Israel Venture Network
The Israel Venture Network (IVN) is a venture philanthropy network of high-tech entrepreneurs and business executives from Israel and the US. IVN concentrates on scalable, systemic solutions for the educational and employment crises that jeopardize the ability of Israel's next generation to succeed in the 21st century.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.

Israel Venture Association
Israel Venture Association is the organization representing the diverse aspects of the capital venture industry in Israel, including all the major VC funds and other venture investors, service providers, technological incubators and alike. IVA supports and enhances the growth of Israeli high-technology industries, represents members on issues of common interest. and provides a platform for members to present subjects of common interest to the venture community.
Featured Speaker:

Shlomo Dovrat
Shlomo Dovrat has been a leading business figure in the Israeli high-tech industry for over 20 years. After serving in an elite technology unit within the Israeli Defense Forces, Shlomo began his career as a high-tech entrepreneur, eventually becoming CEO and Chairman of several leading high-tech companies. In 2003, Shlomo was appointed by the Government of Israel as Chairman of the National Task Force for the Advancement of the Educational System. The Task Force's objectives were to conduct a comprehensive plan of the educational system in Israel. The task force submitted its final report in 2004. Shlomo also was one of the founders of the Israeli Venture Network, an initiative by leading figures in the US and Israeli high-tech community to promote various educational projects throughout Israel. In 2005 Shlomo Dovrat was granted the Israeli Hi-Tech Award for his contribution to the community as founder of the Israel Venture Network and chairman of the National Task Force for the Advancement of the Israeli Education System.