Israel is the birthplace of numerous groundbreaking technology breakthroughs in fields as diverse as instant messaging, advanced telecommunications, and internet services. It also has one of the most networked technology communities anywhere, with corresponding significant benefits to the launching, staffing, and success of its entrepreneurial ventures.
In spite of such technological leadership, however, Israeli companies have seen far less success taking those big ideas and creating large companies based on them. The relative youth of the country is one reason for this, as few living within Israel have seen or been part of such organizations in order to have models to learn from. But even then, it would seem there should have been many chances for such companies to break free of past restraints and become giant forces in the world of high-tech business.
To understand more about this, we spoke with Israeli serial entrepreneur Shai Schiller, CEO of Modula, Ltd., a strategic investment firm, about some of the forces behind why this is happening and how the continuing evolution of Israeli high-tech ventures and outside forces such as foreign Venture Capital firms are stimulating business change on many levels.
With his many years of experience in managing and helping launch many different technology ventures, many of which were in the booming telecommunications field, Mr. Schiller is well-positioned to give an excellent perspective on what works — and what needs work — in the Israeli business ecosystem. We encourage you to hear out his ideas, both for an understanding of how the unique business ecosystem of Israel has evolved — as well as how that understanding may impact the very business ecosystems you work within and are helping to evolve on your own.
You can listen in by clicking directly on the link below:
This is an intriguing look at a highly controversial subject, and we hope you enjoy it. As always, please send us your comments by entering a comment on our blog below, or writing us at email@example.com ecosystems entrepreneurial ventures entrepreneurship strategy technology communities