Press Release by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services “FDACS Hosts First Ever Florida-Israel Agriculture Innovation Summit” with FIBA

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2020Contact: Office of Communications, (850) 617-7737Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL FDACS Hosts First Ever Florida-Israel Agriculture Innovation Summit Tallahassee, Fla. — Thursday concluded the first ever Florida-Israel Agriculture Innovation Summit, hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and organized by the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA). The four-day virtually-held summit kicked off Monday, November 16 with remarks from Commissioner Fried. The summit covered a wide […]

FIBA Announces Leadership Changes

TAMPA – November 6, 2020 – Looking back to last January, the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) team had an outstanding year. It started with bringing nine Israeli start-ups into the FIBA Launch program which concluded in March, just before the lockdown caused by the pandemic. FIBA also significantly expanded its activities in Sarasota, Naples, Miami, Ft. […]

Innovation Fusion 2020: The Intersection of Art and Technology

Watch the recording of this exciting event on FIBA’s Vimeo account here.The fourth-annual Innovation Fusion event of the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA), focused on the intersection of art and technology with celebrated artist and innovator, Tampa native Janet Echelman, as keynote speaker. The event was held virtually due to COVID-19, and took place on September […]

FIBA Corporate Partner Challenge: Jabil CTO Summit 2020

 On June 18th, five Israeli companies presented to 70 CTOs and other Executives during Jabil’s quarterly CTO Summit. The event which was planned as an in-person event in St. Pete was converted to a virtual event and both Israeli entrepreneurs and Jabil execs joined in from their home office. For those not familiar, Jabil is […]

Blog: We Can’t Wait to See What the Future Holds for Ron Kimhi!

FIBA recently bid a bittersweet goodbye to our incredible Israel-based Company Sourcing and Program Liaison (and dear friend), Ron Kimhi!  Ron embarks on a new journey with as their Product Profiler, and the team is excited to see what new opportunities come his way. is an Israeli company that reached unicorn status last […]

Immersion Phase of the FIBA Launch Program 2020: Florida Road Show

March 3-11, 2020For the first time, FIBA took the Launch Program on the road!  Our team travelled with the 9 Israeli FIBA Launch Program participants to other major  cities outside of Tampa as part of the “Immersion” phase of our program over 10 days from March 3-11.This road trip was an intense portion of our […]

FIBA’s Fall Connect Draws Big Crowd

Climate issues, labor shortages and the demise of Florida’s citrus crops are impacting how Florida’s agricultural business will thrive in the future, according to a panel of experts at Tuesday night’s fall Connection to Innovation event, hosted by FIBA. Then event focused on innovation in agriculture. Featured speakers from a range of agricultural businesses in […]

StemRad Vest launched into space Nov 2

FIBA’s StemRad Israeli start-up sent its radiation shield to the International Space Station in November. NASA is testing the vests in space to find ways to protect astronauts from deep space radiation. It also marks the first time the Israeli flag has ever been aboard an International Space Station. The two female Astronauts are testing […]

Innovation Fusion 2019 Recap

On May 22nd, the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator welcomed the Tamp Bay community to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC for its 3rd annual Innovation Fusion: How technology is Changing Sports. Like last year, the event was a sold-out, seated dinner. The evening began with what events hosted at the JCC do best: heavy networking over cocktails […]

FIBA Israel Trip 2019: An Immersion Into the Startup Nation

Last week FIBA led a group of business leaders, investors and community members on an unforgettable trip to explore the startup nation firsthand. The dual purpose of the trip was to immerse the participants in the Israeli eco-system to learn best practices to nurture entrepreneurship and to show FIBA’s Israeli partners what Tampa Bay has […]