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In the News: What’s next after Israel’s biggest diplomatic event in its history?

Israel hosted its biggest diplomatic event in its history last week: delegations from 49 countries, including 41 heads of state, gathered in Jerusalem for The Fifth World Holocaust Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming thousands more tech and investment leaders from around the globe this February 13th for the 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit to share, celebrate and invest in Israeli and global tech. Space is limited; tickets for active OurCrowd members are guaranteed upon registration. Apply now.  Happy Chinese New Year from OurCrowd: We want to wish our Chinese friends all over the world a healthy, happy, and prosperous year ahead.  Startup Nation and beyond Great coverage in Forbes about CanNegev, the Israeli government-sponsored incubator which will be operated by OurCrowd, BOL Pharma and Perrigo in Yerucham. Zebra Medical Vision publishes in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, groundbreaking research that enables successful diagnosis of Osteoporosis from existing CT scans. One in three women and one in five men older than 50 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.  Latest discovery from OurCrowd portfolio company CyberMDX: MDhex vulnerabilities...

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Home is where your startup prospers: How Tel Aviv became a hotbed of startup culture and money

What does it take to create a successful startup ecosystem? Furthermore, what does it take to create a the dynamic and innovative culture, community and possibilities of a startup city? Tel Aviv: Startup Utopia Many have written (and will write) about the Startup Nation’s success in general and the success of its high-tech capital Tel Aviv specifically. Why all the hype? Well, besides the fact that Tel Aviv is the second-most entrepreneurial hotspot after Silicon Valley, it also has the highest density of startups in the world — and the number is constantly growing. Even President Obama once said that “if people want to see the future of the world economy, they should look at Tel Aviv.” But how does Tel Aviv, as a city, maintain its status as a hotbed of startup culture and money? And can other cities around the globe replicate its thriving startup environment? Tel Aviv’s Secret Sauce In an article in Inc. Magazine, contributor Jeremy Shure lists several forward-thinking and innovative initiatives taken by the city that have contributed in the cultivation of its vibrant startup ecosystem. The local government is exceptionally proactive in making the city a...

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