IsraelCast Episode 170


On the forefront of economic innovation, Margalit Startup City has transformed cities from Jerusalem to Haifa into thematic international innovation centers that generate thousands of new jobs, bring young people back to the city centers, and establish a startup ecosystem. One such Center, Margalit Startup City Galil, has become a groundbreaking hub for inventors, multinational developers, entrepreneurs, and academic researchers collaborating to create the next food-tech and Agri-tech startups, thanks in part to support from Jewish National Fund-USA. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Nisan Zeevi, Vice President of Margalit Startup City Galil, to discuss the rapid rise of entrepreneurship in the Galilee, how innovation can bring people together, and the rippling economic effects of creating successful startups.

Nisan Zeevi serves as Vice President of Margalit Startup City Galil, a project supported by Jewish National Fund-USA’s Go North initiative that attracts high-tech start-ups to Israel’s north and boosts local economic development. Zeevi is also the Impact Director at Jerusalem Venture Partners. In the last three years, Zeevi and his team have positioned themselves as key players in the Galilee by implementing a unique Private Public Partnership model that has created over 270 high-quality jobs to the region, reshaping the area by shifting the educational curriculum of elementary schools, building university entrepreneurship programs, and transforming academic research into promising businesses.

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