Start-Up Nation Voices is a podcast of Start-Up Nation Mentorship and the World Jewish Congress. Start-Up Nation Mentorship pairs extraordinary college student leaders with top Israeli industry and government mentors. The venture is currently operating on 20 campuses in 6 continents and enables students to develop meaningful, lasting relationships with Israelis who are in the centre of the dynamic global economy and hub of innovation. In Voices, we bring on top Israeli and international leaders to share a deeper look into their industry and personal background, exploring the importance of mentorship and partnership with Israel.
David Sable – Co-Founder at DoAble
David Sable, Co-Founder of DoAble, former Global CEO and Chairman of Y&R, Board Director of UNICEF/USA, the International Special Olympics, UNCF, and Board Member of American Eagle Outfitters’, Ethan Allen Interiors, and Silverspac, joins SUNM CEO Ben Spilg and SUNM CMO Daniella Springer to discuss his fascinating career and involvement in the advertising industry, spanning more than 40 years, and the lessons he has extracted from his life experiences, including his service in the IDF, and ongoing devotion to social and nonprofit organizations.
Gai Berkovich – COO of Waze
Gai Berkovich, COO at Waze, joins SUNM CEO Ben Spilg and Senior Advisor Elan Arnowitz to discuss the critical inflection points throughout his career that led him to Waze, the unique and constantly evolving hi-tech industry in Israel, and many extractable lessons for the next generation of entrepreneurs and tech leaders.
Daniel Taub – Former Ambassador of Israel to the UK
Former Ambassador of Israel to the UK, His Excellency, Daniel Taub, discusses Israel’s role in international politics and the critical position it finds itself in among nations with hosts Ben Spilg, SUNM CEO, and Asher Swidler, Brown University SUNM Campus Director. Taub discusses his career from serving as a combat medic in the IDF to serving as a speechwriter for President Chaim Herzog and working as the Director of Strategy and Planning for the Yad Hanadiv Foundation.
Meir Brand – Vice President at Google
In this episode, Elan Arnowitz and Justin Shapiro chat with Google’s VP Managing EMEA Emerging Markets and first ever employee of Google Israel, Meir Brand. Meir shares his memories of the early days of the internet, how he decided to join Google Israel, the importance emerging markets play in the global economy and more! Check out the full episode
Yuval Rooz – CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Asset
In this episode, Elan Arnowitz and Ryan Bauman sit down with Yuval Rooz - CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Asset, one of the leaders developing blockchain technology for enterprises. Yuval shares about the current state of institutional blockchain adoption, the differences (and similarities) between public and private blockchains, the biggest challenges being faced by blockchain/crypto users today and more. Whether you’re new to the concept of blockchain or are well versed in the space, Yuval’s insights are extremely valuable!
Maxime Cohen – Professor of Retail and Operations Management at McGill University
CEO of Start-Up Nation Mentorship, Ben Spilg, welcomes Maxime Cohen, Professor of Retail and Operations at McGill University. In this episode, Professor Cohen offers his take on working with large corporations vs. start-ups, his own journey into academia at such a young age, insights on the future of retail, and the value of partnership with Israel for ambitious students.
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