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October 12 · Issue #119 · View online

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


“One day or Day One. You decide”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … to fall and another season of change. A professional update, I’m back in the US for personal matters. I’m still continuing to work with inTulsa and Atento Capital, but will transition to a content marketing consulting role. If you’re a growing Israeli startup and looking to hire high-skilled workers in the US reach out and I can connect you with someone who will help you find that talent (ex., SDRs and customer success) in Tulsa.
If you‘re interested in developing thought leadership in your space, my agency YKC Media, focuses on working with founders and investors looking to build thought leadership. We do so by producing blogs, articles, and email newsletters, as well as advising on content strategy on how to get your vision out in the world. If you’re interested in learning more about building a stronger digital presence to succeed in 2022, please respond directly to this email. 
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again”
-Abraham Maslow
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
LinkedIn Top Startups 2021: The 15 Israeli companies on the rise: I’m happy to see this list, and that LinkedIn used their own criteria to choose promising startups from Israel. This criteria according to LinkedIn includes “employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list.”
Tel Aviv did get knocked down one notch in Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report: Tel Aviv Dips To 7th Place In Global Startup Ecosystem Report, to number 7th. I actually think Israel hasn’t hit its real stride yet, so let’s put things in perspective. At this point it’s not surprising that companies on LinkedIn’s list are in verticals aside from enterprise B2B and cyber. Israel has already established itself dominating those verticals, and is now seeing major success in verticals such as fintech, proptech, and agritech. But as I’ve covered in my previous writing, where I personally see the most opportunity is the next generation of founders who grew up in Israeli founded unicorns and who are now venturing on their own. 
It is another benchmark for the Startup Nation that LinkedIn has dedicated a list to the country’s ecosystem (and that Gong, an Israeli founded company is #2 on LinkedIn Top Startups 2021: The 50 U.S. companies on the rise). Not all of these companies are the hyped-up unicorns which dominate these types of lists, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I also suspect it’s the number of Israeli professionals who have started using LinkedIn during the pandemic which influenced the decision to create this list. Looking forward to seeing who makes the 2022 list, and it may be that LinkedIn may need to increase this list to include more startups.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ We’re only getting started: This list is a long time in coming, and it’s only going to get longer.
⚪️ Different criteria: Not your typical selection criteria, but it’s LinkedIn’s world, we just live in it.
⚪️ LinkedIn rising: I see no slowing down, and am only doubling down on my use of this platform.
Yuval Noah Harari: A World Leading Intellectual
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.
⚪️ 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.
⚪️ 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.
⚪️ ISRAEL21c: They’re looking for excellent, experienced, Israel-based journalists for freelance assignments for ISRAEL21c. Please contact Nicky and send a CV and examples of work.
⚪️ 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.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ 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.
⚪️ Meet The VC: Shruti Gandhi of Array: Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Early Growth and its partners. Every month, they sit down with a VC to get answers to your questions about fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate and more. This month’s speaker is Shruti Gandhi of Array- an early investor and long-term partner to the world’s most exciting founders and startups. Oct 13, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time. Register here.
⚪️ NY IRL Tech & VC Happy Hour: #4: Hey everyone! Join them next Wednesday, October 13th from 6-8pm ET on the amazing terrace at Company Ventures (335 Madison Ave on 7th floor). The purpose for the gathering is to meet new people, reconnect with people you’ve met before (virtually & IRL), and see how you can help each other! Ja’dan Johnson, their fantastic community and marketing lead, will be in from Miami to host! Wednesday, October 13, 6:00 PM EDT. 335 Madison Avenue, New York. Register here.
⚪️ Coin Nations Summit 2021: October 13-14, 2021 Virtual Global Summit. They’re bringing creators, crypto natives and new coin possibilities together to move the future forward. Register 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.
⚪️ Tel Aviv Shabbat Project: The Big Dinner + Kabbalat Shabbat & Wine: Every year the Shabbat Project brings communities together to experience the magic of Shabbat and to build Jewish unity across the world. They look forward to hosting you for this mega event under the stars and over the beach. This year they are getting covid creative and making the event a Shabbat potluck dinner outdoor picnic style happening in one of the coolest venues in TLV, with groups of friends bringing their own food. Fri, October 22, 6:00 PM. Social Space, 168 HaYarkon Street. Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ How Israeli Technologies Improving the Safety of Future Mobility: Autonomous vehicles, electric powertrains, vehicle sharing, and other advances are transforming urban mobility. The future of mobility is being fuelled by three key technology-driven disruptive trends: electrification of vehicles, connected & autonomous vehicles, and Mobility-as-a-Service. The NEIBC community is cordially invited to listen to three Israeli founders/CEOs presenting their vision of future mobility and their technological innovations. Thursday, October 28th @ 12:30 EDT. 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.
⚪️ 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.
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