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SOSA AND ICONYC: STATE OF NYC TECH2018

December, 2018

Exciting days in NYC! Last month in perfect timing with Amazon.com's announcement that they would be...

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Exciting days in NYC! Last month in perfect timing with Amazon.com's announcement that they would be selecting NYC for their new H2Q, SOSA NYC and ICONYC labs hosted the annual "State of NYC Tech 2018" event featuring Andrew Cleland, Comcast Ventures, Ed Sim, Boldstart Ventures, Ellie Wheeler, Greycroft Partners, Daniel Ramot, Via and, moderator, Hope King from Cheddar. The event also featured special guest Ana Arino, Chief Strategy Officer  at the NYCEDC, who talked about the Global Cyber Center initiative and crafting a winning bid to bring Amazon to Long Island City.

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SOSA COLLABORATES WITH GERMAN INSURANCE GIANTS IN COLOGNE

December, 2018

This past month, SOSA and FinTLV participated and led sessions on open innovation in the EXECInsurtech...

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This past month, SOSA and FinTLV participated and led sessions on open innovation in the EXECInsurtech conference in Cologne for the second year in a row, as part of a strategic partnership with Insurlab Cologne, a consortium of German insurance companies headquartered in Cologne. The conference gathered together 70 of the most prominent global insurance companies with leading and emerging insurtech startups and investors for a day focused on driving technology innovation in insurance.

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MUNICH RE’S HEADS OF INNOVATION SCOUT FOR OPEN INNOVATION OPPORTUNITIES IN ISRAEL

December, 2018

In November, SOSA organized and hosted a visit for Tom Van den Brulle, Global Head...

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In November, SOSA organized and hosted a visit for Tom Van den Brulle, Global Head of Innovation, and Wolfgang Hauner, Chief Data Officer, of Munich Re, the world's largest reinsurance company. During the visit, SOSA introduced them to open innovation opportunities with startups in areas such as AI, text analysis, and image recognition, as well as strategic investors and active multinationals in the ecosystem.  

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SOSA NYC COLLABORATES WITH THE JAPANESE EXTERNAL TRADE ORGANIZATION (JETRO)

December, 2018

Last month, SOSA's Open Innovation Specialist, Omri Admon, was invited by The Japanese External Trade...

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Last month, SOSA's Open Innovation Specialist, Omri Admon, was invited by The Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) to speak in front of Japanese corporations and startups in 4 main cities and present the new Global Cyber Center, which opens on January 1st. During his sessions, Admon shared how New York City serves as a top destination for Japanese companies and entrepreneurs, and discussed the importance of open innovation for a modern corporation.

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THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST ISRAELI TECH GROUP

December, 2018

Last month 150 Israeli tech entrepreneurs joined SOSA NYC, Homeis הומיז ישראלים בניו יורק and Israeli Mapped in...

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Last month 150 Israeli tech entrepreneurs joined SOSA NYC, Homeis הומיז ישראלים בניו יורק and Israeli Mapped in NY for the first New York Israeli Tech Group event, featuring Yoni Bloch Founder and CEO of eko, who recently closed a $300M deal with Walmart.

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SOSA COLLABORATES WITH ANDHRA PRADESH GOVERNMENT

November, 2018

SOSA's CEO signed agreement with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Minister of IT to connect...

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SOSA's CEO signed agreement with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Minister of IT to connect the 50 million people Indian state to the Israeli tech ecosystem. SOSA will establish a landing pad for Andhra Pradesh based corporations and entrepreneurs in the heart of the Startup Nation, to create business opportunities between both countries.

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SOSA AND NYCEDC’S CYBERSECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT & CELEBRATION EVENT

November, 2018

In the beginning of October, the city of NY announced SOSA as the chosen operator...

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In the beginning of October, the city of NY announced SOSA as the chosen operator to run and build the official Global Cyber Center. In light of the announcement, SOSA and the NYCEDC were delighted to host an exclusive cybersecurity celebration lunch event that featured Ana Arino, Chief Strategy Officer at the NYCEDC, Geoff Brown, CISO, City of New York and Head of the NYC Cyber Command, Nadav Zafrir, Co-Founder & CEO at Team8, Uzi Scheffer CEO at SOSA, as well as the Cyber NYC winning Operators.

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SOSA CONNECTS AUSTRALIA AND ISRAEL’S TECH ECOSYSTEM LEADERS

November, 2018

In October, SOSA and the Australian Landing Pad organized a one-week visit for ecosystem leaders...

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In October, SOSA and the Australian Landing Pad organized a one-week visit for ecosystem leaders representing leading accelerators, incubators, VCs and startup hubs in Australia. During the visit, the delegation met and exchanged insights and collaboration opportunities with local funds accelerators and a variety of startup support programs.

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SOSA NYC ORGANIZES VISIT FOR START-UP NATION FOUNDERS DELEGATION

November, 2018

In Mid-October, SOSA NYC hosted a Start-Up Nation delegation of 14 founders from Israel. During...

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In Mid-October, SOSA NYC hosted a Start-Up Nation delegation of 14 founders from Israel. During the group's visit, they heard from Daniel S. Leon Co-Founder & COO, Celsius Network, Zacary Sherman Associate at Pereg Ventures and Guy Franklin General manager, SOSA NYC, about the NY ecosystem and insights into expanding to the US market.

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CYBER INNOVATORS 2018

November, 2018

Last month, SOSA, Shiboleth, and Playground hosted the Cyber Industry Innovators event. The evening included special guests Ana Arino -...

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Last month, SOSA, Shiboleth, and Playground hosted the Cyber Industry Innovators event. The evening included special guests Ana Arino - Chief Strategy Officer, NYCEDC, and Nadav Zafrir - Co-Founder & CEO, Team8.    

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SOSA NYC DEAREST MEMBERS SNAPPY RAISES $10M FOR PERSONAL CORPORATE GIFTING

November, 2018

Congratulations to SOSA NYC dearest members Snappy, Hani Goldstein and the team for raising $10m! Founded in...

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Congratulations to SOSA NYC dearest members Snappy, Hani Goldstein and the team for raising $10m! Founded in 2015, Snappy is an NYC-based startup aiming to liven up and personalize corporate gift giving. The company announced in October that it has received $10 million in venture funding from 83North, with participation from Hearst Ventures. Read more about their success here.

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