Program - Stream Festival

Investor Pre-Event

With Investor ticket

Date: Monday 8th October 2018
Schedule: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Tampere downtown, Kulttuuritalo Laikku
Address: Keskustori 4, 33101 Tampere
Entrance: Investor pass for Stream

This exclusive networking event will provide the opportunity for investors to meet prior to Stream Startup Festival event and hear more from the 2 top Israeli angel investor guests: Gideon Y. Ben-Zvi and Eran Yarkoni.

Gideon Y. Ben-Zvi

Gideon Ben-Zvi is a successful serial entrepreneur who has founded six companies as CEO or Chairman, resulting in one IPO and two M&A events thus far. His other companies are all emerging market leaders in their spaces, experiencing significant growth.

No financial details were officially disclosed but according to the press, Canon paid $90 million for BriefCam, a company Gideon co-founded in 2008 that provides video synopisis and machine learning solutions.

Eran Yarkoni

Focused on startups owning a significant technological advantage.

His firm, Israel Tech Gate, provides technology scouting services to international corporations, helping them identify breakthrough technologies, potential partners, investment and M&A opportunities in Israel and Northern Europe.

Eran co-founded and led EnStorage, a developer of breakthrough energy storage systems for renewable and conventional energy applications, and CyOptics, a leading provider of high-speed active components for optical networks. CyOptics was acquired by Avago Technologies at an exit value of approximately $400M.

His investment track record includes the role of CEO of Capital Nature, a renewable energy incubator, and Venture Partner in Israel Seed Partners, a $250M early stage Israeli Venture Capital fund, as well as seed investments in early stage startups.


  • 17:45 - - Open doors
  • 18:00 - 18:15 - Opening words by
    Teppo Rantanen, City of Tampere
    Sponsors: Framery & Tampere Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Tampereen Kauppakamari)
  • 18:15 - 18:25 - Official Program starts, opening by FIBAN & Ossi Numminen
  • 18:25 - 19:05 - Gideon Y. Ben-Zvi, Pains of entrepreneur - right and wrong decision in my six startups (25 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A)
  • 19:05 - 19:45 - Eran Yarkoni, Israeli startup success story: CyOptics (25 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A)
  • 19:45 - 21:00 – Networking

Eran Yarkoni

Investor, Entrepeneur, Israel Tech Gate CEO

Gideon Y. Ben-Zvi

Angel Investor, Entrepeneur, Venture Partner

Ossi Numminen

Angel Investor, Entrepeneur, FIBAN