Toronto Jews experience the Startup Nation

Federation mission meets with innovation leaders.

November 2, 2017 13:58
Michael Eizenberg, Linda Kislovich, David Ain, Eyal Shavit, Shirin Ezekiel, Dina Romer

Michael Eizenberg, Linda Kislovich, David Ain, Eyal Shavit, Shirin Ezekiel, Dina Romer. (photo credit: DVORA SZERER)


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Members of Toronto's Jewish community got a chance to experience first hand the vibe of the startup nation Thursday morning,
Representatives of the Toronto Jewish Federation Centennial Mission, that brought to Israel 350 of its members,met with leading entrepreneurs from Israel's high tech and innovation industry at Aleph Venture Capital in TLV.

The panel, organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel, addressed the challenges of being an innovation nation, and how the industry can foster social activism.

Participants in the panel included Michael Eizenberg, partner at VC Aleph, Eyal Shavit from Elbit and kfir Pravda from Pravda media- B2B digital marketing. The panel was lead by Shirin Ezekiel, Development and Strategy manger at JAFI.

Michael Eizenberg concluded the visit by stating that resilience aside, optimism will make Israel and diaspora Jews the real start up Nation. Toronto Federation expressed their commitment to continue supporting these values of a strong Israel, connected to Diaspora Jews.

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