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Start-ups in Israel

The partnership between the Israeli start-up scene and the country's military is flourishing. We have talked to Jimmy Massatschi, the founder of Innovantage Partners, about the things we can learn from Israel.

What is so special about Israeli start-ups?

Israel: more than 6,000 start-ups in a country of just over 9 million people. An easy world record on a per-capita basis. The innovative mentality of the Israeli people and the partnership between its military and the start-up scene makes Israel one of the world's best countries for entrepreneurs.
Jimmy Massatschi, founder of Innovantage Partners, connects Israeli start-ups with European companies. The tech scout knows all about the collaboration between start-ups and the military, something the Bundeswehr can learn a lot from.

For your next deployment, you will learn …

1) … what start-up scouting is

2) … what strengths Israeli founders bring to the table

3) … how the Israeli military works with start-ups

4) … how German start-ups are different

The Ackerschnacker podcast, produced by the Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub in collaboration with the German Startups Association, aims to expand horizons: soldiers get a glimpse into the start-up scene; entrepreneurs can learn from the best practices of the Bundeswehr.


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