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#10: How the Israeli Security Agency works with startups | Ido, Chief Innovation Officer @ the ISA

The Shin Bet, known in Hebrew by its acronym Shabak (Israel’s security service – ISA), is one of the most secretive organizations in the world. For the first time since its inception, the ISA has agreed to showcase a senior official on a podcast, providing Nitzan Gal and me the huge honor to Host Ido […]

#9: Samsung Next Ecosystem Playbook | Gary Coover, Ventures Operating MD and GM of Samsung Next @ Silicon Valley

In the latest episode of the Connectors, we hade the pleasure to host Gary Coover, Ventures Operating Managing Director and General Manager of Samsung Next in Silicon Valley. Samsung Next operates a global network of ecosystem hubs, providing founders with domain expertise and access to Samsung, through its ventures, partnerships, and M&A teams. Over the […]

#8: Elementor’s Open Source Ecosystem | Nofar Ben Dror Paecht, Director of Community at Elementor

In the latest episode of the Connectors, we had the pleasure to host Nofar Ben Dror Paecht, Director of Community at Elementor, one of the world’s leading website builder platforms, powering 7 million active sites. At its core, Elementor is an open-source product, making it a user-driven company. Today, it empowers a global ecosystem of […]

#7: Jerusalem’s Tech Ecosystem: Igniting Innovation from within | Inbal Halperin Gottesman – Jerusalem Ecosystem Manager @ SNC

When thinking of Jerusalem, most people imagine the holy sites and the city’s diverse demographic makeup. But for Inbal Halperin Gottesman, the uniqueness of the city is its world-class startup ecosystem. In the latest episode of ‘The Connectors”, we had the pleasure to host Gottesman, Jerusalem Ecosystem Manager at Start-Up Nation Central, and learn about […]

What I’ve learned on Professional Community Building in 2020

.. and what it can teach the business world entering 2021 It has been a pretty crazy year.  As the year has evolved, I have connected with over 200 community builders from around the world. With each meeting it became more and more clear that communities aren’t only here to stay, they are here to lead. […]

#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, […]

#5: Measuring the Business Impact of Community | Richard Millington, Founder of FeverBee

In this episode, we had the privilege to interview one of the most influential voices in the community space today. Richard Millington has spent the past decade helping 250+ companies develop some of the world’s largest online communities. He is the founder of FeverBee, an international community consultancy, and his clients have included Google, Facebook, […]

#4: Bridging two innovation ecosystems | Tue David Bak, Executive Director at Innovation Centre Denmark

In this episode we went behind the scenes of not a single ecosystem- but two. As the Executive Director of Innovation Centre Denmark, Tue David Bak fostered innovation alliances between the Nordics and Israel, in an array of fields ranging from foodtech, healthcare, pharma, cleantech to education. What does bridging two innovation ecosystems look like? […]

#3: Leading an Innovation Managers Ecosystem | Romi Davidor, Director of CatalystIL

In our third episode, we had the pleasure to host Romi Davidor, Director of CatalystIL, a professional community for innovation managers in the public and private sector, managed under the Israeli Innovation Institute. Romi joined the Israel Innovation Institute in 2018 with a clear vision of creating aprofessional,first ofitskindcommunityinthe field ofinnovationmanagement in Israel. Soon after […]

#2: Creating Value For Protfolio Companies | Nofar Amikam, Partner and Head of Value Creation at Glilot Capital

In this episode, we had the pleasure to host Nofar Amikam, Partner and Head of Value Creation at Glilot Capital. Glilot is one of Israel’s most successful VCs in recent years, and has been ranked as one of the five best performing VCs in the world by Preqin for three years in a row. Amikam […]