On March 15, four Israeli companies with solutions for the education technology space visited New York for a full day of networking and business development activities. The roadshow was organized by the Israel Economic Mission in NYC and MindCET. The companies were:
The full day of meetings started out with an intimate investors’ breakfast in midtown, where the delegation met with angels and VCs. The program consisted of brief pitches by the companies followed by networking.
Following breakfast, the delegation headed uptown to the 92nd Street Y, where they presented their technologies to the departments involved with education and STEM initiatives throughout the city.
The third leg of the afternoon took the group across town to the Jewish Education Project, where they met with JEP’s Chief Innovation Officer and his team. JEP is a network of 400+ American Jewish day schools. All the companies were added to the JEP “resource portal” for teachers, and may see their solutions implemented soon in Jewish day schools.
To close out the business day, the group headed over to the Sesame Workshop, the group that produces Sesame Street. At Sesame, they met with head of the organization VC arm in addition to a senior representative from their technology partnership team.
After a full day of private meetings, the group attended a very impressive event in the evening titled “Israel Meets Shark Tank EDU,” co-hosted with the NYC Department of Education. At the event, each company delivered a 7-minute demo to six public school teachers from around the five boroughs. Following each presentation was a 15-minute Q+A with the panel of teachers.
Feedback from the companies was extremely positive, who, despite the packed schedule, were very happy with the access and quality of the meetings.
For more information about this activity and EdTech from Israel, contact Erik Blumberg.