125 W 18th St.,

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Nov. 16-17, 2019
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 w 18th St, New York City

Excelerate19 is an annual Summit hosted by Birthright Israel Excel. The Summit is the premiere business leadership convention for an international body of young professionals and students interested in cutting edge technology, innovative global business, philanthropy, and the flourishing North America – Israel relationship.

The Sunday Symposium on November 17th is a professional workshop where attendees can see a resume coach, meet with a career coach, or attend a group discussion with various professionals. For more information, click HERE.


We look forward to seeing you there!

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Keynote Speakers:

Abigail is the Director of the BrandUnit, Google’s creative think tank for brands and agencies.  She and her team works closely with the advertising ...

Abigail Posner

Director of the BrandUnit, Google

Adam Singolda is the founder and CEO of Taboola, the world’s largest discovery platform, serving over 450 billion recommendations of articles...

Adam Singolda

Founder & CEO of Taboola

Paul E. Singer is the founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, a New York–based trading firm.

Paul Singer

Founder and President of Elliott Management Corporation

Terry serves on the Management Committee of Elliott Associates, a hedge fund founded in 1977 where she is Counsel and Senior Advisor.

Terry Kassel

COO and General Counsel,
Elliott Associates

Strauss Zelnick, a partner in ZelnickMedia since 2001, became Chairman of Take-Two in March 2007 and Chief Executive Officer in January 2011 ...

Strauss Zelnick

CEO of Take-Two Interactive

Mohammed AL Samawi is an interfaith activist from Yemen and author of The Fox Hunt: A Memoir of coming to America ... 

Mohammed AL Samawi

Author of The Fox Hunt


Founded in 2016 and raised in a cooperative community in Israel, Or was first inspired by neighborhood development ...

Or Bokobza

CEO and Co-Founder of Venn

Steven Greitzer is Head of Leadership Operations at Quibi. He is an Excel Fellow from 2011 ...

Steven Greitzer

Head of Leadership Operations at Quibi

Sean Grundy is Co-Founder & CEO of Bevi, a beverage technology company that has raised over $60M in venture capital ...

Sean Grundy

Co-Founder & CEO of Bevi

Athena Karp is the founder and CEO of HiredScore, an artificial intelligence HR technology company that powers the global Fortune 500 ...

Athena Karp

CEO & Founder, HiredScore

Jonathan is the Co-founder & Managing Director of Talent Tech Labs. He is a lawyer by education and an entrepreneur and investor by trade.

Jonathan Kestenbaum

Co-founder & Managing Director of Talent Tech Labs

Casey Lau is one of Asia's foremost tech startup pioneers. Born and raised in Canada, it was in Hong Kong that he had a successful ...

Casey Lau

CEO of StartupsGBA, Head of Asia, RISE

Yuna Leibzon is TV journalist, anchor and radio host. She is the US correspondent for channel 12 news, Israel’s most popular tv channel and news broadcaster. 

Yuna Leibzon

US Correspondent, Channel 12 news Israel

Gidi Mark has served as International CEO of Birthright Israel since 2008. Before becoming CEO, Gidi was Birthright Israel’s first employee ...

Gidi Mark 

International CEO, Birthright Israel 

Stephanie manages investment sourcing and market research into new categories at Zx Ventures, the corporate venture capital group within AB InBev.

Stephanie Nevel

Global Venture Analytics at ZX Ventures

Isaac Oates is the founder and CEO of Justworks, the HR technology company that helps entrepreneurs and businesses grow ...

Isaac Oates

Founder and CEO at Justworks

Brian Powers is CEO of TemperPack. He cofounded TemperPack along with materials engineers James McGoff and Charles Vincent ...

Brian Powers

CEO of TemperPack

Miriam Roure is passionate about improving cities through technology and design. She is the Program Director at URBAN-X, an accelerator built by MINI and Urban Us ...

Miriam Roure

Program Director at URBAN-X

Yoram is the Managing partner of EY Israel, the largest accounting firm in Israel. He is also the Chair of Birthright Israel Excel.

Yoram Tietz

Managing partner of EY Israel

Deborah Weinswig is CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, a research and advisory firm specializing in disruptive technologies ...

Deborah Weinswig

CEO and Founder of Coresight Research

Liz is Co-Founder & CEO of WayUp, a platform that transforms how employers recruit students and recent grads -- helping them hire the best, more diverse early career talent.

Liz Wessel

Co-Founder & CEO of WayU

Diane Yu is the chief technology officer for Comcast Advertising as well as the co-founder of FreeWheel, A Comcast Company ...

Diane Yu

CTO, Comcast Advertising

Michael Zhu is an experienced serial entrepreneur, international speaker, and cross-border innovator ...

Michael Zhu

Founder & Managing Partner, Accathon Capital

Stay tuned for additional guest speaker announcements as we get closer to Excelerate 2019!


2019 Sponsors and Partners

Past Speakers


The Excel Community

Excel Fellows are empowered to shape the future of the North American and international Jewish community and to strengthen their connection to the State of Israel. Our Fellows actively drive engagement within our community as well as their local communities, including Fellow-organized professional events, philanthropic ventures, and social gatherings. Our Fellows are geographically dispersed throughout North America and Israel and the Excel Leadership Board works to engage the community year-round.