Entrepreneurial Chutzpah – IAC Feb 2020
2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA
The Israeli innovation ecosystem has given rise to a unique environment, within which the Israeli entrepreneur flourishes and thrives. With a population of just 8 million, Israel has the highest concentration of start-ups per capita worldwide and is raising generations of entrepreneurs who are disrupting markets around the globe and bringing change to the world.
Come hear from these leading Israeli pioneers who are together reshaping industries and rewriting the rules, featuring: Shani Yossefon of iAngels, Oudi Antebi of Facebook (formerly of Redkix), and Yonatan Weintraub of SpaceIL.
Oudi Antebi is the Director of Workplace by Facebook following the acquisition of Redkix, a startup he co-founded with his brother Roy. At RedKix Oudi served as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to starting RedKix, Mr. Antebi served as the Executive Vice President of Products at Jive Software, Inc. Oudi joined Jive after the company acquired a startup he co-founded, Offisync Corp., where he served as its Chief Executive Officer. Before starting OffiSync he served as Vice President of Product and Business Strategy at Panorama Software Ltd. where he was responsible for the entire product strategy as well as future investments in BI. For eight years, Oudi worked for Microsoft in various positions. He was responsible for product management for Microsoft collaboration applications, driving the planning, strategy and launch of Microsoft SharePoint server and various versions of MS Office.
Shani Yossefon is former Personal Assistant to the Office of the Israeli Prime Minister, procurement financial analyst, and controller of Israeli Ministry of Defense in New York, RM Global business development manager, and she led the iAngels iNgenuity fund business development and strategic partnering activities. She's an experienced business development professional with global experience bringing Israeli portfolio companies and funds to the attention of Limited Partnerships, family offices and corporate co-investors in North America, Europe, and Asia – in diverse technology sectors.
Yonatan Weintraub is co-founder of SpaceIL, a $100M Israeli non-profit organization that attempted to land Beresheet, the first private interplanetary robotic mission, on the moon on April 11, 2019. This historic achievement made Israel one of only seven countries to orbit the moon and reach the lunar surface. SpaceIL is currently planning its next mission into space. Yonatan has spoken about space technology and radical shifts in space industry to audiences all over the world. He is currently a PhD candidate and Bio-X Bowes fellow in Biophysics at Stanford University where he is studying a method to interpret and intercept cancer cell communication.