VibeFest is an annual celebration of Israeli innovation and creative energy in New York City hosted by Vibe Israel supporters in New York, and other organizations we partner with. The event is designed for participants to be able to experience Israeli innovation first hand and feel the creative energy that we always speak about at Vibe Israel.
This year we held three main events:
A VIP Power Breakfast, hosted at Y&R and in partnership with SOSA New York, Israeli Mapped in New York and Vayomar, we held a shark-tank style pitch event with Israeli start ups pitching live to potential investors. Our Advisory Board member, David Sable, who is the international chairman of Y&R opened the event with a fascinating presentation about perceptions towards Israel.
The following evening we held the VibeFest 2016 After Hours event, in partnership with IAC Dor Chadash, the America Israel Cultural Foundation, Schusterman Reality and Isramerica. The event took place at a cool bar and included a musical performance by a jazz duo, stand up comedy and Israeli wine tasting.
We ended the weekend with an All-Day VibeFest 2016 event, in partnership with various organizations, including the American Friends of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, the Jewish Book Council, and Artists4Israel. The event, which took place at the Brownstone, included segments open to the public like an art exhibition, a high tech expo, a pop up store of Israeli goods, a design exhibition and Israeli author readings and book signings. There were also ticketed events with segments geared toward children, a segment with Israeli chefs and a segment on Israeli wines and graffiti art.
We are grateful to all of our partners and sponsors who took part over this festival of Israeli creativity and innovation, to Daniela Grafman of Vision & Co. for producing the events, and of course – thank you to everyone who attended!