Bridging the Israeli and Silicon Valley tech ecosystems
ICON – Israel Collaboration network is a non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley and in Israel
The organization helps Israeli entrepreneurs penetrate the US market by bridging Silicon Valley and Israel.
ICON members are VC Partners, Executives at Fortune 500 companies, and Founders of rising-star Israeli startups.
The organization has established a strong brand both in the Israeli and U.S. tech ecosystems and has been attracting tier A participants
We like to put the right people together,
and let them make the magic happen
ICON is an entryway to Silicon Valley, a place where Israeli founders can get connected, get support from others, be mentored and learn about other available resources. ICON is providing an impact-full connection to both the Israeli and American SV communities.
We connect community members through a variety of Activities, Programs and Events
CEO of Oracle
Co-founder & CEO, CrowdStrike
Founder & CEO of Zoom
Former CEO of Twitter
Co-founder & CEO of Box
Founder & Chairman of Tinder
President, YC Group
CEO of LinkedIn
Founding Partner of WndrCo LLC. Former CEO of DreamWorks Animation
VP Partnerships at Facebook
CEO of Youtube
Founder of Palo Alto Networks
VP Messaging Products at Facebook
General Partner at Accel Partners
Founder & CEO of Yelp
Founder & CEO of WhatsApp
Former President at Pinterest
Co-Founder & CEO at Affirm
Partner at Sequoia Capital
Managing Director at Khosla Ventures
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
I'm an Israeli founder coming to Silicon Valley to meet investors, can you help me?
While we don’t make direct connections to investors, we facilitate a great working environment and community for our members. We host intimate member-only events to facilitate connections between entrepreneurs, investors and corporate executives - the rest is up to you. We would also be happy to welcome you to work from our shared working space, 24/7, including meeting rooms that you can reserve. If during the time of your visit we’re hosting an event of interest to you, you are welcome to register.
Can I pitch you my startup/idea?
The ICON team does not do 1:1 with startups. We offer a variety of programs including office hours with investors, successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives, which give you a great opportunity to pitch and get feedback on your startup.
What’s your added value? Why can't I meet these investors myself?
In these days, it is almost impossible to meet investors without an introduction or a referral from a trusted connector. ICON’s community includes a wide range of investors whom you can meet at any of our programs or events: 1:1 office hours/ talks/fireside chats events and more.
Do you require a membership fee?
No. ICON membership is free of charge
Why was my membership denied?
ICON membership is given to Israeli founders of technology startups, Investors (Partners in a VC or prominent Angels) and Corporate Executives (usually Director and above)
Do you invest in startups?
No. We are a non-profit - we don’t invest and we don’t take equity or fees for any of our programs
THE ICON TEAM