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Little states,

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Join us for our monthly web series, where we meet and learn from some of the best and brightest minds in entrepreneurship and innovation, from Israel and Rhode Island!

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Little States, Big Innovation: Season 2

6/8 Little States, Big Innovation | District Hall Providence | RI

6/8 Little States, Big Innovation | District Hall Providence | RI

Please join RIIC, District Hall Providence, and RIHub each month as we bring you the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s innovation community. Each month we’ll be introducing you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our interactive sessions and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’. This month we are featuring startups from the 360 YAZAMUT accelerator. Recorded: June 8, 2021 ************** (00:00) Opening remarks from Tuni Schartner, District Hall Providence (00:55) Hear from Avi Nevel,  Rhode Island Israel Collaborative (03:17) Meet Dana Gavish, Head of Yazamut 360 Entrepreneurship Center (05:22) Presentations Begin (06:23) Shai Kavas, CEO & Co-founder, SAFEMIND Cybersecurity (20:36) Omri Ben Matitau, CEO & Co-founder EcoPrice (29:53) Yitzchak Shamia, CEO & Co-Founder Deltika (41:40) Shai Meital, CEO OwnTheJob (50:51) Last remarks ************** Looking to watch more Little States, Big Innovation? Check out our playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVk9XNDlNbPmAvgQgXBZn5wksPHJjITML ************** Connect with our speakers: → Shai Kavas, CEO & Co-founder, SAFEMIND Cybersecurity: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaikavas/ → Omri Ben Matitau, CEO & Co-founder EcoPrice: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omribenm/ → Yitzchak Shamia, CEO & Co-Founder Deltika: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yitzchak-shamia/ → Shai Meital, CEO OwnTheJob: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shai-meital-949a1754/ → RIIC: https://www.theriic.org ************** Connect with us: → Website: https://districthallprovidence.org → Twitter: https://twitter.com/vencafepvd → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vencafePVD/ → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vencafepvd/ → Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/venture-café-district-hall-providence/ W_6_16_1145
4/13 Little States, Big Innovation | District Hall Providence | RI

4/13 Little States, Big Innovation | District Hall Providence | RI

Need some assistance? Meet SOLO, your new well-being assistant and Penny, an AI grocery assistant who is a one-stop shop for all your grocery needs! Each month we'll introduce you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. This month we're introducing you to SOLO, an interactive contactless way to ensure the mental and emotional health of your community residents, all without relying on the physical presence of staff or family members. You'll also meet Go Consumer, who is creating new cutting-edge technology focused on meeting the consumer grocery consumption needs like Inventory management, recipe recommendations, and also automatic shopping. Join our next session for the opportunity to interact and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’. Recorded: April 13, 2021 ************** Timestamps: (00:00) Series Introduction (01:01) Announcements from RIIC (03:10) Meet RIHub and what they have to offer (04:26) SOLO - Your Emotional Wellbeing Assistant (19:43) SOLO Q&A (28:38) Go Consumer - A new grocery and consumption experience (44:24) Go Consumer Q&A ************** This event series is in partnership with the RIIC and RIHub: RIIC: The Purpose of The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is the Promotion of Commerce, Academics and Science. The collaborative is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between Rhode Island and Israel to benefit the economy and community of each location. The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) does so by building and strengthening the relationships between government organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, members of academia and the research community in Rhode Island and Israel. RIHub: Rhode Island’s first Innovation Campus. Started in 2019 under Governor Gina Raimondo, we enable and accelerate entrepreneurial ventures that have a potential to become high impact businesses. We help turn ideas into startups and startups in to scalable growth companies. We work to build an engine of growth for Rhode Island by connecting Entrepreneurs, inventors, students, investors and corporate leaders. We offer the community three global accelerators: MassChallenge, IBM Alpha Zone and CoWrks Foundry. In addition, we provide mentoring services via MIT developed Venture Mentoring Services. RIHub provides incubation space, an online community portal as well as numerous programs to enable growth for entrepreneurs such as Customer Discovery and Entrepreneur’s Journey Map. We provide curated startup introductions to investors and corporate innovation teams to help our startups find a pathway to growth and success. ************** Want to watch more of Israel’s exciting entrepreneurs? Check out our playlist Little States, Big Innovation: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVk9XNDlNbPmAvgQgXBZn5wksPHJjITML ************** Connect with our speakers: — Rhode Island Israel Collaborative: https://www.theriic.org/ — RIHub: https://rihub.org/ — SOLO: https://www.imsolo.ai/ — Go Consumer: https://www.go-consumer.com/ Connect with us: — Website: https://districthallprovidence.org — Twitter: https://twitter.com/vencafepvd — Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vencafePVD/ — Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vencafepvd/ — Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/venture-café-district-hall-providence/
3/9 Little States, Big Innovation | District Hall Providence | RI

3/9 Little States, Big Innovation | District Hall Providence | RI

Please join RIIC, District Hall Providence, and RIHub each month as we bring you the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s innovation community. Each month we’ll be introducing you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our interactive sessions and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’. Recorded: 3/9/2021 Companies: NoTraffic (4:55) Website: https://notraffic.tech NoTraffic is the World's First Autonomous Traffic Management Platform. The platform optimizes traffic light grids in real-time based on AI sensors and laying today the digital foundation for the future of urban mobility services. The platform operates autonomously to maximize traffic flow, reduce congestion, prioritize different types of vehicles, and prevent accidents while unlocking various services for mobility providers. Zencity (26:11) Website: https://zencity.io With Zencity, local government leaders can budget, build trust, and take action based on their community’s input. A cross-channel platform built for local government managers like you - Zencity takes civic engagement to the next level by tapping into the silent majority and sifting through the noise so you can easily understand your community members’ real-time needs and priorities. We do this by using AI and expert analysts to transform all of your residents’ online feedback into actionable data and tailor-made insights. Get on board with data-driven management and decision-making, and better connect to your community’s heartbeat. Balance (42:22) Website (parent org.):https://in-vent-it.com/ Balance is a cutting-edge autonomic innovation, developed by INVENTIT. Balance buffers jolts and bumps while transporting patients lying on ambulance stretchers. The state-of-the art shock-absorbing system was developed in response to a personal experience by one of INVENTIT's co-founders, Gilad Wolf. Despite his dangerous medical condition, Gilad's father adamantly refused to be transported by ambulance for hospital treatment due to the jolts on the road, which caused him undue distress. The invention is protected by and international patent. Connect with us: https://districthallprovidence.org Want to watch more of Israel’s exciting entrepreneurs? Check out our playlist Little States, Big Innovation: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVk9XNDlNbPmAvgQgXBZn5wksPHJjITML