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Return of the Scientists

The Weizmann Institute of Science presents: Science on Tap 2018

When: Wednesday, May 23, at 8:30 pm. Dozens of top scientists and outstanding research students from the Weizmann Institute of Science will be in 51 bars in Tel Aviv to talk with the patrons. Their subjects will be open scientific questions that are being addressed on the cutting edge of world science.


Why are we so different from one another? Why in a democracy (a government of the people) are the people not really in control?  Why does evolution sometimes need “a little help from its friends?” Why did I decided to “dance my doctorate?” Why do we need friends? Why won’t we be settling Mars anytime soon? Why does a zebra wear pajamas and how does this tie into brain research? Why do we humans still have noses, and how does this affect our relationship with the world? Why does G-d play dice with the world? Why is a crow like a writing table?


Science and the city: The Weizmann Institute of Science has a mission to share scientific knowledge and the excitement and adventure we experience when we expand the boundaries of human understanding. This is the ninth time that Weizmann Institute scientists have ventured into the Tel Aviv scene, and the 13th such event in the country. The first of its kind in Israel, the “On Tap” formula has since been copied by numerous organizations in Israel and around the world.


Science on Tap is organized in conjunction with Time Out Tel Aviv and the HEMDA school in Tel Aviv.

All lectures will be in Hebrew. For more information go our website:

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or call 972-8-934-3856.





Bar Refaeli, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Uri Levine  Join Forbes in Israel for First-Ever Under 30 Summit Global  FORBES UNDER 30

Forbes Under 30 Summit Global will gather an elite community of young international entrepreneurs in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, May 6-10, 2018



TEL AVIV (April 25, 2018)  –  Forbes released today speakers and the agenda for the first-ever Forbes Under 30 Summit Global which will take place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, May 6-10, under the theme “Innovation, Exploration, and Inspiration.”  The event will bring together an elite community of young international entrepreneurs from the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as culled from Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists around the world.


At the summit, Forbes will feature panels, interviews, performances, pitch competitions and keynote addresses, showcasing the most cutting-edge innovators and disruptors, and will provide mentorship from successful business leaders.  To view the agenda and speaker line-up, please visit: https://www.forbes.com/forbes-live/event/under-30-summit-global/.

Speakers who will participate in the summit include:  

  • Amar'e Stoudemire, Professional Basketball Player, Actor, Author, Producer & Philanthropist  

  • Bar Refaeli, Model, Entrepreneur, Partner & Owner, Carolina Lemke Berlin

  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Media Personality, Author & Sex Therapist

  • Kevin Olusola, Musician, Pentatonix

  • Jennifer Marcou, General Manager, Global Demand Center Relationship Marketing and Privacy, Microsoft

  • Lonne Jaffe Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners

  • Uri Levine Co-Founder & Chairman, FeeX; Co-Founder, Waze

  • Melvin Chen, Founder of StarLake Capital

  • Yossi Vardi, Internet Entrepreneur

  • David Fialkow, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

  • Luke Schoenfelder, Co-Founder & CEO, Latch

  • Katini Yamaoka, Artist & Musician

  • Lior Krengel, Head of Startups, monday.com


“For the first time ever, we’re assembling 30 Under 30 honorees from around the world in one place,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes Media. “This amazing program leverages the incredible opportunities of our host cities, with the idea that both our participants and the region will see significant gains from this event.”

The summit will offer rich cultural immersion activities and a unique global networking environment.  Forbes Under 30 Summit Global attendees will have the opportunity to mentor and inspire the next generation of young superstar entrepreneurs in the local communities of Israel.  


  • The morning of Sunday, May 6, Forbes Under 30 Summit Global women participants will ring the Opening Bell at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The summit will officially kick off in the evening with a Taste of Israel Food Festival, bringing the best bites of the region into one place, at sunset, for an opening reception on the shores of the Mediterranean.

  • On May 7, participants will gather in Tel Aviv for a day of content focused on “Innovation,” while enjoying access to an entire Forbes Under 30 Village showcasing displays from young startups, rapid-fire content stages, workshops, networking areas, a VIP lounge and more.

  • The morning of May 8 will be devoted to VC and Startups, a founders and funders experience in Tel Aviv’s startup scene, Forbes is assembling 15 of the world’s greatest venture capitalists in the world, from Midas List honoree David Fialkow of General Catalyst to Jerusalem Venture Partners founder Erel Margalit, to partners from Accel, Bessemer and others. Each of these legends will listen to rapid-fire pitches and provide instant advice and feedback. On the adjacent stage, founders and funders alike share their money-raising stories and strategies.

  • Also on May 8, summit participants will head to Jerusalem for exploring and touring, including a guided tour of the Old City in Jerusalem. The night will close out with a food and bar crawl at the Shuk, the old market of Jerusalem.

  • May 9 will focus on “Inspiration -- Making a difference, leaving this region better than we found it.”  Participants will visit sites across Israel and Palestinian cities to cultivate conversations about achieving actionable solutions. The day will end with the Forbes Under 30 All-Night Desert Music Festival featuring Kevin Olusola from Pentatonix.

  • On May 10, the summit will conclude with a day of inspiration and reflection, starting at sunrise at the Masada fortress and the Dead Sea.   


About the Forbes Under 30 Franchise

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 franchise is a global platform, which comprises Forbes 30 Under 30 lists featuring young game changers published in print and online all over the world, live summits in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Israel, and an Under 30 Channel on Forbes.com. Nominations are now open for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2019 - www.forbes.com/30-under-30-nominations/.  

To access Forbes magazine’s 2018 30 Under 30 list, please visit: www.forbes.com/30under30/#/.


Partners and Sponsors of the 2018 Forbes Under 30 Summit Global

The Presenting sponsors of the Summit are Carolina Lemke Berlin and Microsoft. The Supporting sponsors are Israel Discount Bank, monday.com and Panaya.

For more details on this year’s Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA, please visit: www.forbes.com/forbes-live/event/under-30-summit-global/.

To join the conversation on social, use #Under30Summit.  


Photo courtesy Forbes





Israel, which has the most startups per capita worldwide, and India which is the top innovation destination in Asia, are utilizing their innovative spirit and technological resources to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Here are 6 ways Israel & India are innovating together for a brighter future

 Israel and India - innovating together for a better future: Encouraging partnerships, creating an innovation bridge, technological cooperation and working together to create affordable digital solutions to ensure a better future for all



 Video credit MFA





Photo Mr James Huang


A high-level delegation from Taiwan, headed by the Chairman of TAITRA, James Huang, will arrive in Israel on April 29 to visit the Israeli companies in Hi-Tech sectors and Startups to explore business opportunities between Israel and Taiwan


The President & CEO of TAITRA , Walter Yeh will host an important seminar on Taiwan AIoT Industry & COMPUTEX 2018 – on April 30 in Tel Aviv to develop ties between start-ups from both countries and to reveal the opportunities to expand Israeli technologies to the Asian market


This is a preliminary seminar for Taiwan AIoT ecosystems and one of the world leading ICT, IoT & Startups trade shows COMPUTEX 2018" which will be held from June 5 to 9, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, organized by TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council); The event will be accompanied by the top management team from TAITRA, a delegation from various ICT&VC companies who will networking with senior Israeli executives from startup companies from the sectors of ICT, IoT, Accelerators and Venture Capitals


TAITRA Chairman, James Huang, will arrive in Israel on April 29 with a delegation of Taiwan senior executives from ICT, IoT and venture capital funds to expand the cooperation between start-ups from Taiwan and Israeli start-ups and to reveal the opportunities to expand Israeli technologies to the Asian market.

This important seminar will be held in Tel Aviv, at the Carlton Hotel on April 30, 2018, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, in order to present Israeli start-ups and investors in venture capital funds with the potential of cooperation and penetration of Israeli technologies into the Asian market in general and Taiwan in particular. TAITRA Chairman, James Huang, and senior executives from the ICT and VC sectors will attend the networking , as well as representatives from Taipei Economic & Cultural office in Israel and senior executives from the Israeli start-up industry, venture capital funds, Israel innovation Authority, Israel export institute and ICT Industry Association Israel.


 Photo  The President & CEO of TAITRA , Mr Walter Yeh.


 COMPUTEX, organized by TAITRA, is considered the largest ICT , AIoT and Startups trade show in Asia and will take place between 5 and 9 June 2018. The exhibition will showcase the various applications & solutions of AI , IoT , VR & AR. The exhibition has been operating since 1981 continuously. COMPUTEX 2018 will host more than 1600 exhibitors from 30 countries and attracts over 40,000 foreign visitors from over 165 countries. .Among the exhibitors are giant companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Alibaba, Amazon, Nvidia, Essencore , Supermicro, Delta, Acer, Asus, MSI, Cooler Master, EDIMAX, Flytech, GIGABYTE and more who will showcase their latest products at the show. One of the signature events during the trade show called COMPUTEX Forum will focus on the main theme of Ubiquitous Intelligence. A lineup of global ICT leaders will be keynote speakers to share the future trends of AIoT, blockchain, autonomous driving etc. and their insights.


At the COMPUTEX trade show there is a special exhibit called “InnoVEX”, which is the third edition at COMPUTEX and will host over 300 global start-ups from all over the world this year to present their most innovative technologies and to mingle with Taiwan OEM, OEM providers, global venture capitalists , startup accelerators and global strategic partners. InnoVEX at COMPUTEX 2018 will be held from June 6 to June 8,

The event in Tel Aviv includes an overview of Taiwan AIoT industry, preview on "COMPUTEX 2018" addressed by TAITRA; cooperation opportunities with Taiwan smart manufacturing addressed by Advantech; Taiwan startup ecosystems addressed by Epoch Foundation; Smart City IoT addressed by LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORP; networking and more.

President & CEO of TAITRA, Walter Yeh, said: "We view the seminar in Israel as an important milestone for the world leading ICT/AIoT/ Startups trade show - COMPUTEX . For 38 years, COMPUTEX keeps its global leading position and has been evolving in parallel with global ICT trends across all the important developments of the ICT industry, from hardware and internet to the solutions and applications of AI, IoT, and VR/AR today. This year, it will continue to Build Global Technology Ecosystems and include themes such as AI & Robotics, 5G, Blockchain, IoT, Innovations & Startups and more activities such as Int’l Press Conference, Opening Ceremony, COMPUTEX Forum and InnoVEX Forum, Pitch Contest & Demo".


Further details about the conference at the link:


And about COMPUTEX 2018:




Photos Courtesy: TAITRA.





The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Center for Regional Cooperation (Mashav), the Israeli government’s principal organ for providing development aid, is celebrating its 60th year of existence. As part of the celebration, it held a festive evening at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem on Tuesday

evening, December 12.



Over 300 guests from 50 countries attended the celebration, where they were joined by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzippy Hotovely, ambassadors and


diplomats from 34 countries, senior members of the Israeli diplomatic corps, and Mashav trainees from 50 countries who came to Israel to benefit from a specialized training program. Mashav activities help Israel build bridges of friendship with numerous countries around the world, and promote a

positive image of Israel internationally.


The center was established in 1957 by then Foreign Minister Golda Meir, to help developing countries with international development and humanitarian aid. This unique Israeli initiative focuses on the fields of education, health, and agriculture, and has continually served as a paradigm for many countries around the world. Over the years Mashav has successfully trained 300,000 participants in Mashav centers in Israel and abroad. Mashav runs 100 courses a year in Israel, as well as 40 international projects. During its 60 years of existence, Mashav has made an impact on approximately 140 countries.







At the 60 year celebration, the participants heard welcoming remarks from the CEO of Mashav, Ambassador Gil Haskel, Deputy Foreign Minister

Tzippy Hotovely, and the ambassador of Paraguay. The evening concluded with the revealing of Mashav’s new logo, and the traditional Hanukkah candlelighting ceremony.

 Translated from hebrew from Steven Aiello

  Photos  PR