Israel Trade & Economic Office

U.S. Midwest Region

Israeli Company Perflow Wins Award at Chicago Health Venture Fair

This week, a prestigious group of healthcare executives gathered in Chicago for the annual World Hospital Congress.  During the conference, select early-stage healthcare-related companies presented at the Chicago Health Venture Fair to a
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Trendlines Roadshow Coming to Ann Arbor and Chicago

Next week, a group of Israeli medical device companies will be arriving in Chicago to showcase new innovations before heading off to Ann Arbor.  The companies are all part of the Trendlines Incubator in Israel
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OurCrowd Portfolio Company EdenShield Presents Non-Toxic Insect Control

Last week, Yaniv Kitron, CEO of EdenShield, was in Chicago to present the company’s natural, non-toxic insect control system for greenhouse crops.  The technology was developed from botanical extracts of medicinal plants from
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Trendlines CEO Visits Midwest Promoting Israeli High-Tech Agriculture and Medicine

Earlier this week, Steve Rhodes, Chairman and CEO of Trendlines, an Israeli incubator focusing on agriculture and medical technologies, visited four Midwest states to promote collaboration between agriculture-focused businesses in the U.S. and
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BioBoost to be New Biotech Incubator in Israel

The Office of the Chief Scientist of Israel announced that BioBoost will receive about $2 million from the Chief Scientist over the next 3 years to establish the incubator in Israel.  The incubator’s companies will
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Trendlines Agritech Roadshow Comes to Detroit and St. Louis

As a leader in starting and funding early-stage companies from Israel, the Trendlines Group periodically organizes investor events in the United States and will be coming to Detroit and St. Louis in April, 2013.  This
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NovoSpeech Raises $500k

category: Life Sciences
NovoSpeech, an Israeli company focused on speech recognition software, has recently announced that it completed a fundraising round of $500k.  In March, 2012, Novospeech was in Chicago with a group of medical device companies at
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Rainbow Medical Receives Support from medtronic and Abbott

Midwest-based Medtronic and Abbott Laboratories have both gotten behind Israeli-based Rainbow Medical, with major investments as part of a $50 million fundraising effort.  Rainbow Medical has a portfolio including 12 companies, all focused
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Investments in Israeli Startups Highest of Millennium

category: Investing
The final numbers are in, and 2011 was a record setting year for investments in Israeli companies.  In 2011, 546 Israeli high-tech companies attracted $2.14 billion from local and foreign venture investors, the highest amount
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