Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off with U.S. Embassy Support

Press Release
17/11/2019
 

​A special opening bell ceremony at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange kicked off the Global Entrepreneurship Week this morning. Ringing the bell were Jonathan Shrier, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Israel; Dr. Ronald Weissman, Chairman of the Software industry group at Band Of Angels, Silicon's Valley first investment group; Chemi Peres, Co-founder of Pitango venture capital; Roy Mann, Monday.com CEO; Ori Hadomi, Mazor Robotics CEO; Buke Cuhadar, VP of the Global Entrepreneurship Network; Dr. Noha Hijazi, Founder of PamBio; Ibrahim Nasasr founder of Nazid and Tamar center for promoting education in the Bedouin community; and Ayla Matalon, Chairperson at Global Entrepreneurship Network, Israel.

Since its inception in 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) has fostered the spirit of entrepreneurship each November with millions of participants at thousands of events in nearly 170 countries around the world.  U.S. Embassy Jerusalem is proud to support the Global Entrepreneurship Network – Israel (GEN) in its efforts to host this year's events. GEN strives to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs to promote their ideas, create significant connections and contribute to strengthening economic stability. The GEW events will include meet ups and lectures by leading American and Israeli entrepreneurs and investors. GEW's main conferences in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Nazareth will focus on opportunities in the Artificial Intelligence realm and the dialogue with Silicon Valley .

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, Jonathan Shrier, said at the ceremony: "GEW 2019 focuses on four global themes: education, ecosystems, inclusion, and policy. The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem strives to promote inclusive eco-systems that encourage participation of diverse populations – including minority communities, women, youth, and residents of the socio-geographic periphery – in order to boost economic empowerment for all."

Ayla Matalon, GEN's chairperson, spoke about the gaps keeping various communities in Israel apart, and about the growing cooperation that we are witnessing in tech and entrepreneurship: “When two engineers are focusing on a technological challenge or on a go-to market strategy, cultural differences disappear. The joint effort makes them forget the differences; the communal goal strengthens the mutual respect and the bonding".

Lior Navon, Head of sales & marketing development at Tel Aviv Stock Exchange said: “TASE believes in Israeli hi-tech and innovation. The number of start-ups and hi-tech entrepreneurs in Israel proves that innovation and entrepreneurship are the forces which enable Israel to become the start-up nation. TASE is a landmark in the evolution and growth of Israeli hi-tech companies, as it enables the Israeli public to enjoy the fruits of the success of the Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship and by that boost the growth of the Israeli economy".

Check out the full schedule of the Global Entrepreneurship Week at GEN - Israel website: https://www.genglobal-israel.org/entrepreneurship-week



In the picture from right to left: Ori Hadomi, Mazor Robotics CEO; Roy Mann, Monday.com CEO; Jonathan Shrier, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Israel; Ibrahim Nasasr founder of Nazid and Tamar center for promoting education in the Bedouin community; Ayla Matalon, Chairperson at Global Entrepreneurship Network, Israel; Chemi Peres, Co-founder of Pitango venture capital; Dr. Ronald Weissman, Chairman of the Software industry group at Band Of Angels, Silicon's Valley first investment group; Dr. Noha Hijazi, Founder of PamBio;  Buke Cuhadar, VP of the Global Entrepreneurship Network; Lior Navon, Head of sales & marketing development at TESE and Ittai Ben-Zeev, TASE CEO.

 

​Photographer: Guy Assayag. The photo is free of charge.