On November 28th, Rakefet Bachur started her journey to Israel in search of innovative tech companies to participate in the 2018 cohort. After a successful inaugural year, with the freshman class of high-growth Israeli tech ventures, the pressure is on to find the next group of entrepreneurs to help expand their business enterprises to the United States.
On the docket while in Israel are meetings with organizations and accelerators in the ed-tech, sports-tech, ag-tech, urban-tech, digital health, and defense-tech space. Joined by Executive Director, Rachel Marks Feinman, the FIBA team will join a delegation from Florida on a trade mission to Israel led by Governor Rick Scott. On Monday, Dec. 4th, the Governor will recognize the 8 FIBA companies who participated in the 2017 cohort and will award StemRad for opening its US office in Tampa.
FIBA is looking for candidates for the next cohort which will begin in February next year. Companies that are a good fit for the FIBA Launch program have a product/technology that is ready for market, preferably with a customer-base in Israel or other countries and resources allocated to activities surrounding launch of the product in the US market. Deadline for applications is 5PM on Dec. 10th. To apply: fiba.io-apply-to-fiba