As the world becomes like a global village, many products and ideas aim to reach customers globally rather than just locally, and much more is done online. These changes created a big shift in how to take ideas and products to the market. In recent years several leading “methodologies of choice” are followed by many incubation and acceleration programs helping. The selection of the same methods, combined with the need for a global rather than local outreach already at an early stage, open the way for creating truly virtual acceleration programs. In this talk, you will learn how this works and why it creates opportunities not available through localized acceleration programs.
Relator: Mr. Assaf MendelsonManaging Director, EAI – 360
Mr. Assaf Mendelson is the managing director of the EAI360 EXelerator innovation initiative of The European Alliance for Innovation (EAI). He is a hi-tech professional and serial entrepreneur with many years of experience and demonstrated accomplishments in all facets of a hi-tech company: executive management, business development, marketing, fund raising, product, and technical/R&D. He held a variety of senior positions in both start-ups and large international enterprises such as Intel and Qualcomm. His roles covered several industries including many years in wireless and cellular markets as well as in the new web and mobile applications markets. He was co-founder of over 5 start-ups, including DailyForex.com and Fl3ur. Mr. Mendelson continuously assists and mentors start-ups in Israel and abroad. Mr. Mendelson holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration in Tel Aviv University.