Startups from Nazareth Bring Generations of Business Wisdom and Experience to TAU Innovation Week / TLV Startup Challenge

Startups from Nazareth Bring Generations of Business Wisdom and Experience to TAU Innovation Week / TLV Startup Challenge

In our travels to and from Nazareth, Giuseppe Calo and I have been fortunate to meet with, and connected with the startup community in this magical city.

A special group of entrepreneurs from Nazareth are coming to Tel Aviv for both the duration of the TAU Innovation Week and the TLV Startup Challenge.

TAU Innovation Speaker Profile: John Foreman, Chief Data Scientist, Mailchimp

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By Alan Weinkrantz 

TAU Innovation Week attracts notable speakers and thought leaders from around the world.  

Me? 

I am a big time Mailchimp user to email newsletters, announcements, and launch campaigns.  I am not a data geek and I don’t use Mailchimp daily.  But when I need it, it’s there, it works, and gives me great insights into who is opening my emails, what campaigns work best, and where the recipient is clicking.

Somewhere underneath all this simplicity is some pretty deep smarts.  And that’s where John Foreman, Chief Data Scientist, and his team come in.  

Being that they send 600 million emails a day (not a misprint) they have some insights and a sense of how people, businesses and organizations are using their platform.

John’s coming to Israel to speak, to learn, and engage with the TAU Innovation / TLV Challenge community.

Give his interview a listen. 

Be sure to register and not miss out on the opportunity to meet and connect with people like John who are coming to Israel from all over the world.

 

Alan Weinkrantz is the Rackspace Brand Ambassador to Israel with a mission to help Israeli startup and developers succeed.

TAU Innovation Main Speaker Profile: Peter Shankman, CEO, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Adventurist

By Alan Weinkrantz 

TAU Innovation Week attracts notable speakers and thought leaders from around the world. 

Meet Peter Shankman, best selling author, speaker and entrepreneur.

Peter’s talk will be focused how customer service can impact your startup and how to win.  

His new book, Zombie Loyalists, is all about how to build fervent fans that help companies massively increase their customer base, brand awareness, and most importantly, revenue.

I’ve personally followed Peter for years, heard him speak at various conference such as SXSW in Austin.

You’ll be inspired by Peter’s insights, enthusiasm, and fresh look at how to grow and build your startup with the differentiator of customer service and a great experience.

Be sure to register and not miss out on the opportunity to meet and connect with people like Peter who are coming to Israel from all over the world.

 

Alan Weinkrantz is the Rackspace Brand Ambassador to Israel with a mission to help Israeli startup and developers succeed.

TAU Innovation Main Speaker Profile: Greg Rogers, Managing Director for Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

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By Alan Weinkrantz 

TAU Innovation Week attracts notable speakers and thought leaders from around the world.  

Meet Greg Rogers, Managing Director for Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, the world’s leading accelerator program for early stage technology start-ups.

Greg’s talk will be focused on the future of financial services in looking at ways startups can both collaborate or compete with an incumbent.   There are some broader lessons to be learned here that really apply to all vertical markets.

In the interview, Greg also points to his observation the impact of the incredible technical training Israeli entrepreneurs receive in the military.  He notes that a balance is needed in learning how to build marketplaces, market globally, leverage the product they have built, so they can scale.

Be sure to register and not miss out on the opportunity to meet and connect with people like Greg who are coming to Israel from all over the world.

 

Alan Weinkrantz is the Rackspace Brand Ambassador to Israel with a mission to help Israeli startup and developers succeed.

Dream Big: Create and Make Your Own Startup Reality

Dream Big: Create and Make Your Own Startup Reality

As part of our outreach into the various startup communities around Israel, the team from TAU Innovation Week / TLV Startup Challenge was on hand at an event with Erik Torenberg, member of the startup team from Product Hunt, and Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo.

While I encourage you to view the whole thing, if you don’t have time, fast forward to 10:05 and listen to some very profound words of wisdom from Slava Rubin.

TLV Startup Challenge Participants: How To Hack Your PR Strategy

TLV Startup Challenge Participants:  How To Hack Your PR Strategy

Over the last five years, I have had to opportunity to speak and mentor startups at major accelerators in the U.S., Israel, Palestine, Mexico, Chile and Argentina.

In doing so, I began to see a pattern evolve where the idea of doing what is typically thought of as “PR” tended to be something that may or may not be addressed until few weeks before launch, if ever.