Startup Bridge (San Francisco, Tel Aviv, London): Virtual Business Networking with Eugene Fooksman

May 14, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

We joined forces with our friends at Startup Grind Tel Aviv and invited a member of the founding team at WhatsApp, Eugene Fooksman. Eugene is the founder of the Fooksman Family Foundation and a software pioneer. His philanthropic work follows decades of leadership in Silicon Valley, where as a key developer of messaging service WhatsApp he helped to transform the high-tech landscape.

Virtual event

About this event

For the first time we joined forces with our friends at Startup Grind Tel Aviv for this special virtual talk, followed by virtual business networking.

Eugene Fooksman is the founder of the Fooksman Family Foundation and a software pioneer. His philanthropic work follows decades of leadership in Silicon Valley, where as a key developer of messaging service WhatsApp he helped to transform the high-tech landscape.

Eugene kindly agreed to share his journey and key learnings with entrepreneurs from the Startup Grind communities in London and Tel Aviv. As a bonus, Eugene will join us for virtual business networking. 

Born in St Petersburg, Russia to a civil engineer and molecular scientist, Eugene immigrated to the US with his family in 1999. The Fooksmans settled in the Bay Area, where Eugene’s career in startup life began. His professional success was soon complemented by philanthropic activity.

Eugene's commitment to philanthropy has grown throughout his journey: the life-changing connections he has forged, have informed and inspired his philanthropic interests, which span community building, arts and culture initiatives, and the next wave of young philanthropists.

Eugene established the Fooksman Family Foundation in 2018 as a way to participate more fully in his philanthropy. With an eye for innovation that fuels social change, his driving force is positive impact.

Alongside his investments, consultancy and philanthropic work, Eugene enjoys spending time with his two children and experiencing the world through travel.

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Eugene Fooksman

    Fooksman Family Foundation (ex-WhatsApp)

    Founder

Facilitators

  • Julia Hartz

    Eventbrite

    Co-Founder, CEO

  • Brent Hoberman

    Founders Forum, Firstminute, LastMinute

    Co-Founder

  • Dame Stephanie Shirley

    Shirley Foundation

    Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

  • Scott Kupor

    Andreessen Horowitz

    Managing Partner

  • Dhiraj Mukherjee

    Shazam

    Co-founder

  • Reshma Sohoni

    Seedcamp

    Co-founder and Managing Partner

  • Tom Hulme

    GV (Google Ventures)

    General Partner

  • Sarah Wood

    Unruly

    Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Moderators

  • Marian Gazdik

    Startup Grind | IPM Growth

    Director | Partner

  • Shahar Matorin

    Startup Grind

    Country Director

When

When

Thursday, May 14, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC

Agenda

5:00 PMWelcome
5:10 PMFireside chat with Eugene Fooksman
5:30 PMQ & A
5:40 PMVirtual Business Networking
7:00 PMFinish

Organizers

  • Prem Sangeet Petar Savic

    Supreme Factory

    London Director

  • James Lethem

    Nascence

    Co-Director

  • Sam Adekunle

    Grone Collective

    Head of Special Projects & Initiatives

  • Gabriel Pizzolante

    UK GAP Consulting

    Ambassador

Partners

Wework Labs logo

Wework Labs

Supreme Factory logo

Supreme Factory

Index.Dev logo

Index.Dev

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