2017 MIDRASH.TECH FORUM

HELD ON DECEMBER 19, 2017

The inaugural Midrash.Tech Jerusalem Innovation Forum was held at the historic Heichal Shlomo landmark in Jerusalem to explore the rising power of the Ultra-Orthodox Haredi community, the fastest growing segment of the Jewish People in Israel, North America and worldwide.

 

AGENDA

13:00 – 13:45 Registration

13:45 – 16:30 Conference

16:30 – 17:05 (L-R) מנחה - הדלקת נרות חנוכה - ערבית

Rosh Beit Midrash: Rabbi Naftali Weinberg, שליט"א

17:00 – 18:00 Hanukkah Reception & Celebration

 

13:45 - 14:00           Jerusalem Innovation Showcase

Jerusalem Development Authority, Jnext - Video Presentation

 

14:00 - 14:05           Welcoming Remarks

MC: Mordechai I. Twersky, Multimedia Journalist; Former Contributor to The New York Times, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post

 

14:05 - 14:40           Fostering Creativity and Innovation Without Compromising Torah Study and Values

 

DISCUSSION LEADER:     Dr. Shuki Friedman - Director, Center for Religion, Nation and State, Israel Democracy Institute; Lecturer, Peres Academic Center

PANELISTS:

Paul Besnainou - Founder & CEO, Sweet Inn

Rabbi Menachem Bombach - Executive Director, Torah Academy; Director, Haredi Campus, Hebrew U

Moshe Kelemen - Consultant, Jerusalem Municipality; Former President, Haredi Student Club, Hebrew U

Tzili Schneider - Founder & CEO, Kesher Yehudi

David Baruch Wolk - Artist/Painter, B'seter Elyon

 

14:40-14:45             Who Are Israel’s Haredim? (Video Presentation)

                                   

Dr. Gilad Malach - Director, IDI Ultra-Orthodox in Israel Program

 

14:50-15:25             Leveraging the Emerging Entrepreneurial Talent of the Ultra-Orthodox Community

             

DISCUSSION LEADER:     Michael Arnold - Israel Bureau Chief, Bloomberg LP

 

PANELISTS:

Dr. Avi Kay - Senior Lecturer, Director Schuman Center for Entrepreneurship, Lev Academic Center (JCT)

Bob Rosenschein - CEO, Curiyo; Founder, Answers.com

Dr. Michal Tsur - Co-Founder & President, Kaltura; Board Member, Israel Democracy Institute

Dov Yarkoni - CEO, Nielsen Innovate

Ranan Grobman - General Partner, Jerusalem Global Ventures

 

15:30-15:40             Crowdfunding Outlook for Ultra-Orthodox Entrepreneurs

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:         Jon Medved, Founder & CEO, OurCrowd

 

15:45-16:20             Challenges and Opportunities for the Ultra-Orthodox Community During the Second Half of This Century

 

DISCUSSION LEADER:     Josef Federman - Jerusalem Bureau Chief, The Associated Press; Chairman, Foreign Press Association

PANELISTS:

Bob Borens - Director, Friedberg Economics Institute

Elisheva Mazya - CEO, Khan Theatre; Former Vice Chair, Hebrew U Student Union

Sherwin Pomerantz - President, ATID EDI; Board Member, AmCham; Chairman, Pardes Institute

Corinne Sauer - Co-Founder & Director, Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS)

 

16:20-16:25             Closing Remarks

 

Norbert (Nachman) Mehl, Founder & CEO, Midrash.Tech

 

 

פורום חדשנות בירושלים

עבודה משותפים, יזמות וועידת משקיעים

עבור גברים ונשים חרדים

דצמבר 19, 2017

היכל שלמה, המלך ג'ורג 58, ירושלים

חגיגה חנוכה