Awards

Albert Einstein Award

The Albert Einstein Award

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom”

Albert Einstein

The Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the High Tech salutes path-breaking leaders whose vision and commitment have contributed to the critical advancement of emerging technology to the benefit of mankind. Albert Einstein said, “I want to know how G-d created this world…I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details.” His uninhibited curiosity and ingeniousness led him to monumental achievements, like those receiving this tribute.

Fifty of the world’s thought leaders in technology as well as leading CIO’s and CTO’s will gather for this “by invitation only” Mission to Israel. The Mission included:

  • Meetings with Israel’s political leaders including Prime Minister Sharon, former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Nobel Laureate and former Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
  • A visit to Israel’s Silicon Valley and personal interaction, keynote panels, and sector outlook roundtables between attendees, leading venture capitalists, and technology companies.
  • Participation in Ernst & Young Israel’s Journeys Conference.
  • Exclusive touring of Israel including a trip to Masada.
  • A parallel touring program for spouses and children.
  • A special gala awards dinner where the Prime Minister of Israel has been invited to honor the 2005 technology award recipients.
  • A special high level meeting with the King of Jordan, His Royal Majesty King Abdullah, in the Royal Palace in Amman.

Past participants include President Ronald Reagan; President Mikhail Gorbachev; Henry Kissinger; Senators John Kerry, Ben Nelson, and Harry Reid; Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Governor Christine Whitman; Brian Halla – Chairman, President & CEO, National Semiconductor Corp.; Fred Frank – Vice Chairman, Lehman Brothers; Lennert J. Leader – President, AOL Ventures; Dr. Sergio Magistri – InVision Technologies, Inc.; Naveen Jain – Chairman & CEO, InfoSpace.com; Randall Kaplan – Founder & President, JUMP Investors and Co-Founder, Akamai Technologies Inc, among others.

Hi Tech Innovation Mission to Israel Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement In Hi Tech Recipients
September, 2005.

Forbes Leaders to Watch in 2017

In 2017,  Mark was featured as one of the  “Leaders to Watch” by Forbes

Forbes announced their 2017 list of global leaders to watch, and Mark Minevich was recognized as one of their 15 leaders to watch.

Top Leaders in 2017:

  1. Mark Minevich – Principal Founder of Going Global Ventures
  2. David Rusenko – Cofounder & CEO of Weebly
  3. Thanh Van Dang – Cofounder &  CEO of Savvycom
  4. Anthony Smith – Founder and CEO of Insightly
  5. Royce Disini – Founder of Mobcrush
  6. Taso Du Val – CEO of Toptal
  7. Marcus Tan – Founder of Carousell
  8. Vijay Sharma – CEO of Belong.co
  9. Armand Thiberge – Cofounder and CEO of SendinBlue
  10. Shradha Agrawal – Cofounder of Outcome Health
  11. Shaul Olmert – Cofounder and CEO of PlayBuzz
  12. John Lemp – CEO of Revcontent
  13. Chalmers Brown – CTO of Due
  14. Damien Morin – Cofounder and CEO of Save
  15. Sandeep Aggarwal – CEO of ShopClues and Droom
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