Israel Programs and Trips
Come hear from three leading Israeli pioneers who are together reshaping industries and rewriting the rules, featuring: Shani Yossefon, Business Affairs and Investor Relations Director, Assaf Wand of Hippo Insurance, and Yonatan Weintraub of SpaceIL.
Wednesday, February 12
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
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.
Assaf Wand is the co-founder and CEO of insurtech startup Hippo. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Hippo has reimagining home insurance through the lens of homeowners – building policies with more comprehensive coverage for today’s consumers at up to 25% less than competitors. The high-growth company is valued at more than $1B, has expanded its footprint to offer products to more than half of the US homeowner population in less than 2 years. Prior to Hippo, Wand was founder and CEO of Sabi, which designed and produced elegant everyday products (Sabi was acquired in 2015), a consultant with McKinsey & Company and an investor with Intel Capital.
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.
American Friends of Tel Aviv University is a co-sponsor of this event.
Family Israel Trip
(June 20 – June 30)
Join Rabbi Carla Fenves who will lead you on this multi-generational trip to Israel. We will tour and connect with Israeli political and cultural leaders. We will immerse ourselves in the wonders of the past and the challenges and blessings of the present.
Review the itinerary: https://www.emanuelsf.org/2020-emanu-el-trip-to-israel/
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