Miami Entrepreneurs - September 2016

A delegation of influential Miami entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech start-up community is in Israel with AJC Project Interchange (American Jewish Committee), to learn from the country’s thriving tech and innovation sector while sharing best practices and making connections.

Now in its second year, the knowledge exchange launched in 2015 with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Last year’s inaugural delegation of Miami entrepreneurs resulted in a landmark Miami-Israel Startup Nation Conference and a knowledge-sharing agreement between Tel Aviv University and the Miami-Dade College Idea Center.

The intensive trip and workshop in Israel’s globally-recognized tech and innovation sector, dubbed the “Start Up Nation,” is intended to provide participants the opportunity to broaden their networks and encourage collaboration. The delegation will gain exposure to Israel’s highly diverse tech sector, which has helped fuel and sustain rapid economic growth in Israel.

The delegation will participate in Tel Aviv’s DLD Innovation Conference, designed to connect international tech and entrepreneurial communities with high tech and business leaders in Israel. Workshops will highlight key drivers of innovation in these areas, introducing the delegation to leading entrepreneurs and investors, including policies that foster and encourage innovation and practices that can be replicated in Miami.