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 →

FLORIDA FUNDERS LAUNCHES JOINT VENTURE WITH FLORIDA-ISRAEL BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

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 →

Featuring Our Amazing Intern: Moran Zipper Goldenberg

To say Moran Zipper Goldenberg is the perfect fit for FIBA is quite an understatement. The Forbes Israel “30 under 30” recipient has lived her entire life as an entrepreneur creating connections. Moran came to FIBA in the Fall of 2017 as an intern. Learning about FIBA and how they are helping Israeli startups come to the United States and connect with the Jewish Community in Tampa and beyond, but FIBA has learned so much from Moran. She is the epitome of the ideals FIBA Continue reading →

FIBA – Volunteering With Passion

Israel is in Lauren Prager’s soul. A self-described Zionist, when Lauren talks about Israel, you can feel the passion exuding out of her. From her first trip to Israel at age 15 Lauren was connected. Several trips back to Israel followed, including extended stays with the American High School in Israel (AMHSI) program and the Nativ College Leadership Program. With each trip back, Lauren’s connection with Israel, the culture and the people grew stronger. Most importantly, Lauren’s goal of connecting Israel to the people in Continue reading →