Israel Vicars

israel@israelvicars.com ● 646-460-0042 945 Columbus Avenue ● New York, NY 10025 Experience Angelsoft, LLC, New York, NY December 2009 – Present Community Manager • Handled technical support requests from angel investor and entrepreneur users • Analyzed competitive landscape and reported results to executive board and executive management • Managed social media channels and analyzed social media influencers of the early stage ecosystem • Managed user support operations  Hired and managing technical support employees  Created company culture documents with guidelines for user engagement  Mapped the interaction between technical support operations and other departments
Center for Entrepreneurship, Ann Arbor, MI 2008 – 2009 College of Engineering, University of Michigan Student Coordinator • Managed the development of a dynamic website used in a university-wide web video contest • Planned, promoted and managed a new business idea competition that received 1,000+ entries in the first year • Managed relationships with entrepreneur and venture investor alumni • Fourth employee of a new academic unit that promoted and supported campus entrepreneurship Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Ann Arbor, MI 2007 – 2008 Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Teaching Assistant • Developed teaching materials related to innovation, especially opportunity identification and development • Teaching assistant for three graduate entrepreneurship courses  Driving the Innovation Process (ES 715)  Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals for Engineers and Scientists (ENG 599)  CleanTech Entrepreneurship (ES 520)

Education University of Michigan Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Engineering (2008) • Technical focus: Industrial & Operations Engineering Professional focus: Entrepreneurship • Honors: Scholar Recognition Award (full tuition scholarship) • Coursework: Economic Decision Making, Ergonomics, Computer Interface Design, Integrated Product Development Leadership/Activities
MPowered Entrepreneurship, Ann Arbor, MI March 2007 – May 2008 Co-founder and Vice President • Launched small business jobs fair with the Detroit Chamber of Commerce • Collaborated with administration to launch and promote three new entrepreneurial undergraduate courses Association of Business Plan Competitions, New York, NY Founding Member and Director • Developed trade association resources for business plan competitions • Managed development of creative materials including a logo, website and web copy August 2010 – Present

Personal
Launched a film and film infrastructure funding company (“Cinemichigan”) in response to new state legislation in the summer and fall of 2008; engaged with a Hollywood producer to fund a $15 million studio in Ann Arbor (project fell through) Hobbies: Squash, Racquetball, Orchestral Performances, Cooking

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