Happy New Year everyone! While most warn this will be a challenging year for Israeli hi-tech, and some want to skip it all together, we here at TechAviv think it’s one of the best opportunities to start a new company or pull away from the hesitating pack. We’re kicking off our 2009 meetups in Israel on Jan 5th with three of our most promising young startups presenting in front of 100 of Israel’s top founders and investors. Here’s a quick blurb about each.
2Pad – automatically creates an online gallery from photos and video attachments in your web-based email. Recently launched 2Tweet, a service for posting photos and videos to Twitter directly from your email.
Boxee – open source social media center brings your personal media, Internet media and friend’s recommendations to your TV set. Quickly turning into the Firefox of media centers. A top trending topic on twitter for the last month. See our coverage of recent $4M funding.
Outbrain – rating and advertising platform for blogs. Readers rate your blog posts on a 5 star scale (See bottom of this post), Outbrain then recommends other posts they might like. Founder Yaron Galai will discuss starting a company after selling one; Quigo.
Founders Club Members RSVP here. This is an invitation-only event for TechAviv startup founders and investors but if you’d like to watch from home we’ll be broadcasting live right here on the TechAviv blog on Jan 5th at 7pm Israel time.