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Jerusalem Day Interview Series: Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

In honor of Jerusalem Day, join us for a 3-part series of interviews with a few of Jerusalem’s movers and shakers, who work year-round on promoting and growing the city’s startup ecosystem. —- On November 11, 2008, Nir Barkat was elected the 9th Mayor of Jerusalem. Since assuming office on December 2, 2008, Mayor Barkat has inspired thousands of Jerusalemites with his relentless work to turn Israel’s poorest city into one rich in culture, youth, tourism, education, and sustainable economic development. This work, coupled with his message of respect and pluralism for all residents of Jerusalem, all served as the basis for his re-election for a second term in 2013. The following interview features Israeli businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat. —- A few words from Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat for Jerusalem Day: As we celebrate 49 years of the reunited city of Jerusalem and we look toward the 50th anniversary of the reunification of our capital, it is my privilege and honor to share the trends of upward momentum in our city and our plans for the future....

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Jerusalem Day Interview Series: Jerusalemite entrepreneur & angel investor, Gary Levitt

In honor of Jerusalem Day, join us for a 3-part series of interviews with a few of Jerusalem’s movers and shakers, who work year-round on promoting and growing the city’s startup ecosystem. The following interview features Jerusalemite successful entrepreneur, angel investor, and technologist, Gary Levitt. Bio: Gary Levitt was born in South Africa and moved to Boston to study music. Prior to that, Levitt was a skateboard pro turned bass guitarist. He produced a bunch of music for the Oprah Show and eventually realized that CSS was more sublime than bussing tables in Soho. In 2007, Levitt founded Mad Mimi, an email application that was acquired by GoDaddy (GDDY) in August 2014. Levitt currently serves on GoDaddy’s leadership team and spends time with his family in Jerusalem, Israel. Levitt is an active angel investor and technologist, focused primarily on consumer internet technology and product-design. JLM Day Interview with Jerusalemite entrepreneur and angel investor, Gary Levitt Tell us a bit about yourself and what you like to do. I’m Gary Levitt, from Knoppieslaagte, a small farm town in South Africa. I am...

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Jerusalem Day Interview Series: Itzik Ozer of the Jerusalem Development Authority

In honor of Jerusalem Day, join us for a 3-part series of interviews with a few of Jerusalem’s movers and shakers, who work year-round on promoting and growing the city’s startup ecosystem. The following interview features the Jerusalem Development Authority‘s Director of Business & Industry Development, Itzik Ozer. Since it was established the Jerusalem Development Authority has accumulated much experience in promoting public projects in the capital and it serves today as the leading body in the planning and development of the city. The Jerusalem Development Authority acts as the body which generates, encourages and promotes the development of the city to increase its beauty and strengthen its economy. JLM Day Interview with the JDA’s Itzik Ozer Looking back just four years ago, nobody considered Jerusalem to be a tech hub. What changed? The Jerusalem tech success story is still a well kept secret. In fact, in the last four years we have seen an exponential increase in the number of companies established each year with only 25 new companies established in the city in 2012, and over 100 new companies established in 2015. The...

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