September 2015, Volume 19, Number 4

Powerful Partnerships

Oren Simanian and Leandro Finol
StarTau’s Oren Simanian and Leandro Finol, executive director of The Idea Center at MDC, at the signing ceremony at Wolfson Campus.

Entrepreneurship Powerhouses Unite

Continuing the College’s long history as a truly global institution, MDC recently signed an agreement with Israel’s Tel Aviv University to help enhance Miami’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The partnership between Tel Aviv University’s Entrepreneurship Center (StarTau) and The Idea Center at MDC links Israel’s high-tech and start-up communities to resources and people in Miami. Both StarTau and The Idea Center serve aspiring entrepreneurs, providing the practical and professional guidance needed by start-ups and early phase business ventures.

The agreement initially centers around three initiatives that are focused on knowledge-sharing:

  • Members of Israel’s high-tech community will travel to Miami for an Innovation Nation conference that connects innovators and leaders of the two high-tech communities
  • Israeli start-ups will meet Miami investors, designers and digital marketing firms through a series of programs arranged by The Idea Center
  • Tel Aviv University faculty will serve as visiting professors at MDC.

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