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YKC: Remembering and forgiving


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September 14 · Issue #117 · View online

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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … wishing those who are fasting an easy fast and a meaningful time of reflection.
This being a time of reflection I can admittedly state that I am at an inflection point regarding content creation. I’m noodling on doing a deeper dive on topics I believe provide a lot of value to this young professional community such as productivity hacks and how to empower others to create impactful content (and may be even taking a bit of a step back from Israeli tech as I find there is no lack of good content in the space).
TBD, and I will be sending/posting surveys (on LinkedIn) soon to get a gauge of which direction the (digital) winds are blowing.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“Every Yom Kippur, Jewish tradition requires a strict spiritual inventory. You aren’t supposed to just sit around feeling guilty, but to take action in the real world to set things right”
-Naomi Wolf
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
The Tel Aviv plot by Bruce Riedel: This is an introspective time with the 20th remembrance of 9/11 being close to Yom Kippur. With the recently declassified information around the terrorist attack nothing is particularly surprising in this Brookings piece, but it is jarring. Those were awful days, not just the day the towers felt, but thinking back to the early 00s in Israel during the Second Intifada and the waves of suicide bombers. Being in Israel in May during the last round of fighting with the Hamas I was reminded of that feeling of dread when sectarian violence broke out in the streets.
It feels like yesterday, not just the day 9/11 happened but those following years when it seemed as if the terrorists had the upper hand, and things were spiraling out of control. It’s not a war we can ultimately win, as it’s been noted so often when you’re fighting an ideology. As a society we have progressed, learned resilience (though I worry about future generations), and threats exist, but in different forms such as cyber and from different enemies. I’m inherently an optimist, and I believe where it comes to security, we’re in a better place.
Today however, the idea of some kind of national unity seems ridiculous. Through the lens of there being no source of truth (everyone cherry picks what they want to believe), we see how catastrophic events like a global pandemic have only accelerated our divided society. I shudder to think how we would react today as a society. Maybe Yom Kippur is a moment not just as a Jewish holiday, but a global one where everyone takes one step back and reflects.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Sometimes we can’t forgive: We forgive to free ourselves, but some things just can’t be forgiven.
⚪️ Threats don’t always unify: I was wrong in the idea that COVID would unify us, it’s only made our divisions much worse.
⚪️ Our enemies are playing the long game: Afghanistan is a reminder of how other people look at the arc of history and how time passes.
Calling for unity, Biden honors 9/11 attack victims
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.
⚪️ 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.
⚪️ 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:
⚪️ 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.
⚪️ 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
⚪️ 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:
⚪️ 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.
⚪️ 645 Ventures: They are hiring! They are looking for a Head of Talent and Networks. This individual will work closely with theirPortfolio Founders to help find their early and most critical hires. The role will be fast-paced, high-impact, and most importantly exciting. If you know anyone that could be a fit, please send them their way. Apply here.
⚪️ Bizzabo: They’re hiring for more than 100 positions. They’ll be highlighting different roles every week. Know anyone who might be interested in joining a dream team operating in a rapidly growing market? Please share. Apply here.
⚪️ BridgerPay: They are growing…check out their open positions and apply today
> Content Manager
> Net Developers
> Angluar Developers
> Sales Development Representative
⚪️ They looking for a talented legal counsel to join their US team in Boston. Candidates must have proven experience working in healthcare - a digital health company, a health organization or a law firm specializing in healthcare - and admitted to practice law in MA. They have some exciting things going on so come join the ride! Apply here.
⚪️ PLANETech: Join the PLANETech team as the Global Partnerships Manager and shape the growing Israeli and global climate tech ecosystem. In this position, you will develop partnerships with corporates, investors, regional and national governments, and other organizations to promote the Israeli climate tech field. Think you’re the right person for this job? Submit your CV, a cover letter and salary expectations by September 15th. Job description at the link here.
⚪️ Silicon Valley Bank: The Investor Relations at SVB Capital is hiring! They’re looking for a fundraising and venture capital product management analyst to help them launch and raise new equity strategies. Great opportunity to get into VC, gain exposure to global capital allocators, and play a key role for their team. Please reach out if you or anyone in your network may be a fit! Apply here.
⚪️ VC Investor at Tribeca Venture Partners: Tribeca Venture Partners is hiring a full-time investor to join their multi-stage venture firm in New York, NY. You will be a full member of their investment team. You will attend partnership meetings and be counted on to provide insights and feedback as we meet new companies. This is a 2–3 year position. Apply here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ INVITATION: Night in the Museum, Israeli Art History 103 + Wine: Become an Israeli art insider. Join your young Tel Aviv community celebrating the depth and breadth of Israeli art over the past century. Spend an evening at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art with leading art history lecturers in-English, taking a journey through the culture, society and creativity of Israel. Post lecture, they will be given special deals to hang at the museum’s acclaimed sculpture garden Pastel bar under the stars, getting 1+1 cocktails and wines. Tuesday September 14th 2021 (6:30 doors open, 7pm event). Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul HaMelech Blvd. This event is exclusively for young adults 20s & 30s. RSVP here.
⚪️ Drone Technology & Innovation: From Israel to Canada: The rapidly growing commercial drone market in Canada provides a unique opportunity for global expansion. To take full advantage of this opportunity, it is important to start at the right place and with the right knowledge and connections. With an advanced approach to commercial drone regulation, favorable geography and industry conditions, the Canadian market is one of the best places to start from. Tue, September 14, 11:00 AM. Register here.
⚪️ Black-Owned Businesses Post-Pandemic: Join Axios for a virtual event, hosted during National Small Business Week and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, on the economic recovery of Black-owned small businesses. They will examine how many found unique ways to adapt amidst the disproportionate negative impacts brought forward by the pandemic and the resilient road ahead. Tuesday, September 14, 12:30 pm. Apply here.
⚪️ 1 Million Cups September 2021: 1 Million Cups is a monthly gathering where 2 entrepreneurs give a 6-minute presentation of a quick overview of their company and ONE BIG CHALLENGE they are working on right now, followed by Q&A from the community. We have moved the meetup fully online. Wed, Sep 15, 8:30 AM. Registration link here.
⚪️ Yom Kippur Tables and Break Fast: Join them on Yom Kippur for a blended virtual and in-person experience. From 6-7pm EST, they will use Tables (small discussion format) for some deep and meaningful conversations about the year that’s passed and our hopes and dreams for the future. Then, at 7pm, they will enjoy breakfast together. Sep 16, 6:00 PM EDT FED House & Virtually, 307 W 121st St #4, New York. Register here.
⚪️ Lerer Hippeau Gen Z VC SummitW/ founder/CEOs Ankur Nagpal (Teachable), Bo Han (Buzzer), Tyler Confrey-Maloney (Faves), Cami Tllez (Parade), Harry Stebbings (20VC), Lolita Taub (Community Fund), Bri Kimmel (Worklife VC), Andrea Hippeau (Lerer Hippeau). Sept 17th, 12pm. Register here.
⚪️ Plum Alley Event: Blockchain and Beyond: On Monday, September 20th from 5:30pm - 7pm ET // 2:30pm - 4pm PT, they are excited to host four pioneering women in blockchain for a special discussion on the latest areas of innovation and transformation, covering everything from decentralized finance to gaming, NFTs and the arts. Monday, September 20th, 5:30 PM EST. Register here.
⚪️ 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, September 21, 8:30 AM. Register here.
⚪️ Tacos & Tequila:  Young Professionals Sukkot Party. Tacos & Tequila in the Sukkah - Thursday, Sep. 23 Following all CDC guidelines. They encourage that all attendants be vaccinated; alternatively, a negative PCR test can be taken. Sep 23, 7:00PM. Register here.
⚪️ Investor & Entrepreneur Networking Event: They 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.
⚪️ 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.
⚪️ 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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