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  • mayay 6:02 pm on September 2, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: best schools for entrepreneurs, best startup degrees, best startup schools, entrepreneurial schools, israel entrepreneurial institutions, pitchbook,   

    Tel Aviv University Is The World’s 9th Most Entrepreneurial Campus 

    Tel Aviv University And Tsinghua University To Invest $300M In Research CenterSeptember 2, 2014 | According to a survey conducted by Seattle-based venture capital research fund PitchBook, Tel Aviv University is the ninth most entrepreneurial campus in the world. The survey was conducted on approximately 13,000 entrepreneurs from around the world, finding that Tel Aviv ranks ninth for the amount of alumni that go on to become entrepreneurs. It fell behind more prestigious schools like Stanford University, the University of California Berkley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, Tel Aviv was rated more entrepreneurial than Yale, Princeton and Columbia, Ivy League institutions in the United States. Tel Aviv University was one of three Israeli universities to make it onto PitchBook’s top 50 list, along with the Technion that placed 18th, and Hebrew University, placing 36th.

     
  • mayay 5:48 pm on September 2, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: engage-us communications, israeli companies in america, israeli startups in us, public relations startups, tools to promote startup,   

    Engage-US Communications Launches To Promote Israeli Startups In US 

    engageusSeptember 2, 2014 | Engage-US Communications launched last Thursday to help Israeli technology companies enter the US market. The company is an integrated marketing and communications company with offices in Silicon Valley and Albuquerque, New Mexico. It offers its experience in technology marketing and communications to companies looking to penetrate the American market. Engage-US is a collaborative effort between Breakthru Communications and Kohn Public Relations, offering Israel technology companies a full-range of marketing and public relations services, content development and social media marketing platforms.

     
  • mayay 5:37 pm on September 2, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: ido sharir, israel technology ministry, minister of science, peres center for peace, technology and space   

    Former Peres Center For Peace Director To Head Science, Tech Ministry 

    perescenterforpeaceSeptember 2, 2014 | Ido Sharir has been the director-general of the Peres Center for Peace for the past two years, but was now appointed to head the Israeli Science, Technology and Space Ministry. In the past Sharir served as the chief of staff for former President Shimon Peres, providing him with experience in the fields of science, technology and space. Sharir will be replaced by Efrat Duvdevani. Ido Sharir is well-known for his efforts to promote cooperation among Israelis and Palestinians in the fields of high-tech, economics and the environment.

     
  • mayay 5:26 pm on September 2, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: gazit-globe profits up, , high israeli quarterly profits, israeli real estate, real estate invesment   

    Real Estate Investor Gazit-Globe’s Q2 Profits Jump 

    GAZIT_GLOBE_SMALLSeptember 2, 2014 | The largest Israeli real estate investment company Gazit-Globe reported high quarterly profits, earning $41 million (NIS 146 million) in the second financial quarter. These profit reports are up from NIS 60 million during the same quarter last year. Gazit-Globe, known in the United States as Equity One, and in Canada as First Canada Reality, is the largest shareholder in Finland’s Citycon and a joint shareholder of Atrium European Real Estate. It is also one of the world’s largest owners, developers and operators of super-market anchored shopping centers in countries around the world.

     
  • mayay 5:18 pm on September 2, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , israel natural resources, israeli companies, israeli employment, magnesium   

    Israel Chemicals To Close Magnesium Plant, Fire 500 Employees 

    icl-israel-chemicals_200x200September 2, 2014 | Israel Chemicals (ICL) announced its plans to close its magnesium factory by 2017. The magnesium factory currently employs 550 workers, nearly 10 percent of the company’s total workforce. ICL, which is Israel’s southern Negev region’s largest employer and one of the largest companies on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, stated that the magnesium factory had barely been profitable. ICL was founded in 1968 as a state chemical company until it was privatized and sold to Israel Corp. in 1995.

     
  • admin 3:44 pm on September 1, 2014 Permalink  

    Assaf Harel’s Video-Creating App Jovie Raises $500K 

    Jovie appVideo clip editing app startup Jovie has raised $500,000 in a seed financing round led by Yoel Cheshin’s 2B Angels and Arale Cohen, along with angel investment from Joey Low, Ron Zuckerman, Dov Moran and Yaacov Gorsd. Jovie’s founder and CEO is Israeli actor Assaf Harel, who produced the hit TV series “Mesudarim”, about fictional Israeli entrepreneurs who made a large exit. Jovie’s app allows users to create videos based on a bank of clips from famous movies that users can mix with their own footage.The app is available on iPhone, with an Android version planned.

     
  • admin 3:20 pm on August 31, 2014 Permalink  

    World Record: Israeli IPOs Rise 73 Percent In August Despite Gaza Conflict 

    Report: Mobileye Planning IPO At A Company Value Of $5BProving that the Gaza conflict has not affected Israeli stocks as much as the Israeli tourism and other service industries, Mobileye, the global leader in the design and development of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, rose by a massive 73 percent to $43.22 since its July 31 IPO on NASDAQ. It was the the biggest increase among all companies globally that raised $500 million or more in the past trimester. Caesarstone, another Israeli publicly-listed company, which engineers stone surfaces, rose 20 percent last month. According to Bloomberg news, the performance of Mobileye and Caesarstone, which has more than tripled since its 2012 listing, could help bolster demand for more Israeli IPOs.

     
  • admin 2:32 pm on August 31, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: dr. amit goffer rewalk. oren tamari, israel tech for handicapped, israeli health tech, new rewalk, rewalk for quadriplegics, standing wheelchair for outdoors, upnride   

    ReWalk Robotics, Maker Of The Exoskeleton For Paraplegics, Updates IPO Terms for $50M 

    ReWalk Developer Argo To Hold $60M IPO On NasdaqThe ReWalk Robotics, the Israeli creator of the recently FDA-approved exoskeletons that enable paraplegics to walk, has released the terms for its IPO. The company plans to raise $50 million by offering 3.4 million shares at a $14 to $16 price range. ReWalk Robotics would command a fully diluted market value of $191 million, which is lower than former predictions. The company, founded in 2001, has marketed the product in hospitals earning $1.6 million revenue in 2013 and a loss of $12.2 million. 

     
  • mayay 1:42 pm on August 27, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , innovation nation, , israeli patents, israeli pharmaceuticals, israeli research, israeli research and development   

    Israeli Patents Up 20% In 2013, Mostly In Pharmaceutical Field 

    spacesciencelogoAugust 27, 2014 | According to the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, the number of patents registered by Israeli research institutions rose by 20 percent in 2012-2013, compared to 2011-2012. The field with the most registered patents was the pharmaceutical field. Of the 1,438 patents that were registered between 2012-2013, 1,000 of them were completely new patents that have never before been registered in other countries, according to the National Council for Research and Development. Finally, the income from Israeli intellectual property in 2012-2013 was NIS 1,881 million ($526,677).

     
  • mayay 1:33 pm on August 27, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , indian-israeli partnerships, , pharmaceuticals israel, , teva anti-cancer drug, venus remedies   

    Teva And Venus Remedies Partner On Anti-Cancer Drug 

    Teva Makes $149M Offer For American Company NuPatheAugust 27, 2014 | Teva Pharmaceuticals and Indian company Venus Remedies entered into a collaborative agreement for the sale of an anti-cancer drug in the Canadian market. According to the agreement, Venus Remedies will manufacture the drug and will assist Teva in registering the drug in Canada. Venus will also use its manufacturing capabilities to support Teva enhance its business in the Canadian market. Teva is an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Petah Tikvah, Israel, founded in 1901.

     
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