Israeli Company Hopes to Send its Radiation-Proof Vests to ISS

FLORIDA — Some of the deals that Gov. Ron DeSantis put into place during his trip to Israel are already being put into action, including possible radiation-proof vests for astronauts.Radiation-proof vests will be sent to the International Space StationIsraeli space company will open a new office in TampaPlanned first mission to the moon since the Apollo […]

FIBA company ventures into space while deepening Tampa connections

A vest designed by StemRad to protect astronauts from dangerous deep space radiation will be part of a SpaceX flight this summer. The SpaceX flight will be followed by a NASA mission in preparation for a mission to Mars, said Jack Ross, vice president of North American operations for StemRad, based in Tel Aviv and […]

How local sports arenas have become tech playgrounds: Innovation Fusion 2019

The FIBA sports technology panelists (from left): William Walsh, Tampa Bay Rays; Atul Khosla, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Rob Higgins, Tampa Bay Sports Commission; Steve Griggs, Tampa Bay Lightning; Jack Elkins, Orlando Magic The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have partnered with Intel on technology to enhance the fan experience inside the stadium. The Bucs will use Intel […]

Innovation Fusion event in Tampa focuses on tech in sports

The Florida-Israel Business Accelerator’s annual Innovation Fusion event is coming up May 22, and this year, the focus is on innovation in sports.The event, which is entering its third year, will highlight different ways technology is changing the sports industry. During the sit-down dinner, attendees will hear from keynote speaker Aviv Shapira, who created the sport tech […]

Israeli company gets $1M to expand here

UC-Care, an Israeli medical device company that came to Florida last year in hopes of establishing a U.S market, recently landed a $1 million investment from a group known as Florida Funders to help the company grow operations at a new facility in Oldsmar.The company, with products aimed at improving prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, […]

Israeli-based companies show off their tech for investors in Tampa

Tuesday was demo day for 11 companies in the 2019 cohort of the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator.Top executives from each of the Israel-based firms made their business cases to a group of investors gathered at Five Labs in Tampa. About 100 investors from Tampa-St. Pete, Orlando and Sarasota attended in person, with a larger audience on […]

Overseas firm working with area accelerator nets $1 million investment

TAMPA — Israeli medical device company UC-Care, part of the Tampa-based Florida-Israel Business Accelerator’s 2018 cohort, has landed a $1 million investment from Florida Funders, a group that backs early-stage tech companies in Florida.According to a press release, Tampa-based real estate developer and FIBA board member David Scher led the funding effort.“I’m always interested in […]

FIBA company gets $1 million from Florida Funders

After bringing 28 companies to the state over three years, the Florida-Israeli Business Accelerator program in Tampa Bay has gotten another investment success story.UC-Care, a medical technology company that was in FIBA’s 2018 program, received a $1 million investment from Florida Funders through a joint ventureon Wednesday.“We are here to help fund the next generation of […]

Tampa real estate developer sparks USF, FIBA, Tel Aviv University collaboration

Backers of a collaboration between University of South Florida, the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator and Tel Aviv University expect it to lead to an improved quality of life for an aging population.USF, FIBA and TAU signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday. The MOU is designed to ensure the communication and coordination needed to implement so the […]