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June 18 – June 25, 2017  |  Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel

 

Innovation in Israel and Beyond is an exclusive opportunity for students around the globe to gain insight into Israel’s Start-Up Nation and to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge required to become a global business leader. The goal of the program is to expose students to Israel’s unique ecosystem and to help participants take steps towards establishing new ventures.

 

Throughout the one-week program, students will be exposed to industry leaders and entrepreneurs who are eager to share their experiences and personal stories to educate tomorrow’s leadership. Furthermore, students will also have an opportunity to visit venture capital funds and to meet private investors as well as outstanding technology accelerators.

 

The program aims to empower outstanding individuals, offering them the opportunity to appreciate the entrepreneurial process and to understand the legal, ethical and social challenges associated with new and emerging technologies.

 

In addition to site visits, coursework will include an analysis of the particular concerns and hurdles associated with bringing innovative technologies to market. These concerns are especially important when disruptive technologies emerge without legal or social precedent.

 

BENEFITS

 

  • Obtain knowledge and skills necessary for future business leaders aiming to conduct business in the global arena.
  • Learn how to deal with complex and global challenges associated with new and emerging innovations.
  • Gain insight into the Israeli business mindset firsthand and experience for yourself the country’s entrepreneurial environment.
  • Intensively experience the Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem through meeting international experts and visiting leading accelerators in Israel.
  • Form long-term bonds with other accomplished young students who share the same values, and interact with Israeli students from the Zvi Meitar Program at IDC.
  • Achieve one academic credit by actively participating in all aspects of the program.
  • Immerse yourself physically and academically in the Israeli technology world at the IDC Herzliya campus.
  • Acquire cultural experience and a taste of Israel by traveling and touring Jerusalem and other historical parts of the country.

Program Fee: $8,850 (U.S.) – Includes lodging at a 4-star boutique hotel, transportation within Israel, tuition, group meals, materials, tours and excursions, company visits, cultural activities and gratuity

 

To inquire about the program, please contact:

 

Alan Chen
Director of CKGSB (Americas)
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
601 Lexington Ave. 26th Fl.
New York, NY 10022
Tel: +1 646-627-7735
Fax: +1 646-627-7743
alanchen@ckgsb.edu.cn

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 18

 

Students Arrive

 

Welcome dinner with Zvi Meitar students in Herzliya

 

 

Monday, June 19

 

Welcome & Introductions, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

 

  • Welcome (Dean), ELSI Course, Technology workshop – includes guest speaker
  • Visit to miLAB with Dr. Oren Zuckerman
  • Lecture by Dr. Yossi Maaravi or Ms. Nir Moran, Zell Entrepreneurship Program

 

Tuesday, June 20

 

Tour to Tel-Aviv

 

  • Visit to Rise Accelerator and The Time Incubator
  • Visit to VC – Innovation Endeavors or Carmel Ventures
  • Half-Day Tour to Jaffa

 

Wednesday, June 21

 

IDC

 

  • On campus - visit to Advanced Reality Lab with Dr. Doron Friedman
  • Meet with students from Zell Entrepreneurship program
  • ELSI Course, Technology workshop – includes guest speaker
  • Team work on paper with Israeli business students
  • Group photo with Israeli business students

 

Thursday, June 22

 

Tour to Jerusalem

 

  • Visit to Jerusalem Venture Partners in Jerusalem and Mobileye together with Israeli business students
  • Afternoon excursion
  • Free evening in Jerusalem

 

Friday, June 23

 

Excursion/Tour

 

  • Tour of Jerusalem/ Dead Sea/Masada
  • Return to Tel-Aviv in the afternoon
  • Group dinner

 

Saturday, June 24

 

Day Off

 

 

Sunday, June 25

 

Half-Day Tour to Herzliya and Departure

 

  • Visit to Microsoft Accelerator
  • Lunch
  • Farewell

The above curriculum may change slightly as we finalize the program design.

 

CKGSB Faculty

 

Zhou Li joined CKGSB in July 2010 as an Assistant Dean. He is primarily responsible for the school’s global programs and operations. He is also in charge of more than 10 research centers, including the Humanities and Business Ethics Center, China and the World Economic Center as well as the school’s Knowledge Center and Case Center. He serves as the Chief Editor for CKGSB Knowledge, the school’s English-language China business magazine. At CKGSB, Mr. Zhou has built and led a multicultural team that includes former executives of leading business schools in Asia, the US and Europe. He has initiated and participated in CKGSB’s collaboration with leading global educational institutions, such as Harvard Kennedy School and Johnson School at Cornell University. Prior to joining CKGSB, Mr. Zhou worked in the corporate world for more than 20 years at various positions, including CEO, in telecom, IT, investment and consulting companies in Canada, Hong Kong and mainland China. Mr. Zhou received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at Renmin University in China and his MBA degree at McGill University in Canada.

 

 

Mary Wadsworth Darby is the Chief Representative of CKGSB Americas. Mary helps identify CKGSB Americas strategic initiatives and build brand awareness in both North and South America. She works closely with all the CKGSB offices to strengthen cross marketing and program development. Mary also works with CKGSB partnering schools and other key relationships to identify new business and opportunities for collaboration in response to changes in market dynamics and trade and capital flows.

 

Previously, Mary worked for Morgan Stanley in Firm Management and headed the Asia and China Desks. She moved to HK and headed Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) in Hong Kong and developed the first institutional sales initiative with Chinese financial entities. At Morgan Stanley she also created and ran a series of educational programs for the fixed income division and other departments with a focus on China.

 

Mary has worked extensively in China and Asia for more than 25 years. She founded Peridot Asia Advisors, a strategic transactions advisory firm. She has substantial experience negotiating market entry strategies over a broad range of industries, as well as with Chinese financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, regulatory authorities and other government entities responsible for regulating and supervising the insurance and banking industries. Her background also includes serving as Executive Director of the America-China Society, a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of US-China relations chaired by former US Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and the late Cyrus Vance.

 

Mary earned her BA degree from Princeton University. A fluent Mandarin speaker, she also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MIA from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. She is the Chair of the Hong Kong Association of New York; serves as a Senior Professional Fellow at the Chazen Institute at Columbia Business School; a Trustee of Concord Academy; and was for many years a Trustee of Princeton-in-Asia. She serves as an Independent Director of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC, USA). She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

 

Other Faculty Advisors

 

Paul Russo, PhD, is a vice provost at Yeshiva University and dean of the University’s Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies. He has over 15 years of experience in planning and leading higher education divisions with particular strengths in online education and program development.

 

Before joining Yeshiva, Dr. Russo was assistant vice president for curriculum and instruction at Long Island University (LIU). As director of online programs at The City University of New York (CUNY), he helped to create the School of Professional Studies and Guttman Community College, and oversaw the Data Analytics and Information Systems Programs. He was also co-principal investigator for a $15M award to found the CUNY Center for Big Data.

 

Dr. Russo holds a PhD in technology management from New York University, an MBA from the University of Dallas, an MS in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University and a BS in physics from Loyola University.

 

 

 

Val Myteberi is the Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs at the Cardozo School of Law. She is responsible for growing the success of graduate and international programs, as well as for future innovation at Cardozo. She is a member of the law school’s senior leadership team, playing a critical role in shaping the law school’s overall strategic direction. She works closely with other administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that graduate students receive an excellent education and that international collaborations and partnerships enrich the entire Cardozo community. Val is in charge of The Masters of Laws (LL.M) and The Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D) program leadership, management and oversight, recruiting and advising graduate students and working in close cooperation with the Dean’s office and faculty to ensure the needs of graduate students are accounted for and integrated in the overall academic and professional development programs. She is also responsible for negotiating agreements on behalf of Cardozo and building partnerships with global educational, private and public partner institutions, expanding opportunities for students and Cardozo worldwide.

 

Val holds a Masters of Laws with a concentration in corporate law from Cardozo School of Law and an LL.B. from University of Tirana, Albania.  She was formerly the Program Director of The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance, where she worked on an international scale and across academic, research, diplomatic and non-governmental partners acting as a persuasive advocate for The Center’s priorities. She has organized dozens of symposia, colloquia and conferences with top professionals in various areas of the law. At The Center, her work has increased exposure to and engagement with contemporary banking, corporate and securities laws. She has conducted extensive research and analysis on new comprehensive financial reform regulations in the U.S., UK and the EU, with a special focus on systemic risk, prudential supervision, expansion of agency enforcement powers and supervisory regimes after the Dodd-Frank Act, Basel III requirements, and FSA directives.   During the winter intersession Val teaches a deal-making class, called ITRANS.

 

 

Dov Greenbaum is the Director of the Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies at IDC Herzliya. Concurrently, he is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University School of Medicine (adj).

 

Dov has degrees and post-doctoral fellowships from Yeshiva University, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, ETH Zurich and Stanford University.

 

In addition to his academic affiliation and training, he is also an intellectual property attorney (California & USPTO), with particular experience in the fields of biopharmaceutical litigation, and hi-tech patent drafting and prosecution, including drafting in the fields of robotics, software, computer hardware, and defense.

 

 

 

 

Why attend Innovation in Israel and Beyond?

 

  • Obtain knowledge and skills necessary for future business leaders aiming to conduct business in the global arena.
  • Learn how to deal with complex and global challenges associated with new and emerging innovations.
  • Gain insight into the Israeli business mindset firsthand and experience for yourself the country’s entrepreneurial environment.
  • Intensively experience the Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem through meeting international experts and visiting leading accelerators in Israel.
  • Form long-term bonds with other accomplished young students who share the same values, and interact with Israeli students from the Zvi Meitar Program at IDC.
  • Achieve one academic credit by actively participating in all aspects of the program.
  • Immerse yourself physically and academically in the Israeli technology world at the IDC Herzliya campus.
  • Acquire cultural experience and a taste of Israel by traveling and touring Jerusalem and other historical parts of the country.

 

Who should attend Innovation in Israel and Beyond?

 

The program is open to aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds.

 

 

CKGSB

 

Established in Beijing in November 2002 with generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business is a private, non-profit, independent educational institution and the only business school in China with faculty governance. The school offers innovative MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. In addition to its main campus in the center of Beijing, it has campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.

 

 


 

 

 

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

 

IDC Herzliya, the first private not-for-profit institution of higher education in Israel, opened its doors in 1994. IDC Herzliya offers innovative and dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs that educate Israel’s future business, juridical, hi-tech, communications, economic and civic leaders. IDC is unique in its educational methods, which are based on an interdisciplinary approach and the teaching of information technology and global markets. Theory is combined with real world experience providing graduates with a competitive edge when entering the market.

 

IDC Herzliya has 7,000 students currently enrolled for undergraduate and graduate degrees, including 2,000 international students from 86 countries around the world and over 20,000 alumni.

 

 


 

 

 

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

 

Now in its second century, Yeshiva University is the oldest and most comprehensive educational institution under Jewish auspices in America. It is an independent university that ranks among the nation’s leading academic research institutions and, reflecting the time-honored tradition of Torah Umadda, provides the highest quality Jewish and secular education of any Jewish university in the world. Since its inception the University has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home.

 

Alan Chen

Director of CKGSB (Americas)
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
601 Lexington Ave. 26th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Tel: +1 646-627-7735
Cell: +1 646-642-2683
Fax: +1 646-627-7743
Email: alanchen@ckgsb.edu.cn

 

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