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Marvell Technology Sequoia Capital Toronto Stock Exchange
STEP Strategy Advisors Blue Pilot Energy STEP Strategy Advisors
Credo RSM McGladrey Wells Fargo
Blumberg Capital SVB Capital Bank Leumi
Fox Rothschild Powermat AHAVA
Rubenstein / Justman
Management Consultants
Carmel Winery Docstoc

 

Media Partners:  

 

Los Angeles Business Journal Premiere Radio Networks TheMarker
Vidiense Israel Hayom The Quant Method
Equities Israel MP Public Relations Santa Monica Observer
V-Cube USA MagicSauce Media / We Blog The World

 

Partner Organizations:  

 

American Technion Society Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) SodaStream
Tnuva Osem Sadaf
Microsoft Israel R&D Center - ThinkNext WITI-Women in Technology International Springboard Enterprises
IEFF Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce Larta
Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago iHollywood
Keiretsu Forum of Southern California American Friends of Hebrew University Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
American Technion Society U.S. Israel Business Council TechAviv
Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Maverick Angels Yeda Tech
Fusicology BINA LA Green Edge Systems
California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) The LA Jewish Chamber America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Florida Chapter
Technology Council of Southern California Venture Geeks Ben Gurion University

 

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American Technion Society
Based in New York City, the American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the worlds leading science and technology universities. ATS Donors have provided more than $1.95 billion since its inception in 1940. The ATS and its network of chapters across the U.S. provide funds for scholarships, fellowships, faculty recruitment and chairs, research, buildings, laboratories, classrooms and dormitories, and more.

Their mission is to enable the Technion to be among the worlds leading institutions improving the well-being of Israel and all humanity through leadership in science and technology.
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Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
The CVCA. or Canadas Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, represents the majority of private equity companies in Canada, with over 2000 members. CVCA members have over $105 billion in capital under management, in three distinct market segments:

Buyout is characterized chiefly by risk investment in established private or publicly listed firms that are undergoing a fundamental change in operations or strategy. Buyout funds are often called such, even if their mandates are not exclusively buy out related.

Mezzanine is characterized chiefly by use of Subordinated Debt, or preferred stock with an equity kicker, to invest largely in the same type of companies and deals as buyout funds.

Venture Capital is characterized generally by investment in early stage companies, mostly in technology businesses.

The CVCA is a leading source for advocacy, networking, information and professional development for venture capital and private equity professionals.
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Marvell Technology
Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group has operations worldwide and approximately 5,700 employees. Marvell's U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has international design centers located in the US, Europe, Israel, India, Singapore and China.
A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year. Marvell's expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, and green products. Worldclass engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today's dynamic market.
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Sequoia Capital
Sequoia Capital in Israel caters to the founders and management who have selected us as their business partners. With offices in Herzelia and Menlo Park, Sequoia Capital has a mixture of local experience and global ties that let Sequoia work with great entrepreneurs to help build market leading companies.
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Toronto Stock Exchange
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is the largest stock exchange in Canada, the third largest in North America and the eighth largest in the world by market capitalization. Based in Canada's largest city, Toronto, it is owned by and operated as a subsidiary of the TMX Group for the trading of senior equities. A broad range of businesses from Canada, the United States, Europe, and other countries are represented on the exchange. In addition to conventional securities, the exchange lists various exchange-traded funds, split share corporations, income trusts and investment funds. The Toronto Stock Exchange is the leader in the mining and oil & gas sector; more mining and oil & gas companies are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange than any other exchange in the world.
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STEP Strategy Advisors
The Israel Conference launched in 2009 to expand the conversation between the business community and the exciting happenings in the entrepreneurial Israeli market. STEP is known for connecting companies and people together to create new business opportunities, drive new business, and facilitate acquisitions. STEP is an established M&A Advisory firm and known for business acumen that supports the parties in making aligned decisions. STEP Strategy Advisors is a strategic planning and acquisitions advisory firm that facilitates expanding the growth of companies through market entry planning and as well as an advisor to facilitate growth through acquisitions working with some of the largest Private Equity firms in the US.
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Blue Pilot Energy
Blue Pilot Energy, LLC is an independent energy marketer. Blue Pilot Energy's objective is to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction along with significant savings compared to your current energy provider.
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STEP Strategy Advisors
STEP is a Strategic Business Advisory firm founded in 2001 (www.STEPstrategy.net). The STEP team is comprised of experienced CEOs and senior executives who have developed significant and successful companies who focus on providing advice on strategic direction, business alliances, market positioning, revenue growth, mergers and acquisitions, and the development and execution of strategies to achieve significant results. STEP works with emerging growth companies to build their brand value and to develop and facilitate significant business transactions. STEP has offices in Los Angeles and Tel Aviv.
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EL AL
EL AL was established in 1948 as the national Israel Airlines and has since grown into a prestigious international carrier with a network of 77 sales offices. Covering every aspect of service, assuring that passengers\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' requirements are met on time, every time, EL AL was ranked by IATA as one of the world\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s three most efficient air carriers. The friendliness and personalized touch make time fly and make EL AL more than just a convenient mode of travel.
EL AL offers a unique combination of amenities and advantages earning international appeal, and making EL AL a preferred global gateway to every corner of the world.
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Credo
Credo Law Partners, Inc. is a premier corporate law boutique, providing general business law representation that is high-quality, cost-effective and responsive. Credo Law Partners have a particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions, and in representing emerging growth & technology companies and venture capital & other private equity firms. CLP also assists many other corporate clients who seek top-notch legal expertise coupled with business sense. This approach ensures that deals get consummated and legal issues are resolved in a practical manner.
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RSM McGladrey
RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP serve clients' business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. The two firms operate as separate legal entities in an alternative practice structure. Both firms are members of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms.
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Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified financial services company with $428 billion in assets providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers through more than 10,000 Wells Fargo and Wachovia stores, 12,000 Wells Fargo and Wachovia ATMs, the internet and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the United States to receive the highest possible credit rating, AAA, from Moody's Investors Service.
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Blumberg Capital

Blumberg Capitals investment strategy provides focus and clarity along three vectors: stage, sector and geography. The Fund targets early-stage companies. As thematic investors, the Principals endeavor to identify best of breed emerging technologies that enhance productivity, reduce costs and minimize threats for business and Original Equipment OEM customers. Driven by the Funds sector focus, the Principals have consistently sourced high quality deal flow from geographies where the concentration of such companies is high - namely Silicon Valley and Israel. In the aggregate, the Funds investment strategy by stage, sector and geography is unique and leverages the Principals extensive experience and investment expertise.

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SVB Capital
SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, venture capital and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients' success.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the company offers its clients commercial, investment, merchant and private banking, as well as value-added services using its knowledge and networks. Founded in 1983, SVB Financial Group serves clients around the world through 26 domestic offices, and international subsidiaries in the U.K., Israel, India and China, and an extensive network of relationships with venture capitalists in Asia, Australia, Europe, India, and Israel.
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Bank Leumi
Bank Leumi was established in 1902 as a part of Dr. Benyamin Herzl's Zionistic dream. The Bank was intended to be the financial arm of the Zionist Movement and is now the oldest and one of the leading banking corporations in Israel. From the beginning, Leumi integrated its business operations and a commitment to develop the Zionist project and the State of Israel. Leumi has a long tradition of donating to various institutions and organizations in the social, cultural, art, sport and health domains. The Leumi Group currently has more than 317 branches and representations across 21 countries worldwide including some of the world's leading financial centers. The Leumi Group deals with a diversity of domestic and international financial and non-monetary operations.
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Fox Rothschild
Fox Rothschild LLP is a law firm built to serve business leaders. They come to Fox Rothschild for guidance because we understand their issues, their priorities, and the way they think. Fox Rothschild\'s job is to help clients manage risk and make better business decisions by offering practical, innovative advice. Probably the best compliment received from clients is that Fox Rothschild treats their issues and their businesses as if they are our own. Fox Rothschild LLP delivers a full range of legal services from the traditional (Litigation, Corporate, Labor and Employment) to the emerging services (Intellectual Property and Tech and Venture Finance).
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SodaStream
SodaStream is the worlds leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of home beverage carbonation systems, enabling consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. SodaStream products are environmentally friendly, cost effective, offer a better-for-you soda alternative and are fun and easy to use. In addition the products offer a smarter and more convenient way to enjoy soda, eliminating the need to carry, store and dispose of plastic bottles and cans. SodaStream is available at over 60,000 stores across 45 countries.
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Powermat
Powermat was established in 2007 in response to the explosion of electronic devices flooding today's market and the growing need to provide a simple, smart, efficient and clutter-free approach for simultaneously powering multiple devices. Powermat allows users to enable their electronic devices once with a Powermat receiver and then set down up to three devices on the charging mat for safe and effective wireless charging. It's simple, effortless, and provides consumers with first-of-its-kind freedom from the need to constantly plug/unplug as well as the angst of running on empty. Moreover, Powermat eliminates the tangle of wires that result from multiple cords overload; virtually eliminating "cord fatigue" among consumers toting more and more "must have" gadgets.
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AHAVA
Founded in 1988, Israel-based AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories is driven by a deep passion to unearth the secrets of the revitalizing effects of minerals on the skin. The only cosmetics company indigenous to the Dead Sea region, the company employs a truly singular scientific approach in its environmentally-conscious research activities. Over the years, this has culminated in the development of a series of premier skincare product lines, renowned internationally for their superior efficacy. AHAVA harvests and formulates the rich natural resources of this magical region in strict compliance with recognized international standards
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Rubenstein / Justman
Management Consultants
Rubenstein / Justman Management Consultants is a management consulting firm focused on Information Technology and Operations Improvement.
RJMC's considerable expertise in project management, business processes and procedures, complex organizations, and enterprise-wide systems spans over twenty years of working with project teams to identify solutions that best serve the strategic interests of the organization.
RJMC provides its Clients with specialized knowledge and expertise that result in practical and effective solutions. RJMC focuses on areas where technology can facilitate substantial operational improvements. Our Systems Assessments are a great tool for moving towards positive change.
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Carmel Winery
Carmel Winery is the historic winery of Israel. It was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, owner of Chateau Lafite in Bordeaux. Carmel owns the two largest wineries in Israel, at Rishon Le Zion, south of Tel Aviv and at Zichron Ya'acov, south of Haifa. Each has deep underground cellars built by Rothschild in the 19th century.

Carmel also has two small, state-of-the-art wineries close to key vineyards, to allow production of small quantities of handcrafted wines. These are Kayoumi Winery, situated in the Upper Galilee, and Yatir Winery, in the northeastern Negev.

The story of Carmel represents the story of Israel, and the recent developments of Carmel's wines, symbolizes the revolution of Israeli wine in recent years.
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Docstoc
Docstoc is the premier online community and marketplace to find and share professional documents. Docstoc provides the platform to upload and share documents with the world, and serves as a vast repository of free and for purchase legal, business, financial, technical, and educational documents that can be easily searched, previewed and downloaded.
Docstoc, Inc was founded by Jason Nazar (bio) and Alon Shwartz (bio). The company was selected in September of 2007 to debut its product at the prestigious TechCrunch40 Conference. The product was subsequently launched to the public in November 2007.
Docstoc is a venture backed company (Rustic Canyon) and received funding from the co-founders/investors in MySpace, LowerMyBills, Mp3.com, PriceGrabber and Baidu. Their legal counsel is DLA Piper. The company is located in Santa Monica, CA.
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Tnuva
Tnuva Food Industries Ltd. operates as a food conglomerate. It produces dairy products, such as soft cheeses, cottage cheese, yogurt and dairy drinks, dessert snacks, as well as milk, milk drinks, and milk powder. The company provides its dairy products through distribution centers in Israel. It involves in the development, production, and marketing of meat products, including fresh meat, ready-to-eat chicken, cold cuts, deli meat and processed meat products, frozen fish and fish delicacies, and frozen vegetables, as well as offers organic food products, such as bread, cattle and goats milk products, soy-based products, vegetables, fruits, cereals, and healthy snacks. The company exports its meat products primarily to England, France, and the United States, as well as markets in Israel. It also produces eggs, as well as serves institutional markets, including hotels, restaurants, cafes, hospitals, and catering firms. In addition, the company provides poultry products, frozen pizza and pastry products, smoked fish and salads, dressings, sauces, spreads, and water, as well as involves in breeding of turkeys and poultry. Tnuva Food Industries Ltd. was founded in 1929 and is based in Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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Osem
Founded in 1942 as a food marketing company, four years later in 1946, the company built its first factory in Bnei Brak. In the beginning, Osem produced noodles, and invented small baked flakes \\\"ptitim\\\" in order to provide the needs of the Mizrahis, whose diets were largely made up of rice and couscous.
In 1964, Osem\\\'s snack factory was founded in Holon, and the company\\\'s main product was created - the peanut butter flavored Bamba. In 1970, the company started producing baked food in addition to introducing the Bissli snacks, which come is several flavors such as falafel, mesquite, BBQ, pizza, etc. It also produces soup powders, including a pareve chicken flavor, vegetable, and onion and sauce powders.
The company\\\'s main factory was built in 1976 in Petah Tikva, in which the company\\\'s administration offices, distribution center and the sauce factory are now found.
Osem has acquired several smaller food companies and expanded their product lines, such as Froumine, Argal Bakery Shop and Magdanot HaBait factory (where the cakes production line is found).
In 1995, Osem started to market Nestle\\\'s products. Among these are coffee, chocolate and breakfast cereals; Nestle also acquired 50.1% of Osem\\\'s shares in that year.
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Sadaf
Sadaf Foods established operations in Los Angeles, California in 1982 as a wholesaler, manufacturer and distributor of Mediterranean, Kosher and Specialty Foods.
Today, Sadaf Foods is a privately held family-owned company that is rapidly growing and is a leader amongst specialty food importers and suppliers.
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Los Angeles Business Journal
The award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal examines the many ways that the L.A. economy operates. Together with the economic news, demographics and lifestyle profiles, the Los Angeles Business Journal is presented in an accessible format. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analyses of the community's ever-changing business and economic scene.
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Premiere Radio Networks
Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations to reach over 190 million listeners weekly. Premiere Radio is the number one radio network in the country. Founded in 1987, Premiere began in Los Angeles with a $30,000 investment. Within the first year, the company produced three shows and recorded advertising billings of $2.1 million with approximately 250 affiliates. Today, Premiere produces 70 programs with annual billings in excess of $330 million. Through its Mediabase research component, Premiere monitors music on more than 1,800 radio stations in 180 U.S. and Canadian markets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to providing vital airplay information to the music industry, the company provides its research to nearly 1,700 affiliate radio stations on a barter subscription basis.
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TheMarker
TheMarker is one of Israel's leading business periodicals and brings key information about business in Israel. TheMarker is in both print and on-line and is a partnership with Ha'aretz. www.TheMarker.com
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Vidiense
Vidiense has developed the perfect e-mail marketing process to deliver your marketing message, improving open and view rates, increasing click-through rates and delivering better call to action results.
If a picture tells a thousand words, then a video email directly into your customer's inbox tells the complete story. Vidiense vMail actively engages your customer with communication that is vibrant, meaningful and attentive, measuring effectiveness and delivering superior outcomes.
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Israel Hayom
Israel Hayom was founded on the belief that the Israeli public deserves better, more balanced and more accurate journalism. Journalism that speaks, not shouts. Journalism of a different kind. Free of charge. We promise to bring our readers a quality, fair and balanced news story. We promise to speak in down-to-earth terms, in a manner which respects the profession of journalism and the principles which the newspaper strives to represent. We promise to offer a superior alternative to existing media. To be a tenacious but fair newspaper. Different and better.
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The Quant Method
Like x-ray vision The Quant Method lets you see into your customers' personalities. You know what they are thinking, their likes and dislikes, what they care most deeply about, how to approach them. You know what to say to capture their attention and how to respond to their needs. A powerful advantage, TQM influences behavior and decision-making and can persuade your customer to buy.
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Equities Israel
Equities Israel is a service of M.G.M. International Publications Ltd. Equities Israel is a leading platform providing equity investors worldwide with increased visibility to Israeli and Israeli related public companies whose shares are listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, NYSE-Euronext and other leading stock exchanges around the world. Israel Equities provides data via its web site www.equities.co.il, digital directories and its Israel Update e-Newsletter.
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MP Public Relations
MP Public Relations is a Public Relations and Marketing company based in Beverly Hills, which specialized in Technology, Entertainment, Licensing and Travel.
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Santa Monica Observer
The Santa Monica Observer is a free weekly newspaper of general circulation in Santa Monica. Currently, the Santa Monica Observer is the most widely read weekly publication in Santa Monica with a circulation of over 20,000 and a readership of over 38,300.
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V-Cube USA
V-cube USA provides a visual communication platform through its Concierge Web Broadcasting Service. V-cube USA comes on-site with equipment to web broadcast and record your events, requiring zero effort and resources from your organization; it is turn-key and worry-free. Once completed, you will be able to access the content through a simple web line during at least 3 months after the event, giving you the opportunity to increase online exposure and raise awareness about the event and about your organization. V-Cube USA works with a plurality of government and non-profit institutions in Southern California.
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MagicSauce Media / We Blog The World
MagicSauce Media takes a new approach to marketing, social media and PR for large and small companies alike. The new always-on economy offers a broader yet more personalized public image, where anyone can be an author with a PC or mobile device and a simple push of a button. MagicSauce Media crafts a voice for your vision and then works with you to ensure that not only are you and your team aligned with that vision, but your brand is as well. Getting your offerings aligned with your corporate vision and target audience is where we start. Before we can create smart "purple cow" messaging that puts you on the map, congruency is key. Our uniqueness also lies in the fact that we effectively integrate traditional communications, marketing, and PR with word-of-mouth, smart branding and social media campaigns.
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Microsoft Israel R&D Center - ThinkNext
Microsoft Israel R&D Center is one of Microsoft's four strategic regional development centers, and home to some of the company's most exciting and innovative technologies.
Led by Corporate Vice President Moshe Littman, the center is comprised of incubations and core product efforts in the areas of Telecom, Security, Online Services, and Entertainment.
Think you've seen it all? Think Next! The leading event of Israel's high-tech industry present the latest developments in technology.
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WITI-Women in Technology International
WITI is the nation\'s leading trade association for tech-savvy women and is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities. With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. Along with its professional association of Networks throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia, and Mexico, WITI delivers value for individuals that work for a company, the government or academia, as well as small business owners.
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Springboard Enterprises
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts meet to build great women-led businesses. Springboard educates, sources, coaches, showcases and supports high growth companies seeking equity capital for expansion.
Springboard\'s record is unmatched. Since January, 2000, Springboard has helped over 400 women-led companies raise more than $5 billion in equity financing, including 7 IPOs, and legions of high value M&As. 80% of Springboard companies are still in business, generating $4 billion in revenues and creating tens of thousands of new jobs.
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IEFF
The IEFF is a platform for networking, ideas exchange and mutual assistance for Israeli executives and entrepeneurs residing in the Silicon Valley. If you'd like to join please ask an existing member to sponsor you for membership.
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Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (SCICC) is dedicated to fostering bilateral business, trade, and investment opportunities between Southern California and Israel. With its extensive, dynamic network of companies, business executives and political leaders, the SCICC has served as a facilitator of joint venture programs between the two countries for over twelve years. Through networking events, mentorship programs, investment forums, educational seminars and industry-specific meetings, the SCICC contributes to stronger business alliances between Southern California and Israel.
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Larta
Larta Institute is a private non-profit organization with the mission of vastly improving the transition of scientific and technological breakthroughs from the lab to the marketplace, where they can better lives and improve wellbeing. Larta has over 18 years of experience in the design and implementation of high-impact commercialization programs that help innovators reach global markets. Our clients range from federal agencies in the U.S. to governments and regional authorities across the globe. We credit our proven track record of success to our unrivaled expertise and extensive global network of subject-matter experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and Fortune 1000 companies. Since 1993, we have assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs to raise over $1.5 billion in capital.
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Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
The CVCA - Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association - represents the majority of private equity companies in Canada, with over 1800 members. CVCA members have over $75 billion in capital under management, in three distinct market segments: Buyout, Mezzanine, and Venture Capital. The CVCA is a leading source for advocacy, networking, information and professional development for venture capital and private equity professionals.
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America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago
There are many chambers of commerce in Chicago, but the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago is the only one devoted to Israel. We... Facilitate trade and investment between the U.S. and Israel; Promote Israeli goods and services; Present business networking and educational programs; Lead trade delegations and business match-making events; and Work closely with the Government of Israel to advance bilateral trade.
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iHollywood
iHollywood Forum, Inc. is a leading producer of conferences and forums on digital media and entertainment. Its mission is to educate executives about the future of Hollywood, entertainment and the media business; and to create forums where networking and dealmaking are done. Technology discussions span many businesses, including television, cinema, games, music, the Internet, marketing, mobile and home entertainment.
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Keiretsu Forum of Southern California
Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams. We are a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 26 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. Our community is strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.
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American Friends of Hebrew University
American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization in support of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's foremost center of higher education and research. Forging a meaningful partnership between American Jewry and the people of Israel, AFHU helps to ensure the nation's well being by nurturing Israel's greatest asset: the intellectual strength of its people. AFHU's cultural and educational programs attract people from all walks of life, including Hebrew University and Rothberg International School alumni, American scholars and scientists, and the general U.S. public.
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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1888, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has spoken for business by representing its concerns before government and encouraging new investments in the marketplace. Now the Chamber's role has expanded to providing resources, education and opportunities for its members.
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American Technion Society
The American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the world's leading science and technology universities. The ATS accomplishes this through a national network of thousands of dedicated members from coast to coast. The ATS has a distinguished record of achievement, having raised more than $1.5 billion since its founding in 1940. A variety of charitable giving opportunities are offered. These range from endowing and naming buildings, laboratories, and academic chairs in the Technion's 18 academic faculties to vital support for graduate student fellowships, dormitories, scholarships, counseling, and other assistance to the hundreds of Technion students whose studies are interrupted by reserve service in the Israel Defense Forces. The ATS is constantly expanding its efforts to ensure the Technion's continued excellence and achievements.
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U.S. Israel Business Council
U.S. Israel Business Council (USI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together members, community leaders, investors, senior executives and entrepreneurs who are engaged in business and commercial activities for the purposes of designing and implementing investments in, and trade programs between, the United States and Israel.
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TechAviv
TechAviv is the largest global organization of Israeli hi-tech startup founders and investors, with over 2,000 members worldwide, by invitation only. The TechAviv Founders Club meets monthly in Israel, New York, Silicon Valley and Boston to showcase, discuss and help fellow Israeli startups succeed. Each month, in each of the four locations, founders demo their products followed by bi-directional Q&A with local peers. Casual networking happens before and after the demos. TechAviv's mission is to bring the Israeli hi-tech community closer together, creating a global support system for founders by harnessing our extensive collective experience and contacts. TechAviv is primarily Internet, web, and mobile startup founders. The TechAviv Angels, Israel's most successful Internet, Web, and Mobile entrepreneurs and investors, convene "Demo Nights" every two months to meet and fund our next generation of big winners. Startups apply here.
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Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce was established in 2007 by business leaders in every major Texas city, The Israel-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Governor's office with the sole mission of being the primary resource for economic development between Texas and Israel. It is a private, not-for-profit business organization. We offer Opportunities to Network through our dynamic programs which include electronic industry forums, annual conferences and educational symposiums; Access to Online Membership Directory and Staff to assist in Business Development Opportunities; Facilitate Meetings with top-business leaders in Texas and Israel; and Participate in Trade Missions to Israel for Texas companies to visit Israeli companies and pursue business objectives.
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Maverick Angels
Maverick Angels is a very different kind of angel investor network. Maverick Angels take an entrepreneurial approach to angel investing to create win-win results with portfolio companies. Entrepreneurs need much more than just capital. They need coaching, training, relationships and other resources which will dramatically increase their chances for success. While Maverick Angels are active angel investors like any other early-stage investment network, Maverick Angels also realize that entrepreneurs need more support when getting started. Attendees of The Israel Conference will receive a $100 discount on Maverick The Angels Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs program.for more details on this offer visit www.maverickangels.com/boot_camp_discount/israel.php or ontact Dan Roberts at Maverick Angels / 818-706-7686 dan@maverickangels.com
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Yeda Tech
YedaTech is a unique vertical search engine, providing information regarding the Israeli high-tech industry. Its goal is to be the main and first place to lookup anything or anyone concerning the Israeli high-tech. Come to YedaTech to learn all about the high-tech industry in Israel: companies, projects, key men, jobs, etc. Simple and intuitive search will allow you to receive the exact data you are looking for and contact the relevant companies.
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Fusicology
Since 2003, Fusicology.com has been the Source of Event Listings for the Global Soul Community ??? Music, Art & Culture. Defining the Soul Diaspora since 2003, FUSICOLOGY is a hub for progressive music and culture. By aggregating event listings and relevant news for tastemakers, FUSICOLOGY empowers like-minded progressives and trendsetters. FUSICOLOGY has a sustained presence in 18 cities in the United States and Canada. An expansion to additional international markets is currently in development. www.fusicology.com
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BINA LA
BINA LA, is a network of Israeli and American Jewish professionals ages 25-45 in Los Angeles who seek to create meaningful connections with Israel and each other through cutting edge programming revolving around educational, cultural and social events tied to Israel.
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Green Edge Systems
Woodland Hills, California based provider of technology solutions for K-12 school food services, has introduced the Epicure Digital K-12 Digital Menu Board System with nutritional labeling to support the recently published recommendations of the Childhood Obesity Task Force for solving the problem of childhood obesity.
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California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC)
The California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental membership-supported organization dedicated to strengthening business and trade relations between California and Israel. With its wide and dynamic network of over 7,000 companies, business executives and investors, CICC is positioned to serve as a facilitator and active supporter for joint venture programs between the two communities. Through networking events, mentorship programs, investment forums and educational seminars, CICC contributes to a stronger business and commercial alliance between California and Israel.
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The LA Jewish Chamber
The LA Jewish Chamber was founded in January, 2008 to bring together Jewish businesses and professionals from Los Angeles County to help each of us grow our businesses, and to help the Jewish business community continue to thrive. The Chamber grew to about 100 members in our first year, and has a mailing and outreach list of over 2000 businesses and professionals in Los Angeles County. Networking mixers are our most popular event and draw between 50 and 130 professionals per month. They take place at unique locations throughout the Los Angeles region in various hotels, restaurants, art galleries, and exotic auto dealerships. We also have quarterly business "Speed Networking" events, our most popular mixers, which give our members the opportunity to share their 30 second "elevator speech" and value proposition to 30 other professionals. All of our mixers offer ample opportunities for members and guests to network and schmooze.
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America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Florida Chapter
The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Florida Chapter promotes commerce between Florida and Israel in both directions, helps businesses relocate and since its inception in 1993 has offered tremendous networking benefits.
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Technology Council of Southern California
The Technology Council of Southern California is the premier forum for the region's technology leaders, providing events, connections, information and resources to help technology companies succeed. The Technology Council develops targeted, content-driven programs that encourage interactive discussions between presenters and attendees, as well as two flagship events - VentureNet and the annual Industry Awards - that are regarded as among the most influential in the region.
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Venture Geeks
Venturegeeks is the first Israeli startup accelerator program. Venturegeeks addresses one of the main difficulties of the Israeli venture capital industry: pre-seed kick-starting of excellent ventures and transforming them from great ideas to successful start-ups. Venturegeeks' solution integrates pre-seed funding, mentorship and high-tech entrepreneurship community support to provide early-stage ventures with a professionally guided boost within a period of 3 months.

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