Feb. 27: Launch of AIPAC’s Technology Division in NY

Over the past year I have become active on the Steering Committee of AIPAC’s new Technology Division in New York.  On February 27th we are holding our Launch Event at Bloomberg Tower with Dan Senor, co-author of “Start-Up Nation”, as the keynote speaker. This issue is close to my heart and I hope you will join me at this important event.

Our growing Steering Committee includes: Alan Patricof, Greycroft Partners; Andrew Perlman, Vringo; Arthur Bierer, AB Dev Labs; Avi Fogel, NY Angels; Baylene Wacks, Strategic Consultant; Ben Siscovick, IA Ventures; Daniel Etra, reThink Autism; Daniel Leon, Minders Group; David Bercow, TriNet; David Teten, ff VC; Dror Futter, Sorin Rand; Evan Stahl, NextGen Management; Jay Rand, SorinRand LLP; John Frankel, ff VC; Jonathan Caplan, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel; Jordan Levy, SoftBank Capital; Larry Rolnik, Venafi; Laura Rolnik, BMC Software; Lou Kerner, Social Internet Fund; Marc Hayem, MicroStrategyr; Michael Altman, OneReceipt; Richard Dukas, Dukas PR; Samuel Fine, OneReceipt; Shaula Yemini, NY Angels; and Yossi Siegel, The Beanstalk Group.

Described by The New York Times as “the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel,” AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) advocates for U.S. cooperation with Israel on a wide range of issues. From promoting peace between Israel and its neighbors to facilitating U.S.-Israel exchanges of expertise and equipment for homeland security, defense and counterterrorism, to collaborating on technology, science and agricultural products, AIPAC is there to encourage the close working relationship between the countries.

The Technology Division engages NY’s thriving tech sector to strengthen the U.S. – Israel relationship through supporting the work of AIPAC, involvement in pro-Israel political efforts and building relationships with members of Congress.  We are a group of VC, Angels, Entrepreneurs, Service Providers, and Computer Scientists that are committed to working together to support Israel.

The event on February 27th will be a first of its kind gathering of the technology community to support the U.S. – Israel relationship and learn how we can do more to defend Israel.  Tickets are only $50 before February 15th and include a reception with open bar and lots of good food.  I hope to see you there.