Shahar Matorin (Israel Country Director at Startup Grind)
Shahar Matorin has been involved in Israeli High-Tech, Internet and Digital industry since 1999 and has leaded a global business development for Startups and Hi-Tech companies.
Shahar represent Israel in the biggest and most growing entrepreneurs community - Startup Grind, he manage the startup communication channel with more than 180 cities globally.
Today Shahar is the Co-Founder and Global Business Development of Tel Aviv Ventures, a holding company primarily engaged in managing and operating a leading platform of Internet of Things (IoT) com
Jason Barzilay (Founder, TLV-Ventures)
Jason Barzilay serves as an Executive Director at TLV Ventures.
A seasoned high-tech executive, Jason has been involved in technology companies in the U.S. and abroad since 1978.Jason was an early investor in the following companies: Breezcom, Power Design, Approximatch and Modem Art.
Jason’s foresight and vision have been central in the founding and success of several high-tech companies over his 36 years in the high tech industry.
By the early 1990's, one of Jason’s companies, Packard Bell was recognized as one of the fastest growing computer companies, and by the mid-1990's Packard Bell was the #1 computer sold in private homes.
Packard Bell was sold in over 8,000 retail outlets in the United States and in over 120 countries, reaching more than 6 billion dollars in sales. Mr. Barzilay holds a B.A. degree in Marketing from California State University in Northridge.Today Jason is the founder of Tel Aviv Ventures (The IOT Company).
Iddo Gino (Founder, RapidAPI)
I am a 17 years old teenager from Haifa, Israel. I graduated high school last year and I am now a B.Sc student at the Open University in Israel. I started programing when I was 12 and since came to love the endless possibilities that come with computers. Quickly though, I became annoyed with programing posing such a high barrier for upcoming developers and entrepreneurs. That’s when I started RapidAPI – a startup aimed at helping people with good ideas realize them, without wasting meaningful time on solving the technological issues related to them. I also started thinking that more teenagers should be into technology and startups, and thus I originated a worldwide hackathon day for teenagers.
Later on, I introduced Rapid at Mixiii – a global convention for startups, and that’s where I met Dov Moran, the inventor of the Disk on Key. We since met and he invested in Rapid, and that’s how I turned it into a proper company. Today Rapid employs a group of 7 talented developers, designers and marketers, all set to change the way people develop.