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Meeting of the Minds

If there is one thing that the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator believes in, it’s bettering the future through technology. And it’s not lost on us that the young professionals of today play an integral role in this movement. That is why every on a Wednesday night every other month we host Meeting of the Minds, giving the local young professionals community a forum to collaborate with other like-minded individuals.The events are designed as open discussions, where FIBA or local entrepreneurs present a challenge they are experiencing Continue reading →

Wishing well to Saru Seshadri

From our beginning, Saru Seshadri has been one of the architect’s of FIBA’s innovative strategy. This week, we thank Saru for his leadership, vision, and commitment and wish him lots of success as he moves on to pursue his next professional chapter. As FIBA’s Chief Operations Officer and Entrepreneur In Residence, Saru’s mark is on every part of our program. He helped design a unique program that maximizes opportunities for growth-stage Israeli businesses here in Tampa Bay. Saru applied his years of experience successfully building, scaling Continue reading →

Innovation Fusion 2018 Recap

On June 13th, the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator welcomed the Tampa Bay community to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC for its annual event, Innovation Fusion: A Collaborative Exchange. The event drew nearly 500 guests, which is a 40% increase from last year.The record-breaking attendance was no surprise, as keynote presentations included top executives from Waze, a Google company, and Wix, a cloud-based web development platform.First of the two keynote speakers to grace the Innovation Fusion stage was Wix’s Danny Brigido. Danny was relocated to Miami, FL Continue reading →

FLORIDA FUNDERS LAUNCHES JOINT VENTURE WITH FLORIDA-ISRAEL BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

Tampa, Fla. – June 11, 2018 – Florida Funders, a firm providing early-stage capital to Florida technology companies, announces a joint venture with the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) to host and assist in their crowdfunded investments on the Florida Funders platform. Florida Funders’ distinct platform will be utilized to promote investment opportunities with companies participating in the FIBA program, which is a Florida-based technology accelerator designed to support Israeli growth-stage companies entrance in the U.S. market. FIBA is a project of the Tampa JCCs and Continue reading →

Galvanizing a Community: Our Story

By Lauren PragerAsk most Israelis what they know about Tampa, and they’ll respond, “Where?” But once the hand-selected Israeli entrepreneurs have spent time engaging with the Florida Israel Business Accelerator and the welcoming community here, they see all Tampa Bay has to offer.  What sets FIBA – and Tampa – apart from other business accelerators is the community’s involvement and support. Since its inception in December 2017, dozens of Tampa Bay community leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and experts have volunteered their expertise – and sometimes their Continue reading →

How execs from Waze and Wix.com will ignite the crowd at Innovation Fusion

Last week we were proud to announce our keynote speakers for this year’s Innovation Fusion event. This week we want to dive deeper into their backgrounds and why we’re so thrilled to have them grace our stage this June.Aron Di Castro has been with Google since 2008, and has been leading global business development and partnerships at Waze since April 2017. Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app that was developed in Israel and was acquired by Google for a record $1 billion. Throughout Continue reading →

FIBA Welcomes the last four companies of its 2018 program…

Joining the first four Israeli companies, BetterCare, ECOncrete, Nucleon, and UC-Care, FIBA rounds out the 2nd cohort for the 2018 program. With companies offering digital security, wearables, retail inventory management, and predictive analytics technologies, these four companies bring a lot to the table. GlobeKeeper developed an encrypted communication platform centered around an intuitive collaboration interface to create a secure, end-to-end solution that keeps security personnel safe, reduces costs, and enhances decision making capabilities, using standard equipment. “We are excited to bring GlobeKeeper to Tampa at Continue reading →

Intervyo

Leveraging state of the art human predictive analytics, Intervyo is the first and most advanced interview simulation engine in the world, capable of screening candidates, and accurately predict their suitability for the job. The problem: Finding the right candidates is a big challenge for any company, but especially for companies with high turnover rate. Recruitment costs are high and placing the wrong candidate can result in additional loss of productivity. The solution: The Intervyo solution allows companies to invite all their candidates for an automated Continue reading →

Say

Say is an engagement platform and a powerful communication system that makes events successful. Say offers engagement, gamification, and meaningful networking using Bluetooth Low Energy responsive tags with an HD screen, that integrates with existing event-apps, providing enhanced experience and data collection. The problem: Event organizers spend a lot of money in order to engage their audience and to deliver the best ROI to each of their stakeholders – sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees. They currently use beacons, scanners and more expensive tools that are difficult to Continue reading →

WiseShelf

WiseShelf transforms existing shelves into a dynamic inventory management solution for retailers. Using low cost hardware and a sophisticated software, WiseShelf helps stores to manage inventory and fulfill online orders. The Problem: ‘Out of stock’ (OOS) situations cost retailers $550 billion in lost sales annually. OOS leads to 4% in loss of sales. In 1/3 of OOS situations, the product is in the store but not on the shelf. The Solution: The WiseShelf system prevents ‘out of stock’ situations by alerting when stock level gets Continue reading →
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