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The third annual USI Tech Roadshow features Israel’s hottest startups selected to demo in front of a seasoned investor-and-founders’ panel. Every year a portion of startups that demo raise funds through the USI network of investors, senior executives, and company founders. Meet 225+ entrepreneurs, investors, and tech executives at 7 World Trade Center.


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Israeli Startups: Apply to Demo

First 5 startups that apply and are confirmed by USI Investors Committee will present.
  • 6:00pm - Gathering & Networking
  • 6:45pm - Greetings
  • 7:00pm - Company Presentations & Panel
  • 7:45pm - Cocktail Reception & Networking
  • 9:00pm - Departure

Select participants include: NICE Actimize, Madison Alley Global Ventures, RFVentures, INE Ventures, FundersGuild, FirstMark Capital, Eva Ventures, Accelerant Ventures, Soleimani International Group, Hudson Bay Capital, West Neck Partners, Sunrise, Emerging Star Capital, LLC, Bessemer Venture Partners, Greycroft, FundersGuild, Nashone, Inc., Rubicon Venture Capital, Goldman Sachs, HighLine Research Advisors, Porta Holdings, AVE9 Inc, New York Angels, OurCrowd, Nielsen, Dejavoo Systems, Abenaki Ventures, ViaSci, Oximeter Plus, Inc., Morgan Stanley, The reThink Israel Initiative, Crain's New York Business, Israel Economic Mission, Consulate General of Israel in New York, Novus Partners, Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe, NYSE, FundersGuild, Kidron LLC, Westpark Capital, Gartner, Colliers International, Medivizor, OndaLocal, iAngels, LockIt, wanderant, Wavicle, Pampadour LLC., Choozer Inc., Orgenesis Inc, SPREO, NVU Systems Ltd., Nutrino, CHIC.TV, Gemingo, Gemingo, Keepy, Kaltura, Spreemo, Actimize, Novus Partners, DSD Ventures, BondDesk, SPREO, WeWork, Mobixi.

Ido Aharoni,

Opening Remarks- Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York

  Jeff Pulver

Jeff Pulver is a pioneer who helped shape the development of the VoIP industry.

Jeff Pulver founded the VON Coalition in 1996 which helped keep VoIP unregulated in America for 9 years. Jeff Pulver’s VON Conference ran from 1997 to 2008. In 2011 Jeff co-founded Zula.

 Pulver founded Min-X in 1998 which became Vonage in 2001 In 2004 the FCC issued “The Pulver Order” which was the first positive ruling about VoIP in the USA and the world. Jeff has been playing with IP/Internet communications since 1995.

  Roi Carthy

Roi Carthy is well known in the Israeli startup community as a connector, advisor, and as the Israeli correspondent for TechCrunch. You can find his posts here. His relationship with the Web goes quite a way back. In fact, it goes back to the days before the Web… Email has been in his life for 30 years, and his first chat session was in 1984.

Since becoming a professional in the industry, Roi has advised startups in areas ranging from Investment and Profitability Strategies, to Beta & General Availability Launch Programs, to Product Strategy. Roi has also worked at companies such as Zend Technologies, and most recently at Soluto, as Head of Products.

Roi has an extensive network of contacts, locally in Israel and in the US, ranging from leading technology companies and startup executives, to tier-1 media outlets.

  dan-goldsmith

Dan Goldsmith brings 15 years technology and media sales experience, 10 of which have been spent exclusively focused on executive recruiting across the digital media landscape. Dan has had the unique experience recruiting for some highly impactful and cutting edge organizations. Dan started his technology sales career selling enterprise level solutions for numerical computation, visual programming and algorithmic development at The Mathworks. He then built New York's first Digital Media Sales Recruiting practice at AC Lion where for 10 years he recruited for DoubleClick, Triad Digital, OpenX, Pontiflex and many many more. Dan is joining Three Pillars after a year with radical start-up, Narrative Science, where he was bringing rapidly scalable content generation to "AdTech" platforms and content publishers. Dan is a 1993 graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he was a dean's list student and nationally ranked "Cat1" cyclist.

  Kimberly Scotti

As the Executive Director of Business Development & Operations at Loeb Enterprises, Kimmy Scotti is responsible for development and operations of Script Relief, which has helped over 4 million Americans who otherwise lack adequate insurance coverage, save on their medication purchases. Ms. Scotti has also been responsible for the development of several other ventures including WORKS by Nicole Williams, a multi-platform media and lifestyle brand dedicated to supporting young professional women in their quest for career success. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Ms. Scotti joined Loeb Enterprises in 2007.

Prior to joining Loeb Enterprises, Ms. Scotti founded Mimz New York, a fashion jewelry line, which was sold at Bloomingdales, luxury boutiques nationwide and was featured on the hit show, Project Runway.

Ms. Scotti is a founding board member of The Pink Agenda, a national non-profit committed to raising money for breast cancer care, research and awareness of the disease among young professionals, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Additionally, she serves as the Director-at-Large of The Resolution Project, a global non-profit fostering youth leadership development through collaborative social entrepreneurships.

She also blogs about fashion, beauty, food, travel and other lifestyle topics at www.KimmyScotti.com.

  Dave Mathews

Dave Mathews is a consumer-focused inventor specializing in mobile, convergence and digital entertainment. He has worked at the startup stages of projects like boxee, Slingbox and is an inventor of the CueCat consumer bar code reader.

Always tinkering, he has 70+ U.S. patents granted or pending and has appeared as a technology expert or host on some 300 television shows. Dave has written for PC Mag, is a founding contributor of O’Reilly’s MAKE and other consumer-tech outlets as well as industry publications.

After the dot-com bubble burst, he was tapped by the Chairman of RadioShack to help re-kindle the spirit of innovation within the retail giant. Through his efforts, several products made it to market and many technologies were created with the help of his Asian and US based teams.

Dave began connecting computers to cellular phones in the early 1990′s and created some of the first mobile data solutions for carriers all over the nation. He has developed communication focused retail superstores and the products that go within, as well as routing technologies, supply chain management and back-end database infrastructure.

Dave is a frequent public speaker, technology expert for broadcast media outlets and sits on the advisory board of several early stage companies.

When he isn’t jetting around the world to introduce people to NewAer, he likes to rebuild old Vespas, projects which have a defined beginning, middle and end, unlike running NewAer.

  USI Tech Roadshow 2014 Presenting Startups
Aisle Phone
AislePhone addresses the need for retailer optimization based on the exact position of the consumer inside the store. The company has developed an In-Store Positioning System (iSPS) that pinpoints the exact aisle and location of each customer at any time, and collects comprehensive real-time business intelligence and enables multiple services to consumers, retailers and brands.
Consumer Physics
The first molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO reads the chemical make-up of materials. It is a non-intrusive, no-touch optical sensor that provides a seamless user experience.
Hyperactivate
Hyperactivate, an emerging company that is contributing to the explosion in social media spending. The growing value of social media is beyond dispute. The question is how to use it best with a real and measurable return on investment. Working with clients like Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Microsoft, Nike and M&M’s, Hyperactivate makes this possible and solves the ‘accountability’ problem that all marketers face when attempting to quantify the ROI on their social media investment.
iAngels
iAngels is a new crowdfunding platform in Israel which allows you to invest in Israeli High Tech startups. iAngels is successfully collaborating with over two dozen Israeli angel investors to bring individual investors from all over the world with access to these exclusive deals, where they can participate under the same terms and lower investment tickets, starting from $5K.
Meetey
Meetey is a social communication platform that enhances your everyday local experiences and empowers us to become better connected, involved & informed "locals". It presents a unique blend of social network that helps discover all the goodness that's local, relevant and now. It serves as a powerful instant communication platform that helps connect and coordinate with likeminded locals and businesses in a fun, vibrant and exciting fashion.
Samba
Samba is video messaging with a twist. It turns traditional communication on its head, by recording your friends’ reaction to your video message, and automatically sending it back to you. Record a video, flick to send it and see your friends’ reaction as they view your message. Their reaction is recorded automatically and sent back to you.
SPREO
SPREO uses iBeacon and Wi-Fi to offer accurate and affordable indoor navigation services, location based marketing, venue analytics, mapping and wayfinding. Our patent-pending technology features a proprietary positioning and live step-by-step navigation algorithm with less than 1.5m accuracy.
SQream
SQream Big Database combines modern GPU (graphic processing unit) technology with the best practices in today’s Big Data platforms, allowing our clients to experience up to 100X faster insights from their Big Data in a cost-effective manner. We also support ANSI SQL, making it easy, convenient and hassle-free to work with the same ETL and visualization tools.
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