Business Meeting




Group Talks


1:15 pm -2:15 pm

November 11, 2019

Oren Zeev

Oren Zeev is a Founding Partner of Zeev Ventures and is focused on the internet and mobile internet spaces. Oren typically leads the rounds he invests in and plays a very active role in the companies he invests in. Oren currently serves on the boards of Houzz, Tipalti, Homelight, TripActions and Next Insurance,  among others.   Previous portfolio companies include Audible (Nasdaq: ADBL, acquired by AMZN) and Chegg (NYSE: CHGG). Between 1995 and 2007 Oren was with Apax Partners, where he headed the US tech practice and was a member of the firm’s investment committee.

This session will be conducted in Hebrew

Group Talk

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

November 11, 2019

Eyal Manor
Vice President, Engineering, 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.
Before joining Google, Eyal founded Voice and Video SaaS streaming startup and was in the IAF Research
Group after graduating from Tel Aviv University.

This session will be in Hebrew 



11:00 am - 12:30 am

November 13, 2019

Jeff Epstein

What do venture capital investors look for when they invest in startups? 

Join Silicon Valley investors, 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 session will be conducted in English


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

November 13, 2019

Adam Nash


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 session will be conducted in English

M&A Strategy

10:00 am - 11:00 am

November 14, 2019

Join Michael Porat, VP Strategy & Business Development at Cohesity for a talk about M&A Strategy. 

Storytell to Sell

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

November 14, 2019

What's the #1 mistake startups make when selling their product or trying to close partnerships? And how can we prevent making it and use the ancient art of storytelling to amp up our Sales deck? Get a winning formula for a Sales Deck or Partner deck that gets you to the next level!


Donna Griffit, Corporate Storyteller, has worked globally for over 15 years with Fortune 500 companies, Start-Ups and investors in a wide variety of industries. She has consulted and trained clients in over 30 countries, helping them create, edit and deliver verbal and written presentations, pitches and messages.  Donna has the ability to magically spin raw data into compelling stories that captivate audiences and drive to results. Through her guidance clients have raised hundreds of millions of dollars. 


1:30 PM - 3:00 pm

November 15, 2019

Bruce Fram

Bruce Fram serves as Strategy and Marketing Consultant to technology companies and is a professional company starter, Bruce served as the CEO of Aerospike, Bruce has more than 25 years in a wide variety of roles in a range of companies including computer networking, enterprise software, storage, financial services, and data management. He has held line positions in marketing, sales, and research and development, and he serves as the CEO of five companies ranging from concepts on slides to $200 million in revenue.

This session will be conducted in English

Group Talk - Partnerships

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

November 18, 2019

Eyal Lifshitz, Founder & CEO Bluevine 

& Assaf Wand, Co-Founder & CEO & Hippo 


10:30 am - 11:30 am

November 19, 2019

Nir Zuk


Nir Zuk, Founder and CTO of Palo Alto Networks, Nir Zuk brings a wealth of network security expertise and industry experience to Palo Alto Networks. Prior to co-founding Palo Alto Net-works, Nir was CTO at Net-
Screen Technologies, which was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004. Prior to NetScreen, Nir was co-founder and CTO at OneSecure, a pioneer in intrusion prevention and detection appliances. Nir was also a principal engineer at Check Point Software Technologies and was one of the developers of stateful inspection technology.

Market Entry Strategy

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

November 19, 2019

Jacques Benkoski


An international businessman, Jacques was born in Belgium, educated in Israel and the U.S., and has held executive positions in Europe and the U.S. Jacques leads USVP’s Israel practice and is an active investor in the Israeli market and in the IT markets in the U.S. Past USVP companies include Trusteer (acq by IBM), Dune Networks (acq Broadcom), Hellosign (acq Dropbox), Luminate (acq Symantec), Kilopass (acq Synopsys) and ClearShape (acq Cadence) along with executive chairmanships at Certess (acq Springsoft) and Synfora (acq Synopsys). Jacques currently works on the boards of Cato Networks, Human Interest, Kenna Security, Medigate, Qnovo, Supplyframe, Zerto and ZypMedia. Before joining USVP, Jacques was CEO of Monterey Design Systems from 1999 until its acquisition in 2004. He previously founded the European subsidiary of Epic Design Technology (EPIC) which had a successful IPO in 1994 and became Vice President of European Sales following its acquisition by Synopsys in 1997. Earlier in his career, Jacques held a number of positions at IMEC, IBM and STMicroelectronics. Fluent in English, French and Hebrew, Jacques holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is on the Board of Governors of Technion and on the Steering Committee of ICON (Israel Collaboration Network)

Founders talk

11:00am - 12:00 pm

November 21, 2019

Amir Shevat

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 to build developer ecosystems at Microsoft Israel and founded several startups in Israel and New Zealand.

This session will be conducted in Hebrew


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 22, 2019

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 will be conducted in Hebrew

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