Principal Consultant, SiliconEdge
In recent years, much has been written about entrepreneurship and the "Silicon Valley" startup or new venture philosophy and framework.
In turn, many companies and countries have attempted to mimic or emulate this successful Valley model (although previously I've questioned the true success of the Valley model as it's a "Stacked Model" focusing on "Brute Force Human Wave Attacks" reminiscent of the Korean War).
Regardless of the efficacy of the Valley model, it would still greatly behoove us to ask and investigate if there are perhaps any other viable or proven models, methodologies or frameworks available that we could borrow from and draw upon And if so,exactly what are they and how do they work?
One of the other highly vibrant and extremely dynamic startup centers, both in terms of raw numbers of startups and subsequent success stories, is not only in Israel, it is Israel -- which in turn has lead to Israel being dubbed the "Startup Nation".
What is most fascinating about the "Israeli model" is that it often takes a much different approach and has a very different flavor than the Valley model and yet it has produced dozens upon dozens of very successful startups in the high-tech space.
To tap into this wealth of knowledge and alternative startup methodology, Professor Kenneth Grossberg, Professor & Director of the Waseda Marketing Forum at Waseda University, has developed and lead the very innovative Startup Nation, Israel Study Tour which is now in its third year.
This study tour offers a unique and unparalleled opportunity to learn more about Israel’s extraordinary and arguably world-beating startup-nurturing environment.
Inspired by the NY Times bestseller Startup Nation, this trip open doors and pulls back the curtain to places not generally open to the general public as it teaches how a small country in a challenging environment has grown more companies listed on NASDAQ than any other nation in the world except the US.
Through this unique opportunity to learn about Israel’s remarkable R&D and venture capital infrastructure you'll find ways that can then be applied back in one's own organization.
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