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Shahar Matorin has been involved in Israeli High-Tech, Internet and Digital industry since 1999 and has led lthe business development in InteGreat established in 2008. With a group of professional experts, Shahar can lead entrepreneurs from an idea to Worldwide Product Marketing.
Today Shahar is the Co-Founder and Business Development at TLV Ventures, with this group breakthrough technologies, he want to help our next generation.
Results driven person with a passionate of helping others. Today serves as VP sales, marketing and Bizdev @ www.matrix-global.net (the largest offshore software services company in israel), a team member @ www.8300.co.il and a Chapter Director @ StartUp Grind TLV. Formerly owner of SureTest LTD and an advisory board member @ ProductionMap. Positive thinker and a Believer. Most of all a loving family man, married + 3. I’m here to help you by using my local and global network or provide services/ solutions to your professional needs. “Believe you can and you are halfway there” (Theodore Roosevelt). Video Intro
Ahmed is Middle East Regional Director of Startup Grind and runs the Khartoum Chapter . Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind is a Silicon Valley based global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs through monthly events in 200 cities and 98 countries . Ahmed is running a cyber security consultancy company called Dukooo , along with SIMPAY ,a Mobile Money FinTech Startups aims to Disrupt the Africa market by Connecting the Unbanked Customers to Merchants by Processing Payments through mobile services .
Startup Grind Tel Aviv recently hosted Viola Group and Carmel Ventures co-founder Shlomo Dovrat. A veteran of the Israeli Tech and Venture Capital scene, Shlomo started his career over 30 years ago as a bold entrepreneur. He took his first company public in the NASDAQ when he was just 26 years old, and took his second company public (Technomatix, now part of Siemens) when he was 34. His third and fourth company (Mint Technologies and Decalog), in which he was an investor, were both sold to Sungard a few years later, so by the age of 40, Shlomo found himself financially independent, but “jobless”, which spurred the creation of Viola Group, Israel’s premier technology oriented private equity investment group with $2 billion in assets under management.
The month of May was female founders month at Startup Grind and we had the pleasure of hosting Merav Oren. Merav is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur, she founded BTL, an experiential marketing agency in 1996 (sold to McCann Erickson in 2000), She is the founder of Agora, a company that
transforms private and public spaces to better serve the needs of the community while highlighting local assets. Merav is also the founder of WMN, an open working space supporting female entrepreneurs.