Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

geektime Over $900 million in one week

Israeli startups raised $910 million through acquisitions and funding rounds in a seven-day period in January 2015. Acquisitions and funding rounds are de rigueur for the Israeli startup arena but even veterans and VC experts were astounded to see blue-and-white tech ring up over $900 million in a seven-day spread last week. Amazon’s purchase of Annapurna […]

January 26, 2015
VladislavBykanov Israel wins European Short Track Speed Skating championship

Ukrainian born Israeli Vladislav Bykanov makes historical win for Israel, after finishing first in 3,000 meter race: ‘I cannot express in words how it feels to be the European championship.’ Vladislav Bykanov has taken the gold in the 3000m race of the European Short Track Speed Skating championship. It is the first time an Israeli […]

January 26, 2015
Exit Israel Grows From Startup Nation To Exit Nation

Thanks to a string of big exits over the past year, Israel’s technology companies are moving the country from a startup nation to an exit nation. With nearly $15 billion in exits through mergers and acquisitions and public offerings, 2014 was an all-time record year for the Israeli hi-tech industry, compared with a mere $1.2 […]

January 26, 2015
Samsung makes second big Israel investment in a week

After funding start-up Rounds last week, the Korean firm announces $10 million for EarlySense Korean tech giant Samsung will invest $10 million in Israel patient monitoring firm EarlySense, part of a $20 million financing round. “EarlySense has developed and brought to market a unique, breakthrough technology that will improve the lives of consumers through health […]

January 23, 2015
121714info-start-up-chartF-583x839 Move Over, Silicon Valley… Here Comes Tel Aviv

‘The Economist’ highlights Israel’s high-density of startups in its daily look at the innovations transforming global business. The Economist, a leading source analysis on international business, recently created an infographic highlighting Israel’s startup ecosystem. The weekly magazine headlined it: “Move over, Silicon Valley. Here comes Tel Aviv.” Read more at Israel 21C.

January 23, 2015
shilo580-330_0 Tel Aviv University’s Professor Yosef Shiloh Wins First Olav Thorn Prize

Prof. Yosef Shiloh has been awarded NIS 1.3 million for his research on the genetics of cancer. Professor Yosef Shiloh from Tel Aviv University has been awarded the first Olav Thon Prize for natural sciences and medicine. Prof. Shiloh,whose research focuses on genetic predisposition to cancer, will be awarded 2.5 million Norwegian Krones (approximately US$330,000) at a ceremony which […]

January 23, 2015
Events

MichaelGreilsammer Michael Greilsammer in Winnipeg

Check out Israeli-born violinist & singer/songwriter Michael Greilsammer as he tours around Canada. We’ll be with him in Winnipeg on November 15 at the “Tarbut” Festival Video: You may know Michael Greilsammer for his epic Hatikva – Game of Thrones mashup: Tour info: Toronto: Nov 9 – “Musideum” More Info Ottawa: Nov 13 – “House […]

Date: November 15, 2014
Location: Winnipeg "Tarbut" Festival
DirectingDuos Directing Duos: Dynamic teams at #TIFF14

Missed the event? No worries! We’ve got you covered. Watch the video below! Want to know more about the event? Click here for more info. Directing Duos: Dynamic Teams at TIFF

Date: Monday, September 8th, 2014
Time: 4-5 P.M.
Location: The Rex, Toronto
OpenCall2 #DANCE with us at #WorldPride #TO!

Size Doesn’t Matter is hosting an open call for 6 #dancers on our #TelAviv themed float in partnership with #Kulanu #Toronto! So if you’re ready to #dance, love the #spotlight, and can handle the #heat at #WorldPride2014, send us a quick video to show us why you should be one of the stars on our […]

Deadline for videos: June 16, 2014
Selection of winners: June 19, 2014

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