Let me add some context that I didn’t yesterday. I agreed to blog this before I went on hiatus, but forgot. Then I was gently reminded and since it is for Israel, I didn’t mind being nudged by the PR person. One of the people involved is @debs , so I’m more than happy to help. I wish I could go, because it seems like an amazing chance to meet members of the Israeli tech community, but I doubt I can find an excuse to go.
IsraelWebTour Returns to Silicon Valley with 15 Hot Web Startups
California Israel Chamber of Commerce Announces 15 Israel-based Companies to Tour Silicon Valley
SAN FRANCISCO January 16, 2008 The California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) has announced the selection of 15 startups that will be touring Silicon Valley as part of its popular road show.
The Tour will kick off on February 4th, 2008 when CEOs from Israel’s most exciting startups arrive in Silicon Valley for a week of activities. The companies will meet with investors, strategic partners, customers, entrepreneurs and industry leaders in a mix of private one-on-one meetings, roundtable discussions and ad-hoc networking events. The highlight of the week will be a public showcase on Wednesday, February 6h hosted at Microsoft where each start-up will present to the industry and press. The tour will end with a closing night party in San Francisco on February 7th.
Over 90 companies applied to take part in this year s tour. The IsraelWebTour Committee selected the following 15 startups:
5min – www.5min.com
PLYmedia – www.plymedia.com
AllofMe – www.allofme.com
NuConomy – www.nuconomy.com
ClickTale – www.clicktale.com
blogTV.com – www.blogtv.com
Sportingo – www.sportingo.com
PicScout – www.picscout.com
Qoof – www.qoof.com
8hands – www.8hands.com
Velingo – www.velingo.com
Erayo – www.erayo.com
Semingo – www.semingo.com
PageOnce – www.pageonce.com
Journeys – www.codename-journeys.com
The IsraelWebTour is an initiative spearheaded by the CICC (The California Israel Chamber of Commerce) – a non-governmental, industry supported organization. The 2008 Tour is sponsored by: Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Lehman Brothers, USVP, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosatti, Elron and Gemini Israel Funds and the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco.
The IsraelWebTour is proven to be an excellent platform to present and accelerate emerging internet start-ups from Israel — offering hands-on tools, strategies and fast- track access to Silicon Valley s leading VCs, companies and industry influencers, said Shuly Galili, Executive Director, CICC.
About California Israel Chamber of Commerce
The California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental membership supported organization dedicated to strengthening business and economic relations between California and Israel. With its wide and dynamic network of over 5,000 companies, business executives and investors, CICC is positioned to serve as a facilitator and active supporter for joint ventures between the two communities. Through its programs and activities CICC supports hundreds of Israeli entrepreneurs through their journey to grow, fund and advance their startup companies. www.ca-israelchamber.org