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U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation Panel Discussion
December 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join the U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation and the Rhode Island Israel Collaborative for a discussion on BIRD’s funding opportunities (up to $1,000,000) for innovative products based on industrial R&D.
Attendees will hear from Avi Nevel, CEO of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC), learn about BIRD’s funding opportunities from Andrea Yonah, Director of Business Development, East Coast/Midwest, U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation and hear from a representative of a Voiceitt grant recipient will share their experience.
The event will be moderated by Ella Hood, Board Member of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC).
Andrea (pictured above) is responsible for BIRD’s East Coast and Midwest activities and works to increase the Foundation’s profile among U.S. companies by engaging in business development, strategic growth initiatives, relationship management, and matchmaking between Israeli and U.S. companies. Prior to her position with BIRD, Andrea served for eight years as the Executive Director of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. Andrea has held positions in marketing, interactive media, and Internet application development in companies located both in Israel and the U.S. She began her career at EduSoft in Tel-Aviv as part of a BIRD funded project with Berlitz International. Andrea continued her career at Berlitz as part of the Worldwide Marketing Division at their headquarters in Princeton, NJ. Andrea went on to work in product development and marketing at Princeton eCom, a New Jersey financial IT company. Andrea holds a B.A. in Urban Affairs and Political Science from Barnard College, Colombia University and a Masters’s degree in Foreign Language Education/ESL from Tel-Aviv University.