BIRD Funding Seminar - Hosted by Madison Region Economic Partnership






You're Invited to a Funding Seminar with the

US- ­ISRAEL Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation

Hosted by Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)

March 4, 2015 | 1 -­ 4:30 PM

MG&E Innovation Center | Room 50

510 Charmany Drive| Madison, WI


1-1:10pm       Welcome and Opening Remarks

Paul Jadin, President, MadREP

Michael Schmitt, Executive Director, America Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago


1:10-1:30pm Overview of Israel's Technology Ecosystem

Daniel Blumenthal, Deputy Director, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest



1:30-2pm       Overview of BIRD Funding and Submission Process

Andrea Yonah, US East Coast Representative, BIRD Foundation



2-2:30pm       Presentation by Local BIRD Grant Recipient

Andrew Held, Senior Director, Deployment and Engineering, Virent, Inc.



2:30-2:45pm Update on Foreign Trade Zone

Michael Gay, Senior VP of Economic Development, MadREP


2:45-3pm       Q&A



3-4:30pm       Individual Meetings with BIRD Representatives Andrea Yonah and

Daniel Blumenthal (advance signup suggested)



To RSVP and signup for an individual meeting, please contact Anne Wilder at or 608.443.1962.


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