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The 2008 US / ISRAEL VENTURE SUMMIT, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting senior executives of early stage and emerging growth Israeli companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, university researchers, incubators, successful entrepreneurs and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, or a CEO or Founder of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, the US/Israel Venture Summit is the event of the year you won’t want to miss.

This exclusive full-day Venture Capital Summit will feature:

25+ Venture Capital Speakers

3 Venture Capital Panels

40 of the Hottest Emerging Companies Seeking Funding

Emerging Company Presentations

High Level Networking Opportunities

Cocktail reception hosted by Microsoft

Venture Summit Advisory Board:

Izhar Shay                          Ari Tuchman
Venture Partner                     Managing Director
Canaan Partners                    Nobska Ventures
(Venture Summit Co-Chair)     (Venture Summit Co-Chair)

Joe Benjamin                      Jordan A. Levy
Founder & CEO                      Partner
youngStartup Ventures           Softbank Capital

Stephen Brotman                Daniel J. Schultz
Managing Director                  Co-Founder & Managing Director
Greenhill SAVP                       DFJ Gotham Ventures

Ohad Finkelstein                 Jeanne M. Sullivan
Partner                                Co-Chair and Founder
Venrock                               StarVest Partners L.P.

Charles R. Lax                     Bruce K. Taragin
Managing General Partner        General Partner
GrandBanks Capital                 Blumberg Capital

Confirmed Speakers & Judges Include:

  Battery Ventures     Bessemer Venture Partners
  Blank Rome     Blumberg Capital
  Canaan Partners     CHL Medical Partners
  Crossbar Capital     DFJ Gotham Ventures
  Flybridge Capital Partners     Foundation Medical Partners
  Goodwin Procter     GrandBanks Capital
  Greenhill SAVP     Highland Capital Partners
  JK&B Capital     L Capital Partners
  Lions Peak Capital Corporation     LUX CAPITAL
  Masthead Venture Partners     New Leaf Venture Partners, LLC
  NGN Capital     Nobska Ventures
  Nobska Ventures     Pepper Hamilton LLP
  Radius Ventures     Ropes & Gray
  Sigma Partners     Signal Lake
  Softbank Capital     StarVest Partners L.P.
  Triathlon Medical Ventures     Venrock
  WFD Ventures LLC     Wheatley Partners



In addition to providing unparalleled access to funding and partnership opportunities, The 2008 US / Israel Venture Summit will showcase up to fourty promising Israeli startups actively seeking funding and/or strategic partnerships.


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