• TechAviv NY June 2013: Zell Startup Competition

    Columbia Business School - 142 Uris Hall

    It's that time of year again and the talented students of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program (http://portal.idc.ac.il/en/Zell/Welcome/Pages/Home.aspx) at the IDC Herzliya are coming to NYC to compete for your vote to be crowned the 2013 Zell Startup of Year. Past winners went on to great success including Wibiya, Gifts Project, Bizzabo and Wibbitz and last year's winner Roomer (https://goroomer.com/) recently raised $2M. UPDATE: Fast Company Names Past Zell Winners Roomer, Bizzabo and Wibbitz to Top 6 Israeli Startups To Watch (http://www.fastcompany.com/3012685/tech-forecast/6-israeli-startups-to-watch-as-google-reportedly-buys-waze-for-13-billion) 2013 Startup Presenters: Payground (http://www.Payground.me) - online sales tool for artists Repstamp (https://www.RepStamp.com) - single reputation system for e-commerce Supplime (http://www.supplime.com) - personal assistant for grocery management Fandome (stealth) - digitized soccer match-day programs Farmbow (stealth) - home food gardening made simple and fun Judges: Danny Shultz (http://www.dfjgotham.com/bio_daniel.html) - Partner, DFJ Gotham Tzvika Netter (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1948486_1948485_1948480,00.html) - Founder & CEO, Innovid Amit Avner (http://www.taykey.com/team/) - Founder & CEO, Taykey Our panel of expert judges will comment on the presentations followed by a group vote via SMS to decide this year's winner. Get our Bizzabo App (http://www.bizzabo.com/event/132357/TechAviv-NY-June-2013%3A-Zell-Startup-Competition?z=mnq) to network before, after and during the event. Agenda: 6:30-7:00pm Networking & Introductions 7:00-8:15pm Startup Demos, Judge's Comments & Voting 8:15-8:30pm Member Announcements & Networking Map to Uris Hall (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3022+Broadway,+New+York,+NY&hl=en&ll=40.808929,-73.961366&spn=0.004564,0.010353&sll=40.80554,-73.953639&sspn=0.292096,0.662613&hnear=3022+Broadway,+New+York,+10027&t=m&z=17) @TechAviv (http://www.twitter.com/TechAviv) www.techaviv.com (http://www.techaviv.com/)

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  • TechAviv NY May 2013: UX Class @ Google

    Google NYC

    TechAviv is back in NYC, and better than ever! Besides showcasing promising new Israeli startups, we're re-focusing on founders and fundamental product and company building classes this year. We start our series of talks with a class on one of the most important and misunderstood startup topics; User Experience (UX) research. Google Senior User Experience Researcher, Tomer Sharon (http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/author/tomer-sharon/), will teach us what UX research really is and how it can make or break startups. Founders, you won't want to miss this. Many entrepreneurs and startup founders want to learn from their customers about their needs and abilities. They understand that products should solve real problems for people and that they need to have an excellent user experience. Yet when it is time for customer development and learning from users, something changes. Countless entrepreneurs perceive UX research as wasteful and slow and either do it as an afterthought or skip it completely while trusting their own intuitions. This talk will define what UX research is and how it can help startup founders, and will review a key concept that makes or breaks any UX research study - the relationship between users' attitude and behavior. We'll also introduce the new 2013 class of DreamIt Israel (http://www.dreamitventures.com/programs/israel/about-dreamit-israel/) startups. Agenda: 6:00-6:30pm Networking & Introductions 6:30-7:30pm Tomer Sharon: Flying Cars, UX Research, Attitude and Behavior 7:30-8:00pm Member Announcements & Networking Looking to hire top Israeli talent? Post free on the TechAviv Job Board (http://jobs.techaviv.com/) See you soon, Yaron @YaronSamid (http://www.twitter.com/YaronSamid) @TechAviv (http://www.twitter.com/TechAviv) www.techaviv.com (http://www.techaviv.com/)

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  • TechAviv NY 2012 Top Zell Startup Competition

    NYU - Silver Building, Room 408 (4th Floor)

    It's that time of year again and the talented students of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program (http://portal.idc.ac.il/en/Zell/Welcome/Pages/Home.aspx) at the IDC Herzliya are coming to NYC to compete for your vote for the top Zell startup of 2012. Past student presenters went on to great success including Wibiya, Funkkit, Overwolf, Gifts Project, Bizzabo and Wibbitz. The four startups competing this year are: Startup Presenters: HocSpot (http://www.hocspot.com/) - Share files and links with the people around you Spoteam (https://www.facebook.com/spoteam) - Discover and watch the best video on the web Roomer (stealth) - Buy and sell hotel room reservations BiggerGame (stealth) - Turn sports events into a live social experience We'll also be joined by a panel of expert judges including Avner Ronen (Founder/CEO, Boxee), Amit Avner (Founder/CEO, Taykey), Tal Chalozin (Founder/CTO, Innovid), Aaron Cohen (Prof. Internet Entrepreneurship, NYU) and Mitchell Golner (Partner, DreamIt Israel). Five startups from the inaugural class of DreamIt Israel (http://dreamitventures.com/Israel/) will also be joining us. Agenda: 6:30-7:00pm Networking & Introductions 7:00-8:15pm Startup Demos, Judge's Comments & Voting 8:15-8:30pm Member Announcements & Networking See you soon, Yaron @YaronSamid (http://www.twitter.com/YaronSamid) @TechAviv (http://www.twitter.com/TechAviv) www.techaviv.com (http://www.techaviv.com/) Tweet #TechAviv

  • TechAviv NY Feb 2011 Meetup

    Location visible to members

    LIVE BROADCAST STARTS AT 7PM (http://www.techaviv.com/2012/02/21/watch-live-mobli-younow-hashtagart-demo-at-techaviv-ny-feb-21-7pm-est-nyu/) NY's finest Israeli startup founders and execs take over the business school at NYU Stern to see demos from three of our most promising local startups. As always, our goal is to learn from, be inspired by and help our peers. February Startup Presenters: Mobli (http://www.mobli.com) - Gil Eyal, VP Marketing will demo this breakaway photo sharing phenom that counts Leonardo DiCaprio as an investor and Paris Hilton as an avid user. YouNow (http://www.younow.com) - Adi Sideman, Founder & CEO of TechCrunch Disrupt darling YouNow will update us on the latest developments at his fun startup. HashtagArt (http://www.hashtagart.com) - Marc Fischman, Founder & CEO will show us all how art and technology can be combined to build a thriving business. Agenda: 6:30-7:00pm Networking & Introductions 7:00-8:00pm Startup Demos, Group Q&A 8:00-8:30pm Member Announcements & Networking See you soon, Yaron @YaronSamid (http://www.twitter.com/YaronSamid) @TechAviv (http://www.twitter.com/TechAviv) www.techaviv.com (http://www.techaviv.com/) Tweet #TechAviv

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  • TechAviv NY Jan 2012 Meetup

    Nixon Peabody LLP

    NY's finest Israeli startup founders and execs kick off the new year with demos from one of our brightest stars and two brand new startups. As always, our goal is to learn from and be inspired by fellow founders. January Startup Presenters: 1. Innovid (http://www.innovid.com) - Tal Chalozin, Founder & CTO 2. LittleCompass (http://www.littlecompass.com) - Corey Anker, Founder & VP Marketing 3. EZBZ (http://www.ezbz.co) - Shana Schlossberg, Founder & CEO Agenda: 6:30-7:00pm Networking & Introductions (Light refreshments) 7:00-8:00pm Startup Demos, Group Q&A 8:00-8:30pm Member Announcements & Networking See you soon, Yaron @YaronSamid (http://www.twitter.com/YaronSamid) @TechAviv (http://www.twitter.com/TechAviv) www.techaviv.com (http://www.techaviv.com/) Tweet #TechAviv

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  • TechAviv NY Oct 2011 - Founder Stories: Jeff Pulver

    Nixon Peabody LLP

    This month we have our first installment of "Founder Stories". We'll be inviting startup founders and investors to tell their personal stories in an intimate fireside chat format similar to James Lipton's Actor's Studio. Starting us off is famed entrepreneur and investor Jeff Pulver (http://www.pulver.com/jeff/). Since 1997 Jeff has invested in 175 startups, including 25 Israeli startups. For the remainder of 2011 he's adding 13 new Israeli startups to his portfolio. We'll find out why and learn about the private man behind the popular image that is Jeff Pulver. Agenda: 6:00-6:30pm Networking (Pizza) 6:30-7:30pm Jeff Pulver interviewed by Yaron Samid 7:30-8:00pm Q&A, Member Announcements IMPORTANT: We've got a new start time of 6PM. This is a closed event for TechAviv members only. You must be on the RSVP list to attend as space is very limited. Looking to hire top Israel talent? Post free on the TechAviv Job Board (http://jobs.techaviv.com) See you soon, @YaronSamid (http://twitter.com/YaronSamid) @TechAviv (http://twitter.com/TechAviv) http://www.techaviv.com

  • TechAviv NY July 2011 Meetup

    Nixon Peabody LLP

    New York's finest Israeli startup founders, execs and investors are getting together to see and discuss demos by three of our most promising new local startups. As always, our goal is to learn from and be inspired by fellow founders. July Startup Presenters: 1. Dealery (http://dealery.com/new-york/) - Limor Elkayam, Founder & CEO 2. TVTak (http://www.tvtak.com/) - Adi Shavit, Founder & Chief Architect 3. BiteHunter (http://www.bitehunter.com/) - Ido Shilon, Founder & CTO Agenda: 6:30-7:00pm Networking & Introductions (Light refreshments) 7:00-8:00pm Startup Demos, Group Q&A, Voting 8:00-8:30pm Member Announcements & Networking See you soon, Yaron @YaronSamid (http://www.twitter.com/YaronSamid) @TechAviv (http://www.twitter.com/TechAviv) www.techaviv.com (http://www.techaviv.com/) Tweet #TechAviv

  • TechAviv Founders Club April 2011 Meetup - Top Zell Startup Competition

    The new class of Zell Entrepreneurship Program (http://portal.idc.ac.il/en/Zell/Welcome/Pages/Home.aspx) from the IDC Herzliya is back to compete for the 2011 Top Zell Startup in an event that has become an annual tradition. Competing Startups: One Click Transcription is an online audio to text global transcription service that utilizes gifted, industry-specific freelancers to produce high quality and fast turnaround using the latest technology and mobile applications. Bizmo’s automated mobile app website enables anyone, especially non-tech users, to easily and quickly set up an attractive, functional, own-branded mobile app for free. Bluffrs makes it easy for anyone to organize a Home Poker event, find events to join and track his offline poker personal performance. The event will be moderated by Gilad de Vries of Carmel Ventures. Our judges, Avner Ronen (Founder, Boxee), Yaron Galai (Founder, Outbrain) and Maya Elhalal (Founder, TEDxTelAviv) will comment on each presentation but it will be up to 100 attending members of TechAviv NY to select this year's top ZEll startup via live SMS vote. Agenda: 6:30-7:00pm Networking & Introductions 7:00-8:30pm Startup Presentations, Group Q&A & Voting See you soon, Yaron @YaronSamid (http://www.twitter.com/YaronSamid) @TechAviv (http://www.twitter.com/TechAviv) http://www.techaviv.com Tweet #TechAviv

  • TechAviv NY Feb 2011 Meetup

    Nixon Peabody LLP

    New York's finest Israeli startup founders, execs and investors are getting together to see and discuss demos by three of our promising member startups. February Startup Presenters: 1. Fitango (http://www.fitango.com) - Dov Biran, Founder & CEO 2. Cabulous (http://www.cabulous.com) - Tal Flanchraych, Founder 3. iStreamer (http://www.istreamer.com) - Addy Feuerstein, Founder & CEO Agenda: 6:30-7:00pm Networking & Introductions (Light refreshments) 7:00-8:00pm Startup Demos, Group Q&A, Voting 8:00-8:30pm Member Announcements & Networking See you soon, Yaron @YaronSamid (http://www.twitter.com/YaronSamid) @TechAviv (http://www.twitter.com/TechAviv) http://www.techaviv.com Tweet #TechAviv

  • TechAviv NY Jan '11 Meetup

    Nixon Peabody LLP

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