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March 1 · Issue #129 · View online

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


“The first casualty, when war comes, is truth”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … to YKC. This is a tense and difficult time for the world, with the outcome possibly changing the rules in how nations interact. The moral duty stands with us to speak out, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not just an attack on a fledgling democracy, but on our values.
It’s hard to see the light during this dark time, but it seems as if Russia’s invasion has united us against this act, in a time where we’ve been divided like never before. Also, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has inspired the global community with his courage to fight alongside his people… something you’d never see a politician do today.
There are things we can do to make an impact such as supporting humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. To do so you can make a donation to the Ukraine Jewish Relief Fund here.
Make sure to follow me on TikTok for my daily reviews and reflections on popular business books here.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories”
-Sun Tzu
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Here’s why Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is being called the ‘TikTok war’: I was on the fence, and debated featuring David Horovitz’s excellent Why Israel must stand squarely with Ukraine but I wanted to address how much of this war is being fought on social media, particularly via TikTok… and why this is so important. 
The use of broadcasting TikTok short-form videos is similar to how Twitter was the platform of choice during the Arab Spring a decade ago. We see what is unfolding on the ground as it happens. War IS hell, and the videos which are being broadcast show the horror of what is unfolding from a civilian’s perspective (though at this point many civilians have become combatants). Another issue is the source of truth; if we were already confused on what a legit source was, the fog of war, along with a decades old sophisticated Russian propaganda machine further complicate what is actually happening on the ground. But scrolling through a hashtag such as #ukraine can give you multiple perspectives. 
And when Russia attempts to use images to stir fear, like the terrifying images of thousands of Chechen soldiers readying for battle against Ukraine, the Internet trolls them about Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov’s Prada boots…. the “Devil indeed wears Prada.” As a note, it’s worth checking out Jeremy Heimans’ New Power to fully understand how much social media will drive the outcome of this war.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Time to get on TikTok: You’re not too old, as history is unfolding on this app.
⚪️ Truth is the first victim of war: In 2022, reality is the first victim of war.
⚪️ Will the next war be fought on Meta: We’re not there yet, but something Gen Alpha may face. 
Russians and Ukrainians fight for likes in the first TikTok war
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.
⚪️ 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.
⚪️ NY Times Diverse Crossword Constructor Fellowship: 3 months of mentorship & support from NY Times puzzle editors for new constructors from underrepresented groups include women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. Apply by Mar 07th here.
⚪️ SXSW2022: Andrew from UnofficialSXGuide.com - just giving you a quick heads up about SXSW 2022. They just released their annual RSVP list for SXSW 2022 here.
⚪️ Alpaca VCVenture Capital Summer MBA Intern. They are looking for a bright and entrepreneurial mind to work on two deep dives in different sub-sectors within Aubrie’s areas of focus. The deliverable should be a Market Landscape and Written Piece like this. You will have the autonomy to determine which sub-sectors you would like to dive into and will get feedback from the Alpaca team during your process. Apply here.
⚪️ Flybridge Capital Partners: Head of Community. This role is fundamental in expanding Flybridge’s networks and community within the ecosystem. This role enables Flybridge to extend their reach and deepen valuable relationships both inside of their own portfolio and their Network Fund partners. You will focus on building relationships with their community as the investor, mentor, and partner of choice across the early-stage venture ecosystem. Apply here.
⚪️ ISRAEL21c: They are looking for a talented social media coordinator for ISRAEL21c. This is a really fabulous opportunity to get involved with one of the most positive news outlets in Israel. Apply here.
⚪️ Israeli Economic Mission: They are Hiring!!! Looking for cool, energetic, business development oriented candidates to join their business development team. This is an entry level position. Send CVs and cover letter to newyork@israeltrade.gov.il
⚪️ OzoneX.vc: They are looking for a few highly ethical, purpose first, intellectually curious, hard working, market oriented, amazing people who want to help co-create The Future of Venture Capital with them at OzoneX.vc— moving from an egocentric to a post-ego model while infusing tech and collective expertise to be far more robust and scalable. The positions include: Community ManagerCommunications Coordinator, and Analyst. There is no upward bound as to where these positions can go. Please reach out if you or someone you know is interested here.
⚪️ Primary Venture Partners: As they look toward the future, they recognize that to continue to grow, to continue to be a preferred partner to the most talented founders in this market, they need to add new and different talent to help lead their investment team. To that end, today they’re officially announcing our search for a world-class Investing Partner. Apply here.
⚪️ TechUnited: Are you motivated by making an impact, driving innovation and entrepreneurship, and having fun? Good news, TechUnited is hiring. Join the best team in New Jersey the galaxy.
Operations Coordinator: aka you are insanely organized and love to keep the ship moving. Apply here.
Marketing Manager: aka activations, scale, conversion, content, SEOooooooooooo yeah. Apply here.
Managing Director of BetterFutureLabs: aka you’re an operator/entrepreneur/investor who will lead rgeir soon-to-launch Startup Studio to launch new companies. Key trait: persistence. Fill this out to learn more.
⚪️ The Builders: They’re hiring! A really exciting opportunity to join their awesome team as a Program Director. They’re looking for a true builder to lead one of their unique Commercialization Programs. You will be responsible for fostering relationships between major global corporations and startups. Interested? They partnered with Unboxable to give you a real feeling of the role, tell you more about them and see if we are meant to be. Click here, no cv needed here.
⚪️ Forter: The only fraud prevention platform, powered by the largest network of online retailers, that knows which customers to trust, in real-time, every time. LinkedIn-land, they’re looking to find the next Product star. If you’re looking for new opportunities check them out here.
⚪️ MetaProp: Hiring: Chief of Staff at MetaProp. In addition to being a rare VC opportunity, this is a chance to join a diverse team working to ensure and improve the long-term survivability of the built world, leveraging technology to create a more affordable, sustainable, accessible, and resilient paradigm for the people who utilize space. Apply here.
⚪️ TikTokIndustry Relations Manager, Israel. TikTok for Business is looking for an experienced marketer to be focused on identifying, developing and managing opportunities and strategic projects with industry associations; finding opportunities for TikTok to proactively engage, while bringing thought leadership and insights back into the company to help guide our strategy. You will manage projects related to strengthening their perception and positioning within the industry, working with cross-functional teams to execute their strategy as a B2B Marketing growth hacker. Apply here.
⚪️ Welltech VenturesWelltech Ventures is seeking a talented graphic designer and administrative assistant (replacement for maternity leave), who will be in-charge of maintaining their website (Wix), create images for FB and LinkedIn posts, designing presentations and other marketing materials, scheduling meetings and more. Visit their Career page to see further details here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ AI Driven Women HealthTech Innovation by Disruptive Israeli Companies: In 2019, the Women HealthTech industry — software and technology companies addressing women’s biological needs — generated over $800 million in global revenue and received close to $600 million in venture capital investment, while women spend an estimated $500 billion a year on medical expenses, according to PitchBook. When: Tuesday, March 1st @ 11:30 am ET. Register here.
⚪️ INVITATION: Tel Aviv Jewish Ideas, Wine & Sushi, Wed March 2, 7pmTorah b'Tzion evenings will be bustling with activities and inspiration while they unpack ideas connected to Torah & Zionism. Their in-English talks from Israel’s leading speakers + Q&A will be followed by wine bar & eats while getting social, meeting other young adults from around Israel and the globe. Let’s come together in Tel Aviv to unpack these Jewish ideas & Jewish ideals. Wed, Mar 2, 7:00 PM IST. Ichud Olam, 86 Ben Yehuda Street. Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ Breakfast with an Investor: Jeff Stewart, Managing Director, GPO Fund: Jeff Stewart is an Investor, serial entrepreneur, and inventor with experience scaling technology-enabled international businesses. He is also Managing Director at GPO Fund, a venture capital firm that invests in technology enabled businesses seeking to disrupt and dominate the industries in which they operate. They always keep the group small so that everyone has an opportunity to participate. Thu, March 3, 9:30 AM EST. Register here.
⚪️ FIRST FRIDAY: Unboxing Purim: The Hebrew month of Adar is the most joyous month of the Jewish year. This year, because the Hebrew calendar works in mysterious (OK…not that mysterious) ways, we get not one but two Adars! In honor of the start of the second Adar and the upcoming holiday of Purim (AKA Jewish Halloween), they will be sending out a little box of joy (think boozy candy, hamantaschen, crafts, and more!) and gathering for a brief virtual unboxing and oneg after services. Friday, March 4th from 7:15 PM EST. Register here.
⚪️ March 2022 NY Tech Meetup: They have a great program ready for you celebrating black, male founders and their tech! AGENDA: 5:30 PM - Networking (on Airmeet) 6:00 PM - Demo Program 7:15 PM - Program Ends/ More Networking (on Airmeet) HOSTED BY: Georgie-Ann Getton, CEO, GSD Solutions DEMOERS TO COME! Tuesday, March 8, 5:30 PM EST. Register here.
⚪️ FinTech-Aviv Annual Summit 2022: FinTech-Aviv’s Annual Summit brings together Startups, Investors and Corporations, seeking quality content, networking, and ground breaking FinTech innovations as part of the FinTech Week in Tel-Aviv! Join them for the BIGGEST FINTECH CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th, 10am (IST). Register here.
⚪️ The Metaverse - What is it and How Should We Prepare: Now that Facebook is officially Meta, it seems that the concept of the Metaverse has changed gears, will soon become our reality (or virtual reality) and change the world as we know it. But wait, what does it all mean and how should we prepare? Wednesday, March 9, 6:00 PM IST. Intango Offices, 38 Habarzel St. Tel Aviv. Register here.
⚪️ Meet The VC: Geri Kirilova | Laconia Capital: Geri Kirilova is a Managing Partner at Laconia where she leads seed investments in business-to-business software companies. Prior to joining Laconia, Geri was a Business Associate at Techstars, where she facilitated program operations and worked directly with ten portfolio companies on customer acquisition, growth strategy, fundraising, business development, and messaging and storytelling. Geri began her venture capital career in Central and Eastern Europe at Launchub Ventures in Sofia and Credo Ventures in Prague. Mar 9th at 12:00 PM PDT. Register here.
⚪️ The Hamantash Bake: Hamantash; that triangular-shaped, delightful pocket of sweetness that we enjoy on Purim. Baked by you. What better way to get into the spirit? Downtown Jersey City - Address sent upon RSVP. Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 PM. Register here.
⚪️ US healthcare market Boot Camp 2022: Join the California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) program that will feature experienced entrepreneurs, industry insiders, investors, doctors and strategists and learn from the best. In this intensive program you’ll (VIRTUALLY) participate in 8 fundamentals sessions, a workshop & a demo day. February 24 to March 10, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM PDT. Register here.
⚪️ How To Pitch To VCs and Angel Investors: The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you on the day of the event. If you do not receive it, please email us at marketing@downtodash.com. Join them for a virtual night of networking and learning from an all-star panel. Thu, March 10, 6:30 PM PM EST. Register here.
⚪️ #openShabbat at SXSW 2022: They’re back, in person, for for SXSW 2022. Enjoy the premiere experience for Jews in tech and digital media at SXSWi! Join Tech Tribe for our annual #openShabbat celebration! Escape the chaos of SXSW and find a taste of home at the ultimate un-networking event. Meet new people and catch up with friends while enjoying kosher food, song and plenty of l'chaim! Everyone is welcome, bring your friends - no experience required! MARCH 11 - MARCH 12 HILTON DOWNTOWN AUSTIN. Register here.
⚪️ That 90’s Purim!: They are kickin’ it real old-school 90’s at the area’s hippest retro joint. We are talking dope 90’s jams, foods from your childhood, 90’s clothing, Megillah reading, OPEN bar, UNLIMITED arcade tokens, dairy buffet, and LOTS of surprise nostalgia. Barcade - 163 Newark St, Jersey City, Wednesday, March 16, 7:30pm. Register here.
⚪️ Purim in Color @ NEBULA: PURIM IN COLOR 2022 at NEBULA. Join them March 17th, at NYC’s Hottest New Club Nebula. Early Bird Tickets Available for a very limited time. Doors Open at 10pm. Table Specials Are Available for Purchase. DJs Waka, Jacob G, Hummus & Rayco. One of NYCs Hottest & Newest Clubs. 900+ People Expected. NYC’s Best Young Professionals Crowd. Open Format, Israeli, Top 40, Hip Hop & House.Proof of Vaccination is Required for Entry. Thu, Mar 17, 2022, 10:00 PM. Nebula, 135 West 41st Street. Register here.
⚪️ INVITATION: Night at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Wine Reception: Tel Aviv Arts Council, presents a very special evening: The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Full Concert + Private wine reception exclusive for our young patrons of the arts mingling with members of the orchestra, so that’s cool. Sun, Mar 20, 8:00 PM IST. Charles Bronfman Auditorium, 1 Huberman Street. Heichal HaTarbut // HaBima Square. Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ The Women HealthTech Industry - Obstacles and Opportunities: In 2019, the Women HealthTech industry — software and technology companies addressing women’s biological needs — generated over $800 million in global revenue and received close to $600 million in venture capital investment, while women spend an estimated $500 billion a year on medical expenses, according to PitchBook. Please join them to explore the obstacles and opportunities in the industry together with four leaders representing, Healthcare providers, Startup Incubators, Venture capitals and Businesses. Tuesday, March 22nd 2022 @ 11:30 am ET. Register here.
⚪️ Invitation: NJ-Israel Real Estate Program with Rutgers & Tel Aviv Universities: Registration for: Recent Fiscal and Monetary Policies and Implications for US and Israeli Real Estate Markets. Thursday March 24th, 9:00 AM EST. Register here.
⚪️ Axis Tel Aviv 2022: Startups. Investors. Connected: Axis Tel Aviv is Axis Innovation’s flagship innovation conference and is returning as an in-person event. Organized for the past 8 years and recognized as one of Israel’s most effective startup events for dealmaking, Axis Tel Aviv is a unique opportunity to meet, learn, and network with global investors and corporations and leading Israeli tech startups. Tue, March 29, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM IDT. Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, 132 Kedem Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
⚪️ East Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast: Register now for the March virtual Bootstrappers Breakfast from across the East Coast. Meet entrepreneurs from NY, Philly, Toronto, Tampa, and more! 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, March 29, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT. Register here.
⚪️ NEXUS:ISRAEL 2022 VIRTUAL SUMMITThe NEXUS:ISRAEL 2022 conference brings together thought leaders and the most innovative thinkers from across the United States, Israel, Europe, and Asia — with a special focus on sustainability — whose ideas and influence have the capacity for real change. Centered around the latest innovations and investment dynamics across key industries and technology trends, especially related to our collective sustainable future, the program will deliver fresh insights and a behind-the-curtain peek into Food Systems & Food Security, Health & Wellness, Climate & the Environment, ESG, Web 3.0, and more. March 30th. Register here.
⚪️ ScaleUp: Hear from the foremost AI thinkers, doers, users, and investors to navigate your path to growth. THE FUTURE OF AI IS NOW. 2 days to transform your AI strategy into commercial reality. APRIL 6 – 7. 11 AM – 3 PM EDT. NEW YORK | VIRTUAL 25% off with code: CALC25. Register here.
⚪️ Tel Aviv Yom HaShoah Community Ceremony & in-English Survivor TestimonyJoin them as one unified community as they hear live from Holocaust Survivor Gidon Lev about his incredible story. Let’s also get inspired together by a special Yom HaShoah candle lighting in memory of our six million lost and say Kaddish. Ichud Olam, 86 Ben Yehuda Street. Tel Aviv. Wed, April 27, 7:30 PM IDT. Register here.
⚪️ Israel Crypto conference May edition - Save the date!: They are happy to announce the Israel Crypto Conference in Tel Aviv. After the sold-out conference in December 2021, the Israel Crypto Conference will be held on May 23rd, 24th, and 25th! The event will begin virtually on May 23rd. They will meet with international partners that will join them to network and view video content. Who will be there? Everyone from young startups to established companies in the Crypto community. Mon, May 23, 2022, 8:00 AM – Wed, May 25, 2022, 4:00 PM IDT. בית ציוני אמריקה - ZOA House TLV 1 Daniel Frisch Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Register here.
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