Past Events

New Approach to the Way Small Businesses are Financed

Jack Elaad, Co-Founder, Chairman at Credithood

Event date:
01-07-2016

Striving for a More Equitable and Affordable Society

  Moshe Kahlon, Israeli Ministry of Finance

In 2015, Moshe Kahlon was appointed Minister of Finance for the State of Israel.  This followed his reelection to the Knesset as Founder and Head of the Kulanu Party.

Event date:
11-24-2015

Israel through film

 

Israeli films- as a form of art and an industry with powerful means of communication in turbulent times

Speaker: Dorit Inbar, Executive Director of the New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT)

Event date:
09-09-2015

The rise of the Marketing Cyborg - using data to achieve what a human cannot do alone

 

Speaker: Ran Sarig, Datorama CEO & Co-Founder

 

 

Event date:
06-16-2015

Joint event with Task Force, NCJW: Israeli Women in the Workplace: Employment and Equal Opportunity

with

 Tziona Koenig-Yair, Commissioner
Israel's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  

Do Israeli women face discrimination in the workplace? What obstacles do women, and minority women especially, face in joining the workforce? How does women's access to employment affect Israel's economy at large?

 

Since 2008, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made employment rights and opportunities for all Israeli women a socio-economic priority. Join us for a discussion with Commissioner Tziona Koenig-Yair, selected as one of one hundred most influential people of Israel's "The Marker" magazine for 2011, about efforts to address discrimination in the workplace and the importance of equal access to employment for Israel's economic growth.

Event date:
04-30-2015

Will we have an Israeli Uber?

Speaker: Erez Shachar, Managing Partner Qumra Capital

 

 

With the Israeli technology market maturing, and larger companies coming out of Israel, is there a glass ceiling for Israeli originated technology companies?  What are the missing pieces in the puzzle in order to build larger companies?

 

Event date:
04-28-2015

Joint event with Jewish Funders Network: Arab Innovation in the Start Up Nation

Imad Telhami, Chairman of Takwin Labs and Founder of Babcom Centersand

Itzik Frid, CEO and Managing Partner of Takwin Labs

Greetings by
Ambassador Ido Aharoni,
Consul General of Israel to New York

 

Integrating Arab citizens into Israel's thriving hi-tech industry has become a major national priority. Currently, fewer than 2% of hi tech professionals in Israel are Arab citizens, while thousands of Arab engineers are not employed in their field of study.

Arab textile executive Imad Telhami wanted to see the private sector take a lead in bringing high-tech growth industries to Israel's Arab society. In 2008, he launched Babcom Centers, a successful call and software development center in the North. In 2014, Telhami partnered with Erel Margalit (Jerusalem Venture Partners) and Chemi Peres (Pitango Capital) to launch a $20 Million Jewish-Arab start-up accelerator, Takwin Labs, as part of their vision greater Jewish-Arab cooperation and a thriving Arab tech sector in Israel.

Join us on to hear from Imad Telhami, Chairman, and Itzik Frid, CEO, of Takwin Labs about the current status of Arab integration into high tech and their vision for stronger Jewish-Arab relations and a thriving tech sector within Israel’s Arab society.

Event date:
03-27-2015

Democratizing Video Storytelling

Speaker: Dror Ginzberg, Wochit Co-Founder & CEO

Event date:
02-12-2015

Tapping into Accents

 Speaker: Judith Weinman, Accent on Speech

 

Event date:
02-02-2015

A $70B revolution – the future of TV advertising

Zvika Netter, CEO and Co-Founder, Innovid

Zvika is considered one of the leading innovators in interactive video ads, envisioning the future of TV. He was selected by Time Magazine as a “Tech Pioneer Who Will Change your Life” and in 2010, a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer. Zvika co-founded Innovid in 2007, which allowed him to turn his vision into a reality. Innovid is now the leading global video platform for digital marketers to create, deliver, and measure immersive video ads.

Event date:
12-15-2014

Impact Investing and Sustainable Social Businesses in Israel

 

Speaker: Benny Levin, Serial High Tech Entrepreneur and  IVN Vice Chairman and Co-Founder

 

About the speaker:

Benny co-founded NICE Systems a worldwide leader of multimedia digital recording solutions for business interaction management, where he served as NICE’s President and Director from its inception and as Chairman and CEO from 1998 to 2001. Under Benny’s leadership the company achieved impressive growth and raised significant funds, both on NASDAQ and the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). From 2004 to 2012 Benny served as Chairman of the Board of dbMotion, enabling healthcare organizations to seamlessly connect and coordinate healthcare.

Since retiring from most of his business activities, Benny dedicates himself to a wide array of social and philanthropic activities. In addition to serving as IVN’s Vice Chairman, Benny serves as Active Chairman of the Board of the Ben Yakir youth village, assisting youth at risk mostly from the Ethiopian community and is involved in a variety of other philanthropic activities as a member of the Israeli Board of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and the board of Hakol Hinuch. Additionally, Benny is the Founder of JDOCU, a group of philanthropists and photographers that use the camera as a tool to document activities of Tikkun Olam (‘Repair the World’) in partnership with the JDC.

Benny Levin served in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Intelligence Corps and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1978 during his army service he was awarded the Chief of Intelligence Decoration for Creative Thinking. Benny has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

Event date:
11-19-2014

Who governs Israel? The public or special interest groups.

Guy Rolnik, Founder of TheMarker, financial newspaper, who led major reforms in the Israeli economy in the last decade will analyze with the audience the numbers and the political economy process behind Israel’s special interest groups. We will together try to understand why Israel is not exploiting it’s potential, why startup nation is only for 10% of the labor market and why the current path is unsustainable if we want to retain top talent in Israel.

 

Event date:
09-16-2014

Fostering Economic Growth In Israel

Amit Lang, Director General, Israeli Ministry of Economy

Event date:
06-27-2014

Joint Event with NIF: Hacking for Better Israel

Intimate Briefing with Boaz Chen, General Director,

DemOS Project, The Public Knowledge Workshop

The Public Knowledge Workshop increases public participation in Israel by transforming government data into public knowledge. The Workshop provides open and accessible analysis of governmental information, working with Knesset members to increase transparency and with hi-tech entrepreneurs to incubate the industry's projects working to achieve this goal.

Event date:
06-10-2014

The Fuel Choices Initiative and Start Up Nation 2.0

Eyal Rosner Chairman and Director of Administration, The Fuel Choices Initiative, Prime Minister's Office, Israel

Event date:
04-10-2014

My Documentary Career: From Medal of Honor to Israeli Cuisine

Roger Sherman, Documentary Filmmaker

Cinematographer, Still Photographer, Author

Florentine Films/Sherman Pictures

 

From Medal of Honor to Israeli Cuisine

The Business and Art of A Documentary Career

 

 

 

 

Event date:
02-27-2014

Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute Overview

Craig Gotsman

The first and founding director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute.

 

Professor Gotsman will present an overview of the Institute including the plan and vision for the future campus of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island – aimed to be an innovative, sustainable academic campus on Roosevelt Island, New York City.

Event date:
12-10-2013

Israel Defense Industries- Achievements and Opportunities

Israeli Business Forum, The Israel National Brain Gain Program and Tech Aviv are honored to host representatives of Rafael and Elbit's technology incubator, to share successes and challenges of the defense industry and to speak about opportunities within the industry.

Event date:
10-22-2013

Building a global consumer internet company using Israeli human capital

Speaker: Allon Bloch, CEO of mySupermarket 

Event date:
10-08-2013

Innovation within the Enterprise: How Unit 8200 introduced entrepreneurialism to the enterprise

A conversation with Nir Lempert, former Deputy Commander of Unit 8200, current Chairman & CEO of Zap Group, Chairman of the 8200 Amuta Foundation


 

Event date:
09-03-2013

Where is the Israeli High-tech industry headed; challenges and achievement

Speaker: Avi Hasson Chief Scientist of Ministry of Economy

Event date:
06-03-2013

No, No, No, No, No, Yes

Speaker: Gideon Amichay CEO & Founder at No, No, No, No, No, Yes New York and a TEDx speaker.

Event date:
05-13-2013

The Start-Up Nation's Threat From Within

Speaker: Dan Ben David, Executive Director, Taub Institute for Social Policy Studies

Event date:
04-10-2013

Running a Start Up: Reflections, Advice and Roadmap

Speaker: Guy Blachman, Founder of MyBuilding and Co-Founder of ActiveBuilding

Event date:
03-21-2013

The Opportunity in Israel's Electoral Crisis The implications of the continued crisis in Israeli governance, and the opportunity it creates for building a great society

Speaker: Gidi Grinstein, Founder and President of The Reut institute

Event date:
02-20-2013