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LINK-IS: Linking Israeli Startups to Relevant Startup Professionals

Link-IS helps Israeli startups connect with US market experts. Founded by EFI and Prof Mark Cohen (Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Analysis, Emeritus, at Vanderbilt University), it pairs startups with seasoned professionals. To apply, startups submit a one-page overview including their stage, funding, website, and goals. Priority goes to early-stage companies. Selected startups commit to weekly video meetings with advisors for three months.

Sample of LINK-IS Mentors

Brian Lapidus

Chief Revenue and Customer Officer |Transformative SaaS Growth Leader

| Cyber and Incident Response| Blockchain Analytics | Culture Carrier

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Jonathan Temlock

Business Development | Partnerships | Technology Leader

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Armando Viteri

Generative AI strategic consulting and technology implementation

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Shawn Glinter

Serial Entrepreneur| Mentor for startups and early stage companies

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Dan Bauer

Bauer & Associates Inc. | Entrepreneur | Strategic Advisor | Accredited Investor | Mentor | Harvard MBA | "Inc. 5000" company Founder & CEO

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Brett Pentz

Founder at Magnetic North Strategies + Principal, North American

Growth Specialist at ECI Partners | Private Equity, Value Creation, International Growth, Commercial Strategies

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David Schwartz

Digital Transformation Leader | Digital Acquisition Strategist | Performance Manager | Brand Innovation | Media Strategy | Revenue Operations Executive | Omni Channel Marketing

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Michael Rosen

Healthcare compliance entrepreneur who is focused on helping make health care safer and more compliant

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Dan Bauer

Bauer & Associates Inc. | Entrepreneur | Strategic Advisor | Accredited Investor | Mentor | Harvard MBA | "Inc. 5000" company Founder & CEO

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Head of Technical Marketing at MathWorks

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Are you an Israeli startup eyeing the US market? 

EFI (Entrepreneurship Forum of Israel) is launching a new program, Link-IS, in collaboration with Mark Cohen, Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University, to offer comprehensive guidance to Israeli startups at every step of their journey.

Here's what Link-IS offers:

  • Personalized Consulting: Get paired with expert US advisors who will mentor you weekly for 50 minutes over three months.

  • Fees: This invaluable service comes at no cost; however, a non-refundable admission fee of NIS 75 will be required when we approve your participation in the program.

  • Confidentiality: Your information is safe with us! We'll sign an NDA if needed before sharing any confidential details.

  • How to Apply: Simply fill out the form below with non-confidential information by May 20, 2024, to be considered for this round of Link-IS.

This opportunity is exclusively invitation-based, and you've been selected based on recommendations from our advisory group.

Please note:

  • All responses must be in English.

  • Due to time and availability constraints, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Thank you for your interest in Link-IS! Let's embark on this exciting journey together.

You are welcome to fill out our Application Form

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