Holiday Connections

The year is winding down and the holidays are in full swing. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with parties, happy hours, and the final push to be productive, but let’s take a moment to think about the best things about the holidays. An excuse to visit with clients, co-workers, and industry contacts on a personal […]

FIBA goes to Israel

Rachel Feinman, Executive Director, and Rakefet Bachur, Executive Director of Marketing, visited Israel, as part of a trade delegation led by Florida Governor Rick Scott Nov.30-Dec.8. The Governor brought 70 businessmen and university heads from Florida to promote trade between Israel and Florida and encourage Israeli technology companies to set up office in Florida as […]

Honored….

What an honor for the FIBA team and cohort companies to be the guests of the US Ambassador to Israel at his beautiful residence in Hertzliya tonight. #FLGovScott #USA #FIBAinIsrael Rachel Marks FeinmanJack RossShana Levine Stemrad Blazepod @eProcSolutions

Away We Go…

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 […]

Thankfulness

Every year around this time thoughts turn to what we are thankful for. Being thankful for our family and friends and loved ones are givens, but after the inaugural year of FIBA, the idea of connections that we have been focusing on is at the forefront of the list of items to be thankful for. […]

Tevatronic Update

Tevatronic participated in the first cohort of companies to join FIBA. An agricultural-technology company that optimizes the irrigation processes, reduces waste, and increases farm yields, Tevatronic has been full steam ahead since starting the FIBA program. Over the last year Tevatronic improved and polished their sales pitch in Kentucky, increased their pool of customers in […]

Connecting with the community

In the spirit of connecting, the FIBA team has been busy over the past couple of weeks, connecting with the community of Tampa Bay. Check out where we’ve been. October 17th: Pam Miniati and Rakefet Bachur were invited to speak about the startup nation, at the annual sisterhood dinner event at Congregation Beth Shalom in […]

Startups Are In Our Blood

Pam Miniati thought she was going to be a lawyer. It was the natural progression after finishing college with a degree in American Studies. She interned with a non-profit and then quickly transitioned into a Staff Assistant for a Congressman who worked closely with the Banking and Arts industry. But it was when she left […]

Our Newest Entrepreneur…Rachel Feinman

Continuing our series on Entrepreneurship, today’s blog focuses on our newest addition at FIBA…Rachel Feinman. Rachel has been appointed FIBA’s Executive Director. As with Jack Ross, it was not suprising to hear a common theme when discussing how Rachel ended up at FIBA. There was that same drive to do something meaningful with each work day, […]

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jack Ross

When FIBA was created in 2016 the vision was to transform the Tampa Bay area into a nationally recognized hub of high-tech enterprise by attracting Israeli startups to the region. In our inaugural year, we have worked with eight startups in trying to meet that goal and vision. One startup has far exceeded that vision. […]