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 […]

A Startup Nation Video

A new video created by Owl Productions demonstrates how technology from Israel touches many facets of our daily life. From Waze to Mobileeye to USB drives, our personal and professional lives have been enhanced, thanks to the ingenuity, work ethic and chutzpah of Israel’s innovators. Learn about the everyday ways in which we use Israeli […]

2015 a Record Year for Israeli Exits

A powerhouse in the international business community is emerging. Israel, a country of only 7.6 million people (New York City has 8.4 million people), has fostered thousands of startups in recent years. These startups are achieving tremendous success both in terms of the products and services that they create and the value they generate for […]

Israeli Entrepreneurs Must Think Globally From Day One

Since the late 1980s, Israel has steadily grown into a force among the international business and tech communities. This country, roughly the size of New Jersey, has generated thousands of startups, brought game-changing innovations such as MobileEye and Waze to the market and garnered billions in funding from investors. In fact, more money has been […]