UK ISRAEL BUSINESS and the Trade and Economic Office of the Embassy of Israel held a joint Business Breakfast Panel Discussion with Saul Singer and Frank Meehan. Saul Singer is the co-author of the book “Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle” and Frank Meehan is part of Horizon Venture’s successful VC team which has overseen investments into companies including Spotify, Siri and Summly and notably last year in Israel’s Waze and SightEra.The vastly oversubscribed event was attended by a select group of 75 senior decision makers and entrepreneurs from across the UK.

The panel discussion was moderated by one of Bloomberg TV’s presenters, Elliott Gotkine. At the end of the panel discussion, Frank Meehan and Saul Singer took and answered questions from the audience which included Ron Hershco – prompting a discussion on “what is next for Israel and what is the next ‘big innovation’ to come out of Israel”. After a networking breakfast, provided by the event sponsors BDO LLP, Saul Singer led a panel discussion on why Israel is a centre for innovation, pointing out that innovation is as much about drive and mission focus as it is about new ideas. Saul stated that “Israel was driven to overcome adversity through innovation”.

Following on from the panel discussion, guests were given the opportunity to have a copy of Saul Singer’s book, “Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle” signed by the author, with books kindly supplied by the Embassy of Israel.

Ami Mesika said “This organization helps all aspects of Israeli business immensely.”


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