Mon, Sep 02|
Microsoft Reactor Tel Aviv
Olim In Tech + FoodTech Israel: All You Can Eat About FoodTech
Time & Location
Sep 02, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Microsoft Reactor Tel Aviv, Dubnov St 7, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
About The Event
About the Event:
Olim In Tech and Food-Tech Israel are partnering to get you up to speed on the going ons of the Food Tech industry here in Israel.
We'll be joined by some of the biggest names in Food Tech today (full bios below):
Amir Zaidman, VP of The Kitchen FoodTech Hub Nadav Berger, Founder of Peak Bridge Partners Taly Nechustan, CEO of InnovoPro
The event will be held at Microsoft Reactor on Dubnov and space will be limited. So register a ticket to ensure you get a spot!
6:00: Networking and Refreshments 7:00: Introductions from Olim In Tech and FoodTech Israel 7:15: Amir Zaidman, VP Kitchen Hub 7:30: Panel discussion moderated by Alex Shandrovsky 8:00: Q&A from the Audience 8:30: Networking and Refreshments
About the Organizers
Founded in 2017, Olim in Tech is a volunteer led community geared towards empowering & connecting olim who work or want to be working in hi-tech. Compared to native born Israelis, who grow up in Israel and spend time in the military, olim often find themselves at a major disadvantage when it comes to finding a job, networking, and generally advancing their career. Olim in Tech aims to bridge the gap by fostering a supportive community of open minded olim through our online presence and by hosting frequent events. Typical events include happy hours, speaker events, professional workshops, and much more.
FoodTech Israel is a joint venture of Erel Margalit’s Israel Initiative(II2020) and The Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry. FoodTech Israel is the Israeli foodtech community and is a non-profit platform of foodtech entrepreneurs, businesspeople, investors, industry players, researchers, regulators, non-profit professionals and other related professionals (3500 members in total), all working to increase the employment, know-how and deal flow in the foodtech sector in Israel. Each stakeholder plays an important role in our endeavor as we work to bring all the stakeholders together to create opportunities, face challenges and produce results for the foodtech sector. To conclude, the Israeli Foodtech is and will be the pioneer in this world revolution that has already started. The community is run by Yarden Zornberg, Director of FoodTech Innovation.
About the Speakers
Vice President of Business Development of The Kitchen Food Tech Hub, a technological incubator established in partnership between the Israeli government and Strauss company. The Hub provides seed funding, mentorship, industry connections, and a full set of operational services for early-stage ventures operating in all areas of the food and beverage value chain. Amir is a CPA and member of Israel's Bar Association. He holds an executive MBA from Hebrew University. Amir is one of the leading organizers of Food Tech Il Conference, the largest Food Tech conference in the Middle East with over 1200 participants.
Third generation food entrepreneur, Nadav has actively built many companies specializing in food applications, marketing and distribution. In 2008, Nadav co-founded the food applications lab FoodLab. The innovative developments at FoodLab lead to founding FoodLab Capital, a premier seed fund. The successful portfolio includes DouxMatok, InnovoPro, NextFerm and SimpleOrder. Nadav holds a B.A in economics and political science from Tel Aviv University and an EMBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
With more than 20 years of experience in building new companies and transitioning companies through mergers and acquisitions, Taly brings strong leadership and strategist skills to her role as CEO of InnovoPro. Based in Rishpon, north of Tel Aviv, InnovoPro has been able to produce high amounts of grain-based protein from chickpeas.
InnovoPro has recently raised $4.25 Million Round lead by led by Migros, Switzerland's largest retailer, and Erel Margalit, founder and chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners. Taly holds a BA in Economics and an MBA, both from Tel Aviv University
Alex is a serial immigrant. Born in the Former Soviet Union, he lived 15 years in Silicon Valley before making Aliyah in 2019. While working on establishing a Kosher Hallal slaughterhouse to directly source meat proteins for his company Lchaim Foods, Silicon Valley's largest kosher catering company, he was introduced to the food tech revolution.
Alex is an advisor to Indiebio, a leading Silicon Valley seed biotech accelerator and has organized numerous Food Tech events in the Bay Area including the Singularity University GSP Food Tech Demo Day. His innovative contribution to Silicon Valley’s Food community has been recognized by Haaretz, The San Francisco Chronicle and Newsweek.