Zum Thema: Business

Tech Hackathon Winners Create Easier Way to Learn Hebrew

One hundred engineering and business students from Jerusalem College of Technology gathered for a 48-hour virtual hackathon, running for its fifth consecutive year. Hosted by the LevTech Entrepreneurship Center, the event ran online for the first time, and while there was a concern, it did not deplete from the spirit and energy of the Great… […]

Vertical Urban Farming on the Market

A new trend is growing, and it serves the intersection of sustainability, sales, and supermarket consumers. After a successful trial period with Israel’s largest supermarket Rami Levy, Israeli startup Vertical Field has entered a long-term partnership and will expand its “living walls” to more supermarkets in the chain. Vertical Field, founded in Ra’anana in 2006,… […]

ReMilk Reimagines Dairy Products – Raises $11.3 million

Imagine having a glass of dairy milk without needing a cow. Remilk is reimagining dairy products and how they are produced. The Israeli company recently raised $11.3 million dollars in their first investment round and speaks to the rising market for plant and animal alternatives. The team has uncovered a way to use only 5%… […]

Israel Environmental Minister Fines Chevron-Noble Energy

With ongoing public unrest about how big business is harming the environment, Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel is starting to take a stronger public stand to ensure Israel becomes sustainable, and that the precious resources of our environment are indeed protected. Known oil company, Noble Energy, which was acquired by US-based Chevron in October 2020,… […]

Corona Crisis: Financial Security Troubles While Malls Overcrowd

Adopting Black Friday shopping tradition from American culture, thousands of Israelis stood in line as a sample size of 15 malls re-opened for the first time since mid-September. With only 10 customers allowed per store, lines were massive. Opening malls is part of a pilot plan to determine whether it is safe given COVID-19. Due… […]

Saving Water Despite Desert Lands

It’s no secret that water is in short supply and large demand in Israel. While the country placed itself on the map for water desalination and drip irrigation as resource-saving hacks, climate change, and population growth are quickly creating an undeniable truth – the water is drying up. Despite having cultivated much of its desert… […]

Israeli Economic Damage May be Minimal

A recent report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finds that the Israeli economy is expected to recover rapidly, despite the corona crisis. Entering COVID-19 circumstances from a place of strength support the idea that stability will return come 2021, despite the high levels of uncertainty emanating daily. Due to the quick action of the… […]

Second Israeli Astronaut Will Head to Space

Eytan Stibbe, a former flight pilot, is planning his journey to space as the second Israeli astronaut. The 62-year-old Israeli is set to launch on a mission with the International Space Station at the end of 2021. The launch will take off from Florida, and upcoming training will also take him to Russia and Germany.… […]

With Great Unemployment Comes Great Opportunity

When Shaul Goldstein, head of Israel National Parks Authority, understood the unemployment situation due to corona, he saw an opportunity to launch a project he’d been wanting to for a long time. He turned to the Finance Ministry and requested 500,000 people be hired to clean Israel’s parks and nature sites. He only received funding… […]

Llamas, Clowns, and a Corona Update

People lined the streets, standing outside hundreds of reopened street stores on Sunday. Only 4 people are allowed to enter stores at a time, yet the hopeful return to normalcy could be felt as people waited patiently to support their local shop owners and the 80,000 people who have returned to work. However, after a… […]

Plant Fiber is the New Plastic

For people who want to ‘go green,’ packaging companies make it nearly impossible. Supermarket shelves are filled with plastics, and the majority of plastic pollution can be attributed to the increase in packaging. Plastic packaging is known to extend the shelf life of food, including meats and vegetables, yet there is a new material on… […]

A Life-Saving App for Distracted Drivers               

Over three thousand five hundred people die every year because of texting while driving. Distracted driving has become the number one reason why roads are unsafe, especially with the rise of unhealthy phone habits and addiction. A Globes report states that 25% of accidents are caused by using cell phones, and about 1.6 million accidents… […]

This Israeli Robot Picks Fruit  

At least 10% of fruit rots on trees because there aren’t enough people to pick it. For farmers who work year-round on their fields, harvest season often requires not only the need to pick fruit quickly for minimal waste, but also to hire workers, provide housing and insurance, healthcare, and transportation, making for an extra… […]

Creative Minds Make the Best of Corona

Israel is slowly coming out of its second strict lockdown since the beginning of the Corona crisis. Many Israelis have lost their jobs, people across the country have not been allowed to move out of their cities for weeks. We spoke to two Israelis who used the lockdown for new creative projects … For Itamar Gur,… […]

Corona Lockdown Makes Small Businesses Creative

Small businesses are supposed to be shut down; however, some are finding stealth ways to stay open. A flower shop starts selling “agricultural products” and herbs. A falafel shop delivers to the closest bench. A clothing store starts to sell fruits and vegetables. Coffee shops serve coffee in paper bags. Still feeling the effects of… […]

Israeli Documentary on Failed Susita Cars

The Startup Nation of today didn’t succeed in every venture, and a recent film release shares such a failure. The documentary shares about Susita, an Israeli-made automobile from the 1960s. The venture was founded by Yitzchak Shubinksy, who excelled in business and lacked integrity, yet brought the first manufactured cars to Israel. Importing British parts,… […]

Thousands of Protests Take Place During COVID

With coronavirus numbers reaching record heights in Israel, the country is in lockdown for an undetermined time. Originally stated to end after the holidays on October 11, officials say the closings will continue until COVID numbers decrease to at least 7%. Today they stand at around 11%, dropping slightly from last week. The extension will… […]

Israeli Unemployment Rate Soars; Amazon Hires

The day before the second lockdown began, over 41,000 new people entered the unemployment system, a sign of deep danger for the Israeli economy. The unemployment rate is the highest it has ever been at 24%, and young people, elderly, and families are those most affected by the lack of income. Children are also suffering,… […]

Israel Imposing Stricter Lockdown as COVID Ensues

After announcing a three-week lockdown during the Jewish high holiday season, officials are seeking to impose even stricter rules and regulations with the current 12.7% coronavirus confirmation rate. With schools, hotels, and all non-essential businesses closed, the majority of private businesses and sukkot markets will join the statewide closures on Friday at 2:00PM. Synagogues will… […]

100 Startups Hackathon in Tel Aviv

With a 25% decrease in private investments, the Israeli “Startup Nation” is in need of solutions in a post-COVID world. In a poll from Israel Innovation Authority, about 29% of startups have had to fire employees, which has caused many talented people to lose their jobs. In order to help solve the problem, a few… […]