Miami delegation to go to Israel to learn about its tech hub

Through a $75,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a dozen Miami entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech startup community will travel to Israel in March with Project Interchange, an educational institute of AJC (American Jewish Committee), to learn from the country’s thriving tech and innovation sector, including policies that foster and encourage innovation and practices that can be replicated in Miami, while making connections.

The weeklong program will be centered in Tel Aviv, the hub of Israel’s tech corridor, but participants will also visit innovation centers in Haifa, Jerusalem and Beersheba.Project Interchange would not release names of the delegates but said it includes entrepreneurs, investors and experts in the nonprofit and academic sectors. Brian Siegal, AJC Miami director, will accompany participants on the trip.

Nancy Dahlberg