European corporates flocking to Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’… … Israel is more important ally to the U.S. than Britain, says its ambassador :D


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“Where no wise direction is, a people falleth; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”

European corporates flocking to Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’

Report: Israel fast closing in on Silicon Valley as the preferred place for European outposts, especially in automotive, engineering and biotech R&D.

By Abigail Klein Leichman June 11, 2019, 8:11 am

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A new report from global innovation advisory firm Mind the Bridge reveals that the gap is narrowing between the number of European corporate branches in Silicon Valley (California) and Silicon Wadi (Israel).

“Large corporations are increasing their efforts to find innovative and disruptive technologies in the world’s most relevant technology hotspots,” Mind the Bridge Chairman Alberto Onetti said. “Silicon Valley and Israel are the most obvious innovation destinations.”

Mind the Bridge counts 41 large companies from nine European countries with an innovation outpost in Israel and 60 in California but notes that the Israel is catching up quickly; the majority of those 41 opened in the past five years and especially in the past three.

Germany has the most corporations with an Israeli presence (13) followed by France (10), the UK (7) and Switzerland (4).

“The Swedish and Dutch increased their presence, now with 2 corporates each: Ericsson and Volvo, and Philips and Unilever respectively. Other countries with a single outpost include Italy, Finland, and the Czech Republic,” according to the report.

Also significant is that 60 percent of European outposts in Israel are R&D centers, compared to 19% in Silicon Valley. “This preference is a testament to the strength of the Israeli workforce and skills which make it so attractive for corporates looking for a non-European R&D Center.”

Automotive and engineering; electronics; IT and software; and life sciences/biotech are the most active of the 12 industries represented by the European corporate outposts in Israel – and not only in Tel Aviv but across the country.

The report was released in conjunction with the Startup Europe Comes to Israel mission at the beginning of June, created and organized by Mind the Bridge and co-organized with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

“This report represents our effort to map these activities by European corporations in Israel by tracking their presence and observing how they increase, modify and diversify their activity. The ultimate goal is to provide benchmarks to corporate players that are considering scouting innovation and technology in the Startup Nation in a more structured way,” said Mind the Bridge CEO Marco Marinucci.

Israel is more important ally to the U.S. than Britain, says its ambassador

NewsPhilip Weiss on June 10, 2019

Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Screenshot from American Jewish Committee video, June 3, 2019.      

Since he became Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. in 2014, Ron Dermer has said several times that “Israel will be the most important ally of the United States in the 21st century.” Speaking to the American Jewish Committee last week, the ambassador spelled that out, saying that Israel is more important than Britain because it exceeds Britain in the technology department:

The reason why I believe that Israel is going to be the most important ally is for two reasons, security and technology…

If you are the president of the United States and you have to pick one country in the world to choose as your security partner for the next 50 years, who is it going to be? … Think about where the threats are going to be emanating from for the next half century or so, at least for the next few decades. Think about a country that has a powerful military where you won’t have to send your sons and daughters and put boots on the ground to defend her. Think about a country with a powerful and first-class intelligence agency that can not only provide intelligence to protect its own country but can pass intelligence to you to help keep your people safe and keep your allies safe. Think about a country with a serious cyber capability cause we’re going into a world where more and more of those threats are happening in cyber space– and who are you going to choose?

And if people are really honest about it, beyond the disagreement about this or that policy between governments, there’s really only two countries, Britain and Israel, those are the two that are left when you just think about security. Now think to yourself, If you could choose one technology partner, over the next 50 years, when you’re thinking not only about the remarkable technologies in agriculture, in water, cyber is another area, but all these technologies of the future, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, Israel –as you know we sent a craft to the moon. Now as far as I’m concerned, Israel landed on the moon. We crash landed, but we landed…. So we’ll have a soft landing eventually [“Two years,” interjects David Harris of American Jewish Committee], but think about it. What are the countries that have done that? U.S., Russia, China, Israel. You are in a very very elite group and when it comes to technology, who are your allies on that short list. It’s Israel.

So Israel will be the most important ally of the United States in the 21st century, I am supremely confident of that, regardless of this or that disagreement we may have with different governments. Different governments in Israel, different governments in the United States.

Dermer repeatedly diminished U.S. progressives’ criticisms of Israeli policies of discrimination and repression of Palestinians. The Miami-born diplomat said that the gap between Democratic and Republican support for Israel in polls has always been there, and it’s big now because the right is more approving than ever. Republicans feel complete affinity with Israel: “We are facing the same enemies, confronting the same challenges.” But he said Democrats can be won over despite a hostile media. “Israel is the only source for progressive values in the Middle East. It’s the only place where you have real rights for women, real rights for minorities. They say Israel has the largest Gay Pride parade in the Middle East. Talk about a low bar!”

After an earlier iteration of this speech, Dermer got pushback from one left commentator: Israel is not looking to “help carry out our agenda; they’re looking to push us to carry out their agenda,” he wrote. “Dermer’s master Netanyahu has proved quite inventive in coming up with these security challenges for us.”

Take Your Startup to the West Coast

Expert DOJO officially launch our International Accelerator in Israel. Los Angeles is the hottest startup market in the world right now and Israel has the best startups”— Brian Mac Mahon, CEO of Expert DOJO. SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 4, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Expert DOJO, the fastest growing startup accelerator in Southern California, announces the launch of its international accelerator program to invest in startups globally. They are launching their Global tour in Israel during BDO tech Week, to offer a unique acceleration opportunity. With the help of BDO and Pearl Cohen, the Expert DOJO team is scouting the world for the unicorns of tomorrow.

This summer, Expert DOJO invites startups from around the world to apply for their 3-month, immersive accelerator program in Santa Monica, California. Companies chosen to take part in the program will receive $100K in investment.
Starting in September 2019, 20 companies will arrive in Silicon Beach to begin the 12-week, international accelerator program.
“The synergy between the deep tech product sandbox that is Israel and the dynamic LA startup scene has the potential to be massive. We are very excited about our work with Expert Dojo and BDO, partners that have shown themselves to be creative and sensitive to a multitude of cross-border considerations, on creating a technology bridge between the Silicon Wadi and Silicon Beach,” said Darie Ofek, partner and head of the firm’s Los Angeles office.

The program is separated into three distinct areas each day: lessons, collaboration, and execution. Each of the first 8 weeks is dedicated to different aspects of business development: branding, communication, marketing, foundation, influence, investment, community, and mindset. The last month of the program is focused solely on investor outreach throughout the United States.
“When started operating directly between the two markets if Israel and America, we sought a strong collaboration that will enable a strong execution from the US side for all Israeli tech connections we maintain who wish to break through to the other side, at their early stage phase. The connection to Pearl Cohen and Expert DOJO is with a perfect synergy that piles up all advantages that each arm can bring. This collaboration, allows any startup to focus on what they do best and leave the side noises to his strong partners for the road,” said Tomer Nitzan, the Head of the US-Israel Desk who specializes in operations that, if not already, wishes to expend to the other market of where they’re originated from.

Additionally, founders will receive introductions to strategic partners and investors, design market fit, as well as perks from Expert DOJO’s partners.
To aid in the search for the best companies in the world, Expert DOJO will be visiting Israel, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, India, and Europe in the coming months.

About BDO: BDO is a global Firm with activity in over 150 countries providing Accounting, Tax and Consulting services. The firm operates in the fields of Technology and with the help of the US-Israel Desk of the firm, and the direct connection between the two offices between the US market and the Israeli one, we are able to support cross border operations with strong practices and high level of services.

About Pearl Cohen: Pearl Cohen is a full-service international law firm with offices in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and London, as well as numerous foreign desks. The firm specializes in the representation of technology-centered companies of all stages, universities and government agencies, and investors and funds.

About Expert DOJO: Expert DOJO is a start-up accelerator in Southern California based in Santa Monica. The Accelerator program is designed to help startups get to the next round and work with them on the milestones to get there. Since 2014, we have worked with over 500 startups to accelerate their growth and success. Entrepreneurs love Expert DOJO and the power of our startup community. All entrepreneurs in our programs have agreed to support the whole community as we get stronger together. For more information regarding the structure of Expert DOJO’s international accelerator program, please visit https://expertdojo.com/international-accelerator/.

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