In March 2014, the Jewish Federation of San Diego County unveiled its newest event series, FEDTalks. Modeled after the wildly successful TED Talk speaker series, FEDTalks highlights the best and brightest Jewish minds in San Diego’s scientific and hi-tech industries.
While the first edition of FEDTalks featured three world renowned medical researchers, the upcoming FEDTalks will showcase six rising stars in San Diego’s bustling hi-tech sector. Join us on October 30 at the beautifully renovated Auditorium at the Scripps Research Institute and meet the San Diegans who are shaping our community - one innovation at a time.
ETHAN SENTURIA is the founder of DealStruck.com, an innovative website that utilizes crowd funding to facilitate small business loans with less paperwork than traditional banks and much lower interest rates than alternative funding sources. Dealstruck has rapidly grown into a major player in the crowdfunding marketplace, moving millions of dollars each month in small business loans.
DAVID HAMMEL is one of the brains behind Vioozer – the next must have app for your smart phone. Vioozer provides location based real-time information to mobile users, and is comparable to the famous Israeli app “Waze”, which was recently bought by Google for $1.3 billion dollars.
ASAF DANZAN is the mind behind Openoffer.com – a real estate tool that allows buyers and sellers to negotiate prices before they place or receive a written offer - revolutionizing the home buying process for all parties. Born and raised in Israel, Asaf is an innovative leader in the online Real Estate market.
VANCE LOPEZ & JAMIE WEISMAN are two master’s students from the UCSD US-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability. Both of these outstanding, budding entrepreneurs spent their last semester interning at hi-tech start-ups in Israel. They will discuss their experiences working at an Israeli start-up during the Gaza conflict.
ADAM FURMAN is the man behind TwoLikeYou.com – a community building website co-founded with neuroscientist, David Lorber, Ph.D. Together they created a private social platform that connects similar members within an organization. Their proprietary algorithms, coupled with a fun and interactive interface, provide valuable insight for organizational leaders to drive participation and strengthen relationships.