Yossi Vardi is one of the leading individuals in the Israeli software/Internet industry.Yossi was the founding investor of Mirabilis, inventor of ICQ – the well known Internet-wide Instant messaging product. Among the companies he invested in, or helped to build are Answers.com, Gteko (sold to Microsoft), Airlink, Tivella, Scopus, CTI2, Foxytunes, Tucows (Toronto based), and Starnet.
We’re still working out the details about the presentation schedule. Yossi will be talking about building healthy entrepreneurial ecosystems and talk about the work he has been doing on Kinnernet.
Local startups from BrightSpark Ventures, Extreme University and Rogers Ventures will be pitching/demoing their solutions, including:
Agilebuddy is a powerful suite of software tools for implementing Agile project management online. Agilebuddy is a full-featured Scrum application that provides superior collaborative tools to let you create, estimate, plan, track and manage software projects in real time.
iStopOver is the place on the Internet for direct rental of excess capacity in homes and offices. Guests (Travelers) use iStopOver to find accommodations in someone’s home as an alternative to paying high hotel rates.
Thoora is a service that helps people discover the news attracting the most attention and social making it easy for users to find valuable information.
Adsense for Twitter. Assetize exists to help users turn accounts into assets. Your online account more than just a virtual identity. It’s an asset. Currently, Assetize offers a new service that can help you monetize this asset.
- Uken Games
Uken Games is a social game developer building highly addictive social games on Facebook, Myspace, and iPhone. Their first game, Superheroes Alliance, has 50K monthly active users on the Facebook Platform.