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We’re ready for you, 2019!

It’s safe to say that 2018 was an incredible year for the FIBA team. It seems the theme we are bringing into 2019 is “doubling”; we are leaving 2018 and entering 2019 with double the amount of applicants, double the amount of selected companies, and thus, double the amount of employees! We hit the ground running recruiting […]

Florida Aquarium makes waves in efforts to save coral reefs

By Margie Manning  – ST Pete Catalyst November 29, 2018 A partnership between The Florida Aquarium and researchers in London could have a big impact on the work to restore coral reefs.The Tampa nonprofit is working on technology that would allow coral to reproduce four times a year, instead of the natural once-a-year reproduction cycle, said Roger […]

Featured on stpetecatalyst.com: Florida-Israel Business Accelerator company wins UN business award

Published 4 days ago on September 20, 2018By Megan HolmesThe founder of Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA)company ECOncrete has been selected as an awardee of the United Nations’ WE Empower SDG Challenge.Israeli marine biologist and entrepreneur Shimrit Perkol-Finkel of ECOncrete was chosen to represent the Western Europe and Other region. Just four other female entrepreneurs whose businesses seek to advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the […]

Featured on bizjournals.com: From bankers to doctors and everything in between, meet this year’s TBBJ 40 under 40

By Pam Huff  – Managing Editor, Tampa Bay Business JournalAug 20, 2018, 7:23am EDT Updated Aug 20, 2018, 2:15pmAfter reviewing nomination materials from more than 200 applicants, the Tampa Bay Business Journal has chosen this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees.A panel from the TBBJ identified these up and coming executives, entrepreneurs, sales representatives, teachers, health care professionals, lawyers, bankers and more.Previously Up […]

Featured on jewishpress.com: Israeli firms see Tampa as fertile ground for expansion

By RACHEL MINETTI Jewish PressAbout 500 business owners, investors, and others packed into the Bryan Glazer Family JCC’s ballroom for the second annual Florida- Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) Innovation Fusion event to listen to Israeli entrepreneurs pitch their products.FIBA is hoping the Israeli businesses can cultivate local investors, establish a U.S. base in the Tampa […]