Last night, Jon Medved and I joined a delegation of bloggers visiting Israel as part of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs trip.
Good times were had (and good wine drunk!) and even better conversation ensued about what makes Israel such an exciting destination for investors and entrepreneurs.
We met with
- Natan Edelsburg – Lost Remote
- Renee Shmidt – SheBytes
- Allison Boyer – BlogWorld Blog
- Darren Shawn Murph and Dana Oliver Murph – Engadget
- Alex Pasternack – Motherboard
- Mattew Yoko – Motherboard
The discussion centered around the factors that make Israel unique: its educational bent, the army-as-proving-ground for entrepreneurs, and Israeli chutzpa.
We were joined by two very talented entrepreneurs: Bob Rosenschein of Answers.com fame (who’s hard at work on yet another startup) and Jon Polin, founder of my favorite organic marketplace, Abe’s Market.
Thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for inviting us to participate.