The Only Source of Knowledge is Experience
Albert Einstein's statement above succinctly delivers the paradox of a startup. How does a young company, forward thinking with advanced and innovative technology navigate and thrive in the unknown?
It only takes two points to calculate a slope. If you know where you are and where you have been, then you know where you're going.
There is nothing better than when a startup teams up with experienced God fearing partners and advisors who have all been there done that.
Our Partners & Advisers
"The young man knows the rules,
but the old man knows the exceptions."
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Senior Business Advisor
Mr. Aaron Dobrinsky is an entrepreneurial executive and CEO coach with over 25 years of experience in technology, financing and operating management specializing in the mobile internet, software, telecomm, & wireless and service industries. He is an executive with extensive board experience in both public and private companies, most recently as CEO of Wave2Wave Communications, a privately held telecommunications company.
Since January 2006, Mr. Dobrinsky has served as president of DMI, a management consulting and advisory firm providing strategic, operational and financial guidance to startup and mid-stage companies. Mr. Dobrinsky served as interim-chief executive officer of KSR, an online national specialty supermarket from June 2009 through September 2010. Mr. Dobrinsky co-founded GoAmerica (now Purple Communications (NASDAQ: PRPL) & from 1996 to June 2008, he served as the chairman of its board of directors. He served as president of GoAmerica until November 2000 and chief executive officer until January 2003. He served as chairman of the board of directors of Purple Communications from 2003 through 2009. Mr. Dobrinsky was an executive member of the board of directors of RoomLinX, Inc.(Nasdaq: RMLX), a provider of wireless broadband solutions to hotels and conference centers. He has served as a board advisor/member for several private companies and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Dobrinsky received his BA in Economics and Finance from Yeshiva University and attended New York University School of Business where he studied Marketing and Finance. Mr. Dobrinsky also volunteers for Yeshivat Lev HaTorah in Beit Shemesh.
Digital Marketing & Startup Advisor
David Siegel, CEO of Investopedia is a digital media executive with over 18 years of experience leading organizations through innovative product development, rapid revenue growth and traffic acceleration. He is currently the CEO of Investopedia, the largest finance and investing education site, which currently reaches over 20 Million monthly unique visitors.
He most recently served as President, Seeking Alpha, a crowdsourced investment research business with over 4 Million registered users. There, he oversaw all U.S.-based functions - sales, marketing, product and business development. Under his leadership, digital media sales grew by 30% and subscription sales by over 300%. Prior to Seeking Alpha, he served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Everyday Health’s Local Division, which connects consumers to health care professionals. Leading a large team, for the fastest growing division of the company, he built out specialty content sites, directories and marketing services for physicians, payers and hospitals.
David has worked as a strategy consultant for Deloitte Consulting and William M. Mercer and as the Director, Organizational Development for DoubleClick. David holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Rabbi Rafael Zeitli
Mindfulness & MBSR Instructor
Rabbi Zeitlin has well over 20,000 hours of clinical work, over a thousand hours of training teachers in the Feuerstein Method, and several hundred hours of facilitating mindfulness groups, in the framework of the original Kabat-Zinn MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. Rabbi Zeitlin studied directly with Dr. Kabat-Zinn.
Rabbi Zeitlin adapts and facilitates mindfulness practices, customized for different types of people in Israel, from healthy individuals looking to enhance their well-being to patients in chronic pain and illness including oncology and cardiac patients; from ultra-orthodox to secular, from pre-school kids to elderly citizens. Rabbi Zeitlin also studied computerized interventions for improving cognitive learning skills, and neuro-feedback systems for ADHD and merges the cognitive and meta-cognitive work of Feuerstein, with the deepest of Torah concepts regarding the "self" and our connection with "The One", using techniques that have been proven to heal and produce results.
Rabbi Zeitlin also served as a combat brigade operations officer in the IDF.
Director at Precision Solutions, Ltd
Eric Guth has an extensive technical background in product development, including hardware and software development, manufacturing, and outsourcing. Precision Solutions offers end to end electronic product development from early product conception, research, and design through prototype, product iteration, optimization, and production. We leverage our expertise, our professional network, and connections, both in Israel and abroad, to provide a high-valuee result at a reasonable cost.
He is a 35-year veteran in business fundamentals and planning. marketing, sales, business development, and operations. Eric has worked for VC backed companies and is the founder of 3 startup technology companies. As the Director of Operations for Rifkin and Associates, a medium-size cable television MSO, he had a $30 million dollar P&L responsibility for cable systems serving 68,000 customers in the Midwest.
As President and CTO of PageTap, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, he was engaged in the technical design and development of wireless control systems to Motorola, Sandia National Laboratories,Navel Air Warfare Weapons Center at China Lake, Public Service Company of Colorado, Central Vermont Public Service Company, and the State of Colorado.
Shahar Hesse, B. Des
UI / UX Design & Industrial Designer
CEO - UXUsability
Shahar Hesse is a UX designer with over 15 years experience in interface design and development. Shahar's background in Industrial Design, combined with a user-focused design approach and extensive programming experience, bridge the gap between the disciplines, resulting in interfaces that are highly usable and technologically appropriate.
User testing and usability research form the basis for Shahar’s design work, which strives to achieve the perfect balance between business and customer drivers.
"Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.”
– Albert Einstein