Insights from Silicon Valley brought to Israel

MARCH 20, 2018. IDC HERZLIYA

ICON

ICON is a US-based non-profit organization with the mission of creating a community in Silicon Valley of those who are passionate about Israeli Tech and innovation and harnessing the strength of this community to help Israeli startups. Our community includes prominent Silicon Valley investors, Senior Corporate Executives and Israeli founders that are based both in IL/US. 

Since 2014, ICON has established an outstanding reputation in the Silicon Valley high-tech ecosystem.
The ICON brand draws top founders and tier 1 investors, corporate execs, and speakers such as Peter Thiel, Ben Horowitz, Susan Wojcicki, Jeff Weiner and others that have participated in ICON events.

ICON IS COMING TO ISRAEL
 

ICON INSIDERS CONFERENCE
March 20th, 2018. IDC Herzliya

 

A group of 100 Israeli founders will be carefully selected for this exclusive conference (see below information on who can register).


Join Adi Tatarko, Co-founder & CEO of Houzz, and Silicon Valley veterans for an exclusive, hands-on event to get answers to the questions you won’t learn in business school from those who have been there. From negotiation techniques in fundraising, to how to hire the right people, you will leave with actionable insights that can improve the trajectory of your startup.

The event will be held in Hebrew


 

KEYNOTE

Adi Tatarko
Cofounder & CEO,
Houzz
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Adi Tatarko is the CEO and co-founder of Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, bringing together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools. Adi and her husband and cofounder, Alon Cohen, started Houzz out of challenges that they faced during their own remodeling process. Today, millions of homeowners and more than 1.5 million active home professionals connect

through Houzz.com and its mobile apps every month, sharing their photos, advice and product recommendations. Earlier in her career, Adi founded a software company, which developed products and services for the high tech industry. She lives in Palo Alto, CA with her husband and three boys. In her spare time, she still enjoys looking at inspiring home design and renovating the rest of her own house one room at a time.

Insights from Silicon Valley brought to Israel

INAUGURAL EVENT

MARCH 20,2018

IDC. HERZELIA

INVITATIONS

The event is exclusively for Israeli tech founders who have raised a minimum of $1 million for their current venture (those with significant sales or user base could be exempt from the funding requirement). Some of the sessions will focus on growth and will be offered only to those founders whose startups generate more than $1 million in annual revenue. 

Because of the exclusive nature of this event, spots are extremely limited. Invitations can be obtained through any of our partners below. Registration with the codes guarantees a spot only if you register prior to March 10th. 

 

Alternatively, if you qualify, please apply for an invitation here

We will release invitations to those registering without a code on March 11th. 

This event is free for those invited.

We will ask you to pay it forward and commit to sharing the insights from the event with the rest of the community.

Invitations to the ICON Insiders 2018 conference at the IDC can be obtained through any of our partners below:

Featured speakers

Chen Amit

CEO at Tipalti

Chen is a veteran high tech executive and repeat entrepreneur. Prior to Tipalti, Chen was CEO of Atrica, a Carrier Ethernet company that Nokia-Siemens acquired. Before Atrica, Chen was co-founder and CEO of Verix, a provider of business intelligence software. At ECI Telecom, Chen founded their ADSL business unit and led it from inception to $100 million in annual sales.  He earned a BSc from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD.

Micha Kaufman

Founder & CEO at Fiverr

Micha is the CEO & Co-founder at Fiverr, the world's largest and fastest growing marketplace for services. Angel investor, startup mentor, contributor at WIRED & Forbes.

Nir Blumberger

Venture Partner at Accel Partners

Nir Blumberger is a Tel-Aviv based Venture Partner at Accel, where he invests in software companies in Israel and Europe. Prior to joining Accel, Nir was a deal-lead at Facebook’s Corporate Development team in Menlo Park, where he was responsible for strategy and acquisitions in spaces such as Messaging, Media/Video, and Computer Vision. Before Facebook, he worked at McKinsey & Company in Europe and Israel, and co-founded two technology start-ups. Nirholds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from IDC Herzliya, where he was also a graduate of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Oren Kaniel

CEO & Co-founder
at AppsFlyer

Oren is the CEO & co-founder of AppsFlyer, the market leader in Mobile Attribution Analytics. Oren holds a BA in Computer Science, Cum Laude, from the Technion, and an MBA from IDC, as part of an exchange with the Wharton Business School

Gil Hirsch

Gil was recently a Product Manager at Facebook, where he helped build products on Photos, Messenger, and Ads Targeting. Gil was previously the co-founder and CEO of face.com, the largest provider of face recognition technology, which was sold to Facebook in 2012. 

Oz Alon

Co-Founder & CEO at Honeybook

z Alon is the Co-Founder & CEO of HoneyBook, home of the self-employed entrepreneur. From the first reply to final payment, HoneyBook makes it easy for creatives to book their ideal client faster, more frequently, and with less legwork. Oz is passionate about empowering people to pursue their passion and rise together, doing what they love. During his free time, you can find him spending quality time with his wife Naama and his son Ari (one more on the way!).

Amir Glatt

Co-Founder & CTO at Duda

Amir is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for DudaMobile. Glatt has over 10 years of experience in product management, software architecture and management of large development teams. Prior to founding DudaMobile, Amir worked for SAP where he conceived and managed the development of SAP's collaborative portal, a next-generation web2.0 enterprise portal. He also worked for several startup companies including Checkm8 and Adwise. Amir has a BSc. Computer Science & Mathematics from the Ben Gurion University in Israel.

Alon Huri

Co-Founder and CTO at Next Insurance

Alon is the Co-Founder and CTO/Growth Hacker of Next Insurance, leads the company's growth, architectural vision and long-term technical vision. 

Alon was previously in a similar role in Check, a mobile bill pay provider, which acquired by Intuit in 2014.

Eden Shochat
Equal Partner Aleph Ventures

Eden is a Software Poet by Birth, Early Stage Investor by Profession and Entrepreneur at Heart. Working with the Aleph portfolio teams to build stuff.

Effi Fuks Leichtag
Director of Product - Growth & Local Services at Yelp

Effi is the Group Product Manager at Yelp. Effi Manage a few groups at Yelp including the Growth group (Driving App installs, MAU, SEO etc) and the Home & Local services group (increasing's yelp's market share in home and local markets)

Zohar Levkovitz

Zohar is the founder and former CEO of Amobee, the leading mobile corporation for far-reaching mobile advertising. Within just a few years Amobee has reached hundreds of millions of people and has begun a revolution in the way advertising can truly utilize the mobile medium. Amobee was sold for around $350M. Zohar’s recognition in the professional world as Entrepreneur of the Year™ in California, CEO of the Year in Israel, and Technology Pioneer for the World Economic Forum, all attest to Zohar’s mark on the face of world technology and the power to affect change. Prior to Amobee, Zohar has been at the forefront of mobile and internet technology development for over a decade.

Eran Shir

Co Founder & CEO at Nexar

Eran is a serial entrepreneur and investor, currently trying to change the driving world for the better. Previously, Eran was Entrepreneur In Residence at Aleph VC. Before Aleph, Eran was an executive at Yahoo! following Yahoo!'s 2010 acquisition of Dapper, a startup he co-founded in 2007.

Omer Rabin

Managing Director, Startup Edition at WalkMe

Omer is the Managing Director of WalkMe Start-Up Edition - cross-functionally managing WalkMe's global SMB business across Sales, Product, Marketing, Customer Success etc. Previously, Omer served as the Chief Evangelist and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at Gainsight - the Customer Success company, and the 2nd fastest growing software company in the US (according to Inc 500); Until 2015, Omer led advisory engagements as a Senior Consultant at Bain & Company. He also served as a diplomat/emissary of the Israeli government in South Africa, and a conflict-area journalist and TV broadcaster (Globes, Channel 2, Yedioth Aharonot).

Amit Knaani

Co-Founder at Hibob

Amit has more than 15 years of experience in product and user interface design and has leveraged her extensive background in communications, video and photography to develop and manage great products. Shes previously held various senior product positions, including WIX, VP of Product at Duda, the leading DIY website builder, and Head of Product at ooVoo, the free video chat and messaging service. Prior to setting up hibob, Amit co-founded Vikido, a safe social network for children. Amit has a first degree in Photography and Cultural studies from Kamera Obscora, and is currently living in Israel with her two daughters.   

Agenda

8:30

Breakfast and Registration

9:15

Keynote - Morning session

Adi Tatarko. CEO & Co-Founder, Houzz.

Moderated by Yasmin Lukatz, Executive Director, ICON - Israel Collaboration Network

10:10

Coffee Break & transition to your first workgroup

10:30

Roundtable Discussions - Session 1

5-10 people work groups with Silicon Valley experts on topics such as Sales, Makreting, finding the right investor etc. Taking home insights that could impact what you do today

11:10

Coffee Break, Change to your 2nd workgroup

11:30

Roundtable Discussions - Session 2

5-10 people work groups with Silicon Valley experts on topics such as Sales, Makreting, finding the right investor etc. Taking home insights that could impact what you do today

Coffee Break

12:10

12:30

Keynote - Closing Comments 

 

Adi Tatarko. CEO & Co-Founder, Houzz.

Bringing it all together, summary of insights and Adi's Insights on the topics discussed 

13:30

Enjoy lunch and talk with the people you met today

Confirmed participants

Barak Goldste
President
Bonobo
Dana Porter Rubinshtein
Cofounder & CMO Inception
Demi Ben-Ari
Co-Founder & VP R&D Panorays
Eyal	Cohen
Founder
DataRails
Amit	Dar
CTO & Founder Shapedo
Yaniv Vakrat
CEO
Figure8
Aviad Lahav
CTO
Kindite
Eynat Guez
CEO
Papaya Global
Amit	Ashkenazi
COO
3DSignals
Ofer	Affias
VP Engineering 3DSignals
Ronen Bitan
CEO
Trailze
Tal Bereznitskey
Founder & CTO
Torii
Ori Fruhauf
CCO
Upright
Ornit Maizel
Co-Founder & CTO
Sunbit
Ori Shaashua
Co Founder VP Product Neura Inc.
Noam Ackerman
Co-Founder & CTO Perceptive AI
Galia Bachar
Co Founder &CEI Mensch HR
Nir Tenzer
CEO
NsKnox
Noam Avigdor
Founder & CTO
Klear
Miki	Osadon
COO
Shookit
Gonen Tiberg
CTO
Covercy
Gili Golander
Co-Founder & CMO Bazaart
Yaniv Vakrat
CEO
Figure8
Nir Erez
CEO
Moovit
Yoav Hoshen
Co-Founder
Superb Reality
Shahar Nechmad
Co-Founder, CTO CreditStacks
Avigur Zmora
CEO
Funzing
Andy Katz
Founder
Stellares
Dafna Gabbay
Founder &CEO
Curical Technologies
Ilan Atias
Founder & CTO
Sizzers
Erez	Tal
Co-Founder, CMO Camerai
Liron Barak
CEO
BitDam
Alon	Klein
CEO
Adomi
Ranny Nachmias
CEO & Co-Founder
Alcide
Boaz Katz
Co-Founder & Chief Data Officer
BizzaboStellares
Efrat Rapoport
CEO
Bonobo
Nimrod Vax
CTO
BigID
Gilad Sahara
CEO
Convexum
Ilan Carmeli
VP product & Co-Founder BeaconCure
Limor BH Epstein
Founder
Data2Life
Ben Enosh
Co-Founder Chairman Audioburst
Einat Metzer
CEO
Emedgene
Dani	Avitz
COO
Algopix
Dror	Katzav
CEO
Atidot
Moshe Gaon
Co-founder & CEO
Yoocan
Doron Cohen
CEO
Covercy
Jenny Drezin
Founder
Sidekix
Ami Gal
CEO & Co-founder
SQream
Amir	Nehemia
CEO & Co Founder Connecteam
Greg Giora Snipper
CEO
Continual
Yaron Ismah Moshe
Co - founder & CPO
Exceed
Victor Levitin
CEO
CrazyLister
Shimrit Tzur david
CTO
Secret Double Octopus
Danny Atsmon
CEO
Cognata
Uriel	Zecharia
CEO
CastPlus
Efrat Roman
CEO
EZBRA Advanced Wound Care
Yaniv Levi
CEO
Change Labs
Lior Sion
CTO
Bringg
Amir	Elichai
CEO
Carbyne
Ran	Korber
CEO & Co-Founder BreezoMeter
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