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. […]

Being an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship seems to be everywhere these days. Startups coming out of the woodwork to capture the same success as Zuckerburg. But the goal of the entrepreneur isn’t necessarily to take the world by storm with the next big thing. In it’s simplest definition it is someone who operates a business with more financial risk, but […]

Make It Meaningful!

As is customary, last week Jews around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah and welcomed the New Year. One of the holiest days in the faith also serves as an occasion for families and communities to come together and connect. It is a day of reflection and penitence. It even marks the start of agricultural growth […]

Connections

Connection is one of those words that is used so often and in so many ways that sometimes the beauty and significance of the word gets lost. At FIBA however this word speaks to the core of who we are as individuals, and as an organization. It is not only our job but our passion […]

FIBA reflects on the success of Innovation Fusion 2017

  On June 22nd, FIBA welcomed the Tampa Bay business and entrepreneurial communities to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC to its inaugural event, Innovation Fusion: A Collaborative Exchange. With over 300 guests in attendance, the afternoon was filled with learning, networking and an engaging discussion surrounding local and global innovation. Some of the special guests […]