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Launch of the Israel Entrepreneurship Initiative with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel, January 6 to 14 2015


Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab, traveled to Israel to officially launch the Israel Entrepreneurship Initiative in partnership with the MIT Enterprise forum of Israel at Tel Aviv University on January 7, 2015. In addition to the program launch, Professor Bachenheimer participated in numerous entrepreneurship events, including the Global Entrepreneurship Week Israel celebration, an ‘Entrepreneurship at the Bar’ Meetup, and a new FreshBiz event called the Dinnerz Book Club. He also visited a number of incubators, including StarTAU, the Hive by Gvahim and the Porter Center, and met with many innovative Israeli entrepreneurs, several of whom may participate in the Israel Entrepreneurship Initiative. Professor Bachenheimer was also interviewed about the program on the premier episode of Innovation Nation, which aired live on Voice of Israel radio. This initiative was made possible by a generous grant from Pace alumni Michael Dezer, BBA ’68.


Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Lab at Global Entrepreneurship Week Israel Annual Celebration. Read coverage in News 1 (January 6, 2015)

Ronen Gafni, Founder and CEO, FreshBiz; Dr.Yael Porat, Founder and CEO, BioGenCell; Ishay Green, CTO, Spot.IM; Professor Bruce Bachenheimer; Ayla Matalon, Executive Director, MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel at Launch of the Israel Entrepreneurship Initiative (January 7, 2015)

Elena Donets, CEO, StarTAU with Professor Bruce Bachenheimer in their office at Tel Aviv University (January 8, 2015)

FreshBiz Inaugural Dinnerz Book Club Event (January 10, 2015)

 Professor Bruce Bachenheimer appeared on the premier episode of Innovation Nation, which aired live on Voice of Israel, in a segment titled Bridging the Israeli and New York City Startup Scenes (January 11, 2015)

 Entrepreneurship at the Bar: An Accidental Entrepreneur – Global Entrepreneurship Week Israel Meetup (January 12, 2015)

Professor Bruce Bachenheimer and Dr. Yael Porat, Founder and CEO, BioGenCell at their research lab, Laniado Hospital (January 13, 2015)

 Met with Dr. Arie Nesher, Director, The Porter School of Environmental Studies and several start-ups in their incubator (January 14, 2015)


Videos of the Launch of the Israel Entrepreneurship Initiative

Greetings and Opening Statement

Dr.Yael Porat of BioGenCell

Ronen Gafni of FreshBiz

New York's "Silicon Alley", a Hub of Start-Up Companies

What makes Tel Aviv a World Class Ecosystem for Start-Ups?

Panel Q&A