Mind the Tech NY
"Israeli tech has a significant role in bringing New York back to life"
The New York Israel Unicorn party at Margalit Startup City in New York brought together some 400 notable entrepreneurs, executives and investors to talk tech and enjoy some music and drinks
Omer Kabir | 11:50 22.11.2021
Margalit Startup City in Soho, New York hosted a first-of-its kind unicorn party last week following the first day of the Mind the Tech NY 2021 conference. "Israel and New York are both technology superpowers and centers of unicorns," said Erel Margalit, Founder and Executive Chairman of JVP and Margalit Startup City. "New York is a beacon of innovation which attracts the very best Israeli companies." Some 400 people attended the party, including leading tech figures in New York, senior executives from the banking and insurance worlds, partners in major investment houses, investors, CEOs, lawyers and entrepreneurs. The event also brought together 16 CEOs from JVP's portfolio, including those of Nanit, ThetaRay, Anyclip and Centrical.
Erel Margalit, Founder and Executive Chairman of JVP and Margalit Startup City (left) and Israel's Consul General in New York, Asaf Zamir. Photo: Nir Arieli"We launched Margalit Startup City in New York, the JVP NYC International Cyber Center, in February 2021 in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Office and the Economic Development Corporation of New York (NYCEDC) and in cooperation with the city’s leading universities – Columbia, Cornell, NYU and CUNY," added Margalit. "Then Covid came and it was a really big challenge. The city entered a tough period and many of you here in New York and around the world struggled to provide new meaning for your children, inspiration for your families and find the way to maintain the creative spark. All while politicians everywhere were desperately searching for answers with little global collaboration."