We're back from the holiday break with a talk by Israeli hi-tech legend Jon Medved, demos by two TechAviv startups that a bridging the gap between the PC and post-PC eras and an exclusive screening of the award winning new film Design & Thinking.
Guest Speaker: Jon Medved
Jon Medved is a serial entrepreneur, renowned Israeli VC and one of the world's leading ambassadors of Israeli hi-tech. We'll get to hear and discuss his inspiring historic and futuristic perspectives on our industry. He'll also tell us about his new project OurCrowd, a unique crowdfunding platform for Israeli startups.
Most recently Jon was the founder/CEO of Vringo (NYSE: VRNG) and previously the founder of Israel Seed Partners. He's led investments in over 60 top Israeli companies including Shopping.com (acquired by Ebay), Compugen (Nasdaq: CGEN), Answers.com (Nasdaq: ANSW), Cyota (acquired by RSA), Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel), Xacct (acquired by Amdocs), Business Layers (acquired by CA) and Mobile Access (acquired by Corning). Jon was also a founder of MERET (Acquired by Amoco) and part of the founding management team at Accent (Nasdaq:ACNTF).
October Startup Demos:
UppSite - Founder & CEO Gal Brill will create a beautiful mobile version of your site in 2 mins
Folloyu - Founder & CEO Alfred Shaffir will move your website visitors seamlessly between desktop to mobile
Screening of film "Design & Thinking":
In tribute to the 1yr anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs, we've secured the rights to screen the new film Design & Thinking - an award winning new documentary exploring the critical role of "design thinking" in product building. This is an important topic for Israeli hi-tech. Prepare to be inspired.
7:00-8:00pm Intros & Talk by Jon Medved
8:00-8:30pm Startup Demos
8:30-10:00pm Screening of film Design & Thinking
Pizza will be delivered, compliments of 10bis, at 8:30pm before we start the film.
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Part of the global TechAviv family, the TechAviv Founders Club is an invitation-only organization of active Israeli Internet and Mobile startup founders and investors that meet monthly to showcase, discuss and help fellow members succeed. Each month member startups demo their products in front of 200 fellow founders and investors to get critical feedback and advice. We also hold group discussions led by an invited VIP panel or speaker. Our goal is to inspire, educate and help each other succeed by harnessing our collective experience. With 2,000 members in Israel, Silicon Valley, New York and Boston, together we're creating a global support system for Israeli startup founders.