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The Connectors Podcast

#6: From Silicon Wadi to Silicon Valley | Yasmin Lukatz, Executive Director of ICON – Israel Collaboration Network

Yasmin Lukatz is the executive director of the Israel Collaboration Network (ICON), a non-profit organization that aims to create a Silicon Valley-based community to harness and support Israeli startup technology and innovation.

ICON’s ecosystem includes prominent Silicon Valley investors, senior corporate executives, and Israeli founders of tech startups based both in Israel and the US, and serves as an entry point for Israeli entrepreneurs and their startups to Silicon Valley, helping them get connected and find funding.

  • What goes behind the scenes of the largest network today bridging the Israeli and Silicon Valley tech ecosystems?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities involved in connecting hundreds of Israeli entrepreneurs with senior Silicon Valley venture-capital executives in the COVID-19 era?
  • What does building an ‘ecosystem brand’ entail – and what are the secrets to developing a lasting brand identity from day 1?
  • What does the future hold for ICON?

Tune in to listen to Yasmin’s insights and thoughts on these questions and more. Enjoy!