & Operations Associate position, go to here.
⚪️ Maverick Ventures: Maverick Ventures Israel is continuing to expand and is hiring a Director of Finance OR CFO (unlikely - depending on SPECIFIC experience in VC). The ideal candidate will have real experience in funds and contribute to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial tasks. She/he will oversee the financial operations of the business and provide frequent financial reports. They will also assure strict adherence to financial regulations and compliance. Apply here.
⚪️ Proptech Zone: Proptech Zone, The game-changer for proptech companies, is Looking for a Program Manager ( entry-level position). The leading accelerator for real estate technologies in Israel is currently seeking an ambitious, innovative & passionate individual to join the team. Apply here.
⚪️ raddSales Manager. radd. is an eCommerce platform that allows online brands to boost user generated content via LIVE broadcast and data driven stories. They are now scaling and looking for a positive, independent sales manager who is eager to make crazy things happen and join their new vibrant Haifa offices. As a radd. sales manager, you will be part of their radd. marketing group working closely with their CMO, product manager and social manager. Apply here.
⚪️ Vine Ventures: They are looking for a creative, kind, curious, and relentless Chief of Staff for Vine Ventures. Vine is entering an incredibly exciting period of growth in their business: their team, their community of founders, and their assets under management. Apply here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ East Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast: Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast. At a Bootstrappers Breakfast® they have serious conversations about growing a business based on internal cashflow and organic profit. This group offers a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. Tuesday, January 18, 8:30 AM. Register here
⚪️ 1 Million Cups January 20221 Million Cups is a monthly gathering where 2 entrepreneurs give a 6-minute presentation - a quick overview of their company and ONE BIG CHALLENGE they are working on right now, followed by Q&A from the community. You will be hearing from The Nourish Spot and The Real Link. Wed, Jan 19, 2022, 8:30 AM EST. Register here.
⚪️ EDGE PITCH NIGHT: 8 Start-ups, 5 Minutes and 1 Opportunity of a lifetime. Join IAC EDGE for Pitch Night and meet the freshest Israeli-American startups! This special evening gathers eight startups before a panel of leading investors and entrepreneurs to dig into the business plans, find what works and what won’t cut it. Register now for this business event you won’t want to miss! WED., JANUARY 19TH, 07:00 PM (EST). Register here.
⚪️ Real Estate Networking Event (Early Bird): Are you in commercial real estate & based in NYC this month? Play, compete, and network with other real estate professionals in a social distant friendly way with their Real Estate Networking tennis event in New York! You can expect 90 minutes of instruction and point play (depending on your level) with mingling & networking throughout! This one is great for all levels of players with courts broken out by level. Early bird pricing is $40 until January 17th before the price goes up to $60 so RSVP quickly! This event is brought to you by Mickey Penzer of TBG Real Estate. January 20th 7:30pm. Register here.
⚪️ The 17th Ilan Ramon International Space Conference: The Space Conference brings together leaders and experts from around the world to discuss, address and plan the future of the space industry. In-Person. Online. Hybrid. Smolarz Auditorium. Tel Aviv University. Jan 22nd. Register here.
⚪️ Registration Form: Israel Is Spearheading ‘Bio-Convergence’ Revolution In recent years, global health and medicine have been undergoing a revolution driven by two main factors. The first factor relates to the global health systems and bio-pharma industry crisis caused by a sharp increase in health expenditures and in the development costs of new drugs. The second factor relates to recent technological breakthroughs in the fields of engineering, biology and medicine. Tuesday, January 25th, @ 11:30am ET. Register here.
⚪️ Girls Club CapitalJoin their next Girls Club Capital Women Investors panel on 1/25/22 featuring the GPs and executives of Henry Crown & CompanyEmil Capital Partners LLCLa Hoja Capital ManagementFounders Fund Boston Common Asset Management and @world nomad ventures. To learn more and request your RSVP here.
⚪️ The Climate Solutions Prize LaunchJoin them for the launch of the Climate Solutions Prize, an in-person event that leverages the Start-Up Nation ingenuity to create a sustainable future. The Climate Solutions Prize aims to accelerate climate technology research, development, and implementation in Israel, with prizes exceeding $1 Million USD for academic researchers and startups. Let’s make Israel’s innovation ecosystem a global hub for climate-tech. Be a part of the solution! January 25th 2022, from 9:00 IST. Register here.
⚪️ 2021 Rewind and 2022 Outlook with Top VCs: Join four of the most active early-stage investors of 2021 in this virtual gathering on January 27. They’ll discuss trends they saw in 2021 and what they expect to see and are most excited about in 2022. This interactive session will include lots of time for questions, so please bring yours! Jan 27, 2022 09:00 AM in Pacific Time. Register here.
⚪️ AI Week 2022: AI Week is Back! They are thrilled to welcome data scientists and AI professionals to Israel’s leading AI conference. Combining technological leadership, applied AI and cutting-edge research, AI Week will highlight the way in which AI technology is revolutionizing business strategy, policy and future development. Feb 7-9, 2022. Tel Aviv University. Register here.
⚪️ February NY Tech Meetup: They have a great program ready for you celebrating founders and entrepreneurs and their tech! AGENDA: 5:30 PM - Networking (on Airmeet). 6:00 PM - Demo Program. 7:15 PM - Program Ends/ More Networking (on Airmeet). DEMOERS COMING SOON! Tuesday, February 8, 5:30 PM EST. Register here.
⚪️ Nailing the Investor Pitch: A Workshop for Startup Founders: Of the many crunch points in the life of a successful startup, perhaps nothing looms larger than the investor pitch. As angel and VC financing is vital for many startups to achieve their objectives, being able to communicate a compelling vision of the company to potential investors is a critical skill for founders. Thursday, February 10, 11:30 AM. Register here.
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