Sep
19
8:00 am08:00

Startup Haifa: How The University of Haifa is Creating Life Science Companies

Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am, featuring:

  • Elka Nir, CEO of Carmel Ltd. (technology transfer organization of the University of Haifa); Senior executive in high tech and medical devise start-ups in U.S. and Israel
  • Professor Fuad Fares, Head, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Human Biology, University of Haifa; Founder and inventor of PROLOR Biotech Company, purchased by OPKO Health Company in 2013.
  • Continental breakfast included.
  • This program is being presented by the American Friends of the University of Haifa, with the America - Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and the America - Israel Economic Forum.
  • Hosted at the Illinois Science + Technology Park

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Feb
3
5:30 pm17:30

Merging Education & Business: Bringing Jews, Christians and Muslims Together in Israel

Please join us on Wednesday February 3 for "Merging Education & Business: Bringing Jews, Christians and Muslims Together in Israel" featuring Boaz Nol, Israeli entrepreneur and social activist. Boaz led the social protests in summer 2011 and the national campaign for equal service for all. Boaz is the Director of Resources and Development at the Open University of Israel, the largest Israeli University with over 48,000 students. His work involves making higher education accessible to all sectors of Israeli society, developing special programming for the Haredi community, Arab Israelis, Ethiopians, student from the Periphery and more.

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Israel Innovation Showcase & Awards Celebration
Oct
29
5:00 pm17:00

Israel Innovation Showcase & Awards Celebration

Featuring:

  • Israeli startups.
  • Real-time audience participation.
  • Investor Panel.
  • Business Leadership Award presentation to Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871.
  • Keynote Address "Living Entrepreneurially" by Steve Miller, Partner & Co-Founder of Origin Ventures, lead investor in GrubHub.
  • Networking, business, food, open bar & fun throughout the night.
  • No Dinner Tables!

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Evening With Maccabi Tel Aviv
Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

Evening With Maccabi Tel Aviv

Join us for an evening with Maccabi Tel Aviv owners, managers, players and alumi including Israel's "Mr. Basketball" Tal Brody and USC star and former Maccabi Tel Aviv player David Blu.

Event address will be sent to confirmed attendees.

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Maccabi Tel Aviv will play Italy's Armani Milan in the first-ever Euro League pre-season game on North American soil on October 1, 2015. 

Come Meet The "Brains" Behind The Iron Dome
Aug
31
8:30 am08:30

Come Meet The "Brains" Behind The Iron Dome

Join us and OurCrowd for a breakfast reception featuring Natan Barak, President, Founder & CEO, of mPrest, an Israeli technology company that is commercializing the software behind the Iron Dome. Beyond being the breakthrough technology behind the Iron Dome, mPrest is a global provider of mission-critical monitoring and control solutions for the defense, security, utility and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors.

 

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An Evening With Senator Mark Kirk
Aug
10
5:00 pm17:00

An Evening With Senator Mark Kirk

Join us for an evening with Senator Mark Kirk. Hear from the Senator about his goals in the Senate regarding current events, business, and the importance of U.S.-Israel relationship.

  • Kosher food & Israeli wine included!
  • Hosted by Michael Traison
  • Co-Hosted by Lawrence Falbe, Barak Gilor, Steve Lavin, Stephen Levin, Marc Pershan, John Senica, Sandy Stein
  • This event is not a political fundraiser. There will be no solicitation of funds.

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israel as an export market
Aug
5
2:00 pm14:00

israel as an export market

Join us for this business & networking seminar to learn about export opportunities and find customers in Israel. The featured presenter will be Uriel Lynn, President of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce. Uriel is a past member of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) and Chair of the Constitutional Law and Justice Committees; a member of the Board of Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce & Industry), and is a member of the General Council of the World Chambers Federation (WCF).

Presented by: America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago; Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce; Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest; Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago; Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity; Illinois Small Business Development Center; Metro Chicago Exports; the Petach Tikva Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International.

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The Future Of Finance And An Insider's View On Investing In Innovation
Jul
10
12:30 pm12:30

The Future Of Finance And An Insider's View On Investing In Innovation

Goldman Sachs, in their research report "The Future of Finance: The Socialization of Finance" states that crowdfunding has the potential to be “the most disruptive of all of the new models in finance” while CNBC predicts “equity crowdfunding is going to double every year.” Join us and explore a significant part of the future of finance with Jon Medved, serial entrepreneur and CEO of OurCrowd, a leading equity crowdfunding platform that gives thousands of investors access to early stage global startup companies. Discover new and innovative opportunities and “access a new source of alpha.” 

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Say Farewell to Yariv Becher, Economic Consul From 2010 - 2015 and Welcome Guy Cohen, Incoming Economic Consul
Jul
9
5:30 pm17:30

Say Farewell to Yariv Becher, Economic Consul From 2010 - 2015 and Welcome Guy Cohen, Incoming Economic Consul

Please join us we say farewell to Yariv Becher, Israeli's Consul for Economic Affairs to the Midwest and welcome his successor Guy Cohen.

Yariv is concluding five years of service in Chicago this summer. His tenure is highlighted by a wide range of activities, growing friendship, business and R&D ties between Israel and the Midwest.

Kosher food & Israeli wine included. Don't miss this!

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Views On The Global Economy
Jun
10
11:30 am11:30

Views On The Global Economy

Join us for lunch with Leumi Group's Chief Economist, Dr. Gil Michael Bufman, Chief Economist of Leumi Group. Dr. Bufman has served as the Chief Economist at Leumi since 2001. He is a well-known and highly respected economist, advising and commenting frequently on economic policy in Israel, the state of the Israel economy and the global economic outlook. Click here for complete biography.

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Chicago Welcome Reception for Israeli Tech Startups
Jun
2
6:30 pm18:30

Chicago Welcome Reception for Israeli Tech Startups

This June, Chicago and Israel are coming together in an unprecedented way, and we invite you to be a part of it, welcoming a group of more than 50 Israeli innovators to Chicago at an evening reception on June 2nd from 6:30-8:30PM at 1871, Chicago’s entrepreneurial hub.
The companies and innovators will be in Chicago on three separate agendas;

A joint two week program between 1871 and six Israeli companies, all alumni of IDC Herzliya, hosted at 1871

A delegation of more than 20 Israeli companies to IRCE (the Internet Retailers Conference & Exhibition), hosted by the Government of Israel Economic Mission
The Zell Entrepreneurship Program at IDC Herzliya

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Israeli Craft Beer Social
May
21
6:00 pm18:00

Israeli Craft Beer Social

Join us on May 21 at the Vertigo Sky Lounge for an Israeli Craft Beer Happy Hour featuring Malka Beer and introducing the second Israeli Craft Beer to come to Chicago - Alexander. The evening will include a guided tasting of both Alexander and Malka Beers led by Austin Clar of Sublime Imports.

Food (kosher) is included as are two bottles of beer (each attendee's two top favorite beers tasted). Also included is an Israeli DJ and commemorative magnetic photographs for all attendees.

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Learn About the Advantages of Doing Business in Israel at Madison WI's First BIRD Seminar
May
5
1:00 pm13:00

Learn About the Advantages of Doing Business in Israel at Madison WI's First BIRD Seminar

If you are working with a company in Israel or looking to partner with one, know that there are funding opportunities for up to $1M in grant money from the BIRD Foundation. MadREP ­­ the BIRD Foundation's Wisconsin partner invites you to participate in an 
informative session featuring a case study by recent BIRD funding recipient Virent, as well as an opportunity to meet with a BIRD representative.

  • Program includes a case study from Madison's Virent, including the company's recognized benefits, recommendations, and best practices for Israeli collaboration. 

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