Featured on Business Observer: From Israel, with Innovation

From Israel, with Innovation BY: BRIAN HARTZ | TAMPA BAY EDITOR February 16, 2018 Rachel Marks Feinman, a Tampa native and former lawyer who has studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is the new director of the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator. Israel is known as the startup nation, and for good reason. Despite having a population of fewer than 9 million people, the country boasts more than 3,500 startups. Its level of venture capital investment is second only to the United States. More proof: The Israeli Continue reading →

Featured on Tampa Bay Business Journal: Exclusive: First look at the next wave of Israeli startups that could make a mark in Tampa Bay

February 8, 2018 Executives from four Israeli startups that focus on health, cybersecurity and ecologically friendly construction arrive in Tampa next week, ready to establish a U.S. presence and work with local businesses on partnerships. The companies will take part in the first round of the 2018 program at the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator, a Tampa nonprofit that serves as a catalyst to bring new technologies and jobs to the U.S. and to Tampa Bay. FIBA is one of several local groups focused on nurturing young Continue reading →

Featured on calcalistech.com: Anheuser-Busch InBev Brewing Company Buys Beverage Analytics Startup WeissBeerger

FIBA is so excited about the latest success story from one of our 2017 cohort companies…Weissbeerger! Tel Aviv-based WeissBeerger collects beer and soft-drink consumption data, providing real-time analytics to the brewing and hospitality industries Meir Orbach 10:5526.01.18 Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, the world’s largest beer brewer, has acquired Tel Aviv-based WeissBeerger, a beverage consumption analytics startup, according to a statement by WeissBeerger, which was emailed to Calcalist on Wednesday. “AB InBev is a truly global brewer and our partnership with them will enhance our connection with Continue reading →

Florida-Israel Business Accelerator: Interview with Florida Governor Rick Scott on Israeli Media

Watch the interview with Governor Rick Scott on Israeli media discussing Florida as a great place for Israeli companies to do business. The Governor spoke with Channel 20 following a reception event recognizing FIBA companies that participated in the 2017 program. Florida-Israel Business Accelerator: Interview with Florida Governor Rick Scott on Israeli Media from FIBA on Vimeo. admin-flisbaMore Posts

Featured on Tampa Bay Business Journal: Florida-Israel Business Accelerator enters its sophomore year with successful portfolio

One year after its launch, the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator is recruiting a second group of Israeli tech startups that it aims to help enter the U.S. market. About 15 to 20 of the applications the Tampa accelerator is reviewing were the result of the organization’s trip to Israel earlier this month, said Rachel Feinman, executive director of FIBA. FIBA was part of a delegation of nearly 70 business and education leaders who joined Gov. Rick Scott on a weeklong trade mission to Israel. During the trip, Scott recognized the eight companies that Continue reading →

Featured On: Jewishpresstampa.com – Vinik’s newest investment is Rad

Vinik’s newest investment is Rad By BOB FRYER Jewish Press Less than 6 months ago, Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik spoke at an event showcasing eight Israeli startup tech companies that were seeking U.S. investors. He told a crowd of about 350 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC that, “We have to let it be known that Tampa and the Tampa Bay area is open for business in the innovation space.” He added, “Tampa is one of the country’s best kept secrets. We need Continue reading →

Featured On: Israel21c.org 13 of the biggest health breakthroughs in Israel in 2017

A compound that disables cancer cells, an artificial cornea, the world’s first bone implant: 2017 saw major medical advances. We bring you the best. By Nicky Blackburn DECEMBER 26, 2017, 6:51 AM 1. Compound kills energy generating system of cancer An Israeli researcher devised a synthetic compound to disable the enzymes that allow cancer cells to metastasize.When cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to other organs, they reprogram their energy-generating system in order to survive in harsh conditions with a shortage of nutrients Continue reading →

Featured On: www.calcalistech.com – Conference Draws Global Social Tech Leaders to Israel

Conference Draws Global Social Tech Leaders to Israel Israeli innovation is attracting investors interested in a double bottom line: profit and positive social impact Keren-Or Grinberg15:2518.12.17 Israel can become a world leader in the growing field of social tech, said British venture capitalist Ronald Cohen at the Scaling Social-Tech conference, which took place in Tel Aviv last month and was also sponsored by the Swiss Embassy in Israel. For daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here. TechForGood, an Israel-based startup accelerator founded in Continue reading →

Featured On: Orlando Political Observer: Governor Scott’s Florida Israel Business Accelerator Recognizes the First Class of Graduates

Governor Scott’s Florida Israel Business Accelerator Recognizes the First Class of Graduates BY KATHRINE CONROY ON DECEMBER 6, 2017 As part of his ongoing trade mission in Israel, Governor Rick Scott recognized the first class of graduates from the Florida Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA). FIBA is a Florida-based technology accelerator launched in 2016 to establish and grow Israeli and Florida tech ventures in the Tampa Bay Area. As a result of participating in the Florida Israel Business Accelerator program, Israeli company StemRad recently established their U.S. operations Continue reading →

Featured On: Sunshine State News: Rick Scott Showcases Israel’s Business, Education Ties to Florida

Rick Scott Showcases Israel’s Business, Education Ties to Florida By KEVIN DERBY December 5, 2017 – 9:15am On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott showcased Florida’s ties to Israel as he continued his tour of that nation. Last week, Scott announced he would accompany a group of almost 70 business and education leaders from Florida to Israel. Scott also announced that he supported moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something which the Trump administration is considering.  Florida’s relationship with Israel leads to $286 million Continue reading →