ICON's events are exclusive and by invitation only.

Here you can find a variety of Industry-specific events with community members and key speakers

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ICON.INSIDERS 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE

March 17, 2020

INSIDERS

A select group of 100 Israeli founders will be screened and invited to this exclusive conference which includes:
 

  • Keynote by Ariel Cohen, Founder & CEO of TripActions 

  • 3 Sessions of Intimate, hands-on workshops led by Silicon Valley experts on subjects like Growth, Sales & Marketing, Product, HR, US Challenges and more. These workshops will provide the founders with actionable insights that can improve the trajectory of their startup

  • 1:1 meetings with the workshops leaders


The participants will leave the conference with a deepened understanding of the Silicon Valley ecosystem, answers to their burning questions as well as insights and actions that can immediately be implemented. 

1:1 Office hour with Roi Tiger, Engineering director at Facebook

10:00 am-12:00 pm @ Facebook

March 02, 2020

Roi is an engineering director at Facebook where he leads its efforts to help businesses grow through ads. Previously he led product teams across Facebook’s Growth team, helping scale them through best in class growth methodology.
Prior to joining Facebook Roi co-founded Onavo which was acquired by Facebook in 2013. Following the acquisition he founded and led Facebook’s tech office in Israel, which today employs more than 400 people.
In his spare time he is an investor, advisor, and board member at multiple companies and VC funds, in which he shares from his experience as an entrepreneur and an executive.

ICONic Security Event

Furing the RSA

February 24, 2020

Guest Speaker: 
Nir Zuk, Founder & CTO, Palo Alto Networks
Nadav Zafrir , Founder & CEO, Team8

1:1 Office hour with Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner at NFX

10am-12pm @ NFX, San Francisco.

February 26, 2020

Gigi is specifically interested in pre-seed & seed startups

One of the most prolific technology investors in Israel, Gigi is a two-time CEO, founder, board member, and super-angel. He served as the CEO of 888 Holdings (LSE: 888.L), one of the world's leading online gaming entertainment companies in the world, until mid-2011 when he turned his hobby of investing in startups into his job. Prior to 888, Gigi served as Division President of Amdocs, a world leading billing and CRM provider (NYSE: DOX). Earlier he held various roles in Israel tech companies and founded several startups including Playtika (acquired for $4.4 billion by China Consortium / Cesars), Beach Bum, InceptionVR, and others.

In 2014, Gigi was appointed to Facebook's EMEA Client Advisory Council. In May 2015 he joined the supervisory board at Bertelsmann, one of the world's largest media companies (RTL and Penguin-Random House are some of the company's businesses).

Gigi has been covered by Forbes, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Financial Times, etc. and is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Com.vention, Casual Connect, Startup Grind, and many others.

Women in tech Palo Alto

8:00 pm

February 27, 2020

WOMEN IN TECH

Wine & Inspiration - An intimate series for community members can tell their story, their journey and lessons learned through their live events and career.

 

Guest Speaker: Adi Diner

Copy Of -1:1 Office hour with Boaz Hecht, VP of Product Management at ServiceNow

9:30 am-11:30 pm @ ICON space, Palo Alto.

February 11, 2020

Boaz is specifically interested in Enterprise Software startups (at any stage)

Boaz Hecht is Vice President of Product Management at ServiceNow, owning mobile, chat and collaboration. Boaz joined ServiceNow in 2017 following the acquisition of SkyGiraffe where he was Co-Founder & CEO.
Prior to SkyGiraffe, Boaz led a strategy consultancy working with venture & private equity funds and startups including Cloudyn (acquired by Microsoft), BigPanda and Innovative Foto (acquired by Dai Nippon Printing Co).
Boaz began his career in Deloitte’s Technology Media Telecoms practice in London after
graduating in Computer Science from King’s College, London.

1:1 Office hour with Gaurav Manglik, General Partner at WestWave Capital

10am-12pm @ ICON space, Palo Alto.

January 15, 2020

Gaurav is specifically interested in pre-seed & seed rounds Enterprise b2b startups in cloud, security, analytics, IoT and SaaS Applications.

Gaurav has been a driving force behind many of the fundamental principles upon which today’s cloud computing is based. He co-founded CliQr Technologies in 2010 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until it was acquired by Cisco in 2016. Since then, Gaurav has been leading cloud engineering for the Cloud Platform and Solutions Group at Cisco. At Cisco, Gaurav has been a key driver for Cisco’s cloud and container strategy and related investments and acquisitions. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Gaurav holds several patents in the areas of distributed computing and automating infrastructure and applications management.

Women in tech Palo Alto

8:00 pm

November 18, 2019

WOMEN IN TECH

Wine & Inspiration - An intimate series for community members can tell their story, their journey and lessons learned through their live events and career.

 

Guest Speaker: Rachel Batish & Shani Toledano

ICONic Fireside Chat with Amy Banse, Managing Director & Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures

OFJCC

November 20, 2019

Palo Alto

Amy Banse, Managing Director & Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures

Amy Banse has over 27 years of experience investing in, acquiring and building companies at Comcast. As Senior Vice President of Programming Investments from 1996 to 2004, she oversaw the development of Comcast’s cable network portfolio, leading investments in E!, The Golf Channel and the Company’s regional sports networks (now the NBC Sports networks) and launching Sprout (now Universal Kids). She was the founder and president of Comcast’s digital media division, Comcast Interactive Media, from 2004 to 2011, driving the acquisition of a number of digital properties, including Fandango, and, together with her team, overseeing the development of Xfinity TV. Her transition to venture capital came in 2011 when she moved to San Francisco to head up the company’s venture capital arm, Comcast Ventures. Under her leadership, Comcast Ventures has expanded its team and geography to include offices in New York and Los Angeles and has grown the size and diversity of its portfolio, making it one of the country’s most active corporate venture arms. Today Comcast Ventures invests in early and later-stage companies across a wide spectrum of categories, including commerce, digital media, cybersecurity, SaaS, enterprise, and autonomous vehicles. In addition to serving on the boards of portfolio companies Nextdoor, TuneIn and Quantifind, Banse also serves on the board of Adobe, The Clorox Company, and the nonprofit Tipping Point Community.

Group Talks

ICON SPACE

November 11, 2019

Palo Alto

Market Entry Strategy

10:00 am

November 05, 2019

INSIDERS

Guest Speaker: JACQUES BENKOSKI, Partner USVP 

Jacques has broad experience, having worked in large companies as well as in startups as small as three guys in a garage (literally). He has worked through IPOs and M&As for both small and large firms. A geek at heart, Jacques has worked in the depths of the semiconductor industry all the way to consumer-oriented software. The last decade his investment focus has been on cloud, enterprise software and security. He has held executive management positions, technical positions and sales and marketing roles over the course of his career and has been directly responsible for large bottom-line-generating revenue. The common theme he holds constant in his mind is how to execute the vision of the entrepreneur and leverage both his personal and USVP’s professional network contacts to accelerate growth and build significant and sustainable businesses. “My biggest satisfaction is to see on people’s desks products I was involved with, and then later to be able to call back the same people I worked with to help with the next generation of business.”

​ICONic Innovation Week

SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA ​

September 18, 2019

ICONic Innovation Week is the largest series of events yet on Israeli Tech and Innovation in Silicon Valley.
Prominent Corporate Executives and Top-notch investors will come together to meet Outstanding Israeli Tech-startup Founders and discover innovative Israeli technology.

Cybersecurity Industry Day

Keynote Speaker: Nir Zuk, Founder & CTO. Palo Alto Networks

September 26, 2019

An Opportunity for CISOs to discuss and compare current challenges and meet with innovative Israeli startups

Workshop with ERB, LSA and HFN

6:00 pm

May 28, 2019

INSIDERS - Israel

Focus on business expansion and relocation to the US: The A-Z of the finance, stock options, tax and work visa aspects.

ICON 6TH ANNUAL CONERENCE

September 25, 2019

Women in tech Palo Alto

8:00 pm

September 23, 2019

WOMEN IN TECH

Wine & Inspiration - An intimate series for community members can tell their story, their journey and lessons learned through their live events and career.

 

Guest Speaker: Ellen Ehrenpreis & Sivan Shamri Dahan

Office Hour Marathon

September 18, 2019

One-on-one sessions where industry leaders share their knowledge and expertise. 

SV101 Batch 8 Info session and founders talk

6:00 pm

July 01, 2019

ICON INSIDERS

ICON will host an Info Session in Tel Aviv to learn more about SV101.

Join two founders that have made it from ICON's community to learn more about Silicon Valley.

Also, you will get a chance to meet SV101 alumni to answer all your questions.

 

Guest Speakers: Oudi Antebi, founder of RedKix, acquired by Facebook and Zohar Alon, founder of DOME9, acquired by Check point.  CEO,

Women in tech NYC

7:00 pm

May 30, 2019

WOMEN IN TECH

Wine & Inspiration - An intimate series for community members can tell their story, their journey and lessons learned through their live events and career.

 

Guest Speakers: Osnat Benari, VP product & Programming, WeWork Labs and Adi Shemesh, Co-founder & CEO, TRENCH.

The art and science of tech marketing

3:00 pm

May 23, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speaker: YANIV KATAN, Founder & CEO of Bits&Sparks

Yaniv Katan is the founder and CEO of Bits&Sparks, a technology marketing agency based in the Bay Area. Yaniv developed a new approach to marketing, combining a deep understanding of technology with hard-hitting creative.

This event is part of the Sales & Marketing series and is founders only. 

This session will be conducted in Hebrew 

M & A Strategy

9:30 am

May 23, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speakers:

Tara Long, SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development at McAfee 

Michael Porat, VP Strategy & Business Development at Cohesity.

This session will be conducted in English 

Werewolf

8:00 pm

May 21, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

A Game of Deception, Paranoia, and Mob Rule in which a vengeful group of villagers must find out who among them is a werewolf (before it's too late...)

Registration required!

Sale second year and beyond - the CEO perspective

2:30 pm

May 21, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speaker: DORON REUVENI, CEO and Co-Founder Applause 

 

As CEO and Co-Founder, Doron Reuveni is the driving force behind one of the fastest growing tech companies in New England. With the clarity of vision about the future of web and mobile applications, Doron has grown the company exponentially– in terms of funding, revenue, customers and employees—in just a few short years. 

This is a part of the Sales & Marketing series and is for founders only

This session will be conducted in Hebrew

Product Market fit

11:30 am

May 21, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speaker: BRUCE FRAM, Managing partner, Fram Group

Bruce serves as Strategy and Marketing Consultant to enterprise technology companies. As CEO of 6 venture backed companies ranging in size from $0 to $200M,  Bruce has experience in all phases of company growth.

 

His industry knowledge spans software as a service, security, networking, databases, operating systems, storage and applications. 

This is a part of the Sales and Marketing series and is open for founders only. 

This session will be conducted in English

Q&A with Amnon Landan

9:30 am

May 21, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speaker: AMNON LANDAN

Amnon is a 2003 Forbes Entrepreneur of the Year and former Chairman and CEO of Mercury Interactive. A founder of Mercury Interactive, Amnon held numerous management positions over 16 years with the firm. He was the leading force behind the company, building it into one of the most successful software firms in the world with revenues just under $1 billion.

This session is open for founders only 

This session will be conducted in Hebrew

10 tips from Google Slack and Amazon that every startup should know about

6:00 pm

May 20, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

​Guest Speaker: Amir Shevat, VP of Developer Experience at Twitch

Amir Shevat is VP of Developer Experience at Twitch, responsible for building the product and services for developers to innovate on Twitch. Amir was previously the Head of Developer Relations at Slack. Prior to Slack, Amir had worked at Google, leading global Startup Outreach and led their scalable developer relations programs, as well as managing core programs such as Google LaunchPad and Developer Experts. He also co-founded the Google Campus in Tel Aviv. Before that, Amir helped build developer ecosystems at Microsoft Israel and founded several startups in Israel and New Zealand.

This event is for founders only and will be conducted in Hebrew

Group talk with Eyal Manor

4:30 pm

May 20, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speaker: EYAL MANOR, VP Engineering and Product Management, Google

Eyal Manor is a Vice President at Google Cloud where he leads a portfolio of products and technologies
including Kubernetes, Istio, Billing, Cloud Functions, Marketplace, Monetization and other. In his previous
roles with Google, Eyal led YouTube’s engineering teams, and prior to that spearheaded the development
of Display Advertising products, including starting up Advertising Exchange and Real Time Bidding.
This is open to founders only. 

This session will be in Hebrew 

What investors want -Lessons & Insights from Silicon Valley

1:00 pm

May 14, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speaker: JEFF EPSTEIN, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners

Join Jeff Epstein of Bessemer Venture Partners in an intimate discussion while they share their stories of the key milestones, metrics and other criteria investors want to see before they invest.

This event is for founders. 

This session will be conducted in English

Partnerships with Eyal Lifshitz & Assaf Wand

8:00 am

May 20, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speakers:

EYAL LIFSHITZ , Founder & CEO, Bluevine

ASSAF WAND, Co-founder & CEO, Hippo 

This session will be in Hebrew 

Growth

1:00 pm

May 17, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speaker: ADAM NASH, VP Product at Dropbox

Vice President, Product at Dropbox, Adam Nash has been an advocate for the development of innovative and user-friendly consumer products in Silicon Valley for over 20 years. He is currently an Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners. Before Greylock, as the President & CEO of Wealthfront, Nash helped usher in a new category of automated investment services. Before Wealthfront, Nash served as Vice President of Product Management at LinkedIn, where he was responsible for core product, user experience, search, mobile & platform. Prior to LinkedIn, Adam held technical & leadership roles at eBay, Atlas Venture, Preview Systems & Apple Computer. Adam is an active angel investor and has backed over 40 companies including Acorns, Gusto, OpenDoor, Kabbage, Firebase & PeerStreet. Adam also served on the board of directors of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto from 2011-2017.

This event is for founders only

This session will be conducted in English

Fireside chat with Neil Hunt, Former CPO @ Netflix.

6:00 pm

May 16, 2019

OFJCC - Palo Alto

We are happy to celebrate Israel's 71st independence day with the ICON community.

Guest speaker: Neil Hunt, Former CPO @ Netflix.

Market Entry Strategy

3:00 pm

May 16, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto

Guest Speaker: JACQUES BENKOSKI, Partner USVP 

Jacques has broad experience, having worked in large companies as well as in startups as small as three guys in a garage (literally). He has worked through IPOs and M&As for both small and large firms. A geek at heart, Jacques has worked in the depths of the semiconductor industry all the way to consumer-oriented software. The last decade his investment focus has been on cloud, enterprise software and security. He has held executive management positions, technical positions and sales and marketing roles over the course of his career and has been directly responsible for large bottom-line-generating revenue. The common theme he holds constant in his mind is how to execute the vision of the entrepreneur and leverage both his personal and USVP’s professional network contacts to accelerate growth and build significant and sustainable businesses. “My biggest satisfaction is to see on people’s desks products I was involved with, and then later to be able to call back the same people I worked with to help with the next generation of business.”

Sales foundations

1:30 pm

May 16, 2019

ICON SPACE - Palo Alto