Earlier this month, Eyal Gura, founder and CEO of PicApp gave a talk titled “What do they put into the water, and how can Singapore become the world’s 3rd Silicon Valley” on 12 Dec 2009 at Neoteny Singapore Camp 1.
Eyal provided us with some good insights into what has helped Silicon Valley and Israel become key innovation hubs, talked about chutzpah/hutzpah, and left us with plenty of food for thought on what Singapore needs to do to position itself as a leading entrepreneur hub of Asia.
Watch out for Eyal’s really funny joke somewhere in the middle of his presentation
Eyal Gura is the CEO and Co-Founder of PicApp, the world’s leading source of professional visual content for bloggers with over 20mm photos and strategic partnerships with the leading blogging platforms. Formerly Eyal Co-Founded PicScout , which became the world leader in copyrighted content tracking. As PicScout’s CEO Eyal led the company from a bootstrap operation into a profitable company, a Forbes’s E-gang member and a Deloitte Fast10 company. Previously to PicScout, he founded the first online video recruiting hub – TheScouter.com. Eyal is a graduate of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program of IDC Herzliya and earned his MBA from the Wharton Business School. Eyal is also the Co-founder of IEC , the first entrepreneurship club in Israel. Gura served in the Israeli Navy Submarine Flotilla in various command positions and despite his workaholic habits, he enjoys scuba-diving , aikido and is a keen karaoke singer.
Source: Eyal Gura’s Crunchbase