Innovation Fusion Success and Excitement

Innovation Fusion 2017 was a great success with over 300 attendants, a keynote presentation by Jeff Vinik, and an exciting portfolio of Israeli companies featured on stage. However, the real success of last year’s event was revealed in the months following the event, where true partnerships were established as a result of the personal exchange at Innovation Fusion. For StemRad, an innovator in the radiation protection field, a $6 million investment led by Jeff Vinik, renowned investor and Tampa Bay Lightning Chairman and Governor, resulted Continue reading →

StemRad is in the news again!

When FIBA took StemRad as one of its first cohorts in 2016, there was already a sense of excitement around the company. Founder, Oren Milstein, was on the fast track to innovation creating personal protection from radiation possible. Continuing their company’s impressive track record of accolades and accomplishments, StemRad received a $6 million investment from Tampa’s own Jeff Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightening. Additionally, Jack Ross former Executive Director of FIBA, has become the Vice President of North American Operations. The most recent notable Continue reading →

University of Tampa students lend their creativity to FIBA

We are so excited to be working with the brilliant and creative students at the University of Tampa under the skillful guidance of their professor, Jennifer Whelihan. The students at Jennifer’s public relations class have taken FIBA as a class project for the spring semester. They have conducted thorough research to understand FIBA’s goals and are in the process of developing a communication plan to help FIBA increase awareness and outreach in the Tampa market. In UT’s fashion, the class is small, so each student Continue reading →


An encrypted communication platform centered around an intuitive collaboration interface, GlobeKeeper utilizes standard equipment to create a secure, end-to-end solution that keeps security personnel safe, reduces costs, and enhances decision making capabilities. The Problem: Law Enforcement forces are currently using obsolete equipment, which is not secure and put them in danger. The Solution: GlobeKeeper is a tactical and strategic operational platform that introduces military-grade security and encryption into civilian communication devices, elevating familiar personal communication features to mission-critical standards. GlobeKeeper enables users to transmit live Continue reading →

Synapse Innovation Summit

We are so excited to participate in Synapse Innovation Summit at Tampa’s Amelie arena next week. We are expecting 2,500+ attendees, 250+ exhibition tables, 56 amazing breakout sessions and some amazing speakers including @IBM Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Bernard Meyerson Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, CEO Dirk Ahlborn, ConnectWise CEO, Arnie Bellini and Lightning Chairman and Governor, Jeff Vinik. Please visit our Israeli pavilion on the Promenade level to meet StemRad, Nucleon and GlobeKeeper, our newest portfolio company. Stemrad CEO, Oren Milstein, StemRad Advisor, Dr. Bruce Zweibel Continue reading →

Featured 2018 Cohort: ECOncrete

Dr. Andrew Rella has always been interested in preserving the environment, specifically our oceans, so his position as the CEO of ECOncrete®, Inc. is a natural fit. With a background in Coastal Engineering, particularly with structural engineering, ECOncrete® is the perfect way to marry his goals for sustainability within our ecosystem and his engineering background. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering and his Masters in Ocean Engineering, Andrew Rella set out for his Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from the Center for Maritime Systems Continue reading →

Featured 2018 Cohort: Nucleon

With the ever changing cyber security industry playing catch up to hackers and cyber threats, how do you flip the book and become proactive and predictive rather than reactive? Nucleon has found a way. Talking with Roy Heller, the Director of Sales at Nucleon, it is evident how ardent he is about Nucleon and what they can do. Originating in 2013 and in business since 2016, Nucleon is changing the face of cyber security by finding, predicting, and alerting the most dangerous threats in the Continue reading →

Featuring Our Amazing Intern: Moran Zipper Goldenberg

To say Moran Zipper Goldenberg is the perfect fit for FIBA is quite an understatement. The Forbes Israel “30 under 30” recipient has lived her entire life as an entrepreneur creating connections. Moran came to FIBA in the Fall of 2017 as an intern. Learning about FIBA and how they are helping Israeli startups come to the United States and connect with the Jewish Community in Tampa and beyond, but FIBA has learned so much from Moran. She is the epitome of the ideals FIBA Continue reading →

2018 Cohort Feature: UC-Care

What do you do with your knowledge of electromagnetic fields, GPS technology, warfare technology, and cryotherapy solutions for various conditions? You create technology to meet the needs of increasing life expectancy and higher percentages of disease occurrence. That is exactly what Shaike Schatzberger did when he founded UC-Care. Shaike Schatzberger is what his Sales Director, Amit Safir, describes as a serial entrepreneur. Someone who sees challenges and utilizes his expertise to figure out a solution. With a background in the military, in the Israeli Advanced Continue reading →

2018 Cohort Feature: BetterCare

Naomi Shalom Rubinstein felt from a very young age that helping people with disabilities live full lives was a priority to her. Choosing community service was a natural choice for her and Naomi spent her service hours working hand in hand with physical and occupational therapists at a school for Cerebral Palsy children. This work led her to get her degree as a Physical Therapist and she continued in the field, working in nursing homes and helping people gain function, eventually getting her MBA and MHA. Migrating into Continue reading →
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