Monday, November 10, 2014

Israel Tech Week - Mobile Monetization Summit, CodeMotion and more great events this December!

In a few weeks we will have several great events all packed in one week - whether you're a hands-on developer or a business development executive - there's something for you!

CodeMotion Tel Aviv (Nov.30-Dec.1)

In Nov.30-Dec.1 the first ever CodeMotion Tel Aviv will be held. CodeMotion is one of the biggest tech conferences in Europe and was held before in Rome, Berlin, Madrid and Milan. And now coming to Tel Aviv for 2-days of great tech talks!

CodeMotion is targeted for developers of all platforms, and it includes mostly technical sessions. It is not only about mobile and includes talks about all programming languages in all platforms. Among the topics: Android, iOS, HTML5, Angular, Cloud, Security, Java, Scala and more.

Details and registration at:

Mobile Monetization Summit (Dec.2)

The Mobile Monetization Summit is a special edition of the Israel Mobile Summit focusing on how developers can monetize their apps. The summit is a full day event packed with sessions from top speakers, panels about the hot topics in mobile monetization, an innovation showcase and contest of the hottest Israeli mobile startups and of course a lot of networking opportunities!

We have great speakers there including Carsten Van-Husen, CEO of Gameforge and Rajat Gupta, Head of User Acquisition at LINE corp - as well as speakers from Google, PayPal, Startapp, Smaato and many more!

Details and registration at:

Other Events

In addition we'll have a MobileMonday event on Dec.1 (The day before the Summit), and another great conference that week is the GameIS Annual Conference which is a great event for game developers.

See here a list of all events - and see you at Israel Tech Week!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MoMoTLV October: Mobile Games Utopia?

We're glad to invite you to our October event, and this time and towards the Mobile Monetization Summit, we'll discuss the top revenue generating app category - mobile games. We'll hear from the CEO of Elex, one of the leading games companies in China, as well as from local game developers and publishers.

When: Monday, Oct.20 @ 18:30
Where: ironSource, Lilinblum 28, Tel Aviv
What: Mobile Games Utopia?
Price: Free, register at Meetup

The event will be held at ironSource in their new event space - the beers are waiting for you in their fridge!


Binsen Tang, CEO of Beijing Elex Tech - How to master the Dragon? - The Chinese market is about to surpass the US market as the largest mobile market in world. The opportunity is big but the rules of the game are very different. Who are the dominant players in the market and how do we translate this massive opportunity into successful business?

Niv Touboul, Head of Games at ironSource, Founder of Upopa Games - What we've learned so far, and how it is shaping the future of mobile gaming - Niv's session will explore How to create the right balance based on your game's ARPU, The ethical way to hunt whales, Is gaming just gambling in disguise and why the top grossing games are actually all the same..

Doron Kagan, Founder, Deemedya - The Evolution of Games Monetization tools - In few years the games industry changed dramatically form paid model to sophisticated Free to play model that dominates the games space. How did our flag brand "Trial Xtreme" evolved through the changes and why Trial Xtreme 4 will be the best in series.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MoMoTLV September: Inside the booming Israel AdTech Industry

We're glad to invite you to an exciting event that will share some inside stories from one of the most influntial Israeli industries. The event is in light of the recent wave of acquisitions and IPOs in the Israeli adtech ecosystem.

When: Monday, Sep.15 @ 19:30
Where: Wix Rooftop, Hanamal 40, Beit Yoel
What: Inside the booming Israeli AdTech industry
Price: Free, register at Meetup

The event will feature companies who got acquired, acquired other companies or went public in the last year or so - and we'll hear what are the dynamics of such moves, considerations of grow in house vs. acquire, how is the price set? And much more.

The event will be held in one of our favorite venues - the rooftop of Wix at the Tel Aviv harbor! Their beer fridge is waiting for you!

Speakers include:

- Gilad Hellerman, CEO & Co-Founder, Ajillion (Acquired by CrossRider)
- Omer Kaplan, deputy CEO, IronSource (Acquired Upopa recently)
- Adam Goodvach, Perion, Director, Corporate development and Strategy, Perion (They acquired GrowMobile, a US company)
- Niv Touboul, CEO & Co-Founder, Upopa (Acquired by IronSource)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MoMoTLV August Event: Intelligent Personal Assistants

Sponsored by:

We're delighted to invite you to our August event and this time we explore the field of voice activated intelligent personal assistant apps - and what are the opportunities for app developers to integrate and tap into these technologies.

When: Monday, Aug.11 @ 18:30
Where: Microsoft R&D Center Herzliya, Shenkar 13
What: Intelligent Personal Assistants
Price: Free, register at Meetup

We'll hear from the team who developed Cortana, Microsoft's new Intelligent PA and also hear from several entrepreneurs in this space about challenges and use cases such as in-car usage, integration with other apps etc.

We also have a special session by Ron Gura, Co-Founder of The Gifts Project (Acquired by eBay) and now Head of eBay Israel Innovation Center.

* Shira Weinberg, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
* Ron Gura, Co-Founder, The Gifts Project (Acquired by eBay)
* Ben Enosh, Co-Founder, Robin Labs
* Gal Melamed, Co-Founder, Wonder Voice
* Danny Weisberg, Co-Founder, Voiceitt

The event will be held in Hebrew.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

MoMoTLV July event: Mobile Financial Services FinTech Pitch Night

Sponsored by:

We're glad to invite you to our first ever event on FinTech (it's about time..), with a special focus on mobile financial services - we will have top notch FinTech startups pitching, as well as big financial players sharing their view on this booming market, that is ripe for disruptive apps.

When: *Wednesday*, July 2nd @ 18:30
Where: Dublin Irish Pub, Herzliya (map)
What: FinTech/Mobile Financial Services
Price: Free, register at Meetup

The event will start with some leaders from the FinTech/MFS industry, including Avi Zeevi, Co-Founder of Carmel Ventures, and sessions from Amdocs and Bank Leumi - and will continue with pitches from several promising startups from the FinTech/MFS field.

NOTE: The event is on *Wednesday* (Due to the world cup games...)

- Avi Zeevi, Co-Founder & General Partner, Carmel Ventures
- Tovit Yair, Head of Financial Services. Vice President & Customer Business Executive, EMEA at Amdocs
- Dorel Blitz, Innovation Manager, Strategy Division, Bank Leumi

Startups Pitching:
• Ori Faran, Co-Founder, CallVU
• Ariel Attias, CEO, Athena Portfolio Solutions
• Tal Grinberg, Co-Founder, PayBox
• Alicia Roisman-Ismach, Co-Founder, Seergate
• Tal Brockmann, Co-Founder, Finnovest

The event is kindly sponsored by Amdocs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Israel Mobile Week - June 9-12

We're glad to announce Israel Mobile Week - a week full of mobile events, featuring:

Israel Mobile Summit 2014 - June.10

Our annual event that was attended by nearly 1,000 people last time is back in town! The Summit is the biggest and most influential mobile event in Israel, and as always we have great international speakers, and great sponsors including this year for the first time - Facebook as the Platinum sponsor.

Startup Contest (Deadline: April.30) - In addition, the annual startup contest is open for submissions until April.30 - so if you have a cool mobile startup - submit it here

DroidCon Tel Aviv - June.11-12

The biggest Android conference in Europe that was held in Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam and more is coming for the first time to Israel! DroidCon is a tech event with tech sessions - so if you're an Android developer or designer - this is the event for you! The call for

Submit a session (Deadline: April.26) - We have a call for papers for DroidCon -we'd like to get teh best sessions from the community! So if you're a great Android developer or designer and want to share your knowledge and get to speak at DroidCon - Submit your session here

See you at Israel Mobile Week!

Registration to both events is open, and early bird tickets are running out fast - so grab yours today!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Asia Apps Contest - Flights to Hong Kong to Finalists!

We're glad to invite you to a great app challenge of one of our partners - the Asia Smartphone Apps Summit is holding an apps contest for which 9 finalists will receive a flight ticket to Hong Kong plus accommodation for the Asia Summit which is held in mid June!

This is your chance to make an impact in Asian markets and attend a great event - note that the eligibility rules dictate that the app maker/content/brand should be in Asia, but for this contest Israeli companies can apply as well - that being said of course that any connections to other Asian markets or content can help.

Deadline is Mar.31! - Apply here:

Here are some more background details about this contest:

Smartphone sales are rapidly increasing in many Asian markets. Growth in the Asia-Pacific’s smartphone market is expected to skyrocket in the coming years that by 2015, 54% of all mobile phone devices sold in the region will be smartphones as forecasted by Frost & Sullivan. The smartphone growth has presented tremendous opportunities for creative mobile application developments.

To recognize the excellence of innovative smartphone apps development and provide a platform for top smartphone apps professionals in the region to meet, share, collaborate and learn from each other, Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) organizes the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest and Summit again in 2014 under the sponsorship of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, riding on the successful experience in last year.By joining force with other co-organizers from Israel, Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, WTIA will bring this timely event to further facilitate the growth of this burgeoning sector in Asia.

-To recognize the excellence of innovations and efforts in developing best-of-breed smartphone apps
-To create a platform to expand business opportunities and facilitate collaboration among the smartphone apps developers in Asia regions
-To nurture creative talents in the smartphone apps development industry

Good Luck and see you in Hong Kong!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Google Cloud Platform Developer Roadshow - April.7

We wanted to update you on a great event coming to town early next month: Google’s global Cloud Platform Developer Roadshow is coming to Tel Aviv on April 7th.  The Roadshow will kick off immediately following some major product announcements slated for March 25, and will visit 27 cities around the world. If you’d like to attend, register here.

In the roadshow, Google will be talking about new approaches to computing that enable you to move beyond traditional divisions of PaaS and IaaS.  They will also show their new developer experience that enables you to work more efficiently as you build, test, and deploy your code.

This is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes of the world's biggest cloud and engage with the international Google Cloud Platform team.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

MoMoTLV Purim Party!


We're very glad to invite you to a special networking mixer for Purim, in the beautiful Tel Aviv port at Shalvata. After Mobile World Congress we all deserve to relax a bit, so this time no sessions - only fun!

When: Monday, March 17th @ 18:30
Where: Shalvata, Tel Aviv Port (map)
What: Purim Networking Mixer and Party
Price: Free, register at Meetup

Costumes are highly encouraged - you can dress up as your favorite app or device.. but the usual cowboy/cowgirl will also do... We might have an impromptu costumes competition - so be prepared...

See you Monday!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MoMoTLV February Event: Mobile app analytics and tracking

We are delighted to invite you to our February event, this would be the last opportunity to catch up before Mobile World Congress which is later on this month.

When: Monday, February 10th @ 18:30
Where: Bank Leumi, Yehuda Halevi 35
What: Mobile app analytics and tracking
Price: Free, register at Meetup

Special International Speaker - Greg Stuart, CEO, MMA

And this time we have a great guest speaker from the US - Greg Stuart, the CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). Greg is arriving for the Marketing and AdTech event that will be held on Feb.11, and we remind you that MoMoTLV members can get 20% discount by using code MoMoTLV_$$2014


In the event we will discuss the various wasy in which analytics can help your app - both in terms of serving relevant ads to user and in terms of improving the user experience.

Speakers include:
* Greg Stuart, CEO, MMA
* Oren Kaniel, CEO & Co-Founder, AppsFlyer
* Aryeh Altshul, HasOffers
* Nimrod Elias, Co-Founder, TapReason

Sunday, January 12, 2014

MoMoTLV January Event: Mobile Cloud

Sponsored by:

We are delighted to invite you to our first event of 2014, and this time we'll be talking about mobile cloud solution by looking at Google Cloud Platform for mobile apps and hearing from app developers on their cloud experiences.

When: Monday, January 20th, 2014 @ 19:00
Where: Google Floor 29, Electra Tower, Yigal Alon 98, Tel Aviv
What: Mobile Cloud
Price: Free, register at Meetup

The event will be hosted at Google - but not at Campus - but rather inside Google offices themselves! So this is your chance to take a peek inside and see the "Rega & Dodly" conference room in the 29th floor in which the event will take place.

Call for sessions! We have 1-2 free spots for short pitches from the community - if you want to share your experiences from working with cloud for mobile or have a startup doing anything in mobile backend - apply to pitch here

See the full agenda and more details at the event's meetup page