As seen on Tampa Bay Business Journal “Florida-Israel Business Accelerator snags another Israeli company relocation for Tampa”

The Florida-Israel Business Accelerator has wooed yet another Israeli company to open its headquarters in Tampa.

The latest is UC-Care, an Israeli company that was in the Florida-Israeli Business Accelerator 2018 cohort. While its founder Tomer Schatzberger was looking at popular startup cities like Chicago, Boston and Silicon Valley, Tampa ultimately won out due to the business opportunities and investor connections he saw in the region.

UC-Care develops, manufactures and sells products aimed at improving detection and treatment of prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the U.S. after skin cancer.

“Usually companies go to New York — there was a lot of investment there, an easy flight from Israel,” Schatzberger said. “But for me, (Tampa) was a good opportunity and a natural choice. Through FIBA and FIBA friends (its investment network), they were able to gather a lot of people around in their environment, be supportive and open doors. So it was natural pick for us.”

The company’s headquarters are currently in the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, where FIBA is located. His services are available in most states, he said. His company has raised a $1 million convertible loan agreement so far.

Read the full article on Tampa Bay Business Journal here.

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