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Dear sponsors, members and friends,

IsCham is honored to invite you to join our seminar with Israel's first high-tech entrepreneur of the Start-up Nation, Mr. Yossi Vardi on June 30th 2016, 3:00PM.

Yossi Vardi is considered to be one of the top leading entrepreneurs of Israel’s high-tech industry. Mr. Vardi started his career in fields that would be called low-tech today. At the age of 27 he was appointed director-general of Israel's development ministry and then held a similar job at the energy ministry.
In the past few decades he has invested in and helped to build over 60 Israeli start-ups - ranging from software firms to mobile phone and clean technology companies to name a few. One of his possibly most famous investments was the first popular internet instant messaging service ICQ, bought by AOL in 1998.
He has also played a part in the creation of Answers.com (went public), invested in software solutions firm Gteko (sold to Microsoft) and the Gift Project (sold to eBay), Tivella (sold to Cisco) and so forth.

Yossi Vardi attended the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia as a guest speaker, and he expressed his high hopes for Chinese tech market and saw a great future for Chinese entrepreneurs.

By attending this interesting unique seminar you’ll be exposed to the great thoughts about innovation and the expertise on start-ups of this veteran entrepreneur and investor.

The agenda includes:

3:00-3:45pm- Welcoming & Registration
3:45-4:30pm- Yossi Vardi Speech
4:30-5:00pm- Q&A session
5:00-6:00pm- Cocktail & Appetiser Networking

Please noted that we have limited seats available, please RSVP to info@ischam.org by June 27th. If you experience any problem with registration, please email isabella.li@ischam.org

For more information click here

Best Regards,
IsCham Team


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Welcoming & Registration
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Yossi Vardi Speech
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Q&A session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cocktail & Appetiser Networking


  • Yossi Vardi

    Yossi Vardi

    Mr. Yossi Vardi is one of Israel's first high-tech entrepreneurs. For over 40 years he has founded and helped to build over 60 high-tech companies in a variety of fields, among them software, energy, Internet, mobile, electro-optics and water technology. He is invited by Boao Forum and would like to visit Beijing to share his expertise on entrepreneurship.

    Vardi began his entrepreneurial career in 1969, at the age of 26, as co-founder and first CEO of TEKEM, one of the first software houses in Israel (later sold to Tadiran and then absorbed into Ness Technologies). In 1970, he was appointed Director General of the Ministry of Development. He served as chairman of Israel Chemicals of Mifaley Tovala, of Harsit and Hol Zach, and a member of the board of Israel Electric Corporation, Dead Sea Works, Dead Sea Bromine, Dead Sea Periclase, Haifa Chemicals, Chemicals and Phosphates, and others. He also chaired the Oil Explorations Concessions Council and Fertilizers Development Council.

    Vardi is an early stage "angel", since 1996 he has been active in founding young internet companies and internet startups. In 1996 he became the founding investor of Mirabilis (company) – the creator of ICQ, which is the first instant messaging application that was released to the web.

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