Shuly spent the last decade building Silicon Valley’s gateway to Israel. Working with the Valley’s leading tech giants, investors and business leaders she helped found the California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) and created the ultimate platform for ongoing business exchange serving a network of over 10,000 companies. Under Shuly’s leadership CICC had significant impact on its members’ success in securing millions in venture capital, establishing US/Israel offices and R&D Centers and branding Israel’s emerging tech industry in Silicon Valley.
The most significant impact of Shuly’s work at CICC was on advancing Israel’s leading tech entrepreneurs. Recognizing their challenge in opening new markets overseas, bridging cultural divide, acquiring business know-how and raising capital, Shuly created and implemented programs that accelerated over 500 Israeli startups innovating across diverse tech sectors.
Prior the CICC, Shuly held marketing and program development roles at various international NGOs focusing on economic development programs and educational initiatives. She studied for her B.A. of International Relations at San Francisco State University and French Studies at Grenoble University in France. Shuly is invited to speak often on issues related to global entrepreneurship, cross-border partnerships and investments. She serves on the Advisory Board of C100 - A Canadian Entrepreneurs Network.