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Commemorating Israel's Memorial Day & Celebrating 66 Years of Independence!
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Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration
Israel Business Programs Drawing Ever Larger Attendance
Crowd Funding

On April 30, 2014, we welcomed Jonathan Medved, OurCrowd Founder & CEO, back to Chicago at 1871 for a program entitled "Start-up Nation Update: Lessons From 30 Years Of Investing In Israel."
Just over a year ago, Jon addressed a group of 35 people at 1871. This time, nearly 200 entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and others attended. Jon discussed recent OurCrowd success stories and his experiences over 30 years of investing in Israel. Following Jon's remarks, executives from OurCrowd portfolio companies Surgical TheaterApploiAbe's Market, MedAware and MUV Interactive gave brief presentations. Howard Tullman, 1871's CEO, moderated an informative Q&A session that we hoped could continue the rest of the day. The program was hosted by 1871.


Renewable Energy
At 8am on Friday, April 25, Yossi Rosenwaks, Chair of Renewable Energy at Tel Aviv University, discussed progress and research in renewable energy, including promising research and next generation (and beyond) solar collector capacity and critical mass power generation to ensure commercial success. The capacity crowd included representatives from life sciences & technology companies and investors. The program was hosted at the Illinois Science + Technology Park.
Craft Beer Tasting
After work on April 24 we welcomed a sell-out crown of enthusiastic craft beer fans to introduce Malka Beer, the first Israeli Craft Beer to be sold in the US. Austin Clar of Sublime Imports discussed the Israeli craft beer industry and guided a tasting of Malka Beer's Belgian Blonde Ale, English Style Pale Ale and an Irish Style Dry Stout.
Malka Beer will be distributed locally by Chicago-owned and operated 
Louis Glunz Beer. Look for it soon at Binny's and Whole Foods.

The event was sponsored by:

Hosted by:
We look forward to seeing you at future events! See below.
Michael Schmitt
Executive Director
Above: Jane Fischer of Trygve LLC, First Vice-President of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, with Jonathan Medved

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America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Daniel K. Sabol

Jane C. Fischer
First Vice-President

Michael H. Traison
President Emeritus

Michael R. Schmitt
Executive Director


Above (left to right): Rick Kruger, American Friends of Tel Aviv University; Michael Rosen, Forest City Science + Technology Group, Senior Vice-President of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and Yossi Rosenwaks

Malka Beer

Above: Austin Clar of Sublime Imports

Above (left to right): Laurin Freitas and Tammy Kohl of Takohl Gallery

Above: Julie Marder and Justin Peurye-Hissong
AICC Calendar of Events 


Monday, 6:15pm

Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration (Israel Independence Day)

Tuesday, 11:30 am

IsraFest  Israel Independence Day in Daley Plaza

Tuesday, 8:00am
Chicago, Homeland Security & Israeli Technology


Friday, 11:30am


Monday, 8:00am

Young Professionals Opportunity: Engaging With Israeli Start-Ups

Monday, 6:00pm

"What, Me Buy and Build/Renovate a Home in Israel? You Have Got to be Kidding!"

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