Prior to moving to Israel, Ms. Arlene Marom was the Managing Editor of two publications in Florida in the field of construction – The Florida Contractor & Builder and The Pan American Trader. Ms. Marom also worked as Medical Librarian at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute. Since 1995, she has been involved with high tech startups in Israel’s Silicon Wadi, beginning with PowerDsine, which became Microsemi Israel. She works with clients on business development projects – identifying and approaching potential customers and partners – as well as creating sophisticated original marketing and business materials. She was selected as the Israel representative of DEMO Germany, introducing DEMO (the launchpad for global startups) to the Israeli high tech community, and bringing to Munich 9 of the 20 companies chosen from across Europe and Israel to present at the event. In 2008, she established the IsraelStartupNetwork, assisting startups by organizing events and providing ongoing updates about opportunities, including matchmaking between startups and requests from investors, distributors, etc. Ms. Marom represents Sramana Mitra’s 1M/1M program in Israel, organizing pitchfests for ISN members, with sponsors providing winners with scholarships to the program. Ms. Marom has a BA Cum Laude in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Miami, MS in Library and Information Science from FSU, and Certification as a Medical Librarian from Emory University.