Featured in the Jewish Press: Israeli companies sell themselves at Tampa event

Israeli company executives pitched their businesses at the first-ever Florida Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) Collaborative Exchange, an event which included a speech by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, who is redeveloping a large sector of downtown Tampa’s Channelside District, and to hear from a panel of local business experts. Israeli company executives pitched their […]

Featured in the Jewish Press: FIBA welcomes Israeli tech companies to Tampa

Whether in agricultural, health, fitness, defense or in the corporate world – a group of entrepreneurs representing eight high-tech Israeli businesses have come to Tampa seeking to make their mark and change how the world lives and interacts. The Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) brought the companies to their facilities within the Bryan Glazer Family JCC […]

New Israeli startups joining FIBA

The second wave of Israeli companies that have been successfully inducted into the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator program and will be working with the FIBA team until the end of June, 2017. Here is a brief summary of the companies: Blazepod Blazepod is a whole new attitude towards exercise. The problem with most exercises is that […]

FIBA Announces its first cohort of Israeli startups

FIBA is pleased to announce its inaugural cohort of Israeli startups accepted to accelerator program on March 1st 2017. The three companies were selected for the innovation in their fields, the maturity and experience of the founders and most important the interest within the business community in their solutions. The companies are working remotely with […]

Jack Ross Featured on the Mayor’s Hour

The restoration of the Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory into the Bryan Glazer Family JCC is one of my favorite projects over the last six years.” Said mayor Bob Buckhorn at a recent visit to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. He stopped by the FIBA office and sat down for a conversation with Executive Director, […]

FIBA Visits Israel: February 12-23 2017 Edition

Saru Seshadri, COO, and Rakefet Bachur, Executive Director of Marketing, visited Israel, joined by partner investor, David Henderson from February 12th to the 23rd. The trip focused on activities to expose Israel’s startup nation to the FIBA programs and to the local Tampa Bay business community in core areas of digital health, ed-tech, cyber security, […]

Jack Ross featured in the TBBJ

Earlier this month, when the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center opened, Ross was at the center of it all. The facility, with an event center, fitness and aquatic spaces, and a business incubator, will be an economic engine, with a staff of between 125 and 150. Now, Ross moved ahead in a key role […]

New Jewish Community Center Means Business

TAMPA (FOX 13) – You may have seen the old armory transformed into a new Jewish Community Center, with sparkling new facilities. It’s helping to revitalize the surrounding neighborhood, but now the reach extends farther. “I’m on the phone and email with Israelis,” says Rakefet Bachur. She was born in Israel, but now works here […]