Shalom Life | November 04, 2015

It's Official: Larry King Declares Marriage Between Israel & Silicon Valley

We all know that Startup Nation is only second to Silicon Valley; now media icon Larry King is initiating a new project that will bring the two together

By: NoCamels Team

Published: January 22nd, 2014 in Business » World

Israel’s startup scene is second only to Silicon Valley, but it might inch closer to number 1 with help from a well-known media figure – Larry King. King is spearheading a project which will bring the two entities together, alongside Israeli-American business partner Niv Yaakobi and the Technion – Israel’s Institute for Technology.

King is setting up the Israel-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, which will be headed by him and Technion President Pr. Peretz Lavie in Israel. The chamber’s aim is to promote cooperation between the two entrepreneurship hubs in Israel and California and Yaakobi will serve as the chamber’s chairman.

The chamber will act as a nonprofit organization and it will hold various events and conferences to strengthen the bonds between both sides. The chamber will officially launch on February 26 in Tel Aviv and later, a second launch event will be held in California. The chamber will also have offices in both locations.

King intends on financing some of the chamber’s activity out of his own pocket with an initial budget of $570,000 (NIS 2 million). “Larry is aware of the fact that the high-tech industry is as important as the air we breathe for the Israeli economy,” Yaakobi said, “so he decided, alongside his investment, to actively participate and open the door for the heads and owners of the giant companies of the Silicon Valley.”

Israel has more startups per capita than any other place in the world and has 61 companies on the NASDAQ – more than China and Europe combined. It is considered the second most fertile startup ecosystem, after Silicon Valley in California.

Reprinted with permission from No Camels - Israeli Innovation News

New App Helps Religious Jewish Women with Niddah New App Helps Religious Jewish Women with Niddah TrendingHebrew National Hot Dogs Promote Eating Products with Bacon, Shellfish Hebrew National Hot Dogs Promote Eating Products with Bacon, Shellfish Trending'Birthright Excel' a Success for 5th Year in a Row 'Birthright Excel' a Success for 5th Year in a Row Trending
 

This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram

August 27, 2015 | By Sy Berg
This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram

2HipJews are putting the 'modern' back into modern Orthodox

Read More

Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye

August 27, 2015 | By Shalom Life Staff
Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye

After nearly 7 years, we are sadly ending Shalom Life's run.

Read More

Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...

August 26, 2015 | By Hermine Steinberg
Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...

Tony Kushner's family drama challenges it's audiences on so many levels, it leaves you breathless and beaten. It is awesome; astounding, humbling, overwhelming and remarkable.

Read More

Shaw Festival Review- The Divine: A Play for Sarah Berhnardt

August 23, 2015 | By Hermine Steinberg
Shaw Festival Review- The Divine: A Play for Sarah Berhnardt

This powerful play based on a true story is an absolute must-see this summer.

Read More

Top 10 Most Influential LGBT Jews

August 14, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Top 10 Most Influential LGBT Jews

These 10 LGBT celebrities are an inspiration to us all.

Read More

Crossfit “Guru” Does Handstand at Holocaust Memorial

August 14, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Crossfit “Guru” Does Handstand at Holocaust Memorial

Dave Driskell apologized Monday evening for his actions

Read More

There’s a Jewish Rapper with a #1 Hit Record, and His Name’s Not Drake

August 14, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
There’s a Jewish Rapper with a #1 Hit Record, and His Name’s Not Drake

Lil Dicky's 'Professional Rapper' sells 22,000 copies in its first week

Read More

Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records

August 14, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records

Reports indicate that some 78,000 travelers passed through the Israeli airport in a single day

Read More

More Headlines