BuilderEdge automates construction project schedule, budget, quality inspections, and management. They work with General Contractors (GC), specializing in repetitive construction - hotels, multi-family and single-family housing, office buildings, schools, hospitals. BuilderEdge is the first holistic plug and play construction manager system that gives you complete control from foundation to finish, enabling you to keep track of your construction projects, work smarter with sophisticated organization and communication technology. The problem: Construction projects constantly go over schedule and budget because neither are managed in real time. The Continue reading →


Agamon helps healthcare organizations harness untapped revenues and improve clinical performance by unlocking the value of critical data, trapped within unstructured medical reports. Specifically, this platform takes radiology reports and mines and structures the data so it can be utilized by the provider in different ways for different purposes, including research, compliance and utilization growth. The problem: HealthCare organizations see an influx in data, but it’s mostly siloed and unstructured and they lack the time, resources and reach to make it accessible and valuable. The Continue reading →

We’re ready for you, 2019!

It’s safe to say that 2018 was an incredible year for the FIBA team. It seems the theme we are bringing into 2019 is “doubling”; we are leaving 2018 and entering 2019 with double the amount of applicants, double the amount of selected companies, and thus, double the amount of employees! We hit the ground running recruiting for our 2019 Cohort this past October and were accelerated by the addition of a liaison in Israel, Ron Kimhi. With our growing network of advisors and subject matter experts Continue reading →

Catching up with Roy Heller and Nucleon

No commitment issues here! Roy Heller, Director of Sales at Nucleon–one of eight companies in FIBA’s 2018 cohort–has recently moved his family to Tampa permanently so that he can work even closer with the FIBA team and grow the business in the Bay and beyond.We are thrilled to be able to work side by side with him now daily, so we asked him a few questions about his big move and how it will positively impact the Nucleon business.Outside of your affiliation with FIBA, was Continue reading →

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 →


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 →
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