The intensive trip and workshop in Israel's globally-recognized tech and innovation sector, dubbed the "Start Up Nation," is intended to provide participants the opportunity to broaden their networks and encourage collaboration. The delegation will gain exposure to Israel's highly diverse tech sector, which has helped fuel and sustain rapid economic growth in Israel.
The delegation will participate in Tel Aviv's DLD Innovation Conference, designed to connect international tech and entrepreneurial communities with high tech and business leaders in Israel. Workshops will highlight key drivers of innovation in these areas, introducing the delegation to leading entrepreneurs and investors, including policies that foster and encourage innovation and practices that can be replicated in Miami.
Robin Levenston, Project Interchange Executive Director, stated, "AJC Project Interchange is delighted to connect these Miami high tech leaders and entrepreneurs to Israel's world-class research and innovation, its unique academia-to-technology transfer programs, and its emphasis on integrating immigrants into the country's society; key areas for collaboration that can truly benefit the greater Miami community and beyond."
The Project Interchange delegation includes entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, and experts in the nonprofit and academic sectors focused on bringing innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship to Miami. Brian Siegal, AJC Miami director, and Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation Program Director for Miami, are accompanying the participants on the trip.
Haggman stated: "Project Interchange is a great example of the power of positive collaboration. In its first year, it led to a new partnership between Miami Dade College's Idea Center and Tel Aviv University aimed at developing the innovators of tomorrow through shared lessons and connected problem solving. With this second knowledge exchange, we hope to strengthen what has been started—introducing more Miami entrepreneurs to a global network of business and tech leaders."
Support for Project Interchange forms part of Knight Foundation's efforts to invest in Miami's emerging innovators and entrepreneurs as a tool to build community, while fostering talent and expanding opportunity. Over the past two years, Knight Foundation has made more than 200 investments in entrepreneurship in South Florida.
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee