20 Minute Leaders

Michael Matias


Daily talk show with thought leaders from around the world.

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1051 episodes

Ep1059:UBQ Materials Unyielding Spirit in the Face of Devastating Loss

The climate tech company lost two of its team members to the Hamas massacre. This is their story of resilience and the fighting spirit that characterizes our nation.

Nov 29
Ep1058: Children’s Fund: Investing in the Future of Our Young Victims

Investors and entrepreneurs have banded together to do all in their power to ensure the young victims in our nation have the opportunity to lead exceptional lives.

Nov 27
Ep1057: Edouard Cukierman’s Multifaceted Impact on Israel

With his work as a spokesperson, his support of non-profits, and continuing to invest in high-tech with Catalyst Investment, Edouard is a driving force in Israel in this critical time

Nov 26
Ep1056: Dov Moran, a Voice of Optimistic Resilience

Managing Partner of Grove Ventures, Dov Moran provides his insights on our tech ecosystems' road to recovery and our nation's ability to move forward

Nov 22
Ep1055: EpLike4Israel: Championing Israel Supporters on the Global Stage

Ep1055: EpLike4Israel: Championing Israel Supporters on the Global Stage

Nov 21
Ep1054: Guy Katsovich Continues to Invest in Our Startup Nation on Multiple Fronts

From establishing a High Tech Operations Room, supporting their pre-seed founders, and serving in milium, Guy and his team personify ‘no matter what

Nov 19
Ep1053: MIT Israel Alliance Fights for the Safety of Jewish Students on Campus

Talia Khan tells of the rampant anti-semitism in their prestigious campus and how a group of students have banded together to combat the anti-Israel bias

Nov 15
Ep1052: InNegev is Looking Out For Our Startup Nation’s ‘Day After’

InNegev’s initiative aims to aggregate and address those challenges faced by early-stage startups to ensure this war does not have long-term effects on our Ecosystem

Nov 14
Ep1051: Tikkun Olam Makers: Building Solutions and Bridges for Our Future

Gidi Grinstein and his team are deploying cutting-edge methodologies to create and distribute solutions for those wounded and with disabilities, all while maintaining a sense of hope for peace.

Nov 13
Ep1050: Startup Resilience: Trillion Leans on Their Values in Times of Adversity

Isaac Heller walks us through the amazing initiatives of his employees and his sturdy belief in the resilience of our tech community.

Nov 09
Ep1049: Talon: A Beacon of Resilience and Recovery

Talon has spared no effort to aid its customers, employees, and the broader community in this time of need.

Nov 07
Ep1048: Tech PR Community Fills The Vacuum

Rachel Glaser tells of how her fellow PR professionals united to ensure journalists had what they needed to tell our story as accurately as possible.

Nov 06
Ep1047: M: An Ambassador of Shayetet 13 With a Unique Special Mission

M spent five years in Shayetet 13, the Navy Seals of Israel. Now his mission is supporting his teammates in this critical time from afar, gathering donations and sending vital equipment to aid his special unit in the war.

Nov 06
Ep1046: Hitech4israel: A Startup Nation’s Call to Action

Israeli tech enthusiasts unite in service of the state and its citizens to provide the necessary equipment and assistance rapidly, urgently, and efficiently.

Nov 02
Ep1045: Standing Behind Our People: Concrete and Immediate Aid

A central hub for those supporting soldiers and citizens with a high-tech, high-impact mentality.

Nov 01
Ep1044: Cyabra: On The Frontlines of Disinformation

Shedding light on a new kind of warfare that transcends borders and underscores the importance of knowledge as our most powerful weapon.

Oct 31
Ep1043: Tech4Israel: Mobilizing Global Capital for Israel’s Pressing Needs

Tech4Israel acts as the ultimate connector for global donors to provide funds where they are needed most.

Oct 30
Ep1042: Appleseeds: Personal Tragedy and Profound Impact

How a Dedicated Team Mobilized for Change and harnessed its resources for the benefit of the people they have served diligently for many years.

Oct 29
Ep1041: Brothers and Sisters for Israel: the largest aid organization in Israel

Brothers and Sisters for Israel embodies the spirit of our Startup Nation turned Volunteer Nation with its 100% civilian voluntary operation. Their efforts include mobilizing critical resources, including food, water, clothing, medical equipment and aid, providing accommodation for displaced families, evacuating those in war zones, locating missing individuals, procuring vital equipment, and much more.

Oct 26
Ep1040: Social Media for Israel: Tackling Misinformation in Israel's Online Battle

A community of volunteers combating misinformation and ensuring pro-Israel content remains accessible to a global audience during this pivotal juncture in the court of public perception.

Oct 25
Ep1039: Build to Support: an interview with founder Mickey Haslavsky

Build to Support is a marketplace of 3000 volunteers dedicated to aiding civilians and the military within minutes. Their platform matches people to suitable projects, and with volunteers ranging from engineers, product managers, AI computer vision researchers, graphic designers, and everything else in between, their capabilities are overwhelming. Projects they assist with include aggregating information on missing people, content management for online warfare, tech support for various organizations, and countless more.

Oct 24
Ep1038: Elliot Robson | CEO, Eduworks Corporation

Tune in to our latest episode, where we chat with Elliot Robson, a trailblazer in human performance and human-machine interaction. From the NYC Department of Education to cutting-edge projects for the National Science Foundation, Elliot shares invaluable insights into AI, skill digitization, and the future of work. Don't miss it!

Oct 02
Ep1037: Mati Ram | CEO Adscale

New Episode Alert! Ready for a dose of inspiration? Tune in to the latest episode of 20 Minute Leaders featuring Mati Ram, the CEO and Founder of AdScale. Mati is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in high-Tech. From founding Dynasec—a risk management software company that got snapped up by Check Point—to running AdScale, an innovative platform for eCommerce, he's got loads to share. But wait, there's more! Mati's a double threat with a BA and an MBA, plus he's an amateur author. If you've ever wondered how to combine passion, expertise, and education to build something amazing, this is your chance to learn from the best. Don't miss out—catch this episode to fuel your entrepreneurial fire! #20MinuteLeaders https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/20minuteleaders?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZXtnosuKjtDzEoX_3MeiV65bC_nUFcY5jKxcaCkOo5cVBCNAtwgK4vGLbcU49R6XDd4xc4mn24DDGqzO72leewqgWNeU6PPvQxDyAAJL8VHFTwHasRBBkJvGuXTZO8bz7TMRcQQrLGGKQbG_DMwCv5Cj6Amc0YtBNS4NDjNOlQFS3lymvMHI05zdBF_M6OTcNc&__tn__=*NK-R #MatiRam https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/matiram?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZXtnosuKjtDzEoX_3MeiV65bC_nUFcY5jKxcaCkOo5cVBCNAtwgK4vGLbcU49R6XDd4xc4mn24DDGqzO72leewqgWNeU6PPvQxDyAAJL8VHFTwHasRBBkJvGuXTZO8bz7TMRcQQrLGGKQbG_DMwCv5Cj6Amc0YtBNS4NDjNOlQFS3lymvMHI05zdBF_M6OTcNc&__tn__=*NK-R #Entrepreneurship https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/entrepreneurship?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZXtnosuKjtDzEoX_3MeiV65bC_nUFcY5jKxcaCkOo5cVBCNAtwgK4vGLbcU49R6XDd4xc4mn24DDGqzO72leewqgWNeU6PPvQxDyAAJL8VHFTwHasRBBkJvGuXTZO8bz7TMRcQQrLGGKQbG_DMwCv5Cj6Amc0YtBNS4NDjNOlQFS3lymvMHI05zdBF_M6OTcNc&__tn__=*NK-R #AdScale https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/adscale?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZXtnosuKjtDzEoX_3MeiV65bC_nUFcY5jKxcaCkOo5cVBCNAtwgK4vGLbcU49R6XDd4xc4mn24DDGqzO72leewqgWNeU6PPvQxDyAAJL8VHFTwHasRBBkJvGuXTZO8bz7TMRcQQrLGGKQbG_DMwCv5Cj6Amc0YtBNS4NDjNOlQFS3lymvMHI05zdBF_M6OTcNc&__tn__=*NK-R #eCommerce https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ecommerce?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZXtnosuKjtDzEoX_3MeiV65bC_nUFcY5jKxcaCkOo5cVBCNAtwgK4vGLbcU49R6XDd4xc4mn24DDGqzO72leewqgWNeU6PPvQxDyAAJL8VHFTwHasRBBkJvGuXTZO8bz7TMRcQQrLGGKQbG_DMwCv5Cj6Amc0YtBNS4NDjNOlQFS3lymvMHI05zdBF_M6OTcNc&__tn__=*NK-R #Startups https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/startups?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZXtnosuKjtDzEoX_3MeiV65bC_nUFcY5jKxcaCkOo5cVBCNAtwgK4vGLbcU49R6XDd4xc4mn24DDGqzO72leewqgWNeU6PPvQxDyAAJL8VHFTwHasRBBkJvGuXTZO8bz7TMRcQQrLGGKQbG_DMwCv5Cj6Amc0YtBNS4NDjNOlQFS3lymvMHI05zdBF_M6OTcNc&__tn__=*NK-R

Sep 20
Ep1036: Yotam Idan | Co-Founder & CEO, WeSki

Strap in for a rollercoaster of a chat on 20 Minute Leaders! We're diving deep with Yotam Idan, Co-Founder & CEO of WeSki. Yotam shares how his team navigated the pandemic with the mindset of "survive and thrive." From glimpsing the "hockey stick" growth of success to the tough decision of whether to let go of a dream, Yotam opens up about the journey that has made WeSki what it is today. Skiing since he was 4 and programming since his time in the 8200 unit, Yotam has a unique blend of passion and skill that’s hard to ignore. Don't miss out on this episode that’s jam-packed with insights and inspiration!

Sep 07
Ep1035: Jhaymee Tynan | Principal, Healthcare Services, Korn Ferry

Get ready to be inspired by the incredible Jhaymee Tynan! She's not just an award-winning strategist and culture leader, but also a wellness champion who's making waves in the world of healthcare. Known for her values of empathy and kindness, she's redefining workplaces everywhere. Former AVP of Integration at Atrium Health in Charlotte, now shining bright as a key player in Egon Zehnder's global Health Services, Public and Social Sector, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices in DC. Let's dive into her journey and soak up those positive vibes! #JhaymeeTynan https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/jhaymeetynan?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWiWG90Xi0Kvwpdx6SvuXvMek4XiQKJsHEDdDQCofiqcLmgc_ssMbbwVXuVp5fR57vBybAwA_GDSTQnfwNh6QlRnn5x-1XKnQPonEWSWBTXLgl_KMV6gNsrxqVDoiZGj3qBtPLnmRGXpqWfQqMR72KGd1LNmWEXu3C5OS0aSSsN1jaWlAoHVPfB6Uex_oKALRA&__tn__=*NK-R #EmpathyInAction https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/empathyinaction?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWiWG90Xi0Kvwpdx6SvuXvMek4XiQKJsHEDdDQCofiqcLmgc_ssMbbwVXuVp5fR57vBybAwA_GDSTQnfwNh6QlRnn5x-1XKnQPonEWSWBTXLgl_KMV6gNsrxqVDoiZGj3qBtPLnmRGXpqWfQqMR72KGd1LNmWEXu3C5OS0aSSsN1jaWlAoHVPfB6Uex_oKALRA&__tn__=*NK-R #WorkplaceWellness https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/workplacewellness?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWiWG90Xi0Kvwpdx6SvuXvMek4XiQKJsHEDdDQCofiqcLmgc_ssMbbwVXuVp5fR57vBybAwA_GDSTQnfwNh6QlRnn5x-1XKnQPonEWSWBTXLgl_KMV6gNsrxqVDoiZGj3qBtPLnmRGXpqWfQqMR72KGd1LNmWEXu3C5OS0aSSsN1jaWlAoHVPfB6Uex_oKALRA&__tn__=*NK-R

Aug 24
Ep1034: Roy Akerman | Co-Founder, CEO, Rezonate

In this episode of 20 Minute Leaders, Michael hosts Roy Akerman, former head of the operational unit for countering espionage and cyber terrorism in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, where he also met his Co-Founder of their cloud protection startup, Ori Amiga. After leading creative operations to protect the state's infrastructure, they decided to develop a platform that will solve what they define as the next challenge for big companies: identity-based threats to the company's systems.Rezonate, an identity-centric security platform, locates sophisticated unusual behaviors within an organization's systems, among customers, employees, etc.—and presents the organization with a sort of storyline view of where the treatment of each problem stands.Roy, the CEO of Rezonate, will talk about the next challenges in the field of cloud security and his passionate career path.

Jul 25
Ep1033: Omer Egozi | Co-Founder & CEO, Triplan

Dive into the fascinating world of travel tech with the newest episode of 20 Minute Leaders! Join us on 20 Minute Leaders for a whirlwind adventure with Omer Egozi, Co-founder and CEO of Trip Plan! Discover his lifelong passion for travel and the origins of his innovative travel-tech venture. Tune in for an exciting exploration of travel, technology, and global experiences in just 20 minutes. Don't miss out! #Podcast https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/podcast?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWje_MHT4zC9s4KiYPCODPMQH7krFkLQ9ObjRRUjWVHanh76F9sAeN23mdOrSj8GfOkZVKiyP3k6HGUvMxTM4LGUqzdYQzE6bUzqRoS5I7glCUki1MLgf51cIm0mrsAFsfKOBMy9VmwP1lkrtNBoX0QpotWra9xW5WHWPknZYHpsppzA1u2lVIOxO5QUnqQrXQrzIFFNFrTPoyYNNnlw8xJ&__tn__=*NK-R #TravelTech https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/traveltech?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWje_MHT4zC9s4KiYPCODPMQH7krFkLQ9ObjRRUjWVHanh76F9sAeN23mdOrSj8GfOkZVKiyP3k6HGUvMxTM4LGUqzdYQzE6bUzqRoS5I7glCUki1MLgf51cIm0mrsAFsfKOBMy9VmwP1lkrtNBoX0QpotWra9xW5WHWPknZYHpsppzA1u2lVIOxO5QUnqQrXQrzIFFNFrTPoyYNNnlw8xJ&__tn__=*NK-R #TechLeaders https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/techleaders?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWje_MHT4zC9s4KiYPCODPMQH7krFkLQ9ObjRRUjWVHanh76F9sAeN23mdOrSj8GfOkZVKiyP3k6HGUvMxTM4LGUqzdYQzE6bUzqRoS5I7glCUki1MLgf51cIm0mrsAFsfKOBMy9VmwP1lkrtNBoX0QpotWra9xW5WHWPknZYHpsppzA1u2lVIOxO5QUnqQrXQrzIFFNFrTPoyYNNnlw8xJ&__tn__=*NK-R #Innovation https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/innovation?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWje_MHT4zC9s4KiYPCODPMQH7krFkLQ9ObjRRUjWVHanh76F9sAeN23mdOrSj8GfOkZVKiyP3k6HGUvMxTM4LGUqzdYQzE6bUzqRoS5I7glCUki1MLgf51cIm0mrsAFsfKOBMy9VmwP1lkrtNBoX0QpotWra9xW5WHWPknZYHpsppzA1u2lVIOxO5QUnqQrXQrzIFFNFrTPoyYNNnlw8xJ&__tn__=*NK-R #TripPlan https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/tripplan?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWje_MHT4zC9s4KiYPCODPMQH7krFkLQ9ObjRRUjWVHanh76F9sAeN23mdOrSj8GfOkZVKiyP3k6HGUvMxTM4LGUqzdYQzE6bUzqRoS5I7glCUki1MLgf51cIm0mrsAFsfKOBMy9VmwP1lkrtNBoX0QpotWra9xW5WHWPknZYHpsppzA1u2lVIOxO5QUnqQrXQrzIFFNFrTPoyYNNnlw8xJ&__tn__=*NK-R #20MinuteLeaders https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/20minuteleaders?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWje_MHT4zC9s4KiYPCODPMQH7krFkLQ9ObjRRUjWVHanh76F9sAeN23mdOrSj8GfOkZVKiyP3k6HGUvMxTM4LGUqzdYQzE6bUzqRoS5I7glCUki1MLgf51cIm0mrsAFsfKOBMy9VmwP1lkrtNBoX0QpotWra9xW5WHWPknZYHpsppzA1u2lVIOxO5QUnqQrXQrzIFFNFrTPoyYNNnlw8xJ&__tn__=*NK-R

Jul 10
Ep1032: Tali Gross | CEO, SixtyFive

With the rising cost of living, millions of American seniors find themselves in economic hardship. Don't miss this episode with Tali Gross, CEO and Co-founder of SixtyFive. Discover how their home equity investment (HEI) product empowers seniors to transform their home equity into an accessible income on demand.

Jun 29
Ep1031: Donna Griffit | Corporate Storyteller

Donna Griffit, Corporate Storyteller, has worked globally for over 16 years with Fortune 500 companies, Start-Ups and investors in a wide variety of industries. She has consulted and trained clients in over 30 countries, helping them create, edit and deliver verbal and written presentations, pitches and messages. Donna has the ability to magically spin raw data into compelling stories that captivate audiences and drive to results. Through her guidance clients have raised over half a billion dollars. To learn more, visit DonnaGriffit.com

Jun 06
Ep1030: Lior Handelsman | General Partner, Grove Ventures

Lior Handelsman is a General Partner at Grove Ventures, a leading early-stage VC fund with more than half-a-billion dollars under management. Grove Ventures partners early with exceptional Israeli entrepreneurs who believe that the Deep Future is now and are ready to build it. As a General Partner, Lior led the fund’s investments in companies like Protai, NoTraffic, Luminescent, Protai, Teramount, Mirato, and Vocai, among others. Prior to joining Grove Ventures, Lior was one of the founders of SolarEdge (NASDAQ:SEDG). He took part in inventing and developing the company’s technology and saw it grow from a small startup to a multi-billion dollar global company, with a market leadership position in the smart and renewable energy markets. Before SolarEdge, Lior spent 11 years leading research and development teams and directing large-scale, multidisciplinary R&D projects in power electronics, analog design, communications, and signal processing at the Intelligence Corps Technology Unit – Unit 81. Lior holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) and an MBA from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

May 30