** PLEASE NOTE: The talk will be held in English**
** The event is hosted by the 8200 EISP accelerator & Splash Ventures. The event is being sponsored by Maven Ventures.
We are happy to invite you to join Jim Scheinman for a talk and Q&A on the Art of Building Billion Dollar Startups.
Jim has achieved five Unicorn level ($1Bn+) startups in his career as a founder, executive, and investor; most recently the self-driving car company Cruise (sold to GM for $1B+) and video-conferencing platform Zoom (reached $1B valuation), as well as Bebo, Tango, and NBCi.
Jim is the Founding Managing Partner of Maven Ventures, a Palo Alto based seed stage venture capital firm that focuses on consumer software and transportation with hypergrowth potential.
6:30-7:00pm - Gathering and Networking
7:00-8:00pm - Jim Scheinman - The Art of Building Billion Dollar Startups and Q&A
8:00-8:30pm - Pizza and Beer
**Event Sponsor: Maven Ventures**
8200 EISP was the first start-up accelerator in Israel, founded in late 2011. Our vision is to harness the vast network of 8200 alumni in order to promote early stage, first-time entrepreneurs from all industries. This is our way as alumni of 8200 to give back to the Israeli society.
80% of the program alumni are currently leading their start-up as founders. Our alumni raised seed funding and beyond of over $400M in total and employ more than 450 people in Israel and overseas.
http://www.eisp.org.il/en/home is funded and supported by our partners, all leaders in their respective fields. Our partners include Bank Hapoalim (the largest bank in Israel), EY Israel, law firms Naschitz Brandes Amir and Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz, the BRM Group, Star Farm Ventures, Battery Ventures, AOL Israel, Nextage, Matrix (8300), Elron and WeWork Israel.
Splash Ventures is a Silicon Beach accelerator investing in Israeli start-ups.
We provide seed investment in the start-ups accepted into our program who then participate in an intensive three-month accelerator in Los Angeles to gain traction, raise capital and work with industry leaders.
Each year, we invest in 8-12 companies and take them to an immersive experience setting up their operations in LA. During the program, we help the companies adapt their branding, marketing and sales strategies to the US and also to connect them with local investors and industry leaders.
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