The Israel Conference 2011
May 31, 2012
June 1, 2012
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The Israel ConferenceSponsors:

The Israel Conference is an amazingly attended annual conference that takes place in Los Angeles, now going into its fourth year, bringing the top companies from Israel and world-wide with their key business executives to speak and network, providing first-hand access to innovators and investors of excellent companies that are doing business in Israel.

Your sponsorship of The Israel Conference is an incredible opportunity which will provide you with direct access to the high-level attendees at this successful event that showcases Israel-facing businesses.

Please contact Paula Page at 310-445- 5388 / Paula@TheIsraelConference.org to discuss the sponsorship level best suited for your firm.

 

Sponsors:  

 

Marvell Technology Microsoft Israel R&D Microsoft Israel R&D Center - ThinkNext
STEP Strategy Advisors Gemini Israel Ventures Bank Leumi
SVB Financial Group SVB Financial Group Fox Rothschild
DLA Piper Global Law Firm Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf KPMG
Delta Air Lines Powermat Technologies ALTOUR
Blumberg Capital Docstoc Rubenstein / Justman
Management Consultants
SodaStream

 

Media Partners:  

 

Burson-Marsteller Israel Strategist Equities Israel
Premiere Radio Networks Santa Monica Observer Israel Hayom
Los Angeles Business Journal

 

Taste of Israel:  

 

Max Brenner Osem Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Israel Wine Producers Association Sadaf Dorot Foods

 

Partner Organizations:  

 

Conexx - American Israel Chamber of Commerce - Southeast Region America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago American Technion Society
Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) Israel Venture Network American Friends of Hebrew University
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Larta Consulate General of Israel - Los Angeles
iHollywood TechAviv Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce
American Technion Society Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association U.S. Israel Business Council
Israel Asia Center Technology Council of Southern California Venture Geeks
Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce ALTOUR Fusicology
TEC The Entrepreneurs Club Skipso Keiretsu Forum of Southern California
Austrian Israeli Chamber of Commerce SuperIsraeli.com America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago
Pages LA Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) Canada Israel Chamber of Commerce
Irvine Global Innovation Group at UCI Jspace.com The Global Business Advisor
Mexico Israel Business Network WITI-Women in Technology International IGT Cloud
Nepal Israel Chamber of Commerce The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce Springboard Enterprises
Government of Israel - Economic Mission America Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry Maverick Angels

 

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Conexx - American Israel Chamber of Commerce - Southeast Region
Conexx: America Israel Business Connector was established in 1992 as the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region. conexx is a private, not-for profit (and non-governmental) business organization to connect Israelis and Americans in business and explore new market opportunities.

With over 500 members today, Conexx is headquartered in Atlanta and connects US and Israel from its Southeastern US (Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi) stronghold.

Conexx has earned the reputation as one of the most successful and effective bi-national business organizations in the United States, delivering great value to Israeli companies seeking U.S. market entry, to American companies desiring entry into Israel and entr??e to her incredible technologies, or to those looking for a powerful network to promote their products or services.
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America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago
The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC) provides an opportunity-laden venue for companies to do business in Israel, as well as between members. The AICC organizes informational, networking and state-of-the-art business programs, promotes Israeli goods and services, leads trade delegations, and works closely with governmental, non-profit, charitable and industry organizations to foster trade and investment.

There are many chambers of commerce in Chicago, but the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC) is the only one devoted to Israel. They are a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association, founded in 1958, that connects its members into a global network that provides vital information and facilitates business contacts. Members include manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, professional and business service providers, venture capitalists, investment bankers and R&D scientists. Over the years, hundreds of companies have found ways to grow their international trade through the Chamber.
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American Technion Society
Based in New York City, the American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the worlds leading science and technology universities. ATS Donors have provided more than $1.95 billion since its inception in 1940. The ATS and its network of chapters across the U.S. provide funds for scholarships, fellowships, faculty recruitment and chairs, research, buildings, laboratories, classrooms and dormitories, and more.

Their mission is to enable the Technion to be among the worlds leading institutions improving the well-being of Israel and all humanity through leadership in science and technology.
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Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
The CVCA. or Canadas Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, represents the majority of private equity companies in Canada, with over 2000 members. CVCA members have over $105 billion in capital under management, in three distinct market segments:

Buyout is characterized chiefly by risk investment in established private or publicly listed firms that are undergoing a fundamental change in operations or strategy. Buyout funds are often called such, even if their mandates are not exclusively buy out related.

Mezzanine is characterized chiefly by use of Subordinated Debt, or preferred stock with an equity kicker, to invest largely in the same type of companies and deals as buyout funds.

Venture Capital is characterized generally by investment in early stage companies, mostly in technology businesses.

The CVCA is a leading source for advocacy, networking, information and professional development for venture capital and private equity professionals.
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Marvell Technology
Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group has operations worldwide and approximately 5,700 employees. Marvell's U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has international design centers located in the US, Europe, Israel, India, Singapore and China. A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year. Marvell's expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, and green products. Worldclass engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today's dynamic market.
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Microsoft Israel R&D
Microsoft Israel R&D Center is one of Microsoft's three strategic regional development centers, and home to some of the company's most exciting and innovative technologies. The center is comprised of incubations and core product efforts in the areas of Telecom, Security, Online Services and Entertainment. Building on its original R&D operation which was founded in 1991 and tapping into Israel's deep technological talent pool and its thriving high-tech community, Microsoft inaugurated in April 2006 the Israel Research & Development Center as a significant expansion of the scope and nature of its technology activities in Israel. The Israel R&D Center is strategically situated in two main locations - in Herzeliya, heartland of Israel's high tech industry, and in Haifa, home to many graduates of the Technion, Israel's leading technology university.
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LivePerson
LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) offers a platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This intelligent engagement is driven by real-time behavioral analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs.
More than 8,500 companies rely on the LivePerson platform to increase conversions and improve customer experience, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC, QVC and Orbitz. LivePerson received the CODiE award for Best Ecommerce Solution in 2011, and has been named one of America s 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies by Forbes in 2011, and a Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan in 2011. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Atlanta, London and Melbourne, Australia.
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Microsoft Israel R&D Center - ThinkNext
Microsoft Israel R&D Center is one of Microsoft's four strategic regional development centers, and home to some of the company's most exciting and innovative technologies.
Led by Corporate Vice President Moshe Littman, the center is comprised of incubations and core product efforts in the areas of Telecom, Security, Online Services, and Entertainment.
Think you've seen it all? Think Next! The leading event of Israel's high-tech industry present the latest developments in technology.
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STEP Strategy Advisors
The Israel Conference launched in 2009 to expand the conversation between the business community and the exciting happenings in the entrepreneurial Israeli market. STEP is known for connecting companies and people together to create new business opportunities, drive new business, and facilitate acquisitions. STEP is an established M&A Advisory firm and known for business acumen that supports the parties in making aligned decisions. STEP Strategy Advisors is a strategic planning and acquisitions advisory firm that facilitates expanding the growth of companies through market entry planning and as well as an advisor to facilitate growth through acquisitions working with some of the largest Private Equity firms in the US.
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Gemini Israel Ventures
Gemini Israel Ventures is a leading Israeli venture firm specializing in early and seed stage investments in technology companies in sectors that include mobile, digital media, enterprise software, online services and semiconductors. Gemini manages over $700M in five funds. Gemini counts over twenty M&A and IPO transactions to its successes. These companies include Allot, Butterfly, Ceragon, Commtouch, Diligent, Itemfield, Jacada, Mellanox, nLayers, Ornet, Precise, Saifun, Traiana and Verisity.
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Bank Leumi
Bank Leumi was established in 1902 as a part of Dr. Benyamin Herzl's Zionistic dream. The Bank was intended to be the financial arm of the Zionist Movement and is now the oldest and one of the leading banking corporations in Israel. From the beginning, Leumi integrated its business operations and a commitment to develop the Zionist project and the State of Israel. Leumi has a long tradition of donating to various institutions and organizations in the social, cultural, art, sport and health domains. The Leumi Group currently has more than 317 branches and representations across 21 countries worldwide including some of the world's leading financial centers. The Leumi Group deals with a diversity of domestic and international financial and non-monetary operations.
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SVB Financial Group
SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, venture capital and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients' success. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the company offers its clients commercial, investment, merchant and private banking, as well as value-added services using its knowledge and networks. Founded in 1983, SVB Financial Group serves clients around the world through 26 domestic offices, and international subsidiaries in the U.K., Israel, India and China, and an extensive network of relationships with venture capitalists in Asia, Australia, Europe, India, and Israel.
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SVB Financial Group
SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, venture capital and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients' success. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the company offers its clients commercial, investment, merchant and private banking, as well as value-added services using its knowledge and networks. Founded in 1983, SVB Financial Group serves clients around the world through 26 domestic offices, and international subsidiaries in the U.K., Israel, India and China, and an extensive network of relationships with venture capitalists in Asia, Australia, Europe, India, and Israel.
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Fox Rothschild
Fox Rothschild LLP is a law firm built to serve business leaders. They come to Fox Rothschild for guidance because we understand their issues, their priorities, and the way they think. Fox Rothschild\'s job is to help clients manage risk and make better business decisions by offering practical, innovative advice. Probably the best compliment received from clients is that Fox Rothschild treats their issues and their businesses as if they are our own. Fox Rothschild LLP delivers a full range of legal services from the traditional (Litigation, Corporate, Labor and Employment) to the emerging services (Intellectual Property and Tech and Venture Finance).
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DLA Piper Global Law Firm
DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in 31 countries and 77 offices throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world. The firm represents a wide range of Israeli companies and investors in their activities throughout the world, and it has a dedicated Israel Practice with a presence on the ground focused on servicing the global needs of its broad Israeli clientele.
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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Beginning with our first cafe in Brentwood, California, we have always been passionate about connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in over 20 countries. Each one is dedicated to serving our community and providing a warm and inviting environment.
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KPMG
KPMG delivers a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary services based on deep industry knowledge. Our industry focus helps KPMG professionals develop a rich understanding of clients businesses and the insight, skills, and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities. KPMG global member firm combined revenues totaled $22.7 billion for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, a 10.1 percent increase in U.S. dollars, or 6.2 percent in local currency terms.
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Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to more than 340 destinations in nearly 60 countries on six continents. www.delta.com
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Powermat Technologies
Powermat was established in 2007 in response to the explosion of electronic devices flooding today's market and the growing need to provide a simple, smart, efficient and clutter-free approach for simultaneously powering multiple devices. Powermat allows users to enable their electronic devices once with a Powermat receiver and then set down up to three devices on the charging mat for safe and effective wireless charging. It's simple, effortless, and provides consumers with first-of-its-kind freedom from the need to constantly plug/unplug as well as the angst of running on empty. Moreover, Powermat eliminates the tangle of wires that result from multiple cords overload; virtually eliminating "cord fatigue" among consumers toting more and more "must have" gadgets.
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ALTOUR
With sales of over $1.2 billion in 2010, ALTOUR is among the largest agencies serving the luxury and mid-markets. It has 68 offices and more than 1,200 travel professionals throughout the United States and around the world. Complementing its core travel management business, ALTOUR has developed a complete family of companies including ALTOUR Limousine, ALTOUR Air, and ALTOUR Management Technology. In 2009, ALTOUR entered a joint program with American Express Travel to strengthen and expand services for the American Express U.S. Representative Travel Network.
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Blumberg Capital
Blumberg Capital\\\\\\\'s investment strategy provides focus and clarity along three vectors: stage, sector and geography. The Fund targets early-stage companies. As thematic investors, the Principals endeavor to identify \\\\\\\"best of breed\\\\\\\" emerging technologies that enhance productivity, reduce costs and minimize threats for business and Original Equipment Manufacturers (\\\\\\\"OEM\\\\\\\") customers. Driven by the Fund\\\\\\\'s sector focus, the Principals have consistently sourced high quality deal flow from geographies where the concentration of such companies is high - namely Silicon Valley and Israel. In the aggregate, the Fund\\\\\\\'s investment strategy by stage, sector and geography is unique and leverages the Principals\\\\\\\' extensive experience and investment expertise.
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Docstoc
Docstoc is the premier online community and marketplace to find and share professional documents. Docstoc provides the platform to upload and share documents with the world, and serves as a vast repository of free and for purchase legal, business, financial, technical, and educational documents that can be easily searched, previewed and downloaded.
Docstoc, Inc was founded by Jason Nazar (bio) and Alon Shwartz (bio). The company was selected in September of 2007 to debut its product at the prestigious TechCrunch40 Conference. The product was subsequently launched to the public in November 2007.
Docstoc is a venture backed company (Rustic Canyon) and received funding from the co-founders/investors in MySpace, LowerMyBills, Mp3.com, PriceGrabber and Baidu. Their legal counsel is DLA Piper. The company is located in Santa Monica, CA.
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Rubenstein / Justman
Management Consultants
Rubenstein / Justman Management Consultants is a management consulting firm focused on Information Technology and Operations Improvement.
RJMC's considerable expertise in project management, business processes and procedures, complex organizations, and enterprise-wide systems spans over twenty years of working with project teams to identify solutions that best serve the strategic interests of the organization.
RJMC provides its Clients with specialized knowledge and expertise that result in practical and effective solutions. RJMC focuses on areas where technology can facilitate substantial operational improvements. Our Systems Assessments are a great tool for moving towards positive change.
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SodaStream
SodaStream is the world's largest manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. The brands are sold in over 40,000 retail stores in 41 countries including home and electrical appliance stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, department stores, convenience stores, DIY, specialty and "green" stores, water specialists & dealers, as well as online and in catalogs.

SodaStream's long standing and deep heritage dates back to 1903, when the company introduced innovative solutions to the beverage market. The SodaStream system enables consumers to carbonate water and to flavor carbonated beverages at home as an alternative to purchasing prepacked bottles or cans. This has many important benefits to the consumer including cost savings and no hassle with bottles.
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Max Brenner
Established in Israel in 1995, Max Brenner created a new culture of chocolate in Israel and in the world. In 2001, Strauss Group acquired the chocolate activity of Max Brenner, bringing together professional knowledge and management, operational and production capabilities and an economic backbone to the entrepreneurship and creativity of Max Brenner. With this acquisition, the company underwent a development momentum, opening Chocolate Bar locations in Israel, the U.S.A., Australia, the Philippines and Singapore. The Max Brenner chain of Strauss Group currently includes 37 branches: 6 in Israel, 4 in the U.S.A. (NYC, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Boston), 24 in Australia, 1 in the Philippines and 2 in Singapore.
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Osem
Founded in 1942 as a food marketing company, four years later in 1946, the company built its first factory in Bnei Brak. In the beginning, Osem produced noodles, and invented small baked flakes \\\"ptitim\\\" in order to provide the needs of the Mizrahis, whose diets were largely made up of rice and couscous.
In 1964, Osem\\\'s snack factory was founded in Holon, and the company\\\'s main product was created - the peanut butter flavored Bamba. In 1970, the company started producing baked food in addition to introducing the Bissli snacks, which come is several flavors such as falafel, mesquite, BBQ, pizza, etc. It also produces soup powders, including a pareve chicken flavor, vegetable, and onion and sauce powders.
The company\\\'s main factory was built in 1976 in Petah Tikva, in which the company\\\'s administration offices, distribution center and the sauce factory are now found.
Osem has acquired several smaller food companies and expanded their product lines, such as Froumine, Argal Bakery Shop and Magdanot HaBait factory (where the cakes production line is found).
In 1995, Osem started to market Nestle\\\'s products. Among these are coffee, chocolate and breakfast cereals; Nestle also acquired 50.1% of Osem\\\'s shares in that year.
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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Beginning with our first cafe in Brentwood, California, we have always been passionate about connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in over 20 countries. Each one is dedicated to serving our community and providing a warm and inviting environment.
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Israel Wine Producers Association
To unify the leading quality Israeli wineries in a concerted effort to promote Israel as a"fine wine- growing region," and position them as an essential category to be included in all wine outlets and wine lists, as well as all wine and lifestyle media. The IWPA includes a crosssection of the Israel wine industry, with the participating wineries ranging from large to small, old to new, representing every wine growing region.
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Sadaf
Sadaf Foods established operations in Los Angeles, California in 1982 as a wholesaler, manufacturer and distributor of Mediterranean, Kosher and Specialty Foods.
Today, Sadaf Foods is a privately held family-owned company that is rapidly growing and is a leader amongst specialty food importers and suppliers.
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Dorot Foods
Dorot Garlic & Herbs specializes in developing, producing and marketing of frozen seasoning products all over the world.
The company was established in 1992 and is fully owned by Kibbutz Dorot in the southern part of Israel.
The kibbutz has more than 3,500 acres of field crops ??? garlic & herbs ??? which are picked, and then immediately chopped, packaged and frozen in a unique fast freeze process, maintaining their taste, freshness and nutritive value.
Over the years, the company has grown and expanded, and is today the largest supplier in Israel of fresh frozen seasoning products.
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Burson-Marsteller
Burson-Marsteller is a leading global public relations and communications firm. Our strategic insights and innovative programming build and sustain strong corporate and brand reputations. We provide our clients with counsel and program development across the spectrum of public relations, public affairs, digital media, advertising, and other communications services. Our clients are global companies, industry associations, professional services firms, governments, and other large organizations.

Clients often engage Burson-Marsteller when the stakes are high: during a crisis, a brand launch or any period of fundamental change or transition. They come to us needing sophisticated communications campaigns built on knowledge, research and industry insights. Most of all, clients come to us for our proven ability to communicate effectively with their most critical audiences and stakeholders. We develop client programs using an Evidence-Based Communications approach.
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Israel Strategist
IsraelStrategist.com is a resource on the Israeli economy and the range of investment opportunities that Israel presents. Our audience includes novice investors with minimal knowledge about Israel and its financial markets; sophisticated investors who have experience in Israeli markets; and everyone in between. IsraelStrategist.com is premised on the idea that Israel presents a compelling investment opportunity and that the story behind why Israel has become such an attractive investment is worth telling.
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Equities Israel
Equities Israel is a service of M.G.M. International Publications Ltd. Equities Israel is a leading platform providing equity investors worldwide with increased visibility to Israeli and Israeli related public companies whose shares are listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, NYSE-Euronext and other leading stock exchanges around the world. Israel Equities provides data via its web site www.equities.co.il, digital directories and its Israel Update e-Newsletter.
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Premiere Radio Networks
Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations to reach over 190 million listeners weekly. Premiere Radio is the number one radio network in the country. Founded in 1987, Premiere began in Los Angeles with a $30,000 investment. Within the first year, the company produced three shows and recorded advertising billings of $2.1 million with approximately 250 affiliates. Today, Premiere produces 70 programs with annual billings in excess of $330 million. Through its Mediabase research component, Premiere monitors music on more than 1,800 radio stations in 180 U.S. and Canadian markets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to providing vital airplay information to the music industry, the company provides its research to nearly 1,700 affiliate radio stations on a barter subscription basis.
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Santa Monica Observer
The Santa Monica Observer is a free weekly newspaper of general circulation in Santa Monica. Currently, the Santa Monica Observer is the most widely read weekly publication in Santa Monica with a circulation of over 20,000 and a readership of over 38,300.
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Israel Hayom
Israel Hayom was founded on the belief that the Israeli public deserves better, more balanced and more accurate journalism. Journalism that speaks, not shouts. Journalism of a different kind. Free of charge. We promise to bring our readers a quality, fair and balanced news story. We promise to speak in down-to-earth terms, in a manner which respects the profession of journalism and the principles which the newspaper strives to represent. We promise to offer a superior alternative to existing media. To be a tenacious but fair newspaper. Different and better.
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Los Angeles Business Journal
The award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal examines the many ways that the L.A. economy operates. Together with the economic news, demographics and lifestyle profiles, the Los Angeles Business Journal is presented in an accessible format. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analyses of the community's ever-changing business and economic scene.
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Israel Venture Network
IVN is a social investment organization, bridging social gaps and generating systemic change in Israel through high-impact programs and hands-on venture philanthropy for over 10 years. By marrying business acumen, economic development tools & financing with high-impact social programs, we work towards the betterment of Israel's social landscape. Our business acumen is derived from our membership - a network of dedicated business entrepreneurs and executives in Israel and the United States.
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American Friends of Hebrew University
American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization in support of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's foremost center of higher education and research. Forging a meaningful partnership between American Jewry and the people of Israel, AFHU helps to ensure the nation's well being by nurturing Israel's greatest asset: the intellectual strength of its people. AFHU's cultural and educational programs attract people from all walks of life, including Hebrew University and Rothberg International School alumni, American scholars and scientists, and the general U.S. public.
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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1888, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has spoken for business by representing its concerns before government and encouraging new investments in the marketplace. Now the Chamber's role has expanded to providing resources, education and opportunities for its members.
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Larta
Larta Institute is a private non-profit organization with the mission of vastly improving the transition of scientific and technological breakthroughs from the lab to the marketplace, where they can better lives and improve wellbeing. Larta has over 18 years of experience in the design and implementation of high-impact commercialization programs that help innovators reach global markets. Our clients range from federal agencies in the U.S. to governments and regional authorities across the globe. We credit our proven track record of success to our unrivaled expertise and extensive global network of subject-matter experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and Fortune 1000 companies. Since 1993, we have assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs to raise over $1.5 billion in capital.
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Consulate General of Israel - Los Angeles
The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles is one of Israel's largest diplomatic missions in the world. It covers the entire Southwest region of the United States including Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The Consulate is an official office of the Government of Israel. Our many departments work hand in hand striving to provide the best of Israel and strengthen the already deep bonds between Israel and the Southwest region.
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iHollywood
iHollywood Forum, Inc. is a leading producer of conferences and forums on digital media and entertainment. Its mission is to educate executives about the future of Hollywood, entertainment and the media business; and to create forums where networking and dealmaking are done. Technology discussions span many businesses, including television, cinema, games, music, the Internet, marketing, mobile and home entertainment.
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TechAviv
TechAviv is the largest global organization of Israeli hi-tech startup founders and investors, with over 2,000 members worldwide, by invitation only. The TechAviv Founders Club meets monthly in Israel, New York, Silicon Valley and Boston to showcase, discuss and help fellow Israeli startups succeed. Each month, in each of the four locations, founders demo their products followed by bi-directional Q&A with local peers. Casual networking happens before and after the demos. TechAviv's mission is to bring the Israeli hi-tech community closer together, creating a global support system for founders by harnessing our extensive collective experience and contacts. TechAviv is primarily Internet, web, and mobile startup founders. The TechAviv Angels, Israel's most successful Internet, Web, and Mobile entrepreneurs and investors, convene "Demo Nights" every two months to meet and fund our next generation of big winners. Startups apply here.
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Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (SCICC) is dedicated to fostering bilateral business, trade, and investment opportunities between Southern California and Israel. With its extensive, dynamic network of companies, business executives and political leaders, the SCICC has served as a facilitator of joint venture programs between the two countries for over twelve years. Through networking events, mentorship programs, investment forums, educational seminars and industry-specific meetings, the SCICC contributes to stronger business alliances between Southern California and Israel.
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American Technion Society
The American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the world's leading science and technology universities. The ATS accomplishes this through a national network of thousands of dedicated members from coast to coast. The ATS has a distinguished record of achievement, having raised more than $1.5 billion since its founding in 1940. A variety of charitable giving opportunities are offered. These range from endowing and naming buildings, laboratories, and academic chairs in the Technion's 18 academic faculties to vital support for graduate student fellowships, dormitories, scholarships, counseling, and other assistance to the hundreds of Technion students whose studies are interrupted by reserve service in the Israel Defense Forces. The ATS is constantly expanding its efforts to ensure the Technion's continued excellence and achievements.
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Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
The CVCA - Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association - represents the majority of private equity companies in Canada, with over 1800 members. CVCA members have over $75 billion in capital under management, in three distinct market segments: Buyout, Mezzanine, and Venture Capital. The CVCA is a leading source for advocacy, networking, information and professional development for venture capital and private equity professionals.
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U.S. Israel Business Council
U.S. Israel Business Council (USI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together members, community leaders, investors, senior executives and entrepreneurs who are engaged in business and commercial activities for the purposes of designing and implementing investments in, and trade programs between, the United States and Israel.
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Israel Asia Center
The Israel-Asia Center is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and furthering cooperation between Israel and Asia. Founded in 2009, the Israel-Asia Center carries out its mission by providing news, features and analysis on Israel-Asia affairs through the IAC website and newsletters; organizing events, seminars, briefings and cultural events on Israel-Asia affairs; advising journalists on Israel-Asia affairs; and coordinating educational programs between Israel and Asia.
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Technology Council of Southern California
The Technology Council of Southern California is the premier forum for the region's technology leaders, providing events, connections, information and resources to help technology companies succeed. The Technology Council develops targeted, content-driven programs that encourage interactive discussions between presenters and attendees, as well as two flagship events - VentureNet and the annual Industry Awards - that are regarded as among the most influential in the region.
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Venture Geeks
Venturegeeks is the first Israeli startup accelerator program. Venturegeeks addresses one of the main difficulties of the Israeli venture capital industry: pre-seed kick-starting of excellent ventures and transforming them from great ideas to successful start-ups. Venturegeeks' solution integrates pre-seed funding, mentorship and high-tech entrepreneurship community support to provide early-stage ventures with a professionally guided boost within a period of 3 months.
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Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce was established in 2007 by business leaders in every major Texas city, The Israel-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Governor's office with the sole mission of being the primary resource for economic development between Texas and Israel. It is a private, not-for-profit business organization. We offer Opportunities to Network through our dynamic programs which include electronic industry forums, annual conferences and educational symposiums; Access to Online Membership Directory and Staff to assist in Business Development Opportunities; Facilitate Meetings with top-business leaders in Texas and Israel; and Participate in Trade Missions to Israel for Texas companies to visit Israeli companies and pursue business objectives.
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ALTOUR
With sales of over $1.2 billion in 2010, ALTOUR is among the largest agencies serving the luxury and mid-markets. It has 68 offices and more than 1,200 travel professionals throughout the United States and around the world. Complementing its core travel management business, ALTOUR has developed a complete family of companies including ALTOUR Limousine, ALTOUR Air, and ALTOUR Management Technology. In 2009, ALTOUR entered a joint program with American Express Travel to strengthen and expand services for the American Express U.S. Representative Travel Network.
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Fusicology
Since 2003, Fusicology.com has been the Source of Event Listings for the Global Soul Community ??? Music, Art & Culture. Defining the Soul Diaspora since 2003, FUSICOLOGY is a hub for progressive music and culture. By aggregating event listings and relevant news for tastemakers, FUSICOLOGY empowers like-minded progressives and trendsetters. FUSICOLOGY has a sustained presence in 18 cities in the United States and Canada. An expansion to additional international markets is currently in development. www.fusicology.com
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TEC The Entrepreneurs Club
The Entrepreneurs' Club (formerly CoolTech Club) www.tecglobal.org - is an international multi-ethnic network of several thousand high-tech entrepreneurs, executives and other professionals started in 2003. Our members speak Russian, English, Hebrew and many European languages. We are headquartered in Silicon Valley and hold regular meetings in Palo Alto, New York, Washington, Tel Aviv, Moscow, and San Francisco. Our team consists of successful entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and technology experts.
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Skipso
Skipso is a new online platform and business marketplace entirely focused on Cleantech and Sustainable Innovation. Skipso's virtual ecosystem helps Cleantech companies, innovators and entrepreneurs around the world kick-start their projects, grow their business, accelerate their innovation process and find resources more efficiently and at lower costs. For more information, visit www.skipso.com.
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Keiretsu Forum of Southern California
Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams. We are a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 26 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. Our community is strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.
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Austrian Israeli Chamber of Commerce
The purpose of the Austrian Israeli Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic relations between Israel and Austria, and in both directions. The AICC has for its foundation to accomplish on networking and lobbying, with the intention of both countries' economies closer together and to create awareness against the Israeli business location.
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SuperIsraeli.com
ultimate source for everything Israeli, offering the largest selection of Israeli items in the US. We provide the highest quality Kosher products at the lowest prices possible, delivered anywhere in the United States and worldwide, on-time and expertly packaged. We are known for our commitment to outstanding customer service, and our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse and purchase. We are proud to offer over 6,000 items and growing.
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America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago
There are many chambers of commerce in Chicago, but the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago is the only one devoted to Israel. We... Facilitate trade and investment between the U.S. and Israel; Promote Israeli goods and services; Present business networking and educational programs; Lead trade delegations and business match-making events; and Work closely with the Government of Israel to advance bilateral trade.
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Pages LA
Pages LA took the concept of the local ethnic phonebooks to the internet. We are one of the earliest entrants as a vertically aligned network for ethnic communities. By providing an excellent forum to reach these millions of people, all in one place, Pages LA is the leading umbrella of multicultural directories, and plan to raise community awareness, bridge language and cultures gaps, and connect the seemingly isolated communities, starting in Los Angeles. In the age of intensified globalization, communities are now more diverse than ever with different cultural groups having a larger share of the market. We at Pages LA nurture multiculturalism and encourage tolerance through developing a forum for businesses that understand this new social and economic climate. Our mission is the growth of local and global economy by building bridges between businesses and the myriad of ethnic communities in the following three ways: 1. Promoting businesses to multicultural communities: As a country with a large and increasingly dynamic immigrant population, immigrants contribute to the local life, and reach out from their economic and social niche to positively impact the country. These niche markets play a decisive role in the function and success of the U.S. economy. Incorporating this perspective, Pages LA specializes in promoting multi-ethnic communities with great buying power on the ultimate global forum; the internet. With significant demographic changes in the ethnic and racial make-up of our country, ethnic minority groups are steadily becoming the majority. 2. Celebrating Musical Diversity Our marketing approach is based on the changes in the population alongside the knowledge and respect of the traditions of its established communities. 3. Connecting multicultural businesses: We view cultural differences as an opportunity for positive growth. The strength of the American economy is created and perpetuated by the contribution of all businesses, not only of a selected few. E pluribus Unum "Out of Many, One", in economic terms, describes a vision of a successful national economy built on small businesses. In this regard, we facilitate the networking and alliance between businesses. For example, a Jewish business could form a relationship with a Hispanic business and thus, in a pragmatic way, form a new bond between the two communities. We create small intercultural bridges, business to business and business to consumer.
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Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA)
Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) is a member based national organization that represents venture capital and private equity firms, promotes the industry within India and throughout the world and encourages investment in high growth companies.
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Canada Israel Chamber of Commerce
CICC is a national organization representing businesses, professionals, and individuals across all provinces in Canada who are interested in Learning about, and potentialy conducting trade and commerce with individuals and corporations in the Israeli marketplace.
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Irvine Global Innovation Group at UCI
The Irvine Global Innovation Group at UCI explores cutting edge research opportunities from a international perspective, while building professional relationships with foreign firms. Our current objective is to develop an innovation driven partnership between firms in the State of Israel and the University of California, Irvine. We are currently focusing on a collaboration between the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, and the schools of Medicine, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, and Physical Sciences for this specific initiative.
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Jspace.com
Jspace.com is a new online portal connecting Jews around the world. Through Jspace.com, members are able to get a snapshot of Jewish life around the world, with hundreds of listings for synagogues, Jewish events, nightlife, dating, news and more. They can turn to Jspace to connect locally, and in any other Jewish communities they may be visiting or relocating to. Jspace.com also includes a designated section for nonprofit Jewish organizations to connect with new constituents. There is no cost associated with joining and using the site; it is free for users and organizations.
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The Global Business Advisor
The Global Business Advisor Magazine is the leading publication for entrepreneurs and owners of small-to-medium size businesses seeking guidance and insight into global markets. The Global Business Advisor Magazine provides readers with practical ideas and strategies for succeeding in today's global marketplace. Each issue is packed with country and industry specific news, global market updates, foreign investment opportunities, exclusive interviews, entrepreneurial success stories, and in-depth reports and insights from leading experts from around the world. The Global Business Advisor Magazine has the fastest-growing global audience and has become a trusted resource for SMEs looking to do business internationally.
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Mexico Israel Business Network
Israel Mexico Business Development Group provides business development and market penetration services to Israeli Hi Tech companies on the Latin American Markets with Mexico as its top priority. It serves clients from several industries to penetrate the Latin American and Mexican market, we also provide marketing functions to support the on going business activities. Through out several years of experience we had formed a powerful business network as well as strong distribution channels between Israeli manufacturers and global integrators in the private and public sector.
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WITI-Women in Technology International
WITI is the nation\'s leading trade association for tech-savvy women and is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities. With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. Along with its professional association of Networks throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia, and Mexico, WITI delivers value for individuals that work for a company, the government or academia, as well as small business owners.
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IGT Cloud
The IGT is a non-profit organization of leading industry companies, vendors, ISVs, customers, VCs and academia, focused on knowledge sharing and networking for developing Cloud computing/SaaS, BIG Data and SmartGrid solutions. It is open, independent and vendor-neutral. Focused on these technologies, the IGT creates business and technologies opportunities by providing frameworks of conferences, professional forums, training, and a knowledge center for business and technology networking. As a result of its activities, the IGT is the engine that enhances its members' ability to adapt and create advanced technological solutions.
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Nepal Israel Chamber of Commerce
NICC is non-governmental organization with the legal status of a non-profit making and autonomous entity. NICC was registered at District Adminastration office,Kathmandu on 25 poush,2066(January 9,2010).The chamber is a bi-national organization of Nepalese businesssmen and industrialists having business relations with Israel and Israeli business community doing business with Nepal. NICC plays a focal role as the first contact point for the companies interested in business with Israel as well as Israelly companies interested in business with Nepal.
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The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce - is one of Israel's largest business organizations. With its finger on the pulse of the country's economy, the Federation is regarded as one of the most influential and most dynamic organizations of its kind in Israel. Strictly non-profit, non-political and non-partisan, FICC is dedicated to a market economy and free enterprise. As the country's largest employers association, FICC is one of the leading members of the coordinating council of Israel's economic organization, and represents the interests of Israel's business sector, including exporters and importers, wholesale and retail, services and manufacturers.
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Springboard Enterprises
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts meet to build great women-led businesses. Springboard educates, sources, coaches, showcases and supports high growth companies seeking equity capital for expansion.
Springboard\'s record is unmatched. Since January, 2000, Springboard has helped over 400 women-led companies raise more than $5 billion in equity financing, including 7 IPOs, and legions of high value M&As. 80% of Springboard companies are still in business, generating $4 billion in revenues and creating tens of thousands of new jobs.
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Government of Israel - Economic Mission
The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor focuses on the promotion of economic growth in Israel. The Ministry is engaged in the encouragement and support of export and international commerce, in order to assist Israeli businesses in enhancing their exports and entering new markets abroad.
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America Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., located in New York City, is an apolitical, non-profit organization established in 1953 to promote the interests of the U.S.-Israel business community, and to give voice to the concerns and opinions of our members regarding trade, investment and commerce. Our objective is to foster the expansion of economic relations between the United States and Israel. The Chamber promotes US investments in Israel, US exports to Israel and Israeli exports to the US. Our diverse programs and services afford members a unique opportunity to develop high-level business contacts and to exchange ideas and information with a large constituency encompassing business, trade and governmental interests. The Chamber hosts a variety of business and social events, providing excellent opportunities for members to establish relationships with business executives, government and trade representatives, diplomats and technical experts. Members of the Chamber represent a broad spectrum of the business community, including American and Israeli manufacturers, legal and accounting firms, commercial banks and investment bankers and individuals engaged in doing business with Israel. Over 90% of the Chamber"s membership are chief executives, partners, owners or senior executives of their businesses. The Chamber maintains close ties with the U.S. and Israeli governments and their business leaders and actively participates in forums to advance bilateral trade and investment. When established fifty years ago, the emphasis of the Chamber was on trade promotion, the buying and selling of products. While still very much engaged in trade promotion, our efforts now embrace investment, introducing Israeli companies to the investment and venture capital communities, and educating the business person to the changing requirements of global markets
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Maverick Angels
Entrepreneurs need much more than just capital. They need coaching, training, relationships and other resources which will dramatically increase their chances for success. While we are active angel investors like any other early-stage investment network, we also realize that entrepreneurs need more support when getting started. If they are more strategic in how they position their company business model, they will prove to be better investments for our members, ultimately reducing our financial risk and increasing our upside in the future. If we work hard to make introductions to prospective customers, team members, partners and other investors, we all win in the end. This open win-win philosophy defines who we are and creates the foundation for our success. Visit us at www.maverickangels.com to learn more.

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