Snapchat ($16B) , Reddit ($4.2B) , Facebook ($59B) – They were all founded on university campuses. Started as small startups, and grew into multinational corporate size businesses in just a few years. Most of them today don’t see students as their primary target market , but all of them started on campus, by targeting this community first.
This event will discuss:
1. How can university students help your business grow into a unicorn (billion dollar company)?
2. VC's Panel: Why Venture capital funds excited to invest in startups who target students as users?
3. Case study – A top American Startup (valued at $1.6B) and a top Israeli startup – will present how to target and win this segment?
In addition we will explore the next statistics:
• Investments: in 2015, startups related to university communities raised $3.1B
• Deal share by investment stage – 58% of the deals accounted from seed/angel investments
• 43% of students say they need more technology services for their daily life on campus
• According to TechCrunch - Ed-Tech is the Next Fintech(!)
• Social media and students – what are the best ways to meet the students – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn?
**Note: this event will be held in Hebrew**
19:00-19:30 : Gathering and networking
19:30-20:00 : why and how universities community can leverage different startup products on a global scale?
20:00-20:30: VC's panel: OurCrowd & Maverick Ventures - how to win their investment?
20:30-21:00 : Startups Panel: Top American and Israeli startups on how to succeed globally?
21:00-21:30 : Networking.
Daniella Fischel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniella-fischel-84368b6a?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=jU7H&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A246529779%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1484480186265%2Ctas%3ADaniella%20Fischel%20) @ Associate at Maverick Ventures (http://www.maverick.vc/)
Maverick Ventures invests in initial revenue stage technology companies in Israel. It has invested in thirteen companies to date, across various verticals in which the team and its investors have operational experience, including enterprise software, fintech, cyber, cleantech and adtech. The fund is composed of private high net worth individuals across various professions and primarily based in the US, South America and Australia.
Stephane Itzigshon (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephane-janson-itzigsohn-32a6342?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=iMOJ&locale=en_US&srchid=4659242821484480364978&srchindex=1&srchtotal=1&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A4659242821484480364978%2CVSRPtargetId%3A7534546%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary%2CVSRPnm%3Atrue%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH) @ Analyst at OurCrowd (https://www.ourcrowd.com/)
OurCrowd is an equity crwonfunding platform built for accredited investors to provide venture capital funding for early-stage startups. As of September 2016, OurCrowd has raised over $100 million and has 100 companies in its portfolio, with more than $300 million invested.
Shahaf Shakuf (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahaf-shakuf-5b365b) @ , VP/GM Israel. Chegg Inc (https://www.chegg.com/)
Chegg is an online textbook rental service, that creates a new world of services designed for college students to save time, save money and get smarter.
Chegg is an American based and founded company serving millions of American new student per yer. What started as a small startup, grew into traded company at the New York stock exchange with an initial cap of about $1.1 Billion.
Itzik Yushuvaev (https://www.linkedin.com/in/itzik-yush?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic) @ Founder and CEO of Ybooster (http://ybooster.com/)
An expert on generation Y Targeting (focusing on university Students). Senior Consultant for the European Students Union - the world's largest students union (representing 20 million students from 39 countries). Founder of Ybooster - millenial marketing agency.
Ofer Levi (https://www.facebook.com/ofer.levy.5)@ Co-founder and CEO at GOOL (http://www.gool.co.il/)/ProPrep (http://www.proprep.com/)
GOOL invented the field of Customized online video Prep courses for college students.
More than 35,000 Israeli college students and high school students are studying for their exams through the company's website. About half of the academic institutions and student unions in Israel are collaborating with GOOL.
The company supplies the Ministry of Education exercise videos in the "Challenge 5" project by the Minister of Education.