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San Diego, CA— October 3, 2014 — On Thursday, October 30, The Jewish Federation of San Diego County will host its second FEDTalks speaker series at 6:30 p.m. at Scripps Research Institute (10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, 92121). The FEDTalks series is modeled after the wildly successful TEDTalks in which speakers are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less to a live audience. These short, powerful talks will showcase the best and brightest our fine city has to offer.

October’s FEDTalk speakers will highlight the ground-breaking, innovative individuals who are leading San Diego’s scientific and hi-tech sectors. More information at www.jewishinsandiego.org/fedtalks
FEATURED SPEAKERS

ETHAN SENTURIA is the founder of DealStruck.com, an innovative website that utilizes crowd funding to facilitate small business loans with less paperwork than traditional banks and much lower interest rates than alternative funding sources. Dealstruck has rapidly grown into a major player in the crowdfunding marketplace, moving millions of dollars each month in small business loans.

DAVID HAMMEL is one of the brains behind Vioozer – the next must have app for your smart phone. Vioozer provides location based real-time information to mobile users, and is comparable to the famous Israeli app “Waze”, which was recently bought by Google for $1.3 billion dollars.

ASAF DANZAN is the mind behind Openoffer.com – a real estate tool that allows buyers and sellers to negotiate prices before they place or receive a written offer – revolutionizing the home buying process for all parties. Born and raised in Israel, Asaf is an innovative leader in the online Real Estate market.

VANCE LOPEZ & JAMIE WEISMAN are two master’s students from the UCSD US-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability. Both of these outstanding, budding entrepreneurs spent their last semester interning at hi-tech start-ups in Israel. They will discuss their experiences working at an Israeli start-up during the Gaza conflict.

ADAM FURMAN is the man behind TwoLikeYou.com – a community building website co-founded with neuroscientist, David Lorber, Ph.D. Together they created a private social platform that connects similar members within an organization. Their proprietary algorithms, coupled with a fun and interactive interface, provide valuable insight for organizational leaders to drive participation and strengthen relationships.
FEDTalk is a completely secular event open to anyone with an interest in San Diego’s scientific and hi-tech business sectors. The cost of the event is $18. More than 120 people are expected to attend— Register early to ensure a seat.

About The Jewish Federation of San Diego County
The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive local Jewish community, and to enhancing the well-being of Jews in San Diego, Israel, and throughout the world.

As one of more than 150 Federations in North America and part of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Jewish Federation of San Diego County has helped to build one of the most impressive charitable networks in the world.