SOSA Magazine – September 2018

New In Our Innovators' Network

E.ON is an international private energy company, which focuses on energy networks, customer solutions, and...

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E.ON is an international private energy company, which focuses on energy networks, customer solutions, and renewable energy. As one of Europe's largest energy companies, E.ON plays a leading role in shaping a clean, digital, decentralized world of energy. To this end, the company develops and sells products and solutions for private, commercial and industrial customers. E.ON’s strategic partnerships with start-ups are built on cooperation, marketing and investment. The company invests in strategic technologies and business models, to stay at the forefront of new trends in decentralized, sustainable and innovative energy solutions. This partnership benefits both E.ON and start-ups.

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Sweetwood Ventures is the venture capital arm of Sweetwood Capital, a Tel Aviv - based financial...

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Sweetwood Ventures is the venture capital arm of Sweetwood Capital, a Tel Aviv - based financial firm founded in 2011. Sweetwood Ventures manages an Israel-focused Venture Capital Fund of Funds, providing investors with access to the most promising Israeli technology start-ups, through a combination of primary and secondary investments in top-tier Israel-focused venture capital funds, and direct investments in startups alongside Israel's top venture capital funds.

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Upcoming SOSA Tech Events

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Facebook, LeumiTech & SOSA’s Rosh Hashanah Toast

Facebook, LeumiTech & SOSA host closest friends from the ecosystem for holiday drinks, dancing & mingling.

Mon, Sep 3, 6:30PM-9:00PM

13 Shocken St. Tel-Aviv

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E.ON CEO Event

European energy giant, E.ON, will host a networking reception and startup pitch session with the company's CEO as part of their newly launched open innovation activity in Israel.

Tue, Sep 4, 6:00PM-8:00PM

13 Shocken St. Tel-Aviv

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1-On-1 With Investors

NYC

Nihal
Mehta

Founding General Partner, ENIAC Ventures

Wed, Sep 12, 2:00PM-4:00PM

50W 17th St. New York

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Andrea
Yonah

Director, U.S. East Coast/Midwest, BIRD Foundation

Thu, Sep 13, 2:00PM-4:00PM

50W 17th St. New York

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Rafi
Carmeli

Partner, Viola Growth

Wed, Sep 26, 9:30AM-11:30AM

50W 17th St. New York

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Call For Startups

Joy Ventures’ Extreme Tech Challenge

Apply to Joy Ventures' neuro-wellness vertical in the world’s largest startup competition, designed to identify emerging leaders with massive potential to create impact and drive industry forward.

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Zurich Innovation World Championships

Zurich Insurance is seeking innovative customer-focused products or services from the brightest and best startups and entrepreneurs in the insurtech space.

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IBM’s Call for Code

Win $200,000 through IBM's Call for Code, a worldwide, multi-year initiative that inspires developers to solve pressing global problems with sustainable software solutions.

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Innovation Scenes of Last Month

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SOSA AND CISCO SIGN AGREEMENT TO SCOUT FOR SMART CITY TECHNOLOGIES

September, 2018

In August, Cisco Smart City, an initiative of Cisco and the government of Guangzhou Panyu...

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In August, Cisco Smart City, an initiative of Cisco and the government of Guangzhou Panyu district,  signed agreement to scout for global technology companies that meet the complex challenges affecting today's cities and communities. The 100 billion RMB project will be located in the center of Guangzhou International Innovation City, and will include a landing pad that will allow selected global tech companies to have a soft landing in the new territory. To equip the project's corporate teams with the resources and skills needed to guide innovation and create synergy between different business units, SOSA will also conduct Innovation training sessions that address real use cases, and include building projects with external technologies.

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SOSA HOSTS “HOTTEST TRENDS IN TECH: CONSUMER GOODS & RETAIL” EVENT

September, 2018

In mid-August, more than 200 participants from the NYC ecosystem joined SOSA NYC & ZAG...

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In mid-August, more than 200 participants from the NYC ecosystem joined SOSA NYC & ZAG S&W for an evening of wine, valuable networking and fascinating insights from the top brands in the industry. Participants in the event included: Rich Fulop, Founder and CEO at Brooklinen, Lilla Cosgrove, Co-Founder at Candid, Srini Rajamanickam, Senior Director of Technology, Strategy & Innovation at Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman) and Michael Reidbord, Founder, Fashion Tech Consortium.

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BRAZILIAN INDUSTRY CONFEDERATION VISITS SOSA NYC

September, 2018

In August, 28 members from the Brazilian Industry Confederation (CNI) visited SOSA NYC. During the...

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In August, 28 members from the Brazilian Industry Confederation (CNI) visited SOSA NYC. During the visit, SOSA introduced the team to startups from the NYC ecosystem and to innovation opportunities in areas such as cyber, Big Data, AI and AR/VR.  

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Zurich Insurance is looking for innovative start-ups

August 5, 2018

Zurich works with SOSA to innovate with the Israeli start-up ecosystem. Israel serves as a...

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Sun, sand, sea and … unicorns? Why Tel Aviv is the world’s new startup capital

August 2, 2018

The Israeli city of Tel Aviv has the highest number of startups per capita in...

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Not only in Silicon Valley: European money is flooding the Israeli high-tech market

August 2, 2018

The investment rate in Israeli high tech with European participation has doubled since 2017. Israel...

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Our Partners Say That...

Working with SOSA has been a great experience for us. As talented advocates with a deep understanding of the Israeli startup ecosystem, SOSA thrives at connecting international players with top innovators. SOSA adds value to our network through joint activities in Germany and Israel, expanding the possibilities of joint innovation.

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Nia Escobar

Startup Network Manager

Triventures partnered with SOSA in 2016 to expand touchpoints with potential partners and entrepreneurs. The relationship has flourished into a true partnership and we particularly value SOSA's creative, out-of-the box thinking. The connections that have been established through SOSA's direct introductions and events are always highly relevant and valuable to the fund. We look forward to what's yet to come!

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Netalie Nadivi

Principal

We've had an incredible experience at SOSA NYC. The team goes above and beyond and the community has that perfect mix of a laid-back yet professional vibe. Through SOSA we've met leading Israeli government officials, Fortune 500 executives, and cutting-edge startups. Working here has provided more of a competitive advantage than we originally anticipated - a very pleasant surprise! We couldn't be happier with our decision to join.

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Jacob Yormak

Partner

Being a part of the SOSA NYC community has been a wonderful experience for me. Through the SOSA network, I’m able to stay plugged into the Israeli tech ecosystem, meet entrepreneurs, startups, and corporations, and also stay involved in the New York tech scene. As an investor, it’s extremely important to me to have access to the variety of early-stage startups and to be able to contribute to the community. Through SOSA, I’m able to do both.

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Inbar Haham

Partner

SOSA set a new standard creating a platform that connects entrepreneurs, investors, and everyone in-between.

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Kevin Baxpehler

Managing Partner

Through our partnership with SOSA, we've gained a broader and deeper understanding of the Israeli tech ecosystem, enabling us to adjust Munich Re's innovation strategy accordingly. SOSA has curated numerous effective meetings with industry leaders and entrepreneurs for execs from Munich Re's business units worldwide, which have allowed us to access valuable business insights and rising opportunities.

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Patrice Cohen

Innovation Manager

The SOSA membership proved to be extremely valuable for Meron, much more than simply the office space. Through SOSA, our team is exposed to new startups, participates in relevant events and gets relevant opportunities to support the ecosystem. SOSA introduced us to several startups, all relevant for our investment strategy, and through SOSA we met multiple international corporations who are seeking technologies similar to those we invest in. The relationship with those corporations allows us to better understand emerging needs for technology innovation and to generate collaboration opportunities for our portfolio.

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Liron Azrielant

General Partner

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