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How to use the Start-Up Nation Finder

How to use the Start-Up Nation Finder

This short video [01:36] by Start-up Nation Central, shows users how to navigate the Start-up Nation Finder, a free online platform which offers up-to-date information on Israel’s innovation ecosystem. The site helps users find the personalized information they need about each company, and the latest deals

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How Did Israel Become the Start-Up Nation?

How Did Israel Become the Start-Up Nation?

Produced by VisuakPolitik, a YouTube channel about global politics and international events, this video (09:33) explores how a country as small and turbulent as Israel managed to become one of the world’s innovation leaders. While mentioning other factors, such as Israeli “chutzpah” and the influence of mandatory

Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World

Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World

In this inspiring video (06:18), Avi Jorisch, entrepreneur and author of Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World, explores the disproportionate role Israel plays in creating innovative solutions to some of the word’s greatest humanitarian challenges. He highlights eleven major Israeli inventions in the fields of

Israeli Arabs Seeking Greater Share in Country’s Start-up Success

Israeli Arabs Seeking Greater Share in Country’s Start-up Success

In this article from Business Insider, Tova Cohen discusses some of the factors that limit Arab Israelis from succeeding in the tech sector of the Start-Up Nation, including scarce funding, discrimination, not serving in the IDF, and geographic location. The article highlights the role of Nazareth,

Wealth Inequality in Israel: 2nd Highest Among OECD Countries

Wealth Inequality in Israel: 2nd Highest Among OECD Countries

This brief video [01:34] from i24News, an Israel based international news channel, reports that in 2016 Israel was ranked among the 34 OECD countries (Organization for Economic Co-oeperation and Development) as having the 2nd highest gap between the rich and the poor.  Even though the

Israel’s Water Supply: From Shortage to Surplus

Israel’s Water Supply: From Shortage to Surplus

In this video [07:57] produced by PBS NewsHour, Martin Fletcher reports on how Israel has increased its water supply dramatically in just a few years. Israel has incorporated water recycling, conservation, and desalination– with desalination producing the greatest results. According to Gidon Bromberg, the Israeli

Dan Senor: How Israel Became a Leader in Business Innovation

Dan Senor: How Israel Became a Leader in Business Innovation

In this CNBC news segment (06:46), Dan Senor, co author of Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, discusses some of the unique factors that have helped Israel become a global leader in business innovation, including an open immigration policy, effective economic and government programs, the

Why Are Arab Israelis So Underrepresented in the Start Up Nation?

Why Are Arab Israelis So Underrepresented in the Start Up Nation?

This article from Business Insider presents the perspective of Itzik Frid, CEO of a venture capital firm and startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups, on why Arab Israelis are so grossly underrepresented in the tech workforce and what can be done to promote equality. Frid discusses four main

Israel: Start-Up Nation for All…Or Is It?

Israel: Start-Up Nation for All…Or Is It?

Produced by Appleseeds Academy, an Israeli nonprofit that aims to bridge the digital divide between the Start-Up Nation and Israel’s geographic and social periphery, this video (01:38) questions whether Israel is truly the “Start-Up Nation” if large portions of the population are excluded from the

Failure: The Surprising Fuel in Israel’s Startup Engine

Failure: The Surprising Fuel in Israel’s Startup Engine

In this article from ISRAEL21c, Abigail Klein Leichman shows how the attitude of Israel’s Start-Up industry toward failure contributes to its ultimate success. Interviews with some of Israel’s most successful entrepreneurs reveal how they were able to grow from massive failures and how the acceptance

Economic Freedom: The Key to the Start-Up Nation’s Success

Economic Freedom: The Key to the Start-Up Nation’s Success

Providing a brief economic history of the State of Israel, this video (03:50) shows how Israel’s shift from a socialist state to a free-market economy based on Milton Friedman’s school of thought saved the country from economic and existential crisis and gave entrepreneurs the freedom they

Community Collaboration: The Secret of Israel’s Hi-Tech Success

Community Collaboration: The Secret of Israel’s Hi-Tech Success

From collaborative co-working spaces to informal mentorship programs, this short video (02:06) attributes Israel’s success as a Start Up Nation to the willingness of successful entrepreneurs to share their ideas, knowledge and networks with aspiring young entrepreneurs, based on the attitude that a success for one

Innovation in Israel & the Palestinian Territories

Innovation in Israel & the Palestinian Territories

Produced by WIRED UK, a publication about life-changing people, trends and ideas, this video (18:58) is this the first of five in a documentary series about the tech industry in Israel and the Palestinian territories. This episode visits Israeli and Palestinian industry experts and entrepreneurs

Israel, the Start-Up Nation, is Failing Most of Its Entrepreneurs

Israel, the Start-Up Nation, is Failing Most of Its Entrepreneurs

In this article from Haaretz, Ora Cohen reveals Israel’s failure to foster small and medium-sized start-ups that are not in the tech hi-tech industry, and how this affects both consumers and businesses. Readers require a paid Haaretz subscription or password in order to access this

Dan Senor: The Start-Up Nation at 70

Dan Senor: The Start-Up Nation at 70

In his address (21:06) at the Jewish Funders Network 2018 International Conference in Tel Aviv, Dan Senor, co author of Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, discusses how Israel’s role in the global innovation ecosystem has continued to develop since the writing of

Israel at 70: The ‘Start-up Nation’ Celebrates Innovation

Israel at 70: The ‘Start-up Nation’ Celebrates Innovation

Produced by i24NEWS in celebration of 70 years since the founding of the State of Israel, this video (04:26) looks back on Israel’s short-but-impressive history of innovation, despite significant challenges, and explores what drives Israel’s technological success on the global stage. Explaining the impact of the

Start-Up Nation for All

Start-Up Nation for All

In this important article from the Jerusalem Post, Dena Weiss suggests that demographic changes have created a new reality where providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all sectors of Israeli society is a matter of economic necessity. Instead of viewing Israel’s Bedouin, Israeli-Arab and ultra-Orthodox populations

Israel’s Surprising Way of Teaching Skills for Innovation

Israel’s Surprising Way of Teaching Skills for Innovation

In this fascinating article from ISRAEL21c, Inbal Arieli, senior advisor to Start-Up Nation Central, explores the novel methodologies used by Israel’s extra curricular cyber education programs dedicated to developing the next generation of innovators. By encouraging creative problem solving that challenges traditional knowledge hierarchies and focuses on

How Did Israel Become “Start-Up Nation”?

How Did Israel Become “Start-Up Nation”?

This article from the Freakonomics website is an interview between Dwyer Gunn and Saul Singer, co-author of  “Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle,”, in which the author describes the culture behind Israel’s economic success and model entrepreneurialism. Singer explains the impact of some unique aspects

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Infographic: How Did Israel Become the Start-Up Nation?

Infographic: How Did Israel Become the Start-Up Nation?

Created by OneRagtime based on the book Start Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, this post presents a useful infographic that clearly depicts some of the major factors that contribute to Israel’s global success in tech and innovation. It is part of a thorough

Created in Israel, Part of Your Life

Created in Israel, Part of Your Life

Produced by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this humorous video (01:42) reveals how many Israeli inventions an average person benefits from in his daily life without even realizing it, from cherry tomatoes and flash drives to text messaging and collision avoidance technology. 

Infographic: Israeli Innovation Must Break New Ground

Infographic: Israeli Innovation Must Break New Ground

From an article from the Israel Innovation Authority about how Israeli innovation must break new ground in order to benefit all citizens, sectors, regions and spheres of life, this infographic reveals how Israeli innovation is limited to certain industries, locations and demographics and suggests how

Infographic: Tel Aviv’s Start-Up Ecosystem

Infographic: Tel Aviv’s Start-Up Ecosystem

From an article from NoCamels about Tel Aviv’s start-up ecosystem, this infographic presents a visual map of the city’s tech scene, including the number of start-up companies, international R&D centers, accelerators and innovation centers located in Tel Aviv, the leading clusters of hi-tech companies in different

7 Life-Changing Israeli Inventions

7 Life-Changing Israeli Inventions

Produced by the official YouTube Channel of the State of Israel, this humorous video (02:12) highlights seven innovative Israeli inventions that are changing the world in the fields of medical technology, water resources and transportation. 

Why Is Israel Called the Start-Up Nation?

Why Is Israel Called the Start-Up Nation?

This short video (01:29) presents some of the statistics that have led to Israel’s global reputation as the Start-Up nation, as well as the impact of mandatory military service in Israel’s success.

Seeds Tech-Entrepreneurial Program: Working Toward Equality in the Start-Up Sector

Seeds Tech-Entrepreneurial Program: Working Toward Equality in the Start-Up Sector

Created by Seeds Tech-Entrepreneurial Program, a start-up accelerator that trains aspiring entrepreneurs from Israel’s social and geographic periphery, this document summarizes the inequality of Israel’s tech start-up industry and shows how one program is working to create solutions.  

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