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Startup Pirates is an entrepreneurial trial for aspiring entrepreneurs, creating a worldwide community of ultimate changemakers willing to share, learn and grow together.

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

Startup Pirates is not an event. It is a whole experience for life.

In this one-week program, our pirates dive in the startup world and have the opportunity and the tools to develop a business idea from scratch.

But if you think Startup Pirates is only about developing one idea, think again. This is a whole experience, the ultimate entrepreneurship trial, the entrance to a unique and exclusive worldwide community of change-makers and the boost you've been waiting for.

We gather the most promising aspiring entrepreneurs and fearless experienced guests to share and learn together in a combination of workshops, mentoring, inspirational moments and some wild surprises.

This is not the place to be taught, is the place to learn!

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

 

WHY JOIN?

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    The workshops

    Attend about 8 high quality workshops on what we call "the survival toolbox": business model, product development, pitch and more.

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    Mentoring

    Meet experienced entrepreneurs and innovators who will join us to support your team.

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    Networking

    Create connections with around 30 guests and 29 more pirates with the same flame and sense of adventure as you.

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    Prizes and perks

    Get the chance of winning valuable prizes that will help you thrive. Get access to our network of super cool perk partners.

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    Precious feedback

    You’ll have the opportunity to present your project to investors and business leaders. Their precious feedback will let you understand what these big cap’ns think of your project.

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    Pitch

    Get ready to pitch like a parrot. You’ll improve your pitch skills throughout the program.

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    Get one idea of the ground

    Even if you don’t have an idea, you’ll pass through the process of developing one. No one can ever take this knowledge and experience from you.

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    Have fun and get inspired

    You'll work hard but make no mistake, this is not just work. We promise you’ll have fun and get inspired all along the way.

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    Be part of the family

    Startup Pirates is not just a program, it is a family, a community. You’ll be a member of an exclusive and international network of fearless people who also happen to love to scream Arrr!

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    This is just the beginning

    This is just a springboard. Get yourself kick started!

Who are we looking for
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    1: Lonely buchaneers

    If you’re a solo sailor without an idea but eager to learn, you can join a team and help them develop an idea

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    2: Looking for a crew

    You have the idea but you’re looking for a team. There are pirates wanting to join you here...

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    3: One crew, one idea

    You already have the crew, you also have the idea, but you wish you could improve on that idea and accelerate it. You’re welcome!

AGENDA

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  • Startup pirates 6 553e9209b575edfc67f7 Working Session
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  • Startup pirates 8 102aedd63f136254adca Entrepreneur Talk
  • Startup pirates 9 d89445a57814112a6893 Ask the Mentor
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  • Startup pirates 11 6ca0537033d680e4cd6c Lessons Learned
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Registration and Introduction

Registration and Introduction

Registration and Introduction

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Lunch
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Team Building
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Entrepreneurship 101
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Team Management
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Ideas Pitch
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Team Definition
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Lessons Learned
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Business Model
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Lunch
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Entrepreneur Talk
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Ask the mentor
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Customer Development / Lean Startup
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Lessons Learned
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How to Pitch
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Lessons Learned
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Marketing and sales
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Midterm Pitch
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Finance and Investment
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GUESTS

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Alan Weinkrantz

Speaker

For over 30 years, I’ve helped clients sell their vision and their story to the media, industry analysts, thought leaders, and throughout the blogosphere. In addition to applying very traditional PR methods and having or knowing how to cultivate the right type of media contacts, I’m helping my clients become successful content producers and curators in their own right.

Alan Weinkrantz

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Amir Raveh

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Entrepreneur, founder of British “MG Equity Partners” (Investments House), mentor tutor of entrepreneurship workshops around the world, Amir is a 360-degree innovator and a Soccer player. Author of “Acquired Charisma” book, based on his “TRIPPLE E” Model for peak performance in Entrepreneurship and success.

Amir Raveh

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Alicia Roisman Ismach

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Alicia is a serial entrepreneur with a wide background as senior executive and investment banker. She is a Co-Founder and EVP of Business Development at SeerGate, serves as a mentor in various accelerators and events, and is the co-director of the Founder Institute Tel Aviv.

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Amit Kochavi

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Young entrepreneur from Tel Aviv, Amit attends the Gymnasia Herzliya High School majoring in physics, computer science and computational science. Amit is the CEO and Founder of GroopMeUp, a social platform for forming “groops” of people with similar interests. He was an intern at the Los Angeles based startup accelerator, StartEngine, in the summer of 2013.

Amit Kochavi

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Ben Lang

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Founder of Mapped In Israel and soldier in the IDF. Previously a growth hacker at lool ventures and on the marketing team at Wibiya and Kampyle. Contributor at Business Insider, TechCrunch and Forbes.

Ben Lang

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Donna (Abraham) Griffit

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I am a Corporate Trainer and Consultant – I specialize in “jump starting” start ups – helping them get their messages clear and direct – presentations, pitches, executive summaries, one pagers – even the introductory sentences they need in order to answer the question: “So what is it you do?” (You’d be amazed how many people can’t answer this…)

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Elnor Rozenrot

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Entrepreneur, mentor, leader. Thrive on interesting challenges. Specialties: Innovation, business building, disruptive innovation, lean startups.

Elnor Rozenrot

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Eran Savir

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Co-Founder & CEO at SeatID. Seasoned “big picture” entrepreneurial executive with extensive hands on experience in marketing, business development, brand building, product positioning, product development, strategic planning and international distribution. Experienced in: Internet, B2B, B2C, SaaS and mobile, both in start-ups and in large software companies.

Eran Savir

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Haggai Yedidya

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Haggai has more than 15 years of experience in founding, managing and leading businesses, including in the Risk-Capital industry. Established his 1st business at the age of 18. Haggai is a colorful person: a serial entrepreneur, a triathlon athlete and a pianist -who worked and performed professionally worldwide along with Grammy winners…

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Hilla Ovil-Brenner

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A serial entrepreneur for the past 15 years – a true believer in innovation and team spirit, a leader. Hilla specializes in turning dreams into reality through passion. Previous Founder and CEO of WhiteSmoke for 10 years (millions of users and global awareness), she’s now Founder of KeyDownload and Founder of Yazamiyot, a non-profit israeli women’s entrepreneur group.

Hilla Ovil-Brenner

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Liat Aaronson

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Liat Aaronson, Adv., is the executive director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, an avant-garde private university in Israel. The innovative venture creation program allows undergraduates in their final year of study to experience entrepreneurship hands on.

Liat Aaronson

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Moshe Sarfaty

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Founder and co-owner of Krypton VC – with a Dual degree in Economics & International Studies from Yale University. Mr. Sarfaty has accumulated years of experience in investment banking, trading, business valuation & strategy and equity funds.

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Orly Glick

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Orly Glick has opulent international business experience of 15+ years and a diverse background in various industries that range from hi-tech to private banking and from startups to entrepreneurship and non-profit fund raising. Among her activities, Orly has worked at McKinsey & Company in Belgium, Merrill Lynch in the US, and ran a consulting company in The Netherlands, Belgium, and in France.

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Roy Tertman

Speaker

What I really love to do is to change people’s perception of products and services. I’ve seen this in all my endeavors.
Another case of a dreamer, not knowing when to say when. Nowadays working on FitFully (formerly FootWare) and “Pitch and Fundraising” mentor for startups (StarTau, OpenU, Siftech, Microsoft, LSM)

Roy Tertman

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Saul Orbach

Speaker

Highly regarded, C-Level executive leader with successful track record building startups, emerging growth and market-challenged organizations; known for value identification and creation that delivers market share gain, revenue growth and increased shareholder value; part of leadership that drove five companies to IPO or acquisition.

Saul Orbach

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Shay Yanovsky

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Shay Yanovsky counsels local and international clients across a range of industries, including software, internet, cyber and social media, ecommerce and more. Shay advises these clients in a wide variety of issues, including IP, internet, licensing, information security, privacy law and data protection regulations, as well as in various aspects relating to the R&D Law.

Shay Yanovsky

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Shoham Eckhaus

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I’m a marketer, specializing in launch of products in international markets.
I have 20 years of experience in high tech product management and marketing. I’m especially passionate about helping startups gain strategic focus and succeed in raising funding.

Shoham Eckhaus

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Yael Rozencwajg

Speaker

I’m an entrepreneur, startupper and a people person. Passionate about tech & innovation and also helping people better understand the digital world. Daily activities mostly focused on the launch (and the evolution) of creative projects to become wide evolving social networks and helping online communities to grow.

Yael Rozencwajg

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Tair Kowalsky

Mentor

Herzliya Accelerator Center Operations Manager And T.A at IDC Herzliya – Government and Communication school.

Tair Kowalsky

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PRIZES

As a Startup Pirates participant you’ll have access to a network of Global Perk partners. So, you can enjoy a list of advantages that may be very useful to keep you going with your idea after the program. Take a look!

ORGANIZERS

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Yossi Dan

Nobody teaches you to break rules. You’re always told to do the right and the good. But, sometimes, you need to be bold, to dare. That’s what being a Pirate is all about -that’s why I’m a Pirate! When I’m not a pirate, I work as an innovation expert and serve as co-director of the Founder Institute accelerator & CoFoundersLab.

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Erez Mizrachi

I’ve always felt like a Pirate. I’m brave, I’m crazy and I love to make ideas happen. There is nothing I can do to stop me from starting new projects, develop new ideas and make the impossible to Change the World. Here, at Startup Pirates I have the opportunity to do what I love the most. We are building an incubator to help both people and startups to be successful by  given them the right tools and the motivation to make that possible. We are creating a Movement that will change the entrepreneurship landscape wherever we go and I’m loving it! I’m a proud geek and dreamer!

Erez Mizrachi

SPONSORS

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And now the movie!

Ahoy Pirates TLV,

It was a pleasure not only to organize this fantastic bootcamp, but also to celebrate it during our Pirates’ Pitch Night event @ Google Campus Tel Aviv.

And now the movie, including the i24news reportage.

Good luck to all the Pirates!

Yossi & the crew

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Where we'll be

The Startup Pirates TLV will take place at some of the best innovation hubs in town, including:

Campus Tel Aviv, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs
It’s a hub for entrepreneurs and developers located in the heart of the startup nation. They offer a space for developers and entrepreneurs to attend and organize events with speakers, mentors and other entrepreneurs; and also their “hackspace” -where you will learn and work a lot :)

The Hive, by Gvahim
The Hive is an accelerator program providing entrepreneurs, immigrants and returning citizens, with tools and mentoring to create and develop their start-up in Israel.
Gvahim is a nonprofit organization which provides highly-skilled Olim from around the world the tools and community to succeed in their professional integration in Israel and therefore contribute to Israel’s brain gain.

StartHub, powered by The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yafo
A unique place in South Tel Aviv for the development of professional entrepreneurship. They provide intensive training programs designed to remove the barriers standing between you and the implementation of your idea.

The Herzliya Accelerator Center (HAC), powered by Herzliya municipality
Few miles north from Tel Aviv, Herzliya is no doubt one of the biggest innovation hubs of the Startup nation. The HAC is a new initiative to encourage young entrepreneurship in the areas of Urban innovation, Mobile and Internet.

For our International pirates who need accommodation, we provide an optional lodging at the great Milk & Honey Hostel. Being there will make your Pirates TLV week even a better experience. First come, first served…

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Pirates TLV Pitch Night on Sunday 14 eve at Google Campus TLV!

Dear Pirates’ friends & fellows,
Here it is! After a week of in-depth work around startups and innovation in general, our first batch of Startup Pirates TLV will present the Pirates Pitch Night, at Google Campus TLV on Sunday 14 at 6pm.
Register now, and share with the ones you love.

A big hug to our sponsors: Google Campus TLV, Krypton VC, Rackspace, Elysium Capital and the HAC (Herzlia Accelerator Center). Thank you so much, we couldn’t have done it without you!

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