• MIDRASH.TECH Haredi Entrepreneurship & Innovation    
  • HIGH-TECH INNOVATION

    AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

DISCUSSION LEADERS

Josef Federman
Jerusalem Bureau Chief, The Associated Press; Chairman, Foreign Press Association
Michael Arnold
Israel Bureau Chief, Bloomberg LP
Shuki Friedman
Director, Center for Religion, Nation and State, Israel Democracy Institute; Lecturer, Peres Academic Center

SPEAKERS

Jon Medved
Founder & CEO, OurCrowd
Bob Rosenschein
CEO, Curiyo; Founder, Answers.com
Sherwin Pomerantz
President, ATID EDI; Board Member, AmCham; Chair, American State Offices Association; Chairman, Pardes Institute
Gilad Malach
Director, Ultra-Orthodox in Israel Program, Israel Democracy Institute; Lecturer, Bar Ilan University
Michal Tsur
Co-Founder & President, Kaltura; Board Member, Israel Democracy Institute
Ranan Grobman
General Partner, Jerusalem Global Ventures
Avi Kay
Senior Lecturer, Director Schuman Center for Entrepreneurship, Lev Academic Center (JCT)
Dov Yarkoni
CEO, Nielsen Innovate
Paul Besnainou
Founder & CEO, Sweet Inn
Bob Borens
Director, Friedberg Economics Institute
Corinne Sauer
Co-Founder & Director, Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS)
Menachem Bombach
Rabbi-Executive Director, Torah Academy; Director, Haredi Campus, Hebrew U; Founder, Lezion Berina High School; Leader, Berdichev Community, Beitar Illit
David Baruch Wolk
Artist/Painter, B'seter Elyon
Elisheva Mazya
CEO, Khan Theatre JLM; Former CEO, New Spirit JLM; Former Vice Chairman, Hebrew U Student Union
Moshe Kelemen
Political Consultant, Municipality of Jerusalem; Former President, Haredi Student Club, Hebrew U
Tzila Schneider
Founder & Director, Kesher Yehudi

HOSTS

Naftali Weinberg
Rabbi-Rosh Beit Midrash, Midrash.Tech; Founder & Director, Machon Ahavat Emet; Gabbai, Yeshivat Netzach Israel
Mordechai I. Twersky
Journalist, Former Contributor to The New York Times, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post
Nachman Mehl
Founder & CEO, Midrash.Tech

2017 MIDRASH.TECH FORUM

HELD ON DECEMBER 19, 2017

The Midrash.Tech Jerusalem Innovation Forum was held at the historic Heichal Shlomo landmark in Jerusalem to explore the rising power of the Ultra-Orthodox Haredi community, the fastest growing segment of the Jewish People in Israel, North America and worldwide.

 

AGENDA

13:00 – 13:45 Registration

13:45 – 16:30 Conference

16:30 – 17:05 (L-R) מנחה - הדלקת נרות חנוכה - ערבית

Rosh Beit Midrash: Rabbi Naftali Weinberg, שליט"א

17:00 – 18:00 Hanukkah Reception & Celebration

 

13:45 - 14:00           Jerusalem Innovation Showcase

Jerusalem Development Authority, Jnext - Video Presentation

 

14:00 - 14:05           Welcoming Remarks

MC: Mordechai I. Twersky, Multimedia Journalist; Former Contributor to The New York Times, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post

 

14:05 - 14:40           Fostering Creativity and Innovation Without Compromising Torah Study and Values

 

DISCUSSION LEADER:     Dr. Shuki Friedman - Director, Center for Religion, Nation and State, Israel Democracy Institute; Lecturer, Peres Academic Center

PANELISTS:

Paul Besnainou - Founder & CEO, Sweet Inn

Rabbi Menachem Bombach - Executive Director, Torah Academy; Director, Haredi Campus, Hebrew U

Moshe Kelemen - Consultant, Jerusalem Municipality; Former President, Haredi Student Club, Hebrew U

Tzili Schneider - Founder & CEO, Kesher Yehudi

David Baruch Wolk - Artist/Painter, B'seter Elyon

 

14:40-14:45             Who Are Israel’s Haredim? (Video Presentation)

                                   

Dr. Gilad Malach - Director, IDI Ultra-Orthodox in Israel Program

 

14:50-15:25             Leveraging the Emerging Entrepreneurial Talent of the Ultra-Orthodox Community

             

DISCUSSION LEADER:     Michael Arnold - Israel Bureau Chief, Bloomberg LP

 

PANELISTS:

Dr. Avi Kay - Senior Lecturer, Director Schuman Center for Entrepreneurship, Lev Academic Center (JCT)

Bob Rosenschein - CEO, Curiyo; Founder, Answers.com

Dr. Michal Tsur - Co-Founder & President, Kaltura; Board Member, Israel Democracy Institute

Dov Yarkoni - CEO, Nielsen Innovate

Ranan Grobman - General Partner, Jerusalem Global Ventures

 

15:30-15:40             Crowdfunding Outlook for Ultra-Orthodox Entrepreneurs

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:         Jon Medved, Founder & CEO, OurCrowd

 

15:45-16:20             Challenges and Opportunities for the Ultra-Orthodox Community During the Second Half of This Century

 

DISCUSSION LEADER:     Josef Federman - Jerusalem Bureau Chief, The Associated Press; Chairman, Foreign Press Association

PANELISTS:

Bob Borens - Director, Friedberg Economics Institute

Elisheva Mazya - CEO, Khan Theatre; Former Vice Chair, Hebrew U Student Union

Sherwin Pomerantz - President, ATID EDI; Board Member, AmCham; Chairman, Pardes Institute

Corinne Sauer - Co-Founder & Director, Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS)

 

16:20-16:25             Closing Remarks

 

Norbert (Nachman) Mehl, Founder & CEO, Midrash.Tech

 

 

פורום חדשנות בירושלים

עבודה משותפים, יזמות וועידת משקיעים

עבור גברים ונשים חרדים

דצמבר 19, 2017

היכל שלמה, המלך ג'ורג 58, ירושלים

חגיגה חנוכה

WHAT WE DO

Midrash.Tech is a multimedia platform for Jewish innovation and entrepreneurship.

We work in collaboration with leading mentors, investors and venture philanthropists. We are a sponsor of the Midrash Tech Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) membership organization and think tank.

WHO WE ARE

Our company and affiliates are driven by a well-rounded and innovative team of young creative leaders and seasoned forward-thinking professionals.

Nachman (Norbert) Mehl - Founder & CEO

Nachman Mehl is a Swiss-born, American-Israeli-Argentine citizen. He’s a New York and Jerusalem-based seasoned entrepreneur, high-tech, multimedia, real estate and finance professional. He has organized and chaired numerous corporate and philanthropic events, including financial conferences and pitch nights, co-sponsored by global luxury brands. His partners have included major global print and online media such as Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal and WSJ.com, The New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, USA Today, Business Week, Advance Publications, and others. His clients have included hundreds of financial institutions throughout the United States. He has structured, executed and provided analysis for transactions involving several billion dollars in total value.

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