Join us for HappyHourJLM: Investors Create Impact. This time we will be joined by 3 of Israel’s biggest investors, who additionally are creating tremendous impact in society. You will hear about their funds and their impact projects, followed by a startup showcase of companies that have a sole purpose of bettering society with technology. This is your opportunity to meet and network with some of the most successful investors in Israel. Not forgetting that there will be a Pesach tech community toast!
The three keynote speakers will be:
*Elie Wurtman – Co Founder and General Partner at PICO Partners. Elie has been founding, building, and managing technology companies since the heady days of AltaVista. He started his first company straight out of college, took three companies public during his twenties, and the thrill and hustle of entrepreneurship has never faded.
In parallel to his work at the PICO Partners, Elie invests time and passion into PICO Kids, a breakthrough initiative he launched three years ago to enrich and strengthen STEEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Math) in his hometown of Jerusalem. You can also find him pottering about his Bat Shlomo Vineyard, in the north of Israel. In addition to producing fine wines, Bat Shlomo runs an enrichment program for high schoolers which has resulted in a marked improvement in grades, motivation and self-esteem.
*Alan Feld – Founder and Managing Partner of Vintage Investment Partners – Israel’s leading venture fund of funds, secondary fund and late stage co-investment team. The firm today manages $1.5 billion through 10 funds and a managed account. Vintage tracks over 500 venture funds and 6,500 private technology companies.
Alan is Founding Chairman of the Power In Diversity Initiative Israel (www.powerindiversityisrael.com), an initiative of Israeli venture funds and startups to increase the gender, cultural and ethnic diversity of the Israeli high tech industry. Alan was also Founding Chairman of StartUp Jerusalem, a non-profit organization run by Israeli and Palestinian businesspeople helping to foster job growth in Jerusalem. He served as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Be’eri project, an initiative of the Hartman Institute, and is also a former board member of the Israel Democracy Institute and the Jewish Funders Network (US).
*Shlomo Kalish – Managing Partner at Jerusalem Global Ventures.
Kalish is a venture industry veteran. He is the founder of Jerusalem Global, and a Managing Partner in Vaizra Investments. Shlomo is a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion and the Jerusalem College of Technology. He has a PhD in Operations Research and a MSc in Business from MIT. Shlomo started his career as an IAF fighter pilot. His current companies are: Moovit, Ginger, Lumus, and Powermat.
18:30-19:00 – Networking, beers & snacks
19:00-19:45 – Speakers:
*Opening words: Country Manager of Regus – Ron Yariv
*Community toast for Pesach
*Shlomo Kalish – Managing Partner at Jerusalem Global Ventures
*Elie Wurtman – Co Founder and General Partner at PICO Partners
*Alan Feld – Founder and Managing Partner of Vintage Investment Partners
Thank you to our 2018 HappyHourJLM official sponsors:
הרשות לפיתוח ירושלים
Jerusalem Municipality | עיריית ירושלים
The Jerusalem Foundation
בייגל סטודיו Bagel Studio
The Creative Space Jerusalem – המרחב היצירתי ירושלים