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Amram Scholar Series Presents: Uri Adoni

THe Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel's Secret Rules of Chutzpah

Sunday May 1, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


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*Please note – this program will now take place virtually only. A livestream and a Zoom option will be available. If you have already registered for this program, you do NOT need to register again. The Zoom info will be sent to you directly from the organizers.

Launching a startup is never easy. It takes a bold vision and audacity to build something from the ground up—or as we say it, chutzpah. As a nation, Israel was founded on chutzpah. Even though it is a relatively small country, it has one of the highest concentrations of startups in the world, has the highest venture capital per capita, and is well recognized as a global leader in research and development. Veteran capitalist Uri Adoni joins us to discuss Israel’s incredible track record of success and the keys to making any startup unstoppable.

More than half of all startups fail‚ often during the crucial early stages of development when they need to prove their viability on a limited budget. In The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel’s Secret Rules of Chutzpah, Adoni goes behind the scenes to explain the principles and practices that can make any startup, anywhere in the world, become an unstoppable one. He dives into different challenges startups will likely face and provides coaching on how to navigate these obstacles based on 20 years of experience in the field. As it concludes, his work shifts to a broader reflection on the types of ecosystems different countries and cultures provide, which are more or less conducive to entrepreneurial success. 

More than just another business guide, Adoni provides a window to the world of Israeli tech startups and the elements of Israeli culture that uniquely position these startups for global success. The book offers extensive reflections on the nature of chutzpah and how employees’ IDF service—both lessons learned and shared experiences—can have an impact on companies. It also discusses how startups reflect a deep Jewish commitment to education and a host of Israeli political and economic factors that create an ecosystem ripe for startup success. Ultimately, The Unstoppable Startup is a valuable resource for Jewish educators and students of Jewish and Israeli identity looking to diversify their portrayal of the State of Israel.


About the Author

After serving as a major in the IDF, Uri Adoni spent over 20 years in high-tech and more than 12 years as a partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners Media Labs. Adoni served on the board of several JVP companies, one of Israel’s leading accelerators, and an impact venture capital firm that focuses on investing in Israeli-Arab entrepreneurs. 

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Sunday, May 1


10:30 am - 12:00 pm




Adult Ed, Amram, Lecture


Marsha Humphries