Fifteen Israeli companies selected to meet with California's Tech Giants May 3-5
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is pleased to announce 15 Israeli innovative mobile startups have been chosen to participate in a delegation to meet with industry leaders, investment firms, technology giants and partners from May 3-5 in Silicon Valley, California. More information can be found at www.israelmobiletour.org.
The 3-day Israel Mobile Tour is designed to offer entrepreneurs a unique platform to advance and accelerate their startups and will include targeted visits in companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and AT&T. Visiting entrepreneurs will engage with Silicon Valley's leading mobile startups disrupting the industry and demo to local angels and Venture Capital investors. Mike Moritz, investor at Sequoia Capital will kick off the tour in his office on Sand Hill Rd.
A highlight of the program is The Israel Mobile Showcase, scheduled for May 5, featuring the latest innovative mobile solutions from Israel. The public event will offer startup demos and panel discussions by industry thought leaders. Tickets are available at: http://ciccisraelmobiletour.eventbrite.com/.
Additional leaders meeting the companies over the three days will include David Gee, Vice President, Marketing and Enterprise Solutions Palm Global Business Unit, Hewlett-Packard Company; Amir Lahat, Head of Global Business Ventures, Nokia Siemens Networks; Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft Corporation; Robert Scoble, Scobleizer and many more.
"It has been evident to us for some time that innovation in Israel embodies the same characteristics as innovation in Silicon Valley. That is why we set up Sequoia Capital in Israel so we could have the opportunity to work with these fabulous entrepreneurs," said Randy Ditzler, Partner, Sequoia Capital. "The Founders coming on the CICC Mobile Tour are what makes it a privilege for us to partner with CICC in this exclusive program to facilitate successful partnership, collaboration and investment between Silicon Valley and Israel."
The visiting Israeli companies represent a broad range of mobile solutions and technologies such as: Mobile Cloud Platform, Mobile Money, Mobile Social, Mobile Security, Mobile Health, Mobile Gaming, and more.
The innovative mobile companies selected to participate include: CellSec, Digimo, DudaMobile, Exent, FellowUp, Fooducate, Innobell, MoMinis, Onavo, Perfecto Mobile, Rewardy, Ringbow, TekTrak, Zipory and ZooZ.
Shuly Galili, Executive Director at the California-Israel Chamber of Commerce, said "When Israel's technology talent meets Silicon Valley business know-how the possibilities are endless. CICC is fortunate to be at this unique junction and offer its platform to accelerate the growth of our industries."
An open technology showcase for industry leaders, investors, partners and press will take place May 5th at Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus (SVC), Building #1, 1065 La Avenida in Mountain View 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Tickets to the Showcase can be purchased online in advance for $100 (By April 28) at http://www.israelmobiletour.org/.
The key supporters of CICC Israel Mobile Tour include: Sequoia Capital, Perkins Coie LLP, Innovation Endeavors, Nokia Siemens Networks, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Opus Capital, Morrison & Foerster, Silicon Valley Bank, The Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest Region, Yahoo, PayPal and Microsoft.
The California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is a not-for-profit, industry-supported organization dedicated to strengthening business, investment, technology and trade relations between California and Israel. CICC has a network of over 9,000 key players engaged in cross-border opportunities between the two states.
Over the years CICC has helped hundreds of Israeli technology companies launch successfully abroad while assisting US Investors and technology giants identify unique ventures and collaborative partners in Israel. To join as member and for more information: www.ca-israelchamber.org.
SOURCE California Israel Chamber of Commerce