Category: Entrepreneurship

28 Aug

Hosting Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship Daniel Lubetzky at Collective Collection on Sep 13th for a talk about doing the KIND thing.

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KIND CEO and founder Daniel Lubetzky is The New York Times Best Seller of Do the KIND Thing. In 2015 President Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named him a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). The event is open for registration here.

07 Jul

Starting Human-Progress-Day – every year on Sep 14th

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27 Aug

Honored to be on Forbes list of 50 Influential Women in Israel

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29 Jul

At Orly and Guy Morning show – about exponential technolgies

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29 Jul

A day with channel 10 news about our digital future

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08 Jul

About our digital future – for Lady Globes [full article]

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At the airport on my way to a vacation today I saw this and it was weird in a wonderful and exciting way. And the full article text below.

02 Apr

April 27th, Israel – A talk about Innovation-Aversion for Singularity University at Innovation Endeavors

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12 Mar

March 10th – a talk at Singularity University Conference in Israel – How political passions undermine basic reasoning skills and why compelling conclusive and widely accessible scientific evidence doesn’t change people’s opinions

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With coming elections in Israel next week, it’s interesting to look at recent articles that shed some light about the battle between innovation and the status quo. It turns out that some things are a lot more powerful than and an idea whose time has come. I have a few guests passes left. If this […]

22 Feb

Feb 22: Your Brand: Because It’s Personal – Hosting EO Israel monthly learning event

EO Branding Invitation

I’m looking forward to featuring Eitan Chitayat founder and executive creative director of Natie and interviewing Dorie Clark author of “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future”, and “Stand Out”, this Sunday at Viola for EO Israel monthly learning event.

08 Feb

Joining the board of WMN – a new seaside co-work space in Tel-Aviv for women who lead ventures and pay it forward

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WMN was founded by serial entrepreneur Merav Oren, aiming to create a community where women can thrive, feel at home, and network in order to overcome the unique challenges women face in the entrepreneurial eco-system. WMN will open in March 2015 but the application process for women entrepreneurs is open.

31 Dec

[video] Interview with G.Yafit about personal brand and working with family

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23 Dec

[video] Women Entrepreneurs in The Frontier Conference – Pies of Career/Family/Self balance and

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11 Dec

Israel Entrepreneurs Handbook 2015 together with EO Israel

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Thanks Guy Spier for the cool idea and Eitan of Natie for the beautiful execution.

24 Nov

Moderating the Entrepreneurship Track at Saloona’s 2014 *Women @ The Frontier* Conference

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I’m really looking forward to moderating this track. They curated women who are bravely in the forefront and I’ll get to explore the experience of being a woman entrepreneur with them. Would be great to see you there. And it’s also going to be streamed live.

02 Oct

a blog post for EO Israel [a local chapter of the 10K members global Entrepreneurs Organization]

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This is the post’s end: [and the beginning at EO Israel blog] And the reason I’m writing about this on the EO blog is because it suddenly hit me: the reason why the EO forum is something I like so much, is because that’s exactly what we do there. We gain full context of the […]

23 Sep

The Best of TED MED Live in Jerusalem [photos]

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TED MED Live in the Jerusalem Theater of Performing Arts was a real treat to host, and the TED MED Israel team has posted some of the best moments here. The talks are coming out soon. One of my personal favorite moments hosting this event was getting to try Amnon Shaashua’s new device for the […]

03 Feb

Some people have life and their business all figured out. I’m not one of them. Together with a group of Israeli entrepreneurs, I recently co-founded EO Israel – a local chapter to join a network of 9500 EOers worldwide. ​Entrepreneurs join for different reasons. For me it’s about stripping off the omniperfect facade with peers, and learning from each other. There’s also the guilt-free travel.

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Failcon, a global initiative to reshape the negative cultural sentiment towards failures, and create a platform for learning from other’s failed ventures, happened for the first time in Israel on Jan 23rd, 2014. One speaker I admire for sharing his role in a business failure is Ofer Vilenski, CEO and co-founder of Hola. He  candidly shared […]

10 Jan

Hosting Failcon TLV on Jan 23rd – an afternoon that’s all about entrepreneurs sharing their failures and what they learned

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Few people are brave enough to attempt audacious goals. Far fewer are big enough to admit they failed and be willing to share what they learned. Many have said NO to the request to speak at this event and I admire Yanki Margalit, Naftali Benet, Liad Agmon, Noam Lanir, Ishay Green, Daria Shualy, Yosi Taguri, Ofer Vilenski, Gigi Levy, Emma Butin, Eden Shochat,Yoni Dariel, Yoel […]

30 Jun

Bringing Techonomy to Israel to ask: Can Israel Be the Tech Capital for the Next Five Billion?

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In partnership with Campus Tel Aviv (powered by Google Entrepreneurs), Techonomy will facilitate a series of conversations on June 5th in Tel Aviv about Israel’s emerging role as a tech superpower. The two-hour event will begin with a talk by Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick, followed by a panel discussion entitled “Can Israel Be the Tech Capital […]

24 Nov

It’s Your Business – 183 written-in-blood tips for entrepreneurs

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This is a great new entry-level book for entrepreneurs, with some excellent reminders for the more experienced. I scanned it in 30 minutes walking the treadmill. Of the 183 tips Lisa Everson offers in It’s Your Business, I chose to give you a sneak peek into the following because for me, they each hold a personal memory of blood, sweat or tears. If […]

25 Jul

The Behavioral Economics Summit for Startups 2012 is Back

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And so is the Israeli extension of it. We’re keeping everything that worked last year and fixing the broken. Here’s when, where, who, why and how.  Last year I was pumping during breaks and saving the milk in the yogurt department of the Google HQ fridge. This year I’ll be joining you on Google hangout […]

02 May

Singularity University Executive Program should come with a warning

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Don’t be fooled by this seemingly innocent graduation class photo. Or by this well put Guardian introduction to the people creating our future. Singularity University at the serene NASA Research Park in CA is a dangerous place. I just returned from a week of SU EPA12 – codename for The 7-day Singularity University Executive Program, […]

08 Mar

Irrationality, brain productivity, evolution and game-changing, all in my updated favorite books list

Maya Elhalal favorite books

Here’s the full list of books and why I favorite them. 

26 Jul

Battlestar Galactica left me with a choice: I’m going for the option that takes the bigger leap of faith

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I don’t want to be connected to perfection. I find perfection rather boring actually. But it IS about those moments for me. Especially the action, reaction and elation. The final episode of Battlestar Galactica, left me with a choice I’ve been avoiding making for a while: I’m going for the option that takes the bigger leap […]

24 Jul

Hosting the live streaming of The Behavioral Economics Summit for Startups in Israel this August

Behavioral Economics

My friend Abigail Tenembaum and I are both behavioral economics sworn fans and now we have the huge privilege of delivering the above incredible gift from Dan Ariely to about 20 Israeli startups. If your startup fits the bill, apply! It will change how you do business. The main website of The San Francisco Behavioral […]

20 Mar

[animated presentation] The Secret Ingredient in Kickstarting Ideas that Spread Far and Wild

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Inspring stories of successful entrepreneurs, artists, visionaries who follow their passion for an idea. They all share a healthy disrespect for the traditional way of getting things done and a flair for the New Media. Key viral marketing strategies and the secret ingredient in their success revealed… This is the 3 minute, click-to-advance, version of […]

10 Mar

Upcoming talk: Idea Driven GPSs. And why we insist on taking the longest route to ourselves

Maya Elhalal Poke The Box

I’m giving a talk this Monday, about the shift in the the way ideas are spread and about how now, like never before, companies and individuals can change an industry, reinvent science or reshape politics. Specifically, about how TED and Seth Godin’s new Domino Project do it. More specifically, why more often than not, we ignore our inner […]

05 Feb

What do TED, The Domino Project and anti-aging eye serum have in common? Bees.

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You’re not supposed to admit you favor one piece of your published work over the rest. My favorite is QuotesDaddy. Why? Because it’s the only one I built for me. I wanted to find, save, tag, share, contribute and show off all my favorite quotes. Nothing out there came close. One night, working on an […]

04 Feb

The husband is always the last to know and the founder last to admit

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If you’re like me, you think you’re really good at reading people’s body language, picking up the subtle cues of their true intention and spotting every tell tale sign. Well, you’re not as good as you think you are. Not with the people you love, that is. Or with those you have a high-stakes relationship […]

03 Feb

How to make $100K offering zero value and kill a startup on the way

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To not make matters worse for my friend, I’ll keep the companies involved anonymous. Let’s for now call the high-tech company that’s trying to do something meaningful in the world ‘Startup’, and the suing company ‘Shell’. This is a true story of Shell and Startup. Startup is a company in growth stage, VC backed, with […]

06 Jan

My answer on Quora to ‘What books should entrepreneurs read?’

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Entrepreneur’s Bible(s): This short-list of entrepreneurship ‘prerequisite’ will put you in a great position to get started. It features my #1 rated for every category in entrepreneur’s must-have skill set: The Four Steps to the Epiphany is the text book for leading Entrepreneurship MBA programs and is by far the best I’ve read about idea validation […]

31 Dec

[updated] Running for best in education: The Brain for Entrepreneurs – The Frontal Lobe vs. the Amygdala.

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The inner battle of the seat of entrepreneurship and the brain’s panic button. And how you can win. Sprinkled with tips and tricks on how to use cutting edge neuroscience discoveries to get your ideas across in a memorable way. Vote it up on slideshare if you enjoyed it? (contest ends Nov 8th) Update: Thrilled […]

10 Aug

Professional 2.0, MailChimp Case Study: Bring Yourself to Work

MailChimp is an email marketing platform used by some pretty high profile brands. It offers powerful campaign management tools and also, um… how shall I put it? A very unusual user experience… For example, you may be working on building your new blog newsletter and on the top right corner the Chimp would say: and then […]

22 Apr

$20,000 Prize at National Pitching Competition

On Monday, May 25th, I will be judging the Pitch Competition of the The IDC Entrepreneurship Club together with Mr. Idan Ofer (chairman), Mr. Gadi Dankner, Prof. Ronen Israel, Mr. Eran Shalev and Mrs. Daphna Murvitz. Finalists will get to pitch at the national pitching Competition and stand to win a prize of $20,000. This […]

17 Apr

Rule #1: Don’t Let Go!

9 lessons for life (that are also very much true for entrepreneurship) in this 5 min TED U2009 talk (U = University, TED attendees giving talks) by rock climber Matthew Childs: Don’t let go! Hesitation is bad Have a plan The move is the end Know how to rest Fear sucks Opposites are good Strength […]

11 Aug

Search Treasures

Google recently launched Google Insight for Search which let’s you see what the world is searching for and compare search terms. How can Google Insight for Search be useful? SEM – Search trends can help you find hidden treasures in terms of territories which show high demand for what you offer. In many cases you’ll […]

28 Jul

F**King Good Presentation about Social Media!

Tal Siach, a social media wiz and the guy behind the 7000 Diggs prank just shared this beautiful presentation about social media with me. If you’re not convinced of the power of social marketing yet, check out these amazing numbers… What The F**K is Social Media? view presentation (tags: socialmediamarketing marketing web2.0 socialmedia)

16 Jun

Gmail Labs is “Make What You Can Sell” on Steroids

Google’s recent introduction of Gmail Labs takes it’s already developed perpetual beta approach a step further. Gmail Labs is a way for Google to take ideas that aren’t quite ready for prime time as well as ideas that wouldn’t normally be picked and let Gmail users decide whether they’re good (and should be further developed) […]

07 May

How to Successfully Finance Your Startup in Every Stage of Development

This presentation, used in a recent New Media Entrepreneurship Workshop for Israeli Startup founders, covers: The pros and cons of different equity capital sources (financing by founders, friends and family, angels and Venture Capitals). How to create and deliver effective investment raising presentations. The big DOs and DON’Ts of investment raising presentations. This presentation was […]

20 Apr

Looking For an Idea for a Startup? Ask yourself “What Itch Can I Scratch?”

In 1995, San Francisco native Craig Newmark, decided to create a way to share news about local events. Working as a software engineer, he began posting news about social events in San Francisco for people in the software and computer industries. This newsletter evolved to become craigslist.org, one of the most recognizable websites on the […]

27 Mar

Taking the Air Out of the “First Mover Advantage” Bubble

There are very few panels, forums or boards, where investors evaluate ventures, that the notion of “First Mover Advantage” isn’t raised. In many cases, it is regarded with such awe, that the mere hint of another player “moving” first, may kill the chance of the venture to be financed. Deadly Crash on the TTM (Time […]